Audi A3 Saloon

Audi A3 Saloon review

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The A3 Saloon takes the inside of our 2013 Car of the Year and adds a small, stubby boot in place of the hatchback. It’s unmistakably shorter than traditional executive saloon rivals such as the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and even Audi’s own A4 – but it’s still the sort of three-box design that buyers of those cars are keen on.

The rest of the package is remarkably close to the A3 Sportback, because the A3 Saloon is based on the same set of excellent underpinnings. The interior is carried over, too – and its minimalist design and high-quality materials are more than good enough for the A3 Saloon to stand up to more established and expensive competition. Throw in rock-solid resale values, attractive PCP rates and efficient engines that bring down company car tax rates and you have a serious contender in the executive class.

Read on over the next few pages to get our in-depth impressions, along with our recommendations for trim levels and engines. And if you do indeed want to buy an A3 Saloon, don't forget to check out our new car deals – which could get you a great discount.

 

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There are 5 trims available for the A3 saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
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Sport
The A3 Saloon’s entry-level trim has more than enough kit, with dual-zone climate contr...View trim
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S Line
S line trim is focused on sporty looks; you get 18in wheels, a bodykit, xenon headlight...View trim
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Black Edition
Based on S line with all its features, this adds special 18in alloy wheels, a black sty...View trim
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S3
The high-performance S3 is a model in its own right, with a powerful 2.0-litre turbocha...View trim
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£38,470
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S3 Black Edition
As well as all the goodies the S3 gets, the S3 Black Edition adds different 19in alloy...View trim
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