Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Audi Puts Some Boot into Its a3 Saloon

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Audi Puts Some Boot into Its a3 Saloon

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AUDI A3 1.4 TFSI SALOON SPORT Top speed: 135mph MPG: 60.1 Emissions: 109g/km Price: [pounds sterling]24,304 AUDI has given its A3 model a boot in the rear. After years as a hatchback, Sportback or cabrio, it is now also available as a saloon, and together with new S3 and S3 Sportback versions brings Audi's range to an astonishing 47 models.

At launch the A3 Saloon is available with 1.4 and 1.8-litre petrol engines or a two-litre diesel priced between [pounds sterling]24,275 and [pounds sterling]28,105 on the road. The car's lines have been subtly tweaked and it is lower, wider and longer than the A3 Sportback. Its 425-litre boot is also bigger than that of the Sportback.

Like its cousin, the VW Golf, the car's 1.4-litre petrol engine can close down two of its four cylinders under light load to aid CO2 and fuel consumption, which Audi claims to be 60. …

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