New for the 2016 model year Audi have introduced the A3 3-door and Sportback 1.6 TDI 110PS ultra editions.
These ‘eco friendly’ models are capable according to NEDC figures of 83 mpg with CO2 emissions of 89 g/km. The Euro 6 compliant 1.6 TDI engine outputs 110PS, performance for the 3-door more equates to 0-62 mph in 10.5 seconds with the Sportback taking 10.7 seconds, the top speed for both models is 124 mph.
They are only available with six-speed manual gearbox which has been re-worked for the ultra models. Other modifications include the introduction of lowered sports suspension and tyres with minimised rolling resistance.
For all users the low CO2 emissions mean that these models are VED rated a £0 per annum and business users will benefit from a BIK rate of 16 per cent.
The Audi A3 ultra models are available in two trim levels, SE and SE Technik with standard equipment comprising 16” alloys wheels, lowered sports suspension, air conditioning, MMI radio with powered folding screen, the Audi Music Interface, a Driver Information System, the Bluetooth mobile phone interface and a multi-function steering wheel.
The SE Technik ultra models gain SD card-based satellite navigation, rear acoustic parking sensors, cruise control and a colour screen for the Driver Information System.
The options list includes LED or Xenon headlights, leather and extra tech such hard disc based navigation.
For 2016 Audi have also introduced the 1.6 TDI quattro editions, again available in both 3-door and 5-door body formats with a six speed manual transmission. Depending on the body there are available in SE or Sport trims, the Sport models coming with 17-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension, sports seats with Rallye cloth upholstery, dual-zone electronic climate control and the Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system. The 2.0 TDI 150PS is now available in all-wheel-drive as well with the option of Sport or S line specifications.
Audi A3 Prices - new models - (MY-2016)
|A3 1.6 TDI ultra SE (6-speed man, 110PS)||£20,865|
|A3 1.6 TDI ultra SE Technik (6-speed man, 110PS)||£21,615|
|A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI ultra SE (6-speed man, 110PS)||£21,485|
|A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI ultra SE Technik (6-speed man, 110PS)||£22,235|
|A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI quattro SE (6-speed man, 110PS)||£22,915|
|A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI quattro Sport (6-speed man, 110PS)||£24,315|
|A3 Saloon 1.6 TDI quattro Sport (6-speed man, 110PS)||£24,865|
|A3 2.0 TDI quattro Sport (6-speed man, 150PS)||£25,045|
|A3 2.0 TDI quattro 150PS S line (6-speed man, 150PS)||£27,195|
|A3 Saloon 2.0 TDI quattro Sport (6-speed man, 150PS)||£26,215|
|A3 Saloon 2.0 TDI quattro S line (6-speed man, 150PS)||£28,365|
|A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI quattro Sport (6-speed man, 150PS)||£25,665|
|A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI quattro S line (6-speed man, 150PS)||£27,815|
|A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI quattro Sport (6-speed man, 150PS)||£30,405|
|A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI quattro S line (6-speed man, 150PS)||£32,685|