2023 Audi A3 Sedan Black cabin is snug but is outfitted with a large infotainment display and a digital gauge cluster, among other luxury and convenience features. A 201-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is standard, and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system is optional. 

The Audi A3 is the one who took a job in the city, likes expensive clothes and has a designer watch on the wrist. 

Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The Audi A3 Sportback is available with a comprehensive range of engines. Then there’s a 1.5-litre petrol with 150hp that comes with a six-speed manual or for a bit extra a DSG automatic gearbox. 

Inside the Audi A3 Sedan Black, Audi’s designers have taken the more staid styling of the larger A4 sedan and dialed in more personality. Two large air vents flank the car’s gauge display, and a stitched panel lines the top of the dashboard.

The new A3 comes with the sportiest Audi interior you’ll see this side of the R8 supercar.

Space in the back isn’t quite so good, so tall adults might find their heads touching the roof, but at least there’s plenty of knee room to go round. The dark headlining you get in S Line models can make it feel a bit dark and dingy back there, but there’s always the option of a panoramic glass roof if you want to let a little more light in.

The A3 has steering that feels light and accurate, and the pedals don’t tax your thigh muscles unduly either. Large windows mean good visibility all round, so parking is really easy, made even more so by the presence of parking sensors.