About Leasing an Audi A3
Stylish compact hatchback impresses
Lots of style and comfort on board
Not only is the Audi A3 great to look at as a compact hatchback, it also has one of the best interiors in its segment. The cabin has been well-designed and the use of quality materials helps deliver a comfortable and stylish place to spend time. It's also a practical choice for day-to-day use and has excellent handling when driven and the engines are responsive and help to underpin the car's driving enjoyment.
Engines and performance for the Audi A3
There are six engines to choose from in the Audi A3 line-up which consists of three diesel units and three petrol. The power outputs range from 110 PS to 190 PS with the entry level 1.0 litre TFSI unit delivering decent levels of performance from its three cylinders. There's also an excellent 1.4 litre petrol engine which features cylinder-on-demand to boost efficiency and this engine produces 150 when all of its cylinders are working. There's also a new 2.0 litre petrol engine producing 190 PS though the most popular choice among drivers is for the 2.0 litre TDI unit with four cylinders producing 150 PS which delivers sterling performance and economy of 70mpg. All of the engines are mated to either a six-speed manual box or the firm's seven-speed S Tronic dual clutch transmission.
Equipment and handling
For those drivers wanting a hatchback with the latest and best infotainment and driver assistance systems, then the Audi A3 will meet this need. Among the attractions is rear cross-traffic assist, traffic jam assist and there are rain and light sensors as well as cruise control fitted as standard. Drivers may also enjoy the firm's smartphone interface, which is also fitted as standard along with their inductive charging system for charging phones. There's also the fully digital virtual cockpit available. The Audi A3 is available as a saloon, Sportback or cabriolet and there's also the option of a plug-in hybrid, which will return around 175 mpg and emissions of just 37g/km.
Along with the excellent engines, the cabin is impressive enough to make the Audi A3 a sound choice for those who are looking for a car that offers great performance, individuality and is a practical vehicle for day-to-day use, particularly with families.