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Our fleet: Audi A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI Sport - December 2013

Audi
BIK List Price
£21,945
Audi A3 Sportback BIK list price
BIK Percentage
14%
Audi A3 Sportback BIK Percent
CO2
99g/km
Audi A3 Sportback CO2
Combined MPG
74.3
Audi A3 Sportback MPG

Review

The A3 has continued to show its 'caring' side over the past few weeks with two new driver alerts.

Last month I reported that it had offered to use its satellite navigation system to direct me to the nearest filling station when it was running low on fuel.

This month, the most useful alert has been that the windscreen washer fluid needed topping up – a very important thing to know, particularly at this time of year when a combination of low sun and dirt thrown up from vehicles makes it vital to be able to clean your windscreen regularly while driving.

The second alert told me that the battery charge on my phone, which I've connected to the media system by Bluetooth to use both as an MP3 player and a hands-free phone, is low.

This is obviously far less important than knowing you need to top up the washer fluid, but it’s nice to know the car is looking out for me.

During my time with the A3, it has not missed a beat. The cabin is a classy place to both drive and travel in with ample room in the rear for both adults and children.

The pop-up media screen is a particular highlight for me. When the ignition is off, the screen is hidden in the dashboard which gives it a 'clean', spacious feel.

With the ignition on and the screen up, it's the ideal height to glance at, meaning you don't have to take your eye off the road for more than a split-second to see the information you're after.

Top Speed
N/A
Audi A3 Sportback Top Speed
VED band
N/A
Audi A3 Sportback Ved
Fuel Type
Diesel
Audi A3 Sportback Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £9,850
4 Year 80k : £8,050
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 32.03
4 Year 80k : 30.13

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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