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2022 Audi A3

2022 Audi A3
Audi
8.4
Price$46,900 - $56,000
Fuel Efficiency4.9 - 6.7 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Price$46,900 - $56,000
Fuel Efficiency4.9 - 6.7 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years

About the A3

The Audi A3 is a staple in the Audi range. Today it's part of a small pool of compact cars within the premium segment.

First introduced in the 1990s, the Audi A3 went on sale in Australia shortly after.

Competing with cars such as the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the Audi A3 is offered as an entry-level front-wheel drive, all the way through to an all-wheel drive sports model called the RS3.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Genuinely efficient mild-hybrid donk

Thoughtful tech and equipment list, mostly

Attainable entry point

Miss

Adaptive cruise optional

Some plastics don't feel premium

Road noise on optional '19s not premium either

A3 Price

What is the price of a Audi A3?
  • 2022 Audi A3 35 TFSI MHEV: $46,900
  • 2022 Audi A3 35 TFSI MHEV: $49,400
  • 2022 Audi A3 40 TFSI QUATTRO: $53,500
  • 2022 Audi A3 40 TFSI QUATTRO: $56,000

All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) and before on-road costs which vary state by state.

News

All the latest A3 news

Range Guide

Which variant of the Audi A3 range is best for you?

The 35 TFSI comes standard with the following equipment:

  • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Wired Android Auto
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • LED headlights
  • Leather upholstery
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Hands-free power boot lid (Sedan only)
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

The 40 TFSI gains:

  • Ambient lighting
  • Frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Front sports seats
  • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
  • S line exterior package
  • Selectable drive modes

Just two option package are available: the Comfort Package for the 35 TFSI and the Premium Package for the 40 TFSI.

The $2600 Comfort Package includes:

  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Power-adjustable front seats with four-way power lumbar
  • Heated front seats
  • Frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Adaptive Drive Assist
  • Emergency assist

The $4500 Premium Package includes:

  • Power-adjustable front seats with four-way power lumbar
  • Memory for driver’s seat and exterior mirrors
  • Colour-adjustable ambient lighting
  • Head-up display
  • Heated front seats
  • Aluminium interior trim
  • Adaptive Drive Assist
  • Emergency assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • 10-speaker 180W sound system

Standalone options include:

  • Hands-free power tailgate (Sportback): $650
  • 15-speaker 680W Bang & Olfusen sound system (40 TFSI): $1500
  • Panoramic sunroof: $2000
  • Privacy glass: $650
  • Heated front seats: $650

Variants

What are the variants of the Audi A3?
35 TFSI MHEV
FROM
$46,900
40 TFSI QUATTRO
FROM
$53,500
4D SPORTBACK
4D SEDAN
Variant Name
35 TFSI MHEV
Price From
$46,900
Series
8Y MY22A
Style
4D SPORTBACK
Transmission
7-speed Auto S-Tronic
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy
5.0L / 100km
Seating Capacity
5
Engine Size
1.5L
Cylinders
turbocharged four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the Audi A3 Interior

For its generational change the A3 has adopted Audi’s latest interior design and layout, with elements like the air vents inspired by Lamborghini.

Your eyes are immediately drawn to the beautiful 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster and the 10.1-inch MMI touch infotainment display, both offering the crispest of graphics and buttery smooth animations.

The inbuilt satellite navigation system offers Google Maps, online traffic updates and hazard alerts, parking information, weather updates and fuel prices, thanks

Even the base A3 35 TFSI has a creamy leather steering wheel that feels great in the hand, and wheel-mounted paddle shifters are fitted if you want to take control of the transmission yourself. We also appreciate the proper climate controls.

Comfort up front is good even in the standard, manually-adjustable first-row pews.

Row two in the regular A3 is slightly more spacious than the performance-oriented S3 as you don’t have the tall S seats with integrated headrests up front. Forward visibility in the rear is also improved as a result.

Speaking of kids, there’s ISOFIX anchor points on the outboard pews and top-tether points behind all three positions.

While Australians tend to see SUVs as family cars, Europeans have used cars like the A3 as family runabouts for decades – it’s more than up to the task.

Exterior

Photos and Images of the Audi A3 Exterior

The new A3 rides on 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, and features LED headlights across the range.

Ibis White is the standard colour on the 2022 Audi A3, with Brilliant Black a no-cost option on the 35 TFSI.

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Audi A3?

The Audi A3 is offered with a five-year service plan, priced at $2250.

Maintenance is required every 12 months or 15,000km.

How it Drives

Our expert take on Audi A3 drivability?

What’s new with the latest A3 is the powertrain.

This new generation of 48V mild-hybrid technology is possibly the best implementation of the tech I’ve experienced thus far, and it’s genuinely efficient in the real world based on our time with the A3 35 TFSI.

Audi says the new mild-hybrid system uses vehicle sensors to know when to turn the engine off or on, and it’s now able to coast when you’re creeping in traffic rather than firing up the petrol engine once you lift off the brake pedal.

It seems to know what you want, when you want it, which in previous cases wasn’t necessarily the case. Seeing the stop/start display in the digital instruments was interesting, and refinement is so good you rarely notice when the engine is off or on.

While it offers effortless performance, the 35 TFSI’s 110kW and 250Nm mean it’s not quite as fast as the Sportback’s chunky design and 19-inch alloys might suggest.

Peak torque is on tap from just 1500rpm and sticks around through to 3500rpm, so you have this effortless wave to ride. This car is best driven in a measured manner as designed.

Speaking of ‘cruise’, the standard cruise control system takes away from the luxury experience. I’d definitely be ticking the box for the Comfort package ($2600) to get the excellent adaptive cruise assist function that basically enables Level 2 semi-autonomous highway driving.

Ride and handling is pretty well balanced as you’d expect, with a taut chassis bringing tight body control and an almost sporty balance in corners, though a level of give in the suspension that irons out the lumps and bumps of city driving nicely – even on the optional 19-inch wheels seen here.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia
5
overall
89%
passenger
81%
infant
68%
pedestrian
73%
detection

A3 Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Audi A3?

AUDI suggests that owners service their 2022 AUDI A3 every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The 2022 AUDI A3 has a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.

A3 Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Audi A3 use and what are its emissions?

Depending on the variant, view the 2022 AUDI A3 fuel usage below.

All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY22A4D SPORTBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--5.0-
35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY22A4D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--4.9-
40 TFSI QUATTRO8Y MY22A4D SPORTBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--6.7-
40 TFSI QUATTRO8Y MY22A4D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--6.6-

A3 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Audi A3

Depending on the variant, the 2022 AUDI A3 measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY22A4D SPORTBACK4343181614492636
35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY22A4D SEDAN4492181614252636
40 TFSI QUATTRO8Y MY22A4D SPORTBACK4343181614492636
40 TFSI QUATTRO8Y MY22A4D SEDAN4495181614252636

The 2022 AUDI A3 has a braked towing capacity from 1500kg to 1600kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity from 690kg to 720kg depending on the variant.

A3 Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The Audi A3 is categorised as a SMALL FROM 40K and has a price range of $46,900 to $56,000. There are currently 4 other options in the SMALL FROM 40K segment, those that fit within a similar price range include:

Frequently Asked Questions

The Audi A3 range kicks off from $46,900 (plus on-road costs) for the "A3 35 TFSI MHEV" variant and finishes at $56,000 (plus on-road costs) for the "A3 40 TFSI QUATTRO" variant.

The Audi A3 is built in Germany and is then shipped to Australia.

The Audi A3 has a braked towing capacity from 1500kg to 1600kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity from 690kg to 720kg depending on the variant.

Audi suggested that owners service their Audi A3 every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The Audi A3 has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

The Audi A3 uses Premium Unleaded Petrol.

The Audi A3 has 4 doors.

In our latest review the Audi A3 scored 8.2 out of 10. Read the full Audi A3 review here.

The Audi A3 had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.