Engines & Electric Range
You aren't spoilt with a great amount of choice when it comes to engines, but Audi have kept things nice and simple here.
Each trim level comes with a specific engine choice for that edition of the A3, as outlined below. All engines are supplemented by a 13 kWh battery.
- 1.4L Sport 40 TFSI e S tronic – 204PS - 30–25 g/km – Petrol PHEV– from £33,290
- 1.4L S line 40 TFSI e S tronic – 204PS – 30–25 g/km - Petrol PHEV – from £35,190
- 1.4L S line competition 45 TFSI e S tronic – 245PS - 30–29 g/km – Petrol PHEV – from £36,940
The S Line Competition engine is of course the pick of the bunch when it comes to power output, but as we'll come on to discuss, we don't think that has to make it the engine of choice, as the 204PS options are also suitably powerful.
The A3 has a claimed range of just under 40 miles, which means for most UK drivers, your daily commute will be more than doable in pure electric mode.
Like many PHEVs, there is no rapid charge option, so you’re going to have to settle for a Type 2 charger. It’ll take you around four hours to go from empty to full, which is a more than respectable time from Audi.
Charger dependent, the Golf GTE can take just under four hours to go from empty to full or 2-3 hours for the Mercedes-Benz A250e to go from 10-100%.