Audi a3 mesh grill
Made with high quality ABS material, Audi a3 mesh grill sturdy and weather resistance, for maximum durability. Anti-scratch, dust-proof, lightweight and colorfast, no harm to your car.
Adopted to stylish design makes it more attractive, upgrading the car style with these grilles. Perfectly fit for protecting your front fog lamp.
Easy installation without extra adjustment.
Especially designed for Audi A3 S-Line 8V Pre-Facelift 2013-2016
MPG, CO2 and running costs
With Audi a3 mesh grill e-tron plug-in hybrid versions available sometime in the future, it’s left to the more than capable petrol and diesel models to show that they can deliver competitive running costs and low emissions.
The 30 TFSI petrol unit, with a six-speed manual ‘box, returns an impressive maximum of 51.4mpg and emits 124g/km of CO2, while the 35 TFSI manages a creditable 47.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 133g/km. The 35 TFSI seven-speed S tronic auto is actually more efficient than the manual version, delivering 49.6mpg and 129g/km of CO2.
If you’re looking for the best return from a tank of fuel, the A3 30 TDI is not a bad place to start. Even under stricter WLTP regulations, it’ll provide a maximum of 64.2mpg and just 115g/km of CO2. The more powerful 35 TDI is only slightly less efficient with a claimed 61.4mpg and 120g/km
The Audi a3 mesh grill petrol-engined A3 versions sit in insurance groups 17-27, while the diesel cars will attract slightly more expensive premiums as they range from groups 20-29. By comparison, a 107bhp Mercedes A 160 petrol in AMG Line trim is in group 15, while an A 180 diesel with 114bhp and the same AMG Line equipment level starts from group 18 – both lower and therefore probably cheaper to insure than the equivalent A3.
Data suggests that the A3 will retain around 46% of its original value over three years and 36,000 miles, with the more expensive Vorsprung models losing the biggest chunk of money over the average ownership period. The Mercedes A-Class holds onto a similar amount of its value over three years, although the BMW 1 Series appears to be a stronger performer on the used market, holding onto 48%.
Interior, design and technology
Following the success of the previous third-generation model, Audi hasn’t sought to conjure up a radically different exterior for the A3. Instead, the design progresses the Audi family look with the large honeycomb front grille, alongside more aggressive side vents and angular LED headlights.
There are prominent crease lines set low along the doors and the rear end is totally new – but the overall effect is still unmistakably an A3.
It’s inside the cabin of the A3 where Audi has clearly focused much of its attention. The dash is full of angles and is not so conservative as in the previous model, while the fascia is now trimmed in faux-aluminium – still of typical Audi quality, but a definite change in stylistic direction.
Standard equipment levels are good, with entry-level Technik cars including 16-inch alloy wheels, electrically-adjustable power-folding mirrors, air-conditioning, sat-nav, Bluetooth and a DAB radio. Upgrading to Sport specification brings 17-inch alloys, Audi Drive Select, leather upholstery, climate control and matt black exterior trim.
Moving further up the range brings progressively larger wheels, sports seats, enhanced leather upholstery, privacy glass and a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel, as well as a black styling pack.
There has been a far-reaching swing to a more digital environment in the A3. Every version of the car now gets a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel as standard, with the larger 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit system available as an option on S line trim. All UK cars also come fitted with a 10.1-inch central touchscreen.
The infotainment system is a known quantity, given its application across most of the Audi line-up. It’s a little slow to load when you start up, but is pinpoint sharp in presentation and operation, and feature-packed. It’s a real slice of big-car tech in a compact hatchback. Our only bugbear is that it relies solely on touch inputs, with no MMI rotary dial or other controls for ease of use on the move.
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