Following on from its more powerful A3 TDI, Audi has revealed the first of a range of TDI and TFSI models focusing on reduced fuel consumption and emissions with its A3 1.6 TDI ultra.
Propelled by a 1.6-litre turbo diesel unit developing 81 kW (110 hp), the ultra hits 100 km/h in 10.2 seconds, has a 200 km/h top speed and requires just 3.2 litres of fuel every 100 kilometres, with CO2 emissions working out at a mere 85g/km. Other factors contributing to this A3’s frugality include a 15 mm lower ride height, S line side skirts, tyres with a lower rolling resistance and a transmission with longer final drive ratio.
Equipped with air conditioning, Audi radio and power windows as standard equipment, the A3 1.6 TDI ultra is available in both three-door and Sportback guises with pricing starting at €25,200. Deliveries begin next month.