Audi A3 insurance
The same situation applies with the Audi A3. Audi A3 models are classed in insurance groups 14 to 46, so like the A1 the cost of insurance can vary significantly depending on which model you have.
You generally pay more for insurance if you have a bigger engine. Your age and where you live also affect your insurance costs.
Though not specific to insuring an A3 or an Audi in general, insurers will also take into account several other factors when deciding your premium. These could include:
- Any no claims discount
- Your driving history
- The age of your car
- Whether you’re married or single
- Your car’s safety rating and anti-theft precautions
- Your credit history and profession
- The number of miles you drive every year
Classic Audi models
The first-generation Audi 80 (B1 series) was launched in 1972. By the time production of this generation ceased, more than a million cars had been built.
The 1970s was a defining period for Audi. 1974 saw the appointment of Ferdinand Piëch as Head of Technical Development. During the ‘Piëch era’ Audi became synonymous with innovative car manufacture. The five-cylinder engine (1976), turbocharging (1979) and quattro four-wheel drive (1980) stand as testimony to this innovative spirit.
The Audi quattro made its debut in March 1980 at the Geneva Motor Show. The expression ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ which means ‘progress through technology' was the phrase used in every Audi TV advert at this time. It certainly applied to the Audi quattro, with a permanent four-wheel drive that made it ideal for driving on different types of road surfaces in both winter and summer.
Over 10 million cars with the quattro drive have been produced since then. Audi has always offered the quattro drive in different versions, customised for each model.
The Audi TT is another classic Audi creation. The 2-door production sports car that dates back to the late 1990s is now in its third generation.
Its sleek, iconic shape has been maintained, with refinements added over the years. The current top of the range is the TT RS Vorsprung6.
If you're lucky enough to own a classic Audi, find out more about classic car insurance.