New Audi A3 Saloon

From £25,265

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New Audi A3 Saloon

The new A3 Saloon creates a bold first impression. At the front, there’s a new honeycomb grille and new LED headlights. In profile, the broad shoulderlines accentuate the dynamic look, while the roofline tapers, coupé-like, into the spoiler at the back. Sleek on the outside with advanced technology on the inside, the Audi A3 Saloon is a professional car that’s out to impress. As one of Audi’s most compact saloons, this is the ideal car for business drivers in the city and for families who need the convenience of a hatchback.

The Saloon body style has proved a popular addition to the A3 line-up. The model started life as a hatchback, but the Saloon expands the appeal by giving a more sophisticated shape that looks like a shrunken version of the hugely popular A4. The latest version has just hit showrooms and looks likely to continue the model’s success.

Audi A3 Saloon trim levels

There are four trim levels available with the Audi A3 Saloon, starting with Sport and ending with Vorsprung. Here, we’ll take a look at what each specification brings. 

Sport

The Sport trim is available with both engine and transmission options, with prices starting at £26,870. The standard equipment list includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, seats in twin leather, dual-zone climate control, satellite navigation and cruise control. 

S line

Step up to the S line trim, which is again available with all engines and transmissions, and prices start at £28,770. You get the same standard equipment with a few choice upgrades, including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with signature daytime running lights, rear LED taillights, dynamic rear indicators, leather sports seats, an LED interior lighting pack and privacy glass.

Edition 1

Upgrade to the Edition 1, and prices start at £32,020, and you can’t have the automatic petrol engine. Further upgrades include 19-inch alloy wheels, Matrix LED headlights, dynamic front and rear indicators, black styling pack, sports seats clad in Alcantara and leather upholstery, heated front seats, and Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus.

Vorsprung

The range-topping model is only available with the diesel engine and sees a massive jump in price, starting at £40,810. It gets 19-inch alloy wheels with a different design to the Edition 1, a panoramic sunroof, heated front sports seats with Nappa leather upholstery, Bang & Olufsen sound system, parking assistant, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera and Audi’s advanced key.



Exterior design

The new A3 Saloon is instantly recognisable, but the latest version gets much more angular, aggressive styling, as we’ve become used to with recent Audis. Up front it has a large single-frame grille and narrow headlights, while the air intakes are prominent in lower trims and massive in higher trims.

The doors and arches have prominent creases too, which give the A3 Saloon a muscular appearance. This continues to the rear, where a small boot spoiler and redesigned taillights give the car a sportier look. It’s not all for looks either, as Audi says the new car has less drag now, making it more efficient.

Interior design

One of the most appealing aspects of an Audi is the interior, and the A3 Saloon is no different. The German manufacturer has an understated style to its cabins that continues into the digital age. The A3 Saloon benefits from the same digitisation that is sweeping through the Audi range, with its 10.1-inch central touchscreen sitting above an array of buttons for climate control.

Although the wheelbase of this model is unchanged, it’s slightly bigger in all other dimensions, so there’s more head and elbow room for front passengers in particular. The boot space is the same as before, though, at 425 litres.

Performance

There are currently three engines available in the form of one petrol and one diesel. The 1.5-litre petrol engine is available with both a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed automatic. Badged 35 TFSI, it makes 148bhp and achieves up to 60mpg.

As an automatic, this engine comes with a 48v mild-hybrid system, which is designed to take the load off the engine, improving fuel economy and reducing emissions.

The diesel is a 2.0-litre unit also making 148bhp, though this engine recorded up to 78mpg in official testing.

Technology and safety

The latest-generation infotainment system is at the heart of the on-board technology of the A3 Saloon, boasting more processing power than before. It has satellite navigation, a WiFi hotspot, smartphone connectivity and plenty of connected services such as live traffic and user reviews for points of interest.

It also boasts Car-toX technology, which can interact with other vehicles and services around it to understand more about the local area, such as hazardous areas, speed limits or free parking spaces.

Driver assistance technology includes the pre sense front system, which uses a forward-facing camera to predict and prevent accidents, adaptive cruise control, and an efficiency assistant,



Contact Swansway Audi

You can reach our Audi dealerships on one of the numbers below, or you can submit an enquiry and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

  • ​Blackburn - 01254 781115
  • Carlisle - 01228 584830
  • Crewe - 01270 449161
  • Preston - 01772 286304
  • Stafford - 01785 336903
  • Stoke - 01782 959432
Headlights LED
Compact class saloon
MMI Navigation Plus with 10.1” touch screen

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