Audi A3 Sportback 35 TFSI 2022 Review

Is the Audi A3 any good

Audi A3 35 TFSI – Audi recently launched the new A3 model in both sedan and Sportback styling. This week we drove the entry level 35 TFSI model priced from around $46,900 plus the usual costs.  Audi A3 35 TFSI 2022 The A3 is a perfect size as a city runabout, while large enough for weekends away and holidays.

Around town the 1.5L petrol engine was zippy and fun to drive and gave excellent with its front wheel drive with a 7 speed DCT that felt smooth.

Inside it’s typically Audi, comfortable, well laid out and practical. The leather seats and steering wheel, Audi virtual cockpit and wireless Apple Car Play connectivity all made for ease of diving.

The car I drove had the comfort option pack for $2,600 that included amongst a long list, electric heated front seats, welcome on the cold mornings and adaptive cruise control.

The Sportback design is practical with a large boot area, split fold down rear seats and high opening tailgate. It made taking gear for work easy and swallowed it with ease.

Little things like great windscreen washers, bright LED headlights, keyless entry, split zone air conditioning all add to the everyday comfort.

A3 also has a five star ANCAP safety rating and a five year warranty and a comprehensive Audi five-year service plan package, priced at $2,250

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What is good?

  • Styling and design
  • Smooth drive and ride
  • Interior layout

What is not so good?

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Model

A3 35 TFSI Sportback

Model Price $49,500 MLP* (incl options)
Engine 1.5L 4Cyl Turbo Petrol
Drivetrain 7 Sp Sports S Tronic DSG FWD
Power 110kW @ 6,000rpm
Torque 250Nm @ 1,500 – 3,500rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP (tested July 2021)
0-100kmh / Top Speed 8.4 Sec / 224 km/h
CO2 Emissions 114 g/km Euro 6
Economy ADR 5.0L/100km / 50L capacity
Economy on test 6.5L/100k
Servicing 12Mth / 15,000km service plan
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km
Road side Assist 5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Overall Rating    

85/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 8
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Styling / Design 9
Technology/connectivity 8
Value for Money 8

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Dimensions

 
Overall Length 4350mm
Wheelbase 2630mm
Width 1816mm
Height 1466mm
Wheels 18×8.0 Alloy
Tyres 225/40 R18
Max ground clearance Up to 120mm
Wading Depth N/A
Approach N/A
Rampover N/A
Departure angle N/A
Turning Circle KTK 11.1m
Boot Capacity Min 380L
Boot capacity Max 1200L
Kerb Weight 1495kg
Payload (kg) 380kg
GVM (kg) 1875kg
GCM 3375kg
Towing Capacity 1500kg
Tow Ball rating 150kg

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Summary

Audi A3 35 TFSI – Audi recently launched the new A3 model in both sedan and Sportback styling. This week we drove the entry level 35 TFSI model priced from around $46,900 plus the usual costs.

The A3 is a perfect size as a city runabout, while large enough for weekends away and holidays.

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Brianna has been driving a different car every week since she got her learners permit. Now writing and doing videos for us she is also qualified in the Hospitality, Beauty and Child Care industries but still finds time to be our resident gourmet chef. She provides the most magnificent meals when the mood takes her. Her camp oven damper made at Ute weekends and camping trips has to be tasted to be believed. In addition to that, she has a particular affinity with off road driving and has been driving since she was 9 years on the same farm as Rob learned to drive on. Unusually for one so young she is exceptionally competent with off road driving, keeping up with drivers that many more years experience. Brianna is currently compiling her own bush cook book along with her other business interests.