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Audi A3 1.6 Tdi 116 S Line 2Dr [tech Pack] Diesel Cabriolet

Audi A3 1.6 Tdi 116 S Line 2Dr [tech Pack] Diesel Cabriolet

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£32,900

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PCP (Personal Contract Purchase)

PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) a simple cost effective way to buy your new or nearly new vehicle.

You choose the vehicle, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the vehicle outright for an agreed lump sum (the Guaranteed Minimum Future Value or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.

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Hire Purchase

Hire Purchase allows you to take ownership of a vehicle once all payments are made.

This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the vehicle is yours.

One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on monthly payments.

Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.

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Lease

Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for private individuals. This is one of the most common form of leasing.

With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a vehicle for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the vehicle and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your vehicle.

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Fuel: Diesel

Body: Cabriolet
Trans: Manual

Front/rear floor mats, Heated front windscreen, ABS/EBD, Audi smartphone interface, Electro-mechanical PAS, Automatic start/stop system, Colour driver's information system display, Body colour door mirrors with integral indicators...

Review

Ten Second Review

The Audi A3 recipe is one that's reasonably familiar to customers. Certainly, this latest model doesn't diverge from the template of high quality and a big car feel miniaturised into a compact hatchback shape. What has changed is the market the A3 competes in. This revised third generation car now has to work harder than ever to win sales. Fortunately for Audi, it seems up to the task, especially in the improved 1.6 TDI entry-level diesel form we look at here.

Background

Why pay over the odds for surplus you don't need? It's a philosophy that works for all the big purchases you'll ever make, whether it be a house, a holiday or a car. Especially a car. It's so easy to be seduced into going large, just on the off chance you might one day need to carry five passengers or negotiate a muddy track. Then after a few years with the car, we realise that we only did that thing once or twice and would have been better off with something less ostentatious. Something like this Audi A3 1.6 TDI maybe. The formula for the A3 hasn't changed a great deal since it first appeared in 1996. Then, it weathered the accusations that it was a Volkswagen Golf in a posh frock then and it continues to do so today in an improved guise that includes a slightly smarter look. More significantly, Audi's latest Virtual Cockpit instrument panel makes an appearance as a desirable option and Ingolstadt's latest know-how when it comes to media connectivity is paraded in the redesigned MMI infotainment system. Let's check this car out in affordable diesel guise.

Driving Experience

The very first thing that strikes you when driving the Audi A3 is how quiet it is. That has traditionally been something that manufacturers of compact cars have struggled with in the past. Building suspension systems down to a price, packaging engines and ancillaries where it would have been nice to have extra soundproofing and the busy ride inherent in a short wheelbase vehicle were usually key contributing factors to why smaller cars never really felt like big cars to drive. That's changed with the latest generation of premium hatches and the A3 is probably the best of the bunch in this particular regard. It's wholly competent, if not a major entertainer. Should you want a bit of fun behind the wheel, the BMW 1 Series feels a more extrovert character and the Mercedes A-Class a more rewarding steer, but the A3 isn't far off that pace. It feels beautifully resolved when you thread it through a series of bends in that way that only seems to come from Audi. It's hard to ruffle it in any particular way, the control systems keeping a cap on any antics and the car feeling slightly disdainful at being manhandled along. Rest to 62mph in the 1.6 TDI variant takes 10.5s on the way to 124mph flat out. That's not far off the 8.5s and 135mph figures you'd get in the pricier 150PS 2.0 TDI variant.

Design and Build

Exterior changes to the A3 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

Pricing for this entry-level 1.6-litre TDI diesel A3 diesel starts at around £21,000 - or just over £21,500 if you want the five-door Sportback version. There's a choice between SE, Sport and S line trim levels. For a quattro variant, you'll need the saloon bodystyle and at least a £25,000 budget. As for bodystyles, apart from the three and five-door hatches and that saloon, there's also a cabriolet variant. The key option with this improved model 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

Start cranking a bunch of options onto an A3 and you'll put a dent in what might be its biggest asset - the way it clings onto its value. It wouldn't require too much effort to push the cost of this 1.6-litre TDI A3 above £30,000 which, after a night's sleep, must feel vaguely terrifying. Better to stick with the standard equipment and add a couple of options that used buyers will increasingly look for such as navigation or Internet connectivity services. As it stands, the A3 has one of the best residual figures around. Buy an entry-level A3 1.6 TDI now and three years down the road it will still probably be worth over 45 per cent of what you initially paid for it. That's what makes this car worth paying the extra over, say, a well-equipped Focus or Astra, both of which have closed the gap in terms of quality in recent years. As long as you can afford the initial outlay, the Audi is going to work out cheaper to own. Perhaps the smartest thing about the Audi A3 is its efficiency. You'll have already justified the asking price of the car in terms of its build quality, equipment and power output, so getting excellent efficiency almost feels like a bit of a bonus. In its most frugal form, a 1.6 TDI diesel manages a combined fuel figure of 83.1mpg with emissions of just 89g/km, so this model is clearly going to be hugely popular with fleet and private buyers alike.

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Specification

Key Standard Features*

  • 8 speakers
  • Solid - Brilliant black
  • Solid - Ibis white
  • Front sports seats
  • Solid paint
  • Deletion of engine designation at rear
  • Deletion of model + engine designation at rear
  • Sports suspension
  • Dynamic suspension
  • Cloth hood - Red - Audi
  • Cloth hood - Black - Audi
  • Cloth hood - Grey - Audi
  • Rock grey headlining
  • Sequence cloth/leather upholstery
  • Black headlining
  • Hill hold assist
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators
  • Sequence cloth/leather - Black with rock grey stitching
  • 18" 5 parallel spoke design with diamond cut finish
Specification
Body Glass
Heated front windscreen
Heated rear window
Front and rear electric windows
Heated windscreen washer jets
Brakes
ABS/EBD
EDL
ASR
Electromechanical parking brake
ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
Communication
Audi smartphone interface
Audi phone box with wireless charging
Bluetooth interface
Audi connect
Driver Aids
Electro-mechanical PAS
Audi drive select
Driver Convenience
Automatic start/stop system
Driver Information
Colour driver's information system display
HDD satellite navigation system radio single CD/DVD player MMI control system
Audi Virtual Cockpit - 12.3" LCD instrument cluster
Service interval indicator
Driving Mirrors
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicators
Electric operated/heated door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror with light and rain sensors
Embellishment Trims
Aluminium trim elements
Aluminium air vent surrounds
Matt brushed aluminium inlay
Engine
Diesel particulate filter
Entertainment
Two SDXC card slots
DAB Digital radio
Audi music interface
10 GB hard disk
2 USB ports
Exterior Body Features
Dark chrome grille
Roof spoiler
Chrome exhaust tailpipes
S Line body styling
Fully automatic acoustic hood
Aluminium side window trim
Body colour bumpers
Exterior Lights
LED daytime running lights
Automatic lights and wipers
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Dual zone electronic climate control
Interior Features
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Perforated leather gearknob
Jack and tool kit
4 lashing points to secure luggage
Stainless steel pedals
3 spoke flat bottom multi-function leather steering wheel
Storage compartment in centre console
Illuminated glovebox
Storage compartments in doors
Adjustable front armrest
Packs
Light and rain sensor pack - A3 Cabriolet
Storage pack - A3 Cabriolet/Saloon
LED interior light pack - A3/RS3
Non smoking pack - A3
Safety
Active bonnet
Automatic roll over protection
3 point seatbelts on all seats
Active front headrests
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Tyre pressure monitor
Driver and passenger side airbags
Seatbelt warning
Seats
2 height adjustable rear headrests
ISOFIX child seat preparation+airbag deactivation
Height adjustable front seats
50/50 split folding rear seat
Security
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Remote control central locking
Anti theft alarm
Immobiliser
Vanity Mirrors
Driver/passenger sunvisors
Wheels - Spare
Space saver spare wheel

Factory Fit Options

Options
Entertainment
Audi Sound System with 9 speakers£255.00
8 speakersStandard
Packs
Comfort and sound pack - A3£995.00
Matrix LED Exterior lighting Pack - A3£895.00
Paint - Metallic
Metallic - Glacier white£550.00
Metallic - Monsoon grey£550.00
Metallic - Floret silver£550.00
Metallic - Mythos black£550.00
Metallic - Nano grey£550.00
Metallic - Cosmos blue£550.00
Metallic - Tango red£550.00
Paint - Solid
Solid - Brilliant blackStandard
Solid - Ibis whiteStandard
Security
Advanced key£400.00
Seats
4 way electric lumbar support£250.00
Fine Nappa leather + super sport seats£1,870.00
Front sports seatsStandard
Heated front seats£300.00
Exterior Body Features
Metallic paint£550.00
Pearlescent paint£550.00
Wind deflector£300.00
Solid paintStandard
Special solid paint£550.00
Deletion of engine designation at rearStandard
Deletion of model + engine designation at rearStandard
Audi exclusive paint£2,400.00
Chassis/Suspension
Sports suspensionStandard
Dynamic suspensionStandard
Audi magnetic ride£995.00
Hoods
Cloth hood - Red - AudiStandard
Cloth hood - Black - AudiStandard
Cloth hood - Grey - AudiStandard
Interior Features
Rock grey headliningStandard
Sequence cloth/leather upholsteryStandard
Fine Nappa leather upholstery£1,220.00
Leather/Alcantara upholstery£550.00
Black headliningStandard
Driver Aids
Audi side assist£500.00
Hill hold assistStandard
Adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go + pre sense front£475.00
Rear parking sensorsStandard
Cruise control + speed limiterStandard
Park assist system£425.00
Reversing camera£375.00
Audi parking system plus with front and rear sensors£300.00
Driving Mirrors
Auto dimming and folding door mirrors£275.00
Exterior Lights
High beam assistant£150.00
LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicatorsStandard
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 - Black with Rock Grey stitching£1,220.00
Fine Nappa leather - Rotor grey with anthracite stitching£1,220.00
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Head level heating system£400.00
Wheels - Alloy
19" 5 arm wing design high gloss titanium alloy wheels£1,150.00
18" 10 spoke design alloy wheels in matt titanium look with diamond cut finish£650.00
18" 5 twin spoke design alloy wheels in contrast grey with diamond cut finish£250.00
18" 5 parallel spoke design with diamond cut finishStandard
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)11.2
Engine Power - BHP116
Engine Power - KW85
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM3250
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500
Top Speed125
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