Audi A3 1.0 TFSI Black Edition 5dr [Rear Parking Sensors][Cruise Control][LED Headlights] Hatchback (2018) at Renault Bury

Our A3 is presented in the Brilliant Black Gloss paint and includes 18-inch Alloy Wheels. The 'Black Edition' specification is based on the 'S Line' trim with additional Piano Black details on the exterior and interior. This means you still benefit from Rear Parking Sensors, LED Headlights with Dusk and Rain Sensors, Cruise Control and even Dual Zone Climate Control. The boot provides 380 litres of cargo space, which is a fantastic amount, and can be expanded when the rear seats are lowered. Underfloor space is provided for a Puncture Repair Kit or even a Spare Wheel. 'Leather/Alcantara' upholstery decorates the cabin of this model and looks stunning. The Sport Front Seats offers excellent support with an Adjustable Armrest for added comfort. The 'MMI' display positioned on top of the dashboard provides access to AM/FM and DAB radio bands with Bluetooth and USB media connections. Through USB, Apple Carplay and Android Auto functions are available.

31/05/2018

29050

Manual

Petrol 60.1 combined MPG

Brilliant Black Gloss



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The 1.0 TFSI Petrol Engine on this model makes it a perfect choice for a young driver. The premium cabin and high equipment levels ensure you will be happy with this A3.

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108 g/km

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Manuals

Manuals

Body Glass

Electric front windows, Electric rear windows, Heated windscreen washer jets, Privacy glass, Rear wiper

Brakes

ABS/EBD, ASR, EDL, Electromechanical parking brake, ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control, Multi-Collision braking

Communication

Audi connect, Audi smartphone interface, Mobile telephone preparation - bluetooth interface, Voice control system

Driver Aids

Audi drive select, Electro - mechanical power assisted steering, Electro-mechanical PAS

Driver Convenience

Automatic start/stop system

Driver Information

Colour driver's information system display, HDD satellite navigation system radio single CD/DVD player MMI control system, Service interval indicator, Speed limit display

Driving Mirrors

Auto dimming rear view mirror with light and rain sensors, Black door mirrors, Electric operated/heated door mirrors, Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators

Embellishment Trims

Aluminium air vent surrounds, Aluminium trim elements, Matt brushed aluminium inlays

Entertainment

2 USB ports, Audi music interface, Audi sound system with 10 loudspeakers, Auxiliary input socket, CD player, DAB Digital radio, MMI radio plus with 7" colour MMI screen and MMI controller

Exterior Body Features

Black window surrounds, Body colour bumpers with black insert, Body colour roof spoiler, Chrome exhaust tailpipes, Matt black radiator grille, S Line body styling, Sport specific side air inlet grille and diffuser insert

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Dual zone electronic climate control

Interior Features

3 spoke flat bottomed multi-function leather steering wheel, 4 lashing points to secure luggage, Adjustable front centre armrest, Black cloth headlining, Height/depth adjustable steering column, Jack and tool kit, Stainless steel pedals, Storage compartment in centre console, Storage compartment under front seats, Storage compartments in doors

Interior Lights

Front and rear interior lights with delay, Illuminated glovebox

Packs

Black styling pack - A3/S3, LED interior light pack - A3/RS3, Non smoking pack - A3, Storage and luggage pack - A3/RS3

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seats, Active bonnet, Active front headrests, Curtain airbags, Driver and passenger side airbags, Driver/Front Passenger airbags, Drivers knee airbag, Front passenger airbag deactivation, Manual rear child locks, Seatbelt warning, Tyre pressure warning, Warning triangle and first aid kit

Seats

3 adjustable rear headrests, Front passenger seat isofix location point, Front sports seats, ISOFIX child seat preparation+airbag deactivation

Security

Anti theft alarm, Anti-theft wheel bolts, Remote control central locking, Thatcham category 1 alarm + immobiliser

Wheels - Alloy

18" 10 spoke design alloy wheels in matt titanium look with diamond cut finish

Wheels - Spare

Space saver spare wheel

General

Badge Engine CC: 1.0
Badge Power: 115
Based On ID: 81894
Coin Description: TFSI
Coin Series: Black Edition
Generation Mark: 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 21E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
NCAP Safety Assist %: N
Special Edition: True
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km): 108
HC+NOx: N
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 999
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 3
Engine Code: 8VFANGWB1
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears: 6 SPEED
Number of Valves: 12
Transmission: MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 60.1
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 68.9
EC Urban (mpg): 49.6

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 9.9
Engine Power - BHP: 115
Engine Power - KW: 85
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 148
Engine Torque - MKG: 20.4
Engine Torque - NM: 200
Engine Torque - RPM: 2000
Top Speed: 128

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: NEDC Correlated

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Space Saver?: True
Tyre Size Front: 225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear: 225/40 R18
Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
Wheel Style: 10 SPOKE
Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1426
Length: 4313
Wheelbase: 2637
Width: 1785
Width (including mirrors): 1966

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 50
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1740
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1220
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 380
Max. Loading Weight: 560
Max. Roof Load: 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 620
Minimum Kerbweight: 1180
No. of Seats: 5

THREE-STYLING (used) 17/04/2020

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

The Sportback. It's Audi-speak for 'five doors', the configuration in which most versions of Audi's third generation A3 family hatch were sold. This MK3 'Type 8V' model was first launched in 2013 but substantially updated in 2016 with greater efficiency and technology. It's the updated post-2016 MK3 A3 Sportback variant we look at here as a used buy. Sure, for the same money, you could consider buying a bigger car from a lesser brand, but after trying this one, Audi hopes that you won't want to.

Models

5dr Hatch (1.0 TFSI, 1.4 TFSI, 1.5 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI, 2.5 TFSI petrol / 1.6 TDI, 2.0 TDI) [SE, Sport, S line,S3, RS 3])

History

Brand Loyalty. It's hard to put a price on it. Hard at least, if you're a consumer. Audi though, has no such qualms and has always confidently pitched this car, the A3 Sportback, as the priciest but also the most desirable of all the compact family hatches that the Volkswagen Group sells. There's a reason for this, just as there's a reason why Audi brand loyalty saw a huge proportion of buyers for this car being customers who were satisfied with its predecessor. Explain to these people that the same technology could be theirs for several thousand less in a Skoda Octavia and you'll be met with looks of puzzlement wondering why such a fact could be relevant. Though there was a five-door version of the original first generation Audi A3, a body style introduced to the range in 1996, this part of the line-up only gained the 'Sportback' tag in second generation form in 2004 when five-door A3 motoring was repositioned for a slightly more mature, slightly more up-market audience. This third generation 'Type 8V'-series A3 range continued that trend from its launch in 2012, Audi's argument that this Sportback version was more than just a three-door A3 with a couple of extra doors supported by this five-door model's use of a longer wheelbase. Of more importance though, is the question of whether this is more of a desirable premium compact hatch than five-door versions of its two arch-rivals in this segment, BMW's 1 Series and the Mercedes A-Class. By 2015, with far-reaching recent changes having enhanced the appeal of both these rivals, Audi knew it was imperative to keep the appeal of this A3 fresh and up to the minute. Hence a package of revisions announced in the Summer of 2016 that created the much improved third generation A3 Sportback model we're going to look at here as a potential used buy. The volume 1.4 TFSI petrol engine was replaced by a 1.5 TFSI unit in 2017, the same year that Audi launched an updated version of the top RS 3 hot hatch variant, with power uprated to 400PS. This A3 range in this updated MK3 form sold until the end of 2019, when it was replaced by an all-new fourth generation design.

What You Get

As was Audi's intention, this five-door A3 Sportback looks a little more mature and grown-up than its three-door counterpart. The post-2016-era changes made to this revised 'Type 8V' model are primarily focused on the front end, where the familiar Singleframe grille was made wider and more sharply contoured. The headlamps that flanked it we also restyled to be flatter and more distinctive than before, with more modern xenon lighting replacing the old halogen units. Take a seat inside and the cabin quality you'll find there really sets this car apart at its price point amongst models from this era, with a really premium feeling of quality and class. The defining feature of the dash remains the prominent four air vents, styled to look like miniature jet engines and made up of no fewer than thirty individual parts including bright metal outer rings that are shaped for perfect grip. The two central vents sit above a smarter panel of ventilation controls that gained a piano black finish as part of the mid-life update, plus there was a restyled three-spoke leather-trimmed steering wheel. It's what you can view through this though, that probably represented the greatest change made as part of the 2016 package of update improvements - the optional 'Audi Virtual Cockpit'. Original buyers had to pay extra for this but if you find a car that has it, you'll get yourself a real cabin talking point, the set-up replacing the entire instrument binnacle with a 12.3-inch colour TFT screen that's fully digital and customisable, with smart 3D graphics and highly detailed effects. Anything this set-up can't tell you will almost certainly be covered by the slimline MMI infotainment display that glides out from the top of the dashboard to deal with audio, informational and phone-orientated functions you can prompt via a chrome-edged rotary controller in front of the gearstick. The retracting screen is 7-inches in size across the range and with these updated models, works with the useful 'Audi smartphone interface' that, through 'Apple Car Play' and 'Android Auto' smartphone connectivity, allows everything you access on your handset to be duplicated onto the slide-out monitor. If you're going to be regularly using the rear compartment in your A3, you really need to have opted for this Sportback bodystyle, not only because of its two extra doors but also because this variant sits on a wheelbase that's 35mm longer than the three-door. As for the boot, well it's 380-litres if you go for this slightly lengthier Sportback variant (as opposed to 365-litres with a three-door A3).

What You Pay

Please contact us for an exact up-to-date valuation.

What to Look For

Most owners in our survey seemed happy. The most reported faults related to problems with the alarm system and the central locking. And issues with rattly interior trim and non-engine electricals. Look out for bodywork scrapes and kerb damage to larger-spec alloy wheels. We've had some reports of issues with wear to the side bolsters of the leather seats, as well as squeaking front brake pads, so it's worth looking out for both of those. There were a few issues with the car's infotainment system, with phones not connecting properly and flickering screens being the main problem. Rattling parcel shelves and buzzing interior trims were also reported. The DSG automatic gearbox should be checked to make sure it's had a regular oil and filter change, as should the quattro four-wheel-drive system. Many A3s will have been company or lease cars and, as a result, you should check the condition of the bodywork carefully. The high-quality fit and finish of an A3 also makes it an ideal candidate for clocking, so ensure the history is absolutely verified. There were two manufacturer recalls on the A3 in this period. Check that any necessary remedial work has been carried out on affected cars. On some A3s produced in August 2017, there was a problem with the rear hub carrier not being manufactured to the correct standard, so in extreme circumstances, the car could lose a rear wheel. A recall was issued to replace the carriers on affected cars. Poor welds attaching the rear head restraint to the rear backrest of some A3s made between May and September 2018 posed a safety issue. Affected cars had to have the whole backrest replaced.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2016 A3 2.0 TDI 150PS - Ex Vat) An air filter costs in the £10-£19 bracket. An oil filter costs in the £7-£11 bracket. A fuel filter is around £13-£29. Front brake pads sit in the £27 to £63 bracket for a set; for a rear set, it's in the £32 to £54 bracket. Front brake discs sit in the £50-£72 bracket; for a rear pair, you're looking at the £48-£80 bracket. A thermostat costs around £13-£30 and a water pump is around £102. A radiator is around £150. And a starter motor is in the £110-£160 bracket.

On the Road

Audi significantly improved the TFSI petrol engine line-up with this revised post-2016 version of the third generation A3 model, adding in a 115PS three cylinder 1.0-litre unit at the foot of the range and a much improved 2.0-litre 190PS powerplant at the top of it. In between these two options, the clever 1.4-litre 'Cylinder on Demand' derivative that can work with ether two or four cylinders depending on throttle load was carried over from before, but had its output boosted by 10PS to 150PS. This was quickly replaced by a 1.5 TFSI unit with the same output. It's also worth mentioning that with this updated Type 8V A3, all these petrol engines were able to work with a freshly developed 7-speed S tronic auto gearbox that was available as an option. Further up the petrol range, the hot hatch S3 variant also used the new 2.0-litre TFSI engine, but in uprated 310PS form, mating it to a revised quattro 4WD system that was quicker-reacting and delivered a more enthusiast-orientated rear-driven bias. Most A3 buyers though, continued to want a diesel, possibly the 110PS 1.6-litre unit but more probably the 150PS 2.0-litre TDI powerplant most selected. These engines were upgraded to Euro6 status as part of the 2016-era updates but otherwise were carried over from the original model line-up. With the 2.0-litre TDI unit, there was the option of quattro 4WD, something you have to have if you opt for this powerplant in its top 184PS state of tune. As for handling, well the light, stiff MQB chassis makes this car feel quite agile and you can vary its handling responses if you get yourself an example fitted with the 'Audi drive select' vehicle dynamics system. Ultimately though, the key attributes of mainstream A3 models lie in their supple standards of ride and exemplary refinement. As a result, this A3 retains a continuing ability to bring a luxury segment-style driving experience to a sector based around more affordably-priced compact models.

Overall

The Audi A3 was the model that invented the premium compact sector way back in 1996 and since then, almost all the cars sold in this segment have had five doors. Vital then, that this important Ingolstadt model should be at its most desirable in this form. In many ways, it was in this MK3 Type 8V guise. Like the three-door A3 variant, this Sportback model is light in bulk, heavy in technology and as at home in Belgravia as it is in Brixton. And, as with that model, the interior is where this design really strides apart. You could be in a luxury car. You certainly wouldn't think you were in a run-of-the-mill Focus-sized family hatchback. For not a huge amount more than you'd pay for one of those, this car brought a touch of class to the compact segment. Which of course is why so many people continue to want one.

BEST OF THREE (used) 20/04/2020

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

We all like the idea of good things in sensibly sized packages. Perhaps that's why Audi's A3 has been so successful here, a compact car that goes large on quality, refinement and maturity. Especially in this third generation 'Type 8V' guise, where it was more sophisticated and efficient than ever before, particularly in the post-2016 updated form we look at here from a used car buyer's perspective. All of this was just as well, given that in this period, there were other Volkswagen Group products using many of the same ingredients and plenty of tempting high profile segment rivals. In other words, Audi knew that this enhanced MK3 model would have to work harder than ever to win sales. Fortunately for Ingolstadt, it proved to be well up to the task. By this period, the A3 range had been expanded to include saloon and Cabriolet models but it's the three-door hatch and the five-door Sportback variants that are our focus here.

Models

3dr/5dr Hatch (1.0 TFSI, 1.4 TFSI, 1.5 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI, 2.5 TFSI petrol / 1.6 TDI, 2.0 TDI) [SE, Sport, S line,S3, RS 3])

History

Back in 1996 when we first saw the A3 model line, the idea of being able to move a car up-market in class and appeal without increasing its size was new and rather different. Cynics dismissed it as a way of dressing up ordinary family hatches and charging a lot more for them. Customers though, loved the idea and by the time the second generation A3 arrived in 2003, BMW and Mercedes rivals had also arrived to swell the market. Initially, those two brands struggled to produce products good enough to overtake Audi and the result was that nearly a quarter of a million MK2 A3s were pounding global roads by the time this third generation 'Type 8V' model first arrived in the Autumn of 2012. The Ingolstadt brand knew that this car needed to be good. By this time, both BMW's 1 Series and Mercedes' A-Class had developed into contenders with more widespread appeal and Lexus, Alfa Romeo and Volvo were all fielding fine premium compact alternatives. Audi's response was very Vorsprung Durch Tecknic, a subtle new suit disguising the revolution beneath the bodywork that was the first outing of the Volkswagen Group's all-new MQB platform. Stiffer and more cost-effective to produce, it promised better ride and handling and freed up funds for the installation of an interior with quality and technology previously unseen at this price point. The result, we were promised, would be the definitive compact premium car and the range was swiftly expanded beyond the initial three-door hatch body style to include a five-door 'Sportback' variant, then a Saloon, a Cabriolet and various hot hatch models. It was to further cement this Audi's premium credentials that this much improved version of the third generation A3 model range was launched in the Summer of 2016. This was a significant update, given that the usual minor styling enhancements were accompanied by some genuine substance in terms of the changes made. There were two sophisticated new petrol engines, real advances in media connectivity and even the option of the fully digital 'Audi Virtual Cockpit' instrument binnacle from the brand's TT sportscar. The volume 1.4 TFSI petrol engine was replaced by a 1.5 TFSI unit in 2017, the same year that Audi launched an updated version of the top RS 3 hot hatch variant, with power uprated to 400PS. This A3 range in this updated MK3 form sold until the end of 2019, when it was replaced by an all-new fourth generation design.

What You Get

The post-2016-era changes made to this revised 'Type 8V' model are primarily focused on the front end, where the familiar Singleframe grille was made wider and more sharply contoured. The headlamps that flanked it we also restyled to be flatter and more distinctive than before, with more modern xenon lighting replacing the old halogen units. Take a seat inside and the cabin quality you'll find there really sets this car apart at its price point amongst models from this era, with a really premium feeling of quality and class. The defining feature of the dash remains the prominent four air vents, styled to look like miniature jet engines and made up of no fewer than thirty individual parts including bright metal outer rings that are shaped for perfect grip. The two central vents sit above a smarter panel of ventilation controls that gained a piano black finish as part of the mid-life update, plus there was a restyled three-spoke leather-trimmed steering wheel. It's what you can view through this though, that probably represented the greatest change made as part of the 2016 package of update improvements - the optional 'Audi Virtual Cockpit'. Original buyers had to pay extra for this but if you find a car that has it, you'll get yourself a real cabin talking point, the set-up replacing the entire instrument binnacle with a 12.3-inch colour TFT screen that's fully digital and customisable, with smart 3D graphics and highly detailed effects. Anything this set-up can't tell you will almost certainly be covered by the slimline MMI infotainment display that glides out from the top of the dashboard to deal with audio, informational and phone-orientated functions you can prompt via a chrome-edged rotary controller in front of the gearstick. The retracting screen is 7-inches in size across the range and with these updated models, works with the useful 'Audi smartphone interface' that, through 'Apple Car Play' and 'Android Auto' smartphone connectivity, allows everything you access on your handset to be duplicated onto the slide-out monitor. If you're going to be regularly using the rear compartment in your A3, you really need to have opted for the Sportback bodystyle, not only because of its two extra doors but also because this variant sits on a wheelbase that's 35mm longer than the three-door. As for the boot, well it's 380-litres if you go for this slightly lengthier Sportback variant (as opposed to 365-litres with a three-door A3).

What You Pay

Please contact us for an exact up-to-date valuation.

What to Look For

Most owners in our survey seemed happy. The most reported faults related to problems with the alarm system and the central locking. And issues with rattly interior trim and non-engine electricals. Look out for bodywork scrapes and kerb damage to larger-spec alloy wheels. We've had some reports of issues with wear to the side bolsters of the leather seats, as well as squeaking front brake pads, so it's worth looking out for both of those. There were a few issues with the car's infotainment system, with phones not connecting properly and flickering screens being the main problem. Rattling parcel shelves and buzzing interior trims were also reported. The DSG automatic gearbox should be checked to make sure it's had a regular oil and filter change, as should the quattro four-wheel-drive system. Many A3s will have been company or lease cars and, as a result, you should check the condition of the bodywork carefully. The high-quality fit and finish of an A3 also makes it an ideal candidate for clocking, so ensure the history is absolutely verified. There were two manufacturer recalls on the A3 in this period. Check that any necessary remedial work has been carried out on affected cars. On some A3s produced in August 2017, there was a problem with the rear hub carrier not being manufactured to the correct standard, so in extreme circumstances, the car could lose a rear wheel. A recall was issued to replace the carriers on affected cars. Poor welds attaching the rear head restraint to the rear backrest of some A3s made between May and September 2018 posed a safety issue. Affected cars had to have the whole backrest replaced.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2016 A3 2.0 TDI 150PS - Ex Vat) An air filter costs in the £10-£19 bracket. An oil filter costs in the £7-£11 bracket. A fuel filter is around £13-£29. Front brake pads sit in the £27 to £63 bracket for a set; for a rear set, it's in the £32 to £54 bracket. Front brake discs sit in the £50-£72 bracket; for a rear pair, you're looking at the £48-£80 bracket. A thermostat costs around £13-£30 and a water pump is around £102. A radiator is around £150. And a starter motor is in the £110-£160 bracket.

On the Road

Audi significantly improved the TFSI petrol engine line-up with this revised post-2016 version of the third generation A3 model, adding in a 115PS three cylinder 1.0-litre unit at the foot of the range and a much improved 2.0-litre 190PS powerplant at the top of it. In between these two options, the clever 1.4-litre 'Cylinder on Demand' derivative that can work with ether two or four cylinders depending on throttle load was carried over from before, but had its output boosted by 10PS to 150PS. This was quickly replaced by a 1.5 TFSI unit with the same output. It's also worth mentioning that with this updated Type 8V A3, all these petrol engines were able to work with a freshly developed 7-speed S tronic auto gearbox that was available as an option. Further up the petrol range, the hot hatch S3 variant also used the new 2.0-litre TFSI engine, but in uprated 310PS form, mating it to a revised quattro 4WD system that was quicker-reacting and delivered a more enthusiast-orientated rear-driven bias. Most A3 buyers though, continued to want a diesel, possibly the 110PS 1.6-litre unit but more probably the 150PS 2.0-litre TDI powerplant most selected. These engines were upgraded to Euro6 status as part of the 2016-era updates but otherwise were carried over from the original model line-up. With the 2.0-litre TDI unit, there was the option of quattro 4WD, something you have to have if you opt for this powerplant in its top 184PS state of tune. As for handling, well the light, stiff MQB chassis makes this car feel quite agile and you can vary its handling responses if you get yourself an example fitted with the 'Audi drive select' vehicle dynamics system. Ultimately though, the key attributes of mainstream A3 models lie in their supple standards of ride and exemplary refinement. As a result, this A3 retains a continuing ability to bring a luxury segment-style driving experience to a sector based around more affordably-priced compact models.

Overall

In the search for a compact car that's also a premium purchase, there are probably more charismatic choices than this improved version of the MK3 Audi A3. But we think there are few better ones. Light in bulk, heavy in technology, it's a logical evolution of a breed that's long been one of Britain's favourite company cars. This improved version might look little different at first glance from the original version of the MK3 model but it'll feel so if you get a car whose original owner specified the clever 'Virtual Cockpit' technology and get to grips with the enhanced media connectivity. We also think the introduction of 1.0-litre 3 cylinder petrol power at the foot of the range was even more significant. If your annual mileage is low, you shouldn't automatically opt for a TDI variant without considering it. By pioneering the premium compact hatch segment with original versions of this model, Audi in many ways redefined the meaning of automotive luxury, democratising it without the desirability being diluted. Other brands claim to have done the same of course and many have used a few more visual or dynamic fireworks to grab the attention. Ingolstadt though, doesn't think this A3 needs them and legions of loyal global buyers seem to agree. Cool, class-less and clever, it remains desirably definitive.

Audi A3 average rating: 4/5 (1 reviews)

Mr Craig Rees - 22/08/2018, owner of an Audi A3 Sport Final Edition TD

User rating: 4/5

User comment:
Only had my Audi A3 convertible a few weeks but we're happy with it - very sleek look, really smooth drive and, being a 2.0L, got a bit of umph.

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