The Audi A3 is a great piece of German engineering showcasing yet again another brilliant job from Audi. This has a brilliant engine ready to prove itself amongst the other models in the range. We have fantastic car leasing deals on the Audi A3 now on! For Business or Personal Contract Hire Leasing on terms to suit you with our custom leasing terms.
Key Audi A3 Sportback Points
The A3's previous generations have had their time, now it's time for the current Audi A3 to shine and show off. The engines available are a 1.2 and 1.4 TFSI, 1.8 petrol and 2.0 TDI diesel engines. This car has many trims to choose from such as the standard SE, S Tronic, Sport, top of the range S Line, and the top spec Audi S3 and RS3 is available for you thrill seekers.
History of the Audi A3
The Audi A3 was first conceived and released to the UK market in 1996, the car originally used the VW Group A platform, the first generation was the grand return for the manufacturer to small hatchbacks. A front and four-wheel drive version with 3 doors used a 1.8 turbo petrol and a 1.9 TDI diesel were the power plants available. In 1999 Audi began to offer the A3 as a 5 door for the last couple of years of this version. This was also launched alongside the first ever S3.
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003 was the next era of the A3 once again launched with just 3 doors the later arrival of the 5 door hatchback came just over a year later and along with the cars immense success as a luxury small hatchback the A3 was given a 261 petrol powered S model with the Quattro four-wheel drive system achieving 0-62 mph time of 5.5 seconds and limited to 155 mph and was the last S3 model to have a choice 6-speed manual or 6-speed S-Tronic transmission. A cabriolet variant was also launched in 2008, while the RS 3 Sportback had a very limited run and was used as a technical exercise by Audi to push the limits of a sportback's capabilities.
The current generation of Audi A3 Sportback was released in 2012 and has been available as various body styles including a Cabrio, 3-door hatchback and a saloon. The current car was facelifted in 2017 to extend the models life and has offered an S3 model throughout its time on sale. The RS 3 was launched in 2015 while the announcement in 2014 of an e-Tron A3 that will share powertrains with the VW Golf and Passat GTE is anticipated to go on sale in Europe in 2019.
Why choose an Audi A3 to lease?
Audi has created a premium sportback in the new A3, one that offers a range of diesel and petrol engine options, automatic and manual gearbox configurations. Whether it is used for rolling up and down the country on a motorway, driving around a large town or city or the winding roads of the countryside the A3 is capable. From the base 30 TFSI SE Technik to the sporty S3 the inclusive range has high residual values making them some of the best pound for pound lease cars on offer today. With standard contracts up to 120,000 miles over 4-years and prices available for business and personal leasing customers. Quotes are provided on an individual basis from an assigned account manager to find the car and lease deal for you.
The Audi A3 isn't too small and isn't too big. It's economically friendly and it will get you from A to B in comfort and style. The A3 is great for a run around car, as you have large boot space for your belongings and a spacious comforting interior to keep the occupants of the car comfortable on those long and short journeys.
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