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2019 (68/19) Audi A330 TDI 116 Black Edition 5dr

Glasgow Shields Road
Only £22,498
£2250 deposit
£335.84 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Audi connectAudi drive select
Audi smartphone interfaceAutomatic start/stop system
Colour driver's information system displayElectro - mechanical power assisted steering
Hill hold assistMobile telephone preparation - bluetooth interface
SD card satellite navigation systemService interval indicator
Speed limit displayVoice control system
Voice recognition for navigation system 

Entertainment

2 USB interfaces and Aux-In jackAudi music interface
CD playerDAB Digital radio
MMI radio plus with 7" colour MMI screen and MMI controller 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirror with light and rain sensorsBlack door mirrors
Body colour roof spoiler with aerodynamic inserts in high gloss blackChrome exhaust tailpipes
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicatorsHeated windscreen washer jets
Illuminated door sill trims with S logoLED daytime running lights
Privacy glass - dark tinted rear and rear side windows from B-pillar backwardsRear wiper
Sport specific side air inlet grille and diffuser insert 

Interior Features

3 adjustable rear headrests3 spoke flat bottomed multi-function leather sport steering wheel
4 lashing points to secure luggageAdjustable front centre armrest
Black cloth headliningDual zone electronic climate control
Front and rear interior lights with delayFront/rear floor mats
Glovebox lightHeight and reach adjustable steering wheel
Isofix child seat preparation for front passenger/outer rear seats inc passenger airbag deactivationStainless steel pedals
Storage compartments in doors side trims, centre console and under front drivers seatTool kit

Packs

Black styling pack - A3/S3LED interior light pack - A3/RS3
Non smoking pack - A3Storage and luggage pack - A3/RS3

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBD
Active bonnetActive front headrests
Airbags - front driver/passenger, front & rear side, curtain, drivers kneeASR
EDLElectromechanical parking brake
ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction controlFront passenger airbag deactivation
Manual rear child locksMulti-Collision braking
Seatbelt warningTyre pressure warning
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Anti theft alarmAnti-theft wheel bolts
Remote control central lockingThatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Aluminium air vent surroundsAluminium trim elements
Matt brushed aluminium inlays 

Wheels

18" 10 spoke design alloy wheels in matt titanium look with diamond cut finishTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)118Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine Code8VFBDCWQR
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9EC Urban (mpg)54.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.5WLTP - MPG - Comb51.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max49.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min51.4

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power116Coin DescriptionTDI 116
Coin SeriesBlack EditionInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0721E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.4Engine Power - BHP116
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3250Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed127

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style10 SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1426Length4313
Wheelbase2637Width1785
Width (including mirrors)1966 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1875
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1220Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight585Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked680
Minimum Kerbweight1290No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Audi A3 Sportback

The Audi A3 Sportback demonstrates that class is permanent. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

This current version of Audi's third generation A3 Sportback gets some efficient petrol and diesel engines, the option of the brand's classy Virtual Cockpit instrument display and hi-tech media connectivity. Its strengths remain in excellent build quality, impressive refinement and decent five-door practicality. It's still very much an aspirational ordinary product.

Background

If you're looking at an Audi A3, it's highly probable that you're looking at this five-door 'Sportback' version: the majority of UK buyers do. This third generation model dates back to 2012, when it was launched as a design that was significantly bigger than before. That gave it slight advantages over key premium compact hatch rivals like BMW's 1 Series and Mercedes' A-Class. In recent times though, both those models have been substantially revised, so it was necessary for Audi to follow suit, hence the car we're going to look at here. As part of these changes, Audi's latest Virtual Cockpit instrument display 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. More significantly perhaps, a frugal 1.0 TFSI petrol engine now props up the range - and there's an improved 2.0 TFSI petrol unit too. Evolution then, not revolution.

Driving Experience

The range now begins with the downsized 115PS 1.0-litre TFSI unit used in the base '30 TFSI' petrol model that, nonetheless, still generates a useful 200Nm of torque. Next up is the 1.5 TFSI COD petrol engine used in the '35 TFSI' variant, which offers 150PS and plenty of efficiency thanks to its clever 'Cylinder-on-Demand' technology. If you want more power, then the next step is the 2.0 TFSI unit used in the '40 TFSI' petrol model - this an engine featuring 190PS and an innovative combustion process. It comes only with a slick 7-speed S tronic auto gearbox and there's the option of quattro 4WD. Near the top of the range, the S3 hot hatch also gets 2.0 TFSI power - in this case with 310PS of power. The diesel line-up is familiar, things kicking off with the usual 1.6-litre TDI powerplant used in the '30 TDI' variant developing 116PS and offered with either manual or S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission. Above that sits the consistently popular 2.0-litre TDI unit used in the '35 TDI' model, available, as usual, with 150PS and the normal transmission choices. There's also a top diesel variant, the '40 TDI', which uses a 184PS version of this same 2.0-litre TDI powerplant and comes only with the quattro drivetrain. As before, buyers can specify a progressive steering system for sharper turn-in.

Design and Build

As ever, the A3 looks slick and classy, courtesy of sharp lines for the familiar and broad Singleframe grille. The headlights are flat, with distinctive outer contours and can be ordered in Matrix LED form, which makes them significantly brighter and adaptive, so that they avoid dazzling other road users. Plus of course they never need to be dipped. Subtle styling at the rear aims to accentuate the width of this car - with the horizontal illuminated graphics of the rear lights and the separation edge above the smart diffuser. Inside, the 'Virtual Cockpit' instrument display used in the TT and other pricier Audis is available in this one as an option. This shows 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 designed to be particularly intuitive. Otherwise, everything is pretty much as you'd expect, with classy materials and strong build quality. Luggage space out back is 380-litres, rising to 1,220-litres with the seats folded.

Market and Model

A3 Sportback ownership requires pricing starting from around £22,000 and ranging up to around the £30,000 mark, with customers choosing between SE Tecknik, Sport, S line and Black Edition trim levels. You'll be very tempted though, to up the price of your car by adding numerous options. Not only the Virtual Cockpit instrument display but also things like the LED interior lighting package, a panoramic glass sunroof, sports seats, heated seats, advanced key keyless access, deluxe electronic climate control and an adaptive lighting system for the xenon plus headlights, which can be supplemented with variable headlight range control. As for infotainment, well Audi reckons that this A3 sets class 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

The A3 Sportback pins its colours firmly to the mast of improved efficiency and posts numbers that are markedly more impressive than its already creditable forebear. That's a given. As is the fact that it'll rival the very best in class for residual values. So far, so predictable. The usual drill now is to quote the faintly unbelievable economy figure of the most economical diesel model in the range to underscore that point, but petrol buyers are in for a treat with the 1.0-litre 30 TFSI petrol engine. Expect up to 55.4mpg combined fuel economy and CO2 emissions of up to 114g/km. The A3 range also encompasses a 1.5-litre TFSI petrol engine in the 35 TFSI model, promising up to 53.3mpg with CO2 emissions of up 121g/km. The A3 range also encompasses a 1.6 TDI engine in the 30 TDI model, promising a 64.2mpg potential with CO2 emissions of up to 64.2mpg. All the figures quoted are WLTP-rated converted back to the NEDC2 cycle.

Summary

The Audi A3 was the model that invented the premium compact sector way back in 1996 and since then, almost all the cars sold in this segment have had five doors. Vital then, that this important Ingolstadt model should be so desirable in this form. It still is. The more recent updates have helped its cause, especially if you happen to be looking at a petrol model. And that Virtual Cockpit system is certainly worth a look: all your passengers will comment on it. Otherwise, things are much as they've always been with this model. As ever, this Sportback is light in bulk, heavy in technology and as at home in Belgravia as it is in Brixton. And, as usual with Audi, the interior is where this design really strides apart. You could be in a luxury car. You certainly wouldn't think you were in a run-of-the-mill Focus-sized family hatchback. For not a huge amount more than you'd pay for one of those, this car brings a touch of class to the compact segment. Which of course is why so many people want one.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£335.84
Deposit£2250
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£22,498
Credit amount£20,248
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£9675
Total amount payable£27,710.48
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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Glasgow Shields Road

274-304 Shields Road, Kinning Park, Glasgow, G41 1LA

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