Deal of the Day: Audi A3 e-tron

Following the announcement that the government grant for electrified cars will be extended to 2018, but reduced for certain categories, there’s never been a better time to show you the best deals available while the £5000 grant is still in place.

This is why we’re bringing you another big saving on a plug-in hybrid; this time it’s the turn of the Audi A3 e-tron. We found a saving of £3208 on autoebid.com, which rises to £8208 with the government grant included.

The car Audi A3 e-tron S tronic

The saving £8208

The discounted price £27,482

The online broker autoebid.com

For 

The Audi’s low running costs mean private owners and business owners alike can enjoy its low tax band and impressive fuel economy. 

The saving you make via the deal won’t be eaten up by expensive options either; the A3 e-tron comes well-equipped, with dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, sat-nav and iPod and MP3 connectivity.

The e-tron is also one of the quietest cars around. The regular A3 is refined and it’s even more hushed here, thanks to the near-silent electric motor.

Against

The e-tron is less practical than a regular A3, because of the relocation of the petrol tank and battery pack to beneath the boot floor. 

As with its Volkswagen Golf GTE sister, which was also a deal of the day recently, the extra weight of the electrical gubbins affects the ride and handling, although not to a huge degree. 

Should I add any options?

The A3 e-tron is already comprehensively kitted, so any options would take away the value for money that this deal brings.

What next?

Head over to autoebid.com for the deal, then select Audi, then ‘New Audi A3 Deals’, and scroll down to find the A3 e-tron.