Joining the saloon and cabriolet, the Audi A3 Sportback is a bold and adventurous five-door car. It has a slightly enlarged wheelbase, improving interior space and subtly adjusting the centre of gravity at the same time.
A strong, low-slung stance and angled headlights create the sense of confidence that surrounds the A3 Sportback. It's topped by a body-coloured roof spoiler with gloss black aerodynamic inserts. The model's power is clear from the outside, as the exhaust pipe configuration depends on the chosen engine.
When you enter the car, you'll discover a tactile leather-wrapped steering wheel at the driver's position. Metallic trim accents catch the eye, in bright contrast to the smart black cloth upholstery. The front centre armrest is as adjustable as the seats, giving you ample room to arrange things as you like them.
Audi's four equipment grades for the Sportback are: SE, SE Technik, Sport and S line. SE sets an attractively high benchmark with the Driver's Information System, a 5.8-inch colour display and Bluetooth® connectivity. SE Technik adds an SD card-based satellite navigation system with European maps. Front sports seats are fitted to the Sport model upwards, and the top-of-the-range S line comes with a perforated leather gearstick and added storage spaces.
Folding the rear bench of seats down creates a cavernous amount of room in the boot – as much as 1,220 litres of load volume. With all seats in place, everyone enjoys generous personal space in which to stretch and relax.
In-car technologies arrive as standard to make journeys as comfortable, practical and enjoyable as possible. Dual-zone electronic climate control at higher trims helps passengers select their own ideal temperature, and the Audi parking system makes manoeuvres smooth and simple.
Engines offered with the A3 Sportback all balance power and efficiency to impressive effect. The wide range of choices includes petrol versions with quattro all-wheel drive for road-hugging grip. Drivers seeking maximum efficiency will appreciate the 74.3mpg combined from the 1.6-litre diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission. S tronic transmission is available with selected engines across the range. Choosing this configuration adds sporty gear shift paddles to the multifunction steering wheel.
Safety is never a secondary consideration in an Audi. Alongside the thrill and comfort of every drive in the A3 Sportback, you remain secure and confident. The layers of protection include an active bonnet, which protects pedestrians in the event of an impact. Front, side, head and knee airbags are fitted to support passengers.
When you're ready to take a test drive in the Audi A3 Sportback, please speak to one of our teams at Aberdeen & Dundee Audi – part of the John Clark Motor Group.