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Audi A3 2.0 Tdi 184 Quattro S Line 3Dr S Tronic [7 Speed] Diesel Hatchback

Audi A3 2.0 Tdi 184 Quattro S Line 3Dr S Tronic [7 Speed] Diesel Hatchback

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£31,935

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Fuel: Diesel

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Front/rear floor mats, Electric front windows, Electromechanical parking brake, Voice control system, Audi drive select, Service interval indicator, Electric operated/heated door mirrors, Aluminium trim elements...

Review

Ten Second Review

If you hanker for a bit of muscle from your car but don't want to foot some big bills to keep it running, the top Audi A3 diesel model, the 2.0 TDI quattro 184PS variant, could be the answer. With the ability to cover 0-62mph in under 7 seconds and capable of a 143mph top speed, this A3 allies that pace with 58.9mpg fuel economy and 127g/km emissions. How? We're a little baffled to be honest.

Background

It might be a bit of an old car buying chestnut, but the maxim "fast, cheap, reliable - pick any two" has more than a kernel of truth about it. With prices starting just north of £24,000, the Audi A3 2.0 TDI 184PS certainly doesn't qualify as being notably cheap, but fast and reliable you can definitely count on. Were we to bend the rules a little and define cheap as 'cheap to run' instead, this is a car that certainly answers the call. The A3 is the Audi that seems to achieve great things without ever seeming to try too hard and this model is set very much in that mould. It's not positioned as a sports hatch but it has the pace to see many off. It's not sold as an eco special but it turns in better fuel economy than many cars wearing ostentatiously green badges. If you prefer quiet ability over the big claim, the A3 2.0 TDI 184PS is as good as they come.

Driving Experience

These days, 184PS wouldn't even qualify a hatchback as hot. You could safely bottle that and feed it to a baby. Yet hot hatchbacks have traditionally had petrol and not diesel engines. Couple that 184PS with 380Nm of torque, plus quattro 4WD and you have a hugely capable performance model. Remember, this is the same engine that's found shoehorned into the noses of the Volkswagen Golf GTD, the Skoda Octavia vRS and the SEAT Leon FR, so it's serious hardware. It'll manage 62mph in 6.8s and keep going to 143mph. This engine adds around 25kg to the kerb weight of a 2.0-litre petrol A3, so that's hardly catastrophic. Fire it up and it settles into a muted idle, far more refined than some earlier high power Audi diesels. The powerplant has a sudden and insistent punch but you'll need to be quick with the gearbox because it's all done and dusted by around 4,000rpm. It's only available mated to S tronic auto transmission and a quattro 4WD system controlled by a clever multi-plate clutch. During normal driving, the clutch sends most of the engine's power to the front wheels, but if they start to break traction it can transfer torque in varying degrees to the rear axle almost instantaneously by pressing the sets of plates together under control. Either comfort-oriented standard suspension, or sports suspension lowered by 15mm over standard and with a tauter, more handling-focused bias can be specified. S line models can also be equipped with S line sports suspension, the most overtly sporting set-up with a ride height lowered by 25mm over standard. On British roads this may be a little bit much.

Design and Build

Exterior changes to the the and five-door A3 hatch variants we're focusing on here are slight but the front looks a little more purposeful, courtesy of sharper lines for the familiar and now broader Singleframe grille. The headlights are flatter, with distinctive outer contours and can now be ordered in Matrix LED form, so they are significantly brighter and constantly adapt themselves to avoid dazzling other road users, plus of course they never need to be dipped. Equally subtle changes at the rear aim to accentuate the width of this car - with the horizontal illuminated graphics of the rear lights and the separation edge above the redesigned diffuser. Inside, the 'Virtual Cockpit' instrument display used in the TT and other pricier Audis is now available in this one as an option. This displays the most important driving-relevant information in high resolution on a 12.3-inch diagonal TFT screen. The driver can switch between two views by pressing the "View" button on the multifunction steering wheel. In addition, the menu structure that works the centre dash MMI infotainment screen has been redesigned and is now more intuitive. Otherwise, everything is pretty much as before, with classy materials and strong build quality. The hatch most will want with three or five doors has a 365-litre boot - and there's still the option of saloon or Cabriolet bodystyles if you want them.

Market and Model

You can only have this top 184PS 2.0 TDI engine with quattro 4WD, S tronc auto transmission and with the top 'Sport' and 'S line' levels of trim. That means it won't be cheap - but then no A3 ever is. Prices start at just under £29,000 for the three-door variant in 'Sport' guise - or around £31,000 if you want the more dynamic-looking 'S line' variant. There's a premium of around £620 on top of those prices if you want the more versatile 'Sportback' five-door bodystyle. The key option with this improved A3 model range is the clever 'Virtual Cockpit' system replacing the conventional instrument dials with an eye-catching 12.3-inch TFT display. But of course, there's much else to select from. As for infotainment, well Audi reckons that this improved A3 sets fresh standards here. An 'MMI radio plus' set-up with an electrically extending 7-inch diagonal monitor is standard, while the 'MMI navigation' system is fitted from 'SE Technik' trim upwards. Go further and specify the 'MMI navigation plus with MMI touch in conjunction with the Audi connect' package (what a mouthful!) and you can have many online functions in your A3 at high speed via the super-fast LTE standard. They include, for example, navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View traffic information in real time, as well as practical information on parking, destinations, news or the weather. There's also a free 'Audi MMI connect' app that enables other services, such as online media streaming and transfer of a calendar from a smartphone to the MMI. Mobile phones with iOS and Android operating systems can now be connected with the car via the standard Audi smartphone interface.

Cost of Ownership

You probably don't need us to tell you that the third generation A3 is quicker, more economical and emits less carbon dioxide than its predecessor. Engine technology moves on apace, as do aerodynamics and the fact that it's lighter than before all adds up to a more efficient vehicle. How much more efficient? In the combined cycle test, this 2.0 TDI 184PS quattro S tronic variant managed 58.9mpg with 17-inch wheels - equivalent to CO2 emissions of 127g/km. ot bad for such a potent, capable 4WD model. In other words, a number of steps have been taken in the right direction. The problem though for Audi is that with the latest 1 Series and A-Class models, BMW and Mercedes have done the same thing. Even Volvo is getting in on the act with their surprising V40. Plenty then, for prospective purchasers of this top A3 2.0 TDI to think about.

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Specification

Key Standard Features*

  • 8 speakers
  • Solid - Ibis white
  • Solid - Brilliant black
  • Front sports seats
  • Height adjustable front seats
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Solid paint
  • Deletion of engine designation at rear
  • Deletion of model + engine designation at rear
  • Sports suspension
  • Dynamic suspension
  • Sequence cloth/leather upholstery
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Cruise control
  • LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators
  • Sequence cloth/leather - Black with rock grey stitching
  • 18" 5-parallel-spoke design alloy wheels in diamond cut finish
Specification
Body Glass
Electric front windows
Rear wiper
Heated windscreen washer jets
Brakes
Electromechanical parking brake
ABS/EBD
EDL
ASR
ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
Communication
Voice control system
Mobile telephone preparation - bluetooth interface
Audi smartphone interface
Audi connect
Driver Aids
Audi drive select
Multi-Collision Braking
Driver Information
Service interval indicator
Colour driver's information system display
Speed limit display
SD card satellite navigation system
Driving Mirrors
Electric operated/heated door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror with light and rain sensors
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicators
Embellishment Trims
Aluminium trim elements
Aluminium air vent surrounds
Engine
Diesel particulate filter
Entertainment
CD player
DAB Digital radio
Audi music interface
Auxiliary input socket
2 USB ports
MMI radio plus with 7" colour MMI screen and MMI controller
Exterior Body Features
Chrome exhaust tailpipes
Body colour roof spoiler
Body colour bumpers
S Line body styling
Aluminium window trim
Sport specific side air inlet grille and diffuser insert
Matt black radiator grille
Exterior Lights
LED daytime running lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Dual zone electronic climate control
Interior Features
Stainless steel pedals
Height/depth adjustable steering column
Black cloth headlining
Illuminated glovebox
Storage compartments in doors
Adjustable front armrest
Jack and tool kit
4 lashing points to secure luggage
Steering wheel gearshift paddles
3 spoke flat bottom multi-function leather steering wheel
Storage compartment under front seats
Illuminated door sills
Storage compartment in centre console
Interior Lights
Front and rear interior lights with delay
Packs
Non smoking pack - A3
Storage and luggage pack - A3/RS3
LED interior light pack - A3/RS3
Light and rain sensor pack - A3 Hatchback/Sportback
Safety
Drivers knee airbag
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Tyre pressure warning
Manual rear child locks
Driver and passenger side airbags
Seatbelt warning
3 point seatbelts on all seats
Active front headrests
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Curtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Tyre pressure monitor
Active bonnet
Seats
3 adjustable rear headrests
ISOFIX child seat preparation+airbag deactivation
Front passenger seat isofix location point
Security
Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser
Anti theft alarm
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Remote control central locking
Wheels - Spare
Space saver spare wheel

Factory Fit Options

Options
Entertainment
Audi Sound System with 10 speakers£255.00
8 speakersStandard
Packs
Comfort and sound pack - A3£995.00
Matrix LED Exterior lighting Pack - A3£895.00
Driver assistance pack + Comfort and sound pack - A3 Auto£2,245.00
Comfort and sound pack with park assist - A3£1,120.00
Driver assistance pack + Comfort and sound pack with park assist- A3 Auto£2,370.00
Driver assistance pack with park assist - A3 Auto£1,675.00
Driver Assistance pack - A3/RS3 Auto£1,550.00
Paint - Metallic
Metallic - Floret silver£550.00
Metallic - Mythos black£550.00
Metallic - Nano grey£550.00
Metallic - Cosmos blue£550.00
Metallic - Glacier white£550.00
Metallic - Monsoon grey£550.00
Metallic - Tango red£550.00
Paint - Solid
Solid - Ibis whiteStandard
Solid - Brilliant blackStandard
Security
Advanced key£400.00
Seats
Electric 4-way lumbar support for front seats£250.00
Front sports seatsStandard
Heated front seats£300.00
Height adjustable front seatsStandard
40/20/40 split folding rear seat with load through system£250.00
Electrically adjustable front seats£650.00
60/40 split folding rear seatStandard
Exterior Body Features
Metallic paint£550.00
Pearlescent paint£550.00
Audi exclusive paint£2,400.00
Solid paintStandard
Deletion of engine designation at rearStandard
Deletion of model + engine designation at rearStandard
Electric panoramic sunroof£1,075.00
Special solid paint£550.00
Chassis/Suspension
Sports suspensionStandard
Dynamic suspensionStandard
Audi magnetic ride£995.00
Interior Features
Fine nappa leather + super sports seats£1,870.00
Sequence cloth/leather upholsteryStandard
Alcantara/Leather upholstery£550.00
Fine Nappa leather upholstery£1,220.00
Body Glass
Privacy glass£375.00
Driver Aids
Audi side assist£500.00
Hill hold assist£75.00
Rear parking sensorsStandard
Audi side assist including rear cross-traffic assist£500.00
Cruise controlStandard
Adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go + pre sense front£475.00
Park assist with gap measurement and steering assist£425.00
Audi parking system plus with front and rear sensors£300.00
Rear view camera£375.00
Communication
Audi phone box with wireless charging£325.00
Driving Mirrors
Auto dimming and folding door mirrors£275.00
Exterior Lights
LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicatorsStandard
High beam assistant£150.00
Paint - Pearlescent
Pearl - Daytona grey£550.00
Paint - Special
Special solid - Vegas yellow£550.00
Safety
Pre sense basic£200.00
Towing
Electric folding towbar£850.00
Trim - Cloth
Sequence cloth/leather - Black with rock grey stitchingStandard
Trim - Leather
Fine Nappa leather - Rotor grey with anthracite stitching£1,220.00
Fine nappa leather - Black with Rock Grey stitching£1,220.00
Wheels - Alloy
18" 5-parallel-spoke design alloy wheels in diamond cut finishStandard
18" 10 spoke design alloy wheels in matt titanium look with diamond cut finish£650.00
18" 5 Arm dynamic design alloy wheels in contrast grey with diamond cut finish£325.00
Trim - Part Leather
Alcantara/leather -Black with rock grey stitching£550.00
Alcantara/leather - Rotor grey with anthracite stitching£550.00

Performance

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)6.7
Engine Power - BHP184
Engine Power - KW135
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT280
Engine Torque - NM380
Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed143
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