2000 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 comeback to the yield of littler cars pursuit the dying of the Audi 50 in 1978. This was the low Volkswagen Radical example to use the “PQ34” or “A4” chopine, charge a closing resemblance to the modern-day Volkswagen Golf Mk4, which arrived a class ulterior. Inside 3 days, this program was victimized for tally of sevener cars.
The A3 was initially usable but with a three-door hatchback trunk, to salute a more sportsmanlike effigy than the Golf, in both strawman and 4wd. The inline four-cylinder engines were transversally mounted. Aft the A4, the Audi A3 was the indorsement framework in the Audi card to use pentad valves per cylinder.
The Joined Land commercialise outset standard the Audi A3 in November 1996.
In 1999, Audi expanded the reach with the entry 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 secondhand 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 organization as the Audi S3 and the Audi TT. Too in 1999, Audi besides introduced a five-door personify.
In tardy 2000, the A3 scope was revised with new headlights and back lamps, over-the-counter tiddler enhancive changes, an improved home, 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 ascendance, traction-control, and bracken forcefulness dispersion figurer became stock equipment in approximately countries.
Although the first-generation Audi A3 was replaced in Europe in 2003, the get-go contemporaries manakin continued to be sold in roughly markets. Output of the outset coevals exemplar stopped-up in Brazil in 2006.
Euro NCAP evaluation of 4 out of 5 stars. Their rating over “the editorial mesh, adjustor jimmy and bracket presented hazards in the stifle elf expanse for the driver. These could case mellow piles on his amphetamine legs and harm to his knees.” The A3 besides provides well-nigh no tribute to pedestrians, bighearted it two stars out of a potential quatern.
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