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Audi A3 vs BMW 1 Series vs Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs Alfa Romeo Giulietta vs Volkswagen Golf vs Volvo V40

Audi A3 vs BMW 1 Series vs Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs Alfa Romeo Giulietta vs Volkswagen Golf vs Volvo V40

CarAdvice puts together one of the most impressive comparison tests in the premium hatch segment. The Aussies pit the BMW 1 Series against its usual competitors, Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The second group of competitors includes the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Volkswagen Golf and Volvo V40.

The price range for those vehicle starts at 29,350 AUD and goes all the way up to 42,890 AUD for the Audi A3.

After comparing these vehicles across different categories, the Audi A3 takes the win, followed by the BMW 1 Series and VW Golf.

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Here is the full review:

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Distinctive

Price: $29,350 (as tested)
Engine: 1.4-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol
Power: 125kW at 5500rpm
Torque: 250Nm at 2500rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
0-100km/h: 7.8 seconds
Fuel consumption: 5.8L/100km claimed (8.0L/100km on test)
CO2 emissions: 134g/km

Audi A3 1.4TFSI Attraction COD

Price: $37,900 ($42,890 as tested)
Engine: 1.4-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol
Power: 103kW at 5000rpm
Torque: 250Nm at 1500-3500rpm
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-100km/h: 8.4 seconds
Fuel consumption: 4.7L/100km claimed (7.6L/100km on test)
CO2 emissions: 110g/km

BMW 116i Sport Line

Price: $35,600 ($39,720 as tested)
Engine: 1.6-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol
Power: 100kW at 4400rpm
Torque: 220Nm at 1350-4300rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-100km/h: 8.7 seconds
Fuel consumption: 5.8L/100km claimed (8.5L/100km on test)
CO2 emissions: 134g/km

Mercedes-Benz A180

Price: $35,600 ($40,080 as tested)
Engine: 1.6-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol
Power: 90kW at 5000rpm
Torque: 200Nm at 1250-4000rpm
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-100km/h: 9.1 seconds
Fuel consumption: 5.8L/100km claimed (10.1L/100km on test)
CO2 emissions: 135g/km

Volkswagen Golf 103TSI Highline

Price: $31,990 ($35,440 as tested)
Engine: 1.4-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol
Power: 103kW at 4500-6000rpm
Torque: 360Nm at 1500-3500rpm
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-100km/h: 8.4 seconds
Fuel consumption: 5.2L/100km claimed
CO2 emissions: 121g/km

Volvo V40 D2 Kinetic

Price: $36,990 (as tested)
Engine: 1.6-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel
Power: 84kW at 3600rpm
Torque: 270Nm at 1750-2500rpm
Transmission: 6-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-100km/h: 12.1 seconds
Fuel consumption: 4.2L/100km claimed (7.4L/100km on test)
CO2 emissions: 110g/km

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