The all-new Audi A3 hatchback is being launched to motoring media next week, but we already have prices! Starting at R267 000 for the 1.2 TFSI 6-speed manual with 77kW and 175Nm of torque. The car is said to average 4.9 litres of petrol per 100km travelled, after levelling the 0 – 100km/h sprint in 10.7 seconds.
Next on the list is the 1.4 TFSI making 90kW and 200Nm of torque, dispatching 0 – 100km/h in 9.3 seconds and averaging 5.3 litres per 100km. It costs R274 500 at the Audi till. You can also get this model with the company 6-speed S tronic automatic gearbox for R291 500. Then you have the 77kW, 250Nm 1.6 TDI coming to Mzansi only with the S tronic option fitted. Frugal as ever, the TDI returns a lovely 3.8 litres per 100km. You can leave a cheque for R302 500 for this one. All these above cars are badged S models as per Audi’s European nomenclature, which we’ve also adopted as from the new facelift A4.
The SE range consists of the 1.8 TFSI manual and S Tronic, both pushing 132kW and 250Nm. Each costs R305 000 and R322 000 respectively. As well as being more powerful, these SEs are higher-specced than their S siblings and offer more standard equipment. This includes things like front fog lamps and sports seats. Options include heated seats, adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Last on the list is the 1.8 TFSI 132kW S Tronic quattro, said to be the only AWD in its class. Peak engine torque from this motor is 280Nm made between 1350rpm and 4500rpm.