1999 Audi A3 5 Door
Audi A3 5-door
The archetype A3 (or Typ 8L) was introduced in the European commercialize in 1996, mark Audi’s homecoming to the output of littler cars undermentioned the dying of the Audi 50 in 1978. This was the offset Volkswagen Grouping exemplar to use the “PQ34” or “A4” chopine, mien a ending resemblance to the coeval Volkswagen Golf Mk4, which arrived a yr late. Inside iii eld, this program was exploited for sum of vii cars.
The A3 was initially usable alone with a three-door hatchback trunk, to salute a more jazzy picture than the Golf, in both strawman and 4wd. The inline four-cylinder engines were transversally mounted. Subsequently the A4, the Audi A3 was the sec manakin in the Audi card to use fivesome valves per cylinder.
The Joined Land commercialise beginning standard the Audi A3 in November 1996.
In 1999, Audi expanded the grasp with the debut of more herculean versions: a 1.8 turbo rated 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp), and a 1.9 TDI diesel with whole injector “Pumpe Düse” (PD) engineering and varying geometry turbocharger. The four-wheel-drive A3 1.8T quattro victimised either the 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) or 180 PS (130 kW; 180 hp) locomotive, and the like Haldex Traction-based four-wheel-drive arrangement as the Audi S3 and the Audi TT. Too in 1999, Audi likewise introduced a five-door consistence.
In belated 2000, the A3 reach was revised with new headlights and backside lamps, early tiddler enhancive changes, an improved upcountry, and the creation of a six-speed manual gearbox, on the 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) 1.8 Turbo and the new 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) 1.9 TDI.
Audi’s electronic constancy controller, traction-control, and bracken force-out dispersion reckoner became stock equipment in approximately countries.
Although the first-generation Audi A3 was replaced in Europe in 2003, the get-go multiplication framework continued to be sold in roughly markets. Yield of the outset genesis exemplar stopped-up in Brazil in 2006.
Euro NCAP valuation of 4 out of 5 stars. Their rating ended “the tower interlock, adjustor prize and bracket presented hazards in the stifle brownie domain for the driver. These could drive gamy piles on his amphetamine legs and impairment to his knees.” The A3 besides provides nearly no shelter to pedestrians, freehanded it two stars out of a potential four-spot.
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