Audi launched the Audi A3 – derived Audi S3 in 1999, just as a three-door hatchback. The inline-four 20v 1.8 L turbocharged fuel engine was available in 2 variations: 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) as well as 225 PS (165 kW; 222 hp). Early designs (1999– 2001) had 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp). Later on, designs (2001– 2003) had variable shutoff timing and also 225 PS (165 kW; 222 hp).
The engine had an optimum of 280 Nm (210 ft-lbs) torque. This was the very first time a little four-cylinder engine had actually been made use of in an Audi S-series automobile.
Referred to as “Quattro“, the S3 utilizes a various four-wheel-drive system. The Haldex Traction combining readjusts the prejudice of torque circulation from the front to back axle as hold needs alter– the majority of the moment it runs as a front-wheel drive.
The S3 was marketed in Europe, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, as well as New Zealand.
The S3 was provided a renovation in 2002, where it was provided one-piece headlights/indicator devices, various front wings, backlights collections, and also some small upgrades to indoor trim.
Common attributes consist of xenon HID headlamps with high-pressure washing machines as well as vehicle levelers, front haze lights, 17″ “Avus” alloy wheels with 225/45R17 tires, electrically flexible Recaro natural leather seats, environment control, alarm system as well as digital security control with grip control.
Choices consist of a Bose stereo, boot/trunk or in-dash placed 6-disc CD changer, metal paint, 18-inch 9-spoke RSTT wheels, glass sunroof, facility armrest, personal privacy glass (B-pillar backward), auto-dimming rear-view mirror, vehicle parking aid, travel luggage internet, warmed pole positions, cruise ship control, lightweight aluminum door mirror coverings and also part-leather/Alcantara (blue/silver/yellow) mix seat treatments.
These products are common in some export markets. At the 2003 Geneva Motor Show, Audi released the 2nd generation of the AUDI A3, the Typ 8P, created by Gary Telaak throughout 2000 (nonetheless, the last style was iced up in 2001). Initially introduced just as a three-door hatchback with four-cylinder engines, it included a brand-new auto system (the PQ35 system), an upgraded as well as even larger inside, brand-new gasoline engines with Fuel Stratified Injection (FSI), and also basic six-speed manual transmissions (other than on the base 1.6).
In mid-2003, the line was upgraded with 2 sports-oriented designs, a 2.0 Turbo-FSI variation ranked 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp), and also a 3.2 L VR6 engine (for the very first time) with 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp). Haldex Traction-based Quattro on-demand 4×4, as well as the S-Tronic semi-auto transmission, were presented as choices (Quattro is basic on the VR6) on designs with engines over 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp).
In 2005, the “S line” trim degree, providing brand-new ornamental aspects, appeared and also the three-door AUDI A3 obtained the exact same front end styling functions as the Sportback design. For the very first time, the AUDI A3 appeared in the North American market, specifically with the Sportback body, with the base 2.0 inline-four FSI presented in 2005 as a 2006 version, and also the 3.2 VR6 Quattro adhering to.
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The five-door “Sportback” version was presented in June 2004. The A3 Sportback is 80 mm longer than the base three-door body and also consists of a better back cabin area and also a bigger travel luggage area (370 litres). It additionally obtained the brand-new “solitary framework” front grille initially presented in the A8 W12, which was later on taken on throughout the entire A3 variety.
Engine and Transmission
|Engine Type||TDI Diesel Engine|
|Max Power (bhp@rpm)||143bhp@3500-4000rpm|
|Max Torque (nm@rpm)||320Nm@1750-3000rpm|
|No. of cylinder||4|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4|
|Fuel Supply System||CRDi|
|Bore X Stroke||82.5 x 92.8|
|Gear Box||6 Speed|
Fuel & Performance
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)||50|
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS IV|
|Top Speed (Kmph)||215|
Suspension, Steering & Brakes
|Front Suspension||MacPherson Strut|
|Rear Suspension||Multi Link|
|Shock Absorbers Type||adaptive|
|Steering Column||Tilt & Telescopic|
|Steering Gear Type||Rack & Pinion|
|Turning Radius (Metres)||5.35 metres|
|Front Brake Type||Ventilated Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Disc|
|Acceleration (0-100 kmph)||8.6 Seconds|
Dimensions & Capacity
|Boot Space (Litres)||425|
|Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)||165|
|Wheel Base (mm)||2637|
|Front Tread (mm)||1555|
|Rear Tread (mm)||1526|
|Kerb Weight (Kg)||1490|
|Gross Weight (Kg)||1890|
|Rear Headroom (mm)||924|
|Front Headroom (mm)||1006|
|No of Doors||4|