1998 Audi A3 3 Door
Audi A3 3-door
The master A3 (or Typ 8L) was introduced in the European marketplace in 1996, marker Audi’s reappearance to the glower commercialise segments since the death of the Audi 50. Exploitation the VW Golf’s program, it bears a rude ending resemblance to its coeval, the Golf Mk. IV. The car was initially usable but with a three-door hatchback torso, in fiat to deliver a more showy ikon than the Golf, in both front- and 4wd. All engines had a four-cylinder form and were transversely mounted. Abaft the A4, the Audi A3 was the indorsement framework in the Audi card to use phoebe valves per cylinder.
In 1999, Audi expanded the orbit with the creation of an debut stratum exemplar (1.6 L), a jazzy adaptation (1.8 Turbo with 180 PS (132 kW)) and a more hefty Diesel (1.9 TDI with pumpe-düse engineering and varying geometry turbocharger). The four-wheel-drive A3 1.8T Quattro victimized either the 150 hp (110 kW) and 180 PS (132 kW) and the like Haldex-based all-wheel cause organisation as the Audi S3 and the archetype Audi TT. 1999 was besides the class Audi was strained to bow to commercialise demands and introduced a hurriedly conceived five-door personify, that the party had ne’er intended to grow.
In belated 2001, the A3 orbit was revised with new twinkle clusters, an improved upcountry, and the unveiling of a six-speed manual gearbox, on the 180 PS 1.8 Turbo and the stigma new 130 PS (96 kW) 1.9 TDI. Audi’s ESP (Electronic Stableness Broadcast) traction-control and brakeforce dispersion calculator became touchstone equipment.
Although the Audi A3 was replaced in Europe during 2003, the commencement multiplication simulation continues to be sold in underdeveloped countries, nearly notably Brazil.
1.6 L (1595 cc/97 in³), 75 kW (102 PS)
1.8 L (1781 cc/108 in³), 92 kW (125 PS)
1.8 L (1781 cc/108 in³) light-pressure turbo, 110 kW (150 PS)
1.8 L (1781 cc/108 in³) turbo, 132 kW (180 PS)
1.8 L (1781 cc/108 in³) turbo, 154-165 kW (210-225 PS) (S3)
1.9 L (1896 cc/115 in³) turbo Diesel, 66 kW (90 PS)
1.9 L (1896 cc/115 in³) turbo Diesel, 81 kW (110 PS)
1.9 L (1896 cc/115 in³) turbo Diesel, 96 kW (130 PS)
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