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Audi A3 Models

Since its introduction back in 1996, the Audi A3 has formed an integral part of the German manufacturer’s range. Today, there are different models available with various combinations of trim, and Jardine Motors is on hand to help you find your dream approved used Audi A3.

Sportback and Saloon


If you are in the market for a five-seat family hatchback, then the Audi A3 Sportback could be the model for you. With a striking appearance compounded by the distinguishable Singleframe grille, the sport-focused design of the Sportback is immediately apparent. Combined with the large air intakes and a flared wheel arch design, you have a model that is in keeping with Audi’s sporting pedigree.

The A3 saloon blends the latest technology and design with the highest levels of sophistication, providing an option with a sporting edge. The eye-catching trapezoidal LED headlights are a distinguishing feature, and the coupe-inspired design ensures the roof line slopes, leading to a tailgate spoiler, while the smooth body line results in a refined silhouette.

As well as being sporty, the A3 Sportback has practicality in mind too – able to comfortably seat five, the boot space is a generous 380 litres, which can be enhanced even further by folding down the rear seats.

Under the Bonnet

The A3 Sportback is available with three variations of the engine to satisfy different needs. Petrol and diesel options are available, with the range-topping 35 TDI or TFSI offerings providing up to 150PS. All of the engine options are compatible with a manual gearbox or Audi’s S tronic transmission, and the A3 is also available in hybrid form with the e-tron model.

For the even more sporting-minded, the S3 Sportback and saloon offer all-wheel drive performance powered by a 2.0 TFSI quattro engine. The S3 is 15mm lower than the A3 models, and the compact nature of the car, as well as the powerful engine, make this an incredibly entertaining all-round choice.

Safety and Comfort

Audi a3 safety

Safety continues to be paramount across the A3 range, with a high level of safety features fitted as standard across all models. Lane departure warnings, pedestrian detection and collision avoidance assist all fitted as standard across the Sportback and Saloon range. Additional safety options come in the form of adaptive cruise assist, exit warning, 360-degree cameras to provide unparalleled views around the vehicle, and parking assist.

The Audi A3 is an incredibly comfortable car to be in, with the instrument panel fully driver-focused, and all controls in easy reach for the driver, the range offers a pleasurable driving experience. As well as being comfortable, the fabric seat offerings contain a high amount of recyclable materials from PET bottles, meaning the A3 is environmentally conscious too. Add the ambient/contour lighting package for the ability to adjust the lighting in your A3 to suit any mood or feeling.

Technological Advancements

Audi screen

One of the biggest changes from the previous A3 model is the development of the fully digital 10.25-inch cockpit and the 10.1-inch display screen featuring the latest touch technology, as well as voice-controlled features – you are seconds away from personalised entertainment with the A3.

The latest technology helps keep you connected and includes MMI navigation, the Audi phonebox and the Audi smartphone interface. Audi Connect keeps you updated with traffic, news and includes entertainment services, and of course, there is the option of pairing your smartphone with the car. Additionally, there are features designed to keep you comfortable such as the dual-zone electronic climate control, which enables a different temperature to be set for the driver and passenger.

The A3, no matter what trim level or engine you choose, is a wonderful all-rounder. Blending style, and technology with performance and comfort, there is a model for everyone. Check out the latest new and used Audi A3 offers at Jardine Motors today and unlock a whole world of driving.