But the numbers don't tell the whole story. In typical German style, the official claims are not exaggerated. During a banzai run Auto Forum pushed the car to the max: 256 km/h indicated by the car's speedo and 243 km/h indicated by the GPS device fitted to the car.
Officially, the A3 Sportback 1.8 TFSI S tronic is supposed to reach a top speed of 232 km/h and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. It also drinks fuel at the rate of 7 liters per 100 km. Auto Forum also made a braking test from the top speed.
The A3 Sportback continues to be the real entry into Audi's model range, since the A1 is more of a niche car. We thing the 2013 is a huge step in the segment, undercutting the competition in terms of price by not offering too many thrills.