More about The Audi A3
The Audi A3 is equipped with Audi Drive Select as standard allowing the Sportback to handle any journey. The system allows the driver to adapt the A3 to suit their driving style, whether that’s comfortable, dynamic, automatic, customised or even switching to efficiency mode to save on fuel.
The Audi A3 allows the driver to simply sit back and enjoy the ride, the high-tech Audi Virtual Cockpit and MMI Navigation Plus simplifies the route and provides all necessary information in plain sight of the driving seat. The touchscreen system allows the driver to easily select functions and navigate the features of the car without distracting from the road ahead.
Driver safety was at the forefront of Audi's mind when creating the Audi A3 Sportback, the abundance of safety features and technologies allow the driver to feel at ease and supported every time they start the ignition.
The Audi Pre Sense Front system uses the camera and front radar to reduce/ avoid road traffic accidents with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists that are in front of the car, the system will warn the driver if it suspects a collision may occur if this fails it will initiate emergency braking. Collision avoidance assist is another standard safety system that broadens the spectrum of the Audi Pre-Sense. The technology helps the driver to steer around obstacles, a standard lane departure warning will also perform steering corrections to ensure that the car doesn’t cross over to another lane. Other intuitive Driver Safety Technologies available for the Audi A3 are Adaptive Cruise Assist, High-beam Assist, Emergency Assist, Park Assist, 360-degree camera, Cross Traffic Assist, Efficiency Assist and Audi Side Assist.
What's my Towing Capacity?
The Audi A3 has an average towing capacity of between 1,500KG to 1800KG. This capacity would allow the driver to tow anything from a cycle carrier to a small caravan. It is extremely important to be aware of the weight of what you are wanting to tow as overloading the towbar can result in damage to the vehicle or the towbar. The VIN plate provides an accurate towing capacity for individual cars and can be found under the bonnet or on the passenger door sill.
Which Towbar is best for my Audi A3?
There are three styles of towbars available for the Audi A3 Sportback; the fixed swan neck towbar, the fixed flange towbar and the detachable swan neck towbar. All three towbars offer different advantages and rely on driver preference when deciding which is best for your Audi A3.
The fixed flange towbar is a permanent style of towbar that cannot be removed from the chassis, the chunky style of towbar is also the only style of towbar that is equipped with a plate that allows for towing accessories. The fixed flange towbar uses the plate to attach towing accessories like cycle carriers whilst leaving the towball free to hitch up at the same time. The fixed flange towbar is compatible with all styles of cycle carriers, trailers and caravans, however, it would require an ALKO towball if you are towing a caravan with an ALKO stabiliser.
The fixed swan neck towbar is another style of permanent towbars, however, due to its thin design this style of towbar is popular among drivers who Audi A3 is fitted with rear parking sensors. The swan neck towbar allows are larger clearance area for reverse sensors making it less likely to cause a disturbance to the sensors when the vehicle is put in reverse. The fixed swan neck towbar is compatible with all clamp-on cycle carriers, trailers and caravans. The fixed swan neck is also ALKO compatible and therefore will be able to hitch up to an ALKO stabiliser with ease and without the requirement of an ALKO towball.
The detachable swan neck is the only style of removable towbar we offer, the towbar neck can easily be removed using a simple twist and push method. Once the neck has been removed the remainder of the towbar housing is tucked away and the electric socket will flip up underneath the bumper, therefore leaving the Audi A3 in its pre-towbar state. The detachable towbar is also popular with drivers with rear parking sensors on their Audi A3 as once the towbar neck has been removed the sensors can work as they did pre-towbar. The detachable swan neck towbar is compatible with all clamp-on cycle carriers, trailers and caravans, like the fixed swan neck towbar the detachable swan neck towbar is also ALKO compatible.
Will it need a bumper cut?
The Audi A3 requires a non-visible bumper to be made to the undertray of the vehicle when installing a towbar. The modification made will be small and neat and only visible when looking underneath the chassis. If your Audi has been modified or is not fitted with the standard bumper, a larger incision may be made, however, our informative towbar engineer will discuss any changes that will be made before the installation commences. If you have any questions about the fitment please contact our sales team.
How do I book a Towbar Fitment?
We know our customers lead busy lives, which is why our Engineers will come to your home or your place of work. You can choose whether you want your appointment to be in the morning between 8 am and 12 pm or in the afternoon between 12 pm and 6 pm. Our team will fit your Towbar at a time that’s convenient to you. Our towbar fitting service can take as little as one hour and up to four hours, depending on your vehicle.
To get a quote, all you need to do is search for your vehicle above or enter your registration number and postcode in our search tool. You can book your date, time, and location online, and we will take care of the rest. We will bring everything needed to complete the job in one appointment. If you order any Cycle Carriers or accessories with your Towbar, the Engineer will also bring those to the appointment.
Why choose Towbar Express?
Towbar Express have over 30 years of experience in the industry, and we know exactly what you need! We employ all our Towbar Engineers, so we won’t just contract out the work to a 3rd party company. They are all trained to a high standard, and training is carried on throughout their employment with us to ensure they understand every aspect of every vehicle. New vehicles are released every year, and our Engineers are trained, and their knowledge is updated constantly.
We have over 7000 Trustpilot and Google reviews from past customers who are happy with our work! Every day another 5-star review comes through, which is how we know we have happy customers and are doing a fantastic job!