First drive review: Audi A3 Sportback

James Batchelor
Audi A3 Sportback
Audi A3 Sportback


It may look incredibly similar to its predecessor, but the new Audi A3 Sportback is totally new. We headed to Monaco to try it for size

What is it?

Quite simply, this is the five-door version of the brand new Audi A3 – but don't think it's just an example of Audi slapping on another pair of doors. The Sportback is 35mm longer than its three-door sibling and 58mm longer than the outgoing Sportback. There's more space in the back; boot space is 15 litres more than the three-door (now 380 litres) and this rises to 1,220 litres with the seats down. Sportbacks costs £620 more than three-doors.