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Ultra-frugal A3 models

AUDI is to launch an ultra-economical A3 in September which promises fuel economy of more than 60mpg and CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km.

The A3 1.9 TDIe, which will be available in three-door and Sportback variants, uses a reworked version of the existing 1.9-litre TDI turbodiesel engine, offering 105bhp.

For the new model, the engine has been remapped with more of a focus on frugality rather than performance, and it also features revised gear ratios to boost economy.

The 1.9 TDIe will return a claimed average of 62.7mpg and emit 119g/km of CO2, enabling it to fall into the second lowest VED band. By comparison, the regular 1.9 TDI returns 57.6mpg and 129g/km of CO2.

A similar TDIe model will appear in the A4 range, and possibly in the A6.

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