Audi A3

The Audi A3 was originally designed to offer an entry point into the German luxury brand, but that role has been taken by cars like the A1 and the new Q2 SUV.

It's built on the same MQB platform that is used under the VW Golf, and the two share many powertrain elements. The A3, though, offers a greater level of in-cabin luxury and tech. It's available as a five-door hatch, four-door sedan and two-door convertible, and is powered by a variety of petrol and diesel engines. It's also offered as an A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid.

Audi A3 Reviews

Editor's Pick

Audi A3 2016 review

Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the Audi A3 at its Australian launchRead more

2017

Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI 2017 review

There is something about being able to lower the roof of a car and have the wind in your hair and sun on your face that speaks to the pure enjoyment of life.Read more

Audi A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI COD 2017 review

The world is awash with stereotypes, and Audi drivers cop it hard. TT? Deep-pocketed hairdressers. R8? Deeper-pocketed mid-life-crisis-ists. A8? Jason Statham wannabes. A3? Bought by everyone else.Read more

Audi A3 Sportback 1.0 TFSI 2017 review

Richard Berry investigates the entry point of Audi's Australian A3 range in the shape of the new Sportback 1.0 TFSI. His road test and review includes specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

2016

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Quattro 2016 review: snapshot

For what seems a more modest jump in price, you can have the same 2.0 TFSI as the sport spec but with Quattro all-wheel drive.Read more

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI 2016 review: snapshot

The 2.0 TFSI comes with a big power bump from the new engine, but a new seven-speed wet clutch S-tronic transmission and a few more gadgets.Read more

Audi A3 2016 review

Chris Riley road tests and reviews the Audi A3 with specs, fuel consumption and verdict at its international launch in Germany.Read more

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron 2016 review

Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

2015

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron 2015 review

Chris Riley road tests and reviews the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict at its Australian launch. Read more

Used Audi A3 review: 1997-2015

Ewan Kennedy road tests and reviews the used 1997-2015 Audi A3.Read more

Price Guide

$49,195

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Lowest Price

$35,900

Highest Price

$62,490

Range & Specifications

2017 Convertible
1.4 TFSI S TRONIC COD
MSRP
$49,000
ANCAP Rating
2017 Convertible
2.0 TFSI S TRONIC QUATTRO SPRT
MSRP
$58,600
ANCAP Rating
2017 Convertible
2.0 TFSI SPORT S TRONIC SPORT
MSRP
$55,000
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
1.0 TFSI SPORTBACK
MSRP
$35,900
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
1.4 TFSI SPORTBACK COD
MSRP
$39,900
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
1.6 TDI SPORTBACK
MSRP
$38,500
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
2.0 TFSI QUATTRO SPORT
MSRP
$49,500
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
2.0 TFSI SPORTBACK
MSRP
$45,900
ANCAP Rating
2017 Hatchback
Sportback E-Tron Hybrid
MSRP
$62,490
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
1.4 TFSI COD
MSRP
$41,500
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
2.0 TFSI
MSRP
$47,500
ANCAP Rating
2017 Sedan
2.0 TFSI QUATTRO S LINE
MSRP
$51,100
ANCAP Rating

Audi A3 News

Augmented reality car owner's manuals

14 August 2013 by Richard Read

Audi A3 convertible set for Frankfurt

26 June 2013 by Craig Duff

Audi A3 cabrio spy shots

28 February 2013 by Paul Gover

Audi A3 convertible rendered

27 February 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Audi A3 sedan spy shot

29 January 2013 by Paul Pottinger

Audi A3 sedan in the works

2 October 2012 by Paul Gover

Audi A3 answers Merc A-Class

12 March 2012 by Craig Duff

Audi runs like clockwork

3 March 2008 by Paul Pottinger