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The AUDI A3 Sedan – Taking on the World of Hot Hatches

The AUDI A3 Sedan

Traditionally, when you hear the words Audi A3, the first thing that leaps into most minds is an image of their renowned ‘hot hatch” – sporty, sleek, sophisticated.

2014 Audi A3 Sedan
2014 Audi A3 Sedan

Audi is hoping to change that though with the introduction of the Audi A3 Sedan. Unlike many models which are adapted to suit a multitude of vehicle styles, the A3 Sedan has been designed with a great deal of forethought. To put it simply, it’s not just an A3 Sportback that has had a boot slapped onto it and attached with a bit of gaffer tape and blu-tack. In fact, the A3 Sedan doesn’t share any panels with its A3 siblings, giving it individual look and style of its own.


Performance-wise, the Audi A3 Sedan delivers what most people want – light and powerful, yet frugal drive. The entry-level 103kW/250Nm 1.4TFSI engine provides all the speed you need plus more while driving on suburban roads. It’s an economical drive too, with fuel consumption of 4.7L per 100km however when you need to fire it up, you can hit 100km/h in the space of 8.4 seconds.

Safety hasn’t been ignored with the A3 Sedan being given a 5/5 star ANCAP Rating, thanks to its seven airbags, stability control, anti-slip regulation and ABS.


The interior of the A3 Sedan hasn’t been neglected either. Standard outfitting on the entry-level model includes leather trim, climate control, MMI interface, a 5.8-inch retractable screen, Bluetooth and electric windows all round. 17-inch alloy wheels and auto headlights and wipers round out the base model, giving a buyer value for money. For those who feel the need to add to the base model, there are a range of option packages which can be added, complementing the safety, performance and technical aspects of this vehicle.

Audi A3 SedanThe A3 Sedan has been described as the perfect addition to the A3 range and that’s an apt description. An attractive exterior combines with a luxurious interior to create a sedan that is building its own niche in the world of German prestige vehicles, making this the perfect car for those who want a sedan that can hold its own in the world of hot hatches.