Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the Audi A3 by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
6.4 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
5.5 10 Energy Efficiency Index
4.8 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
6.010Cold test
7.210Warm test
4.710Cold Ambient test
6.910Highway
Road test
3.010On-Road Drive
5.08On-Road Heavy Load
3.35On-Road Light Load
4.15On-Road Short Trip
2.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The A3 impresses in its control of pollutant emissions, with an impressive index of 6.4 for Clean Air. NOx is kept comfortably below the type-approval value in all tests and even ammonia (NH3), which is not regulated by legislation, is adequately controlled.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
6.210Cold test
6.510Warm test
4.510Cold Ambient test
4.910Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 6.3l100 km 812km
Worst-case 7.3l100 km 685km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The declared CO2 value of 140 g/km was closely matched in the laboratory cold-start test which most closely matches the regulatory test. Energy efficiency was at least marginal in all tests, including the cold ambient temperature test and the high-load highway test.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
3.57Cold test
3.87Warm test
3.07Cold Ambient test
3.27Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

For unregulated greenhouse gases - N2O and CH4 - the A3 shows very good control. Emissions of CO2 are not excessive and show great consistency throughout all of the laboratory tests.

Our verdict

First introduced in the mid-90's, this fourth generation A3 shares the ubiquitous MQB platform with many of its VW-group stablemates and is tested here with the 1.5 litre petrol engine producing 110 kW and a hefty 250 Nm of torque. The car's exhaust after-treatment - a three-way catalyst and a gasoline particulate filter - does a good job of controlling pollutant emissions and the car achieves an impressive index of 6.4 for Clean Air. Efficiency is also good considering engine output, with an average consumption of 6.3 l/100 km. CO2 emissions are moderate while control of other important, albeit unregulated greenhouse gases, is very good. The car performs well overall and fully deserves its 3 star rating.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 02 2021
  • Tested Car WAUZZZGY2MA00XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d
  • Tyres 225/40/R18 92Y
  • Mass 1,415 kg
  • Engine Size 1,498 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 110 kW/250 Nm
  • Published CO2 140 g/km