New Audi A3 Sport­back is here!

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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

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