What is it?
The only diesel-powered version of Audi's new A3 saloon to accompany the car at launch. The new car represents Audi's first foray into the compact executive saloon sector, with the A3 aimed particularly at the Chinese market.
Rivalling Volvo's S60 D4 R-design and Mercedes' CLA, the A3 faces an uphill battle to prove itself against established models, but starts strong, beating its rivals with a CO2 output of just 107g/km compared to the Mercedes' 117g/km.
While the 2.0-TDI is more geared towards performance than economy, the car still has green credentials, rivalling the entry-level 1.4-litre TFSI petrol version's impressive 60.1mpg on a combined cycle with 67.3mpg.
The A3 saloon is both wider and longer than the A3 Sportback on which it is based, and also offers more load space.