It’s the news that everyone has been waiting for…

Audi have released their prices for the brand new A3 model this week. The cheapest model will start from £19,205 with the highest end model costing £26,560.

Trims to choose from

There will be SE models; Sport and then S line trim models to choose from. Some may not even feel the need to upgrade their vehicle, with the lowest end A3 containing 16 inch alloy wheels, air conditioning along with an 11mm thin entertainment screen.

The Sport trims come with 17 inch alloy wheels. Audi drive select mode will be made available along with Sports seats.

The S Line receives wonderful 18 inch stylish alloy wheels as well as an S Line body kit that ensures that the vehicle stands out from the crowd. The sport seats are also made out of part leather in this particular trim.

Sports suspension comes as standard on both the Sport and S line models. This type of offering ensures that the car is more comfortable and is able to handle better at speed.

The SE model will cost £19,205, which is not a bad price. There will be a 1.4 litre TFSI engine under the bonnet that is able to produce 120 BHP.

Going a step above that gives you the more powerful 148 BHP model which will cost £21,505.

Sport models will cost £24,410. This will contain a 1.8 TFSI engine that is capable of hitting 177 BHP. The driving experience is made to be more fun with a 7 speed S Tronic gearbox built in as standard.

Audi S line models have a starting price of £22,580 for the 1.4 TFSI engine. The 1.8 TFSI engine will cost £26,560, making it the most expensive Audi A3 model to purchase.

Will the Audi A3 be able to compete with its rivals?

As you may well already know, the Audi A3 will have some strong rivals to contend with. The entry level BMW 1 Series is only £100 cheaper than the Audi A3. The BMW 1 Series 116i is more powerful however, hitting a maximum of 136 BHP, 16 BHP more than the 1.4 A3. Mercedes-Benz have revamped the A-Class so much that it is the most rejuvenated vehicle ever in the company’s history it could be argued. Prices have not been announced yet for this particular car. They are however expected to be near enough the same as it’s two main rivals.

When can I get one?

Can’t wait to get a brand new Audi A3? Deliveries are able to be taken from today with deliveries due in September.