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by Tim Beissmann

Audi Australia has announced a number of small power and fuel efficiency gains, and price increases, across its A3 and S3 Sportback, sedan and cabriolet ranges.

Power from the entry-level 1.4 TFSI engine rises from 90kW to 92kW, while combined cycle fuel consumption falls to from 5.0 to 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres.

The base Audi A3 diesel, the 1.6 TDI, gains 4kW, rising to 81kW.

The cylinder-on-demand (COD) 1.4 TFSI engine now produces 110kW, up from 103kW, while fuel consumption remains steady at 4.7L/100km (for Sportback and sedan).

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Power outputs of 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TDI Audi A3 variants are unchanged at 132kW and 110kW respectively, though fuel consumption of each dips 0.1L/100km to 5.6L/100km in the front-drive petrol, 6.5L/100km in the quattro petrol, and 4.4L/100km in the diesel (Sportback figures quoted).

As announced at the local launch of the Audi S3 Cabriolet in October, power from the S3 trio’s 2.0 TFSI engine has been bumped up to 210kW (from 206kW) for the 2015 model year.

The power and efficiency gains bring a $300 price rise across the A3 range, with the exception of the 2.0 TDI Sportback, which is up $400, and the 1.6 TDI Sportback, which is unchanged at $36,900.

The Audi S3 range is up $1200, edging the Sportback over $60K (now $61,100), and the cabriolet over $70K (now $70,500).

 

Audi A3/S3 pricing (before on-road costs):
A3 Sportback
1.4 TFSI $35,900 (+$300)
1.6 TDI $36,900 (no change)
1.4 TFSI COD $38,500 (+$300)
1.8 TFSI $43,100 (+$300)
2.0 TDI $43,200 (+$400)
1.8 TFSI quattro $46,100 (+$300)

A3 Sedan
1.4 TFSI COD $40,100 (+$300)
1.8 TFSI $45,400 (+$300)
2.0 TDI $45,500 (+$300)
1.8 TFSI quattro $48,400 (+$300)

A3 Cabriolet
1.4 TFSI COD $47,600 (+$300)
1.8 TFSI $52,200 (+$300)
2.0 TDI $52,200 (+$300)
1.8 TFSI quattro $55,200 (+$300)

S3
Sportback $61,100 (+$1200)
Sedan $63,400 (+$1200)
Cabriolet $70,500 (+$1200)




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