New Audi A3 Sportback is here!
The new third-generation Audi A3 Sportback has arrived in Australia, starting at $35 600.
Sophisticated design, strong performance, frugal efficiency, advanced luxury features all combine to ensure the A3 Sportback is a true Audi.
Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle said the new A3 Sportback was of tremendous strategic importance to the company.
‘‘We are immensely proud of the extraordinary new Audi A3 Sportback. It demonstrates the best of what Audi is capable of.
‘‘The new A3 Sportback offers the luxury, features and quality of a much larger car in a concentrated package. We created the premium compact segment in 1996 with the very first A3, and since then, almost 18 000 Australian customers have chosen to own one. With the allnew Audi A3, we will lead the segment once again.’’
‘‘The all-new A3 range will be a key sales driver for Audi as we head toward our goal of becoming the number one premium brand in Australia. But the Sportback is just the starting point: over the next few years we will see the much-anticipated A3 sedan, the S3 models, the all-new A3 Cabriolet and of course our first plug-in hybrid, the A3 e-tron.’’
Starting at $35 600, the entrylevel model in the new A3 Sportback range is 85 kg lighter than its predecessor and is powered by a 1.4 TFSI turbocharged petrol engine producing 90 kW and 200 Nm. The 1.4 TFSI accelerates to 100 km/h in 9.3 seconds, with frugal fuel economy of 5.0 litres per 100 km.
The top petrol engine in the range is the powerful 1.8 TFSI, which produces a hefty 132 kW and 250 Nm. Maximum torque is available from just 1250 rpm, and remains constant up to 5000 rpm. As a result, the 1.8 TFSI reaches 100 km/h in only 7.3 seconds, with exceptional fuel economy of 5.6 litres per 100 km.
The 2.0 TDI turbocharged diesel engine also offers strong performance, peaking at 110 kW and 320 Nm. As expected of an Audi diesel engine, acceleration is a strong point. The 2.0 TDI model powers to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds, returning outstanding fuel economy of 4.5 litres per 100 km.
The new Audi A3 Sportback has been awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating, and the entry-level 1.4 TFSI model has also been awarded a five-star rating in the Australian Government’s Green Vehicle Guide ratings.
For a full rundown on the allnew Audi A3 call into the Audi Centre Shepparton, 325 Midland Highway, or phone Kelvin on 5822 5811.
Sophisticated design, strong performance, frugal efficiency, advanced luxury features - Audi A3 Sportback - Glacier White 1.4 TFSI 90kW