Error parsing XSLT file: \xslt\FacebookOpenGraph.xslt Audi A3e makes new CO2 drop
Cookies on Businesscar

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Business Car website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookies at any time

BusinessCar magazine website email Awards mobile

The start point for the best source of fleet information

Audi A3e makes new CO2 drop

Date: 22 July 2009

Audi A3

Audi has lowered the CO2 emissions of the A3e to 109g/km CO2 thanks to a new 1.6-litre diesel engine.

The new 105PS engine replaces the 1.9-litre engine that previously powered the greenest A3, and is available in the three- and five-door cars. It is also available in the cabriolet, which offers a CO2 figure of 114g/km. This low CO2 figure means an 8% improvement in fuel economy, with the 1.6 offering 68.9mpg to the 1.9-litre's 62.9mpg.

Coupled to the new engine, the improvements come as a result of a stop-start system, and braking energy regeneration, which both made their debut on the 1.4-litre petrol version of the A3.

An improvement in efficiency also brings an increase in purchase price for the three- and five-door versions - the 1.6-litre engine is £415 more expensive than the outgoing equivalents at £17,485 and £18,025.