Audi A3 Ultra brings CO2 emissions down to 89g/km and boosts economy
22 May 2015

The new Audi A3 1.6 TDI Ultra is now available, with CO2 emissions down to a new low of 89g/km for the hatchback range.

The new model also boasts combined fuel economy of 83.1mpg in both three-door and five-door Sportback versions. The three-door gets from 0-62mph in 10.5sec, while the Sportback takes 10.7sec. Both have an official top speed of 124mph.

The A3 Ultra models come with low-rolling-resistance tyres on five-spoke 16in alloy wheels and sports suspension as standard. To aid its focus on economy, several items of equipment are not available even as an option. A tyre-inflation kit replaces the space-saver spare wheel while neither a panoramic glass sunroof or a tow bar are offered on the economy-focused model.

The A3 1.6 TDI Ultra SE and SE Technik models take the place of the 1.6 TDI SE and SE Technik models, while the Sport and S line versions remain unchanged.

Pricing for the new Ultra models starts at £20,865 - a £40 increase over the outgoing non-Ultra version. The SE Technik starts at £21,615 while the Sportback version of both trims adds £620 to the price. Buyers can now order the Ultra models for delivery in August.

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22 May 2015
Who'd have thought a C segment car could get to 83mpg on the combined cycle (I presume) and still hit 60 in 10.5 seconds. Another 10 years and we'll be looking at 100mpg or looking to buy EV's?

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