Friday, November 9, 2012


The all-new Audi A3hatchback is being launched to motoring media next week, but we already have prices! Starting at R267 000 for the 1.2 TFSI 6-speed manual with 77kW and 175Nm of torque. The car is said to average 4.9 litres of petrol per 100km travelled, after levelling the 0 – 100km/h sprint in 10.7 seconds.

Next on the list is the 1.4 TFSI making 90kW and 200Nm of torque, dispatching 0 – 100km/h in 9.3 seconds and averaging 5.3 litres per 100km. It costs R274 500 at the Audi till. You can also get this model with the company 6-speed S tronic automatic gearbox for R291 500. Then you have the 77kW, 250Nm 1.6 TDI coming to Mzansi only with the S tronic option fitted. Frugal as ever, the TDI returns a lovely 3.8 litres per 100km. You can leave a cheque for R302 500 for this one. All these above cars are badged S models as per Audi’s European nomenclature, which we’ve also adopted as from the new facelift A4.

The SE range consists of the 1.8 TFSI manual and S Tronic, both pushing 132kW and 250Nm. Each costs R305 000 and R322 000 respectively. As well as being more powerful, these SEs are higher-specced than their S siblings and offer more standard equipment. This includes things like front fog lamps and sports seats. Options include heated seats, adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Last on the list is the 1.8 TFSI 132kW S Tronic quattro, said to be the only AWD in its class. Peak engine torque from this motor is 280Nm made between 1350rpm and 4500rpm.

The new A3 hatch currently only competes with the BMW 1 Series hatchback, but will soon add a 5-door Sportback version that widens the enemy net to include the 1er 5-door, the new Volvo V40 as well as the upcoming Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

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