This potent A3 comes with a 3.2-litre V6 engine, developing 184 kW.
The V6 musters its maximum torque of 320 Nm over the 2 500 to 3 000 r/min range; its maximum output is achieved at 6 300 r/min
The potent six-cylinder engine - that is used with the same power rating in the Audi TT 3.2 - propels the range-topping A3 from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 6.4 seconds if fitted with a DSG gearbox. (The 6-speed manual goes from 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds.)
The A3 3.2 is capable of a (governed) top speed of 250 km/h.
Audi South Africa will officially launch the car at the Auto Africa Motor Show later this month.
A3 3.2 V6 6-speed manual: R313 000
A3 3.2 V6 DSG transmission: R329 000