3 Reasons Why Audi A3 is #CarsAwards Finalist

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What makes the Audi A3 2.0T FSI Sportback S Line automatic a strong contender in the Premium Hatchback category of the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank? We investigate…

The Audi A3 2.0T FSI Sportback in S Line guise offers attractive styling and performance ability while blending luxury, comfort and refinement in a compact premium hatchback package. This A3 derivative therefore makes a strong case for itself in the Premium Hatchback category of the #CarsAwards.

3 Reasons Why Audi A3 2.0T FSI Sportback S Line Auto is a #CarsAwards finalist

1. Refined performer

This A3 Sportback derivative is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine and mated with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. With outputs of 140 kW and 320 Nm, this Audi A3 certainly has a performance bent to it and can sprint from zero to 100 kph in 6.8 seconds.

With the car set in comfort driving mode, shifts are geared towards fuel efficiency with Audi claiming a fuel consumption figure of 5.7 L/100km. This A3 offers a good balance between performance and economy.

2. Smart infotainment system

The A3 Sportback is fitted with a dashboard-mounted infotainment system that, at the push of a button, disappears gracefully into the dashboard. The system is easily controlled using the MMI rotary dial in the centre console. The system offers Bluetooth and USB/Aux support. Navigation is offered as an option as is Audi’s Virtual Cockpit and Bang and Olufsen sound system - all features worth the additional spend.

3. Handling ability and safety

The A3 Sportback offers excellent handling ability and with the standard chassis, it delivers a composed and comfortable ride, but with a dynamic feel.

It’s also fitted with comprehensive safety features including 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist and stability control with traction control as standard. A number of additional safety features are also optionally available.

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The 2017/18 #CarsAwards finalists: Premium Hatchback Category

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