The Audi A3 Ambition is a classy, practical and compact car that features plenty of ‘go’. This particular variant comes equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 103kW of power and 320Nm of torque.
The Audi A3 is strikingly flatter, masculine and dynamic in its appearance. The slim side is defined by the tornado line along the edge of the window and the dynamic line above the sills.
Great emphasis has also been placed on comfort and convenience. With Audi drive select, which is standard in the Ambition equipment line, you can set your vehicle to be either sporty or comfortable - you have up to five modes to choose from. The electrically-assisted steering, while not rich in feedback, gives the car a solid feel when cornering.
High quality and innovative design can be found in every detail. The interior on the A3 is very hard to fault, with no shortage of soft-touch plastics and other high-quality materials. The horizontal architecture of the instrument panel emphasises the size of the interior, 3D inlays seem to embrace the driver. Audi’s proprietary MMI system gives you 5.8-inch retractable infotainment screen that sprouts from the dashboard. The system itself is extremely intuitive to use with simple toggle switches being used for all the controls.
Sports seats come standard in the Ambition equipment line and offer superb support to the driver and front passenger. The leather upholstering is supple to the touch, while the seats also feature an extendable under-thigh cushion to provide that extra dimension of comfort.
Representing excellent all round value, and claiming a reputation as one of the best small luxury cars on the market, it’s difficult to go wrong with the Audi A3.