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Audi A3 Sportback 3.2 quattro

Broadcast dates : 28th August 2005
3rd September 2005

The new droop snout, or single-frame grille as Audi likes to term it, brings the 1930’s Tourist-Trophy look to the A3 series. 

Optional on the Sportback are Xenon headlights with automatic range control.

The A3 has been significantly restyled for the Sportback version.
Rather, they’ll appreciate the new A3 model for its undeniable elegance, its multi-spoked alloy wheels and its very real practicality in a package enriched by superb build quality.

And our top-of-the range test model proved a prime example of a quality driving experience.

An open road, all-wheel-drive, 184 kilowatts and luggage space to boot, if you’ll excuse the pun. Life is good…

The mechanical integrity is a major source of driving pleasure, and Audi seems to have improved the steering feel.

Unlike many engines today, the three-comma-two V6 is a visual delight, with plastic vacuum-cleaner coverings kept to a minimum.

It does The Business too, with a blistering 0-100 sprint. It’s matched to a superb manual gearshift, and is easier to drive smoothly than the A3 quattro hatch we tried earlier in the year.

There’s 370 litres of luggage space despite the sloping roof line. 

Audi A3 Sportback 3.2 quattro
  • Engine: V6 petrol, 3 189 cc
  • Power: 184 kW @ 6 300 rpm
  • Torque: 320 Nm @ 2 800 rpm
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual, all-wheel-drive
  • Price: R324 500

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