Audi have announced the all new Audi A3 1.2-litre TFSI with prices starting from £17,905 for the A3 1.2 TFSI SE and rising to £22,760 for the top of the range model.
The 3-door model is now available to order with deliveries in May 2013, you will have to wait to the summer for the 5-door model.
The 105 PS 1.2-litre TFSI engine has been re-worked to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and to improve performance. On the official combined cycle, Audi quote 57.6 mpg with either the six-speed manual or seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission. On the performance front the 1.2-litre TFSI unit can achieve 0-62 mph in 10.3 seconds (0.7 seconds quicker than the old 1.2 TFSI engine). CO2 emissions have been rated at 114 g/km, a 13 g/km improvement over the old engine.
There is a choice of the A3 1.2 TFSI in SE, Sport and S line specification.
Standard equipment common to all includes alloy wheels, air conditioning or climate control, the Audi Music Interface (AMI) linked to an electrically retracting colour MMI display screen, Bluetooth connectivity, a Driver’s Information System and preparation for SD card-based satellite navigation.
The A3 Sport models gain larger alloy wheels, front sports seats, sports suspension, the Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system, additional aluminium interior elements and chrome body detailing.
The A3 S line models add 18-inch partly polished alloy wheels, Xenon Plus headlights with LED-daytime running lights, Biathlon cloth and leather upholstery with S line embossing and contrasting silver stitching, matt brushed aluminium inlays and a flat-bottomed S line steering wheel.Published 26 February 2013