Compact, fun to drive and stylish, the Audi A3 range is the perfect car leasing choice for those who want a premium car with the latest technology and sleek design. The Audi A3 is hugely popular with families and with the choice of Saloon, Cabriolet and Sportback means there is something for all family sizes.
There are three models in the Audi A3 range; the A3 Sportback, A3 Saloon and A3 Cabriolet. The latter offers something different than is usually expected from the range - open-top boldness. The A3 Saloon, by contrast, has 425-litres of boot space, making it the more practical of the three. Trim levels include increasing the 16-inch alloy wheels to 19-inches, and include the Technik, Vorsprung, Sport, S Line and Edition 1 and the Black Edition. LED headlights are also upgraded to Matrix LED on the higher-end trims. Other trim levels include the Comfort+Sound Pack, with Bang and Olufsen stereo, various transport racks and a Universal Traffic Recorder.
Leasing an Audi A3
The A3 range dates back to the 1990’s with the classic five-door hatchback design. Marketed as the perfect family car, it only improved over the next few decades, with Sports designs and Coupe models being added. The current generation, first manufactured in 2013, has kept some of these sport aspects but continues to offer a practical, beautifully-tuned range for those that want extra from their family car.
Petrol TFSI Quattro and TDI diesel engines are available across the range, with 1.0-litre, 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre engine sizes available. The seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission and the six-speed manual gearbox are smooth performers. Power options include 106 PS for the Sportback 30 TFSI, and 150 PS for the Sportback 35 TFSI and the A3 diesel Sportback TDI entry-level options. The A3 range will return fuel economy of between 48 mpg and 66 mpg.
The 10-inch touchscreen interface allows for access to the stereo system, climate control and sat nav. You can also connect your phone for Internet access through Audi Connect. Safety features include parking sensors, cruise control, pre-collision detection and comfort suspension.
All new cars from Audi come with a three-years/60,000-miles warranty. Servicing should be carried out annually for both petrol and diesel cars to ensure they are running smoothly.
Of the rival ranges, the BMW 1 Series, which is also in its third generation, has similar designs and engine types as the Audi A3 - not to mention performance specs. A Mercedes C Class compares well with the Audi A3 Sportback or Saloon models, with only the AMG S standing out as a higher performer. Lastly, a Volkswagen Golf is a more affordable option, and also offers a hybrid engine. You can also switch to other Audi models easily, such as the E-Tron or Q2.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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