AUDI A3 Sportback 1.6 TDIe 105PS Stop-Start 1

  • Used model
  • Diesel, Small family
  • 1598cc (1.6 litre), Manual 5-speed, door
112 g/km
67 mpg
NGC Rating

AUDI A3 Sportback review

NGC verdict 11.06.2013

Despite its e-tron badging, unlike the attention gathering Audi R8 e-tron prototype sports car, this model, due in the UK mid next year, is not a pure electric car but actually Audi’s first petrol-electric plug-in hybrid. Audi now believes this technology will be with us for a long time.

The company claims many urban drivers will rarely experience the petrol engine in the A3 Sportback e-tron if they recharge their plug-in car regularly thanks to a 30-mile electric only range. Hybrids though remain an expensive way to travel. First impressions suggest this e-tron could be quite a fun car to drive on a twisty road but that would be at the expense of fuel economy.

Review by Russell Bray

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Official MPG
67 mpg
4.2 litres/100km
Real MPG
57 mpg
5 litres/100km
Fuel cost
9.7 p/mile
Fuel price
121 p/litre


Official CO2
112 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
5 euro
NOx:158 mg/km
PM:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
0 least polluting


1st year rate
£0 16/17
Band C
12 month rate
Std rate
£30 16/17
Band C
12 month rate
BIK rate
22% 16/17
24% (17/18)
26% (18/19)

AUDI A3 Sportback 1.6 TDIe 105PS Stop-Start 1 key information

  • Practicality
    door, seats
  • Engine Size
    1598cc (1.6 litre)
  • Transmission
    Manual 5-speed
  • Engine Power
    HP / PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
  • Top Speed
    0 mph / 0 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    No Discount

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