In the past, diesel engines were written off as noisy and smelly. But recent technological advancements, over the last couple of decades, have eliminated these drawbacks. In fact, the modern diesel is superbly smooth. Audi are masters of diesel technology, and there engines are amongst the most powerful, refined and reliable.
The little Audi A3 1.9 TDI has an engine that is paired with a turbocharger, and this modern and sophisticated design provides substantial torque at very low engine revs. You may not associate the small A3 with the ability to tow small loads, but, with the 1.9 TDI motor, you have an excellent capacity for towing and hauling small trailer loads. For the small family, the A3 1.9 TDI provides the opportunity to head away, fully loaded up and towing a small load, into the wild blue yonder for a weekend away. The kids will love you for it. The other big advantage diesels have over their gasoline counterparts is superior fuel economy. The Audi A3 1.9 TDI offers the conscientious buyer lower fuel costs and an extended driving range. The 62 mpg fuel economy figure is nothing short of impressive.
Audi’s are solidly built. Master’s of car design and engineering, Audi create cars that protect occupants extremely well in the event of an accident. All the safety features are found in Audi’s A3 1.9 TDI. Antilock brakes, stability control and side airbags, are some of the quality safety features found onboard.
Interior space is good, and four adults can be seated in comfort. Three kids in the back? No problem. Features like: air conditioning, a high quality stereo, electric windows, and plenty of storage compartments are all part and parcel of the impressive small A3 hatchback. The quality of the trim is first class, and the fit and finish is beautiful.
Once in its stride, the A3 1.9 TDI glides elegantly over the road. The ride is softly sprung and comfortable. When sprightly driven, the car hugs the road nicely. Drivers will enjoy the easy-shifting manual transmission which works very well to keep the turbo-diesel engine right in its optimum rev range. Audi have designed the engine to produce a linear power delivery, so smooth acceleration and power delivery is what you can expect. Motorways, therefore, can be travelled happily in a nice cruisey sort of way. With the reworked 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine, revised gear ratios, tweaked aerodynamics, low-resistance tyres and a ‘recommended gear’ display on the dash you’ll enjoy the A3 1.9 TDI driving experience. A CO2 figure of 119g/km allows the Audi A3 1.9 TDI to be one of the environment’s friendliest cars.
Still thinking it over? I recommend a closer look at Audi’s version of how a small turbo-diesel car should run.
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