Audi A3 1.2 TFSI Is Surprisingly Economical in Britain

Any newcomer to the Audi family would be forgiven for saying the 2013 A3 hatchback is the same as the old one. The body look about the same, and with a few exceptions the engines on offer have the same displacement and power output as before.
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For example, the cheapest A3 you can buy in Britain is equipped with a 1.2-liter TFSI petrol making 105 PS. That's the same as an A1, Polo, Golf, Fabia or Polo out there… at first glance.

However, a statement made by the UK division of Audi today says the A3 1.2 TFSI is much more than meets the eye. They say that its re-engineered 1.2-liter turbo engine is more than capable of moving at a brisk pace while also providing amazing fuel economy.

The base A3 with that engine and a six-speed manual gets from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 10.3 seconds, 0.7 seconds quicker than before.

Diesel-like economy figures of 57.6 mpg UK on the combined (urban consumption 47.9 mpg · Extra urban consumption: 64.2 mpg). While not falling under the 100-gram per kilometer mark, CO2 emissions from just 114 g/km are a substantial improvement as well.

Prices in Britain start at £17,905 OTR for the base SE manual variant and rise to £22,760 for the range-topping S line.
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