The All New Audi A3 Saloon Now Available To Order
Priced from £24,275
The first ever ‘three box’ Audi A3 will join the range to complement the familiar three door and five door Sportback models. Priced from £24,275 the all new A3 saloon is available to order now with first deliveries starting in September.Engines offered include two TFSI petrol engines and one TDI at launch, plus a 1.4 TFSI 140PS with cylinder on demand technology, a 1.8 TFSI 180PS and a 2.0 TDI 150PS. The three TFSI versions bring together efficiency technologies including direct fuel injection, turbocharging, innovative thermal management and the start-stop system. The 1.4 TFSI with Cylinder-on-Demand technology boasts a system that deactivates two cylinders to minimise mechanical effort and cut fuel consumption. As a result, combined economy tops out at a TDI-rivalling 60.1mpg, while CO2 is pared back to 109 grams per km. The A3 Saloon 1.4 TFSI is capable of 0-62mph in just 8.4 seconds and can go on to a top speed of 135mph. A choice of either Sport or S line trim levels will be available in the UK, and at launch will be offered in conjunction with a total of three engines the two petrol units and one TDI. The Sport and S line have either 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels thanks to sports suspension, they also share features including sports seats, the Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system, dual-zone climate control, the MMI radio incorporating an 11 millimetre-thick powered folding screen and DAB digital radio, preparation for SD card navigation, Audi Music Interface iPod connection, a Driver Information System and the Bluetooth mobile phone interface. The interior of the S line has high level specification including part-leather-upholstery embossed with the S line logo and an S line sports steering wheel with perforated leather grips and shift paddles where S tronic is fitted. The exterior boasts the 18-inch alloy wheels, S line body styling and xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lamps. Optional equipment There is a number of optional equipment packages offered that focus on comfort, lighting and technology. Audi connect is taken to another level in the A3 and delivers services such as Google Maps, Google Street View, Audi traffic information online and Audi music stream. Access to social media services such as Facebook, Twitter is also now provided. Plus flight and train information, nearby refuelling locations graded by price and even a ‘what’s on’ guide in specific towns and cities via its City Events service. Other optional extras include a panoramic glass sunroof, the advanced key access and authorisation system, a Bang & Olufsen audio upgrade, adaptive cruise control, ‘hands-free’ park assist and an array of safety systems covering everything from motorway lane control to blind spot monitoring.