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New Audi A3 TDI Version – Economy And Performance


The Audi A3 is justifiably a best seller and there are several variants to choose from. Now there’s even more choice. A more powerful version of the 150PS offering, with a 2.0L TDI 184PS engine, has been produced. This new power plant  has a lowest-in-class CO² figure of a meagre 108g/km. The TDI A3 will sprint o 62mph in a swift 7.3 seconds and despite this, the company claim 68.9mpg – officially.

The car is immediately available in hatchback or sport back forms and a saloon version is in the pipeline. This latest car has the option of the legendary Quattro four-wheel drive (and why wouldn’t you?) and, interestingly, some new advanced LED lighting.

Audi have made something of a name for themselves where advanced lighting and diesel technology are concerned and they pushed the standard further forward this time as well. The Company is the first to bring the benefits of LED headlamps to the premium compact class. The distinctive and highly efficient new alternatives to the more familiar xenon gas discharge headlamps, which will continue to be offered, are available for every A3 and S3 variant. The option costs a tasty two grand but includes LED rear lights coupled with light and rain sensors.

Nine high-performance LED chips in two free-form reflectors generate the low-beam light in the new headlights for the A3, while the high beam uses ten high-performance LEDs to emit light through an aluminium aperture. Static turning and all-weather lights are housed in a separate module, while the daytime running and parking lights and the indicators are formed by a light guide that wraps around the upper and inner headlights.

There are also motorway and junction functions and the all-weather light produced eliminates the need for separate fog lamps. This is amazing technology for which Audi are justly famous.

Just about everyone on the planet knows about Audi’s successes in endurance racing and this has helped them to develop their sophisticated diesel technology. What’s less well known is that have also used this lighting technology on their racing cars. This is a classic example of how motor racing experiments and innovations advances the technology in regular road cars.

Of course, with a premium product comes premium prices. The new A3 2.0L TDI costs between twenty four and thirty thousand pounds depending on the chosen spec, which is a lot for this size of car. On the other hand the buyer does get a lot for the money including Audi build quality which is second to none.

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Audi A3 Sportback Is Almost Here


The latest member of the new Audi A3, the Sportback is the most sensible in the range. Although this may be believed as a sensible version of the A3 it is available with a sporty diesel engine. Will this Audi A3 Sportback be able to justify its increased size will this go unnoticed?

A statistic showing that 2 out of every 3 Audi A3’s that are sold are five door it makes sense that the new Sportback should be introduced into the market. The 5 doors over the 3 doors make this car the most practical in the Audi range. The mean looking rear of the car is sacrificed but instead adults sitting in the rear passenger seats can enjoy a comfortable journey where leg room is generous. A lot of space in the boot is expected and can provide enough room for adult’s luggage/shopping. The Audi A3 Sportback’s cabin is packed with technology and a stylish interior that Audi has grown a reputation for.

Engine sizes are available when the launch is expected in March. Two petrol versions sporting a 1.4, 1.8 litre and a 2.0 litre turbo diesel give drivers the option to turn practical A3 Sportback into a sporty hatchback. The 2.0 litre diesel engine provides 181bhp which is expected to be the most popular version of the Sportback engine choices.

Despite the fact that this is a turbo diesel Audi still claims that the 2.0TDI should be able to reach 61.4mpg with CO2 emissions of just 114g/km, reducing the cost of road tax drastically. Both the stiffer suspension and normal manages to offer a lot of grip and still feels light despite the increased weight. Although some critics do say that the BMW 1 Series is more enjoyable and fun to drive, the Audi could be deemed as more family friendly.

Reports of the Audi A3 Sportback are on sale in March and predicted to cost £24,000. The Sportback is ideal for families and a sensible option for many people, this in mind it can still provide an enjoyable driving experience. It is sure to be considered as an option for many people.  Keep up to date with your local Audi dealership to learn more about the Audi A3 Sportbrake.

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The Audi R8


The car of the year – the Audi R8 is amazing!

 

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