Used Audi A3 Cars

We currently have 53 in stock

Our stock of used Audi A3 come in a range of gearbox and fuel type options and are currently located at the below sites

Audi had made small cars before the A3 (well, one small car, the Audi 50 of the 1970s), but really the German brand produced larger, more expensive cars until the A3 debuted in 1996. Based on the closely related VW Golf, the A3 brought Audi’s premium feel to the more accessible hatchback class and proved a huge hit. So much so that the A3 is now in its fourth generation – you’ll find newer examples of the previous third generation as well as the most up-to-date model at Motorpoint in our Audi A3 used cars range. 

The A3 covers a huge number of bases, from entry-level diesels to powerful S and RS-badged hot hatches and saloons right-through to fun-loving convertibles. Check out the spec secrets below, then browse Motorpoint’s latest stock of nearly new used Audi A3s for sale.

If you like what you see, why not visit your nearest Motorpoint store to see our Audi A3 second-hand range up close and personal?

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What are your engine choices on a used Audi A3? 

The turbocharged petrol line-up stretches from the tiny if surprisingly capable 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol through a four-cylinder 1.5- and a punchy 2.0-litre engine. Diesels range from a 1.6-litre to two 2.0-litre turbodiesels for the first generation, and three tunes of 2.0 TDI for the latest model. In most cases, buyers choose from six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch S Tronic gearboxes, though top-spec models get the latter only. Quattro all-wheel drive is available on the most powerful examples. 

The plug-in TFSI e hybrid is available with both the current and previous A3 Sportback – it’s proved a highly popular choice thanks to its combination of 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, strong performance and the ability to drive in pure electric mode. 

It’s worth noting that Audi has changed its engine naming structure from the previous system based on engine capacities (e.g. 2.0 TDI) to one linked to power outputs in recent years, if not actual power outputs. Hence 30 relates to the lower power outputs of either petrol (30 TFSI) or diesel (30 TDI) models. 

High-performance S and RS-badged derivatives retain the same naming logic as before. The S3 is a VW Golf R-rivalling hot hatch (or saloon and, for the previous generation, convertible), while the RS3 is in a class of its own with a 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine that continues a line started in the 1980s with the legendary World Rally Championship-winning Quattro. 

What body styles are available in our Audi A3 second-hand range?

The third generation A3 was offered in more body styles than ever before or since, the most popular being the five-door hatchback (known as the Sportback). Other versions were the three-door hatchback, a four-door saloon and a two-door convertible with an electrically operated fabric roof (keep your eye out for that Audi A3 used convertible – it’s probably the best compact option available on the market).

The latest A3 is sold as either the five-door Sportback or four-door saloon. 

What trim levels are on offer on Audi A3 used cars?

Your 2013-2020 used Audi A3 hatchbacks offer five key trim levels: SE, SE Technik, Sport, S Line and Black Edition. Cloth seats, 16-inch alloys and cruise control are standard for SE, while SE Technik upgrades with sat-nav and rear parking sensors. Sport adds sports seats and 17-inch alloys, while S line upgrades to an attractive fabric and leather mix for the seats, plus 18-inch alloys and uprated suspension.

Black Edition tops out with model-specific 18-inch alloys, privacy glass, black styling pack and a premium audio system. While the S3 and RS3 were standalone high-performance models, Black Edition was also a tempting upgrade on S3 models. 

The latest A3 range starts with Technik and moves up through Sport, S line, Edition 1 (for earlier examples) and Vorsprung. Even entry-level Technik offers 16-inch alloys and LED headlights, while S Line has long been a desirable upgrade with its 18-inch alloys and sports seats. Audi took premium to the next level with this generation’s Edition 1 and Vorsprung models, whose huge spec lists include 19-inch alloys, a black styling pack, Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus, sports suspension and much more. 

What tech can you get on a used Audi A3?

Entry-level versions of the third generation A3 didn’t have particularly generous standard equipment, and you’ll need at least SE Technik to bag parking sensors and sat-nav. But you do get the MMI infotainment system as standard, with a touchscreen that motors out from the dash − plus Bluetooth with voice control. 

The latest generation moves the tech game on significantly. Entry-level Technik trim comes as standard with MMI Navigation Plus with a 10.1-inch touchscreen and the 10.25-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit (a fully customisable digital instrument binnacle). Standard driver-assistance technology includes cruise control, lane-departure warning and Audi pre sense front – a pedestrian and cyclist detection system that will, if necessary, trigger full emergency braking. 

Browse our stock to find your perfect used Audi A3 now!

If you’re looking for that premium but decidedly practical hatchback, you probably don’t need to look much further than our range of second-hand Audi A3s for sale.

We’ve got the cars. We’ve got the top-notch service. We’ve got unbeatable prices. What more could you want? Come see how we’re making car buying easy at Motorpoint.