2002 Audi A3 3 Door

Audi A3 3-door

The pilot A3 (or Typ 8L) was introduced in the European grocery in 1996, marker Audi’s restoration to the yield of littler cars chase the death of the Audi 50 in 1978. This was the offset Volkswagen Grouping exemplar to use the “PQ34” or “A4” chopine, charge a end resemblance to the modern-day Volkswagen Golf Mk4, which arrived a yr posterior. Inside deuce-ace age, this program was ill-used for aggregate of vii cars.

The A3 was initially usable solitary with a three-door hatchback soundbox, to confront a more showy persona than the Golf, in both figurehead and 4wd. The inline four-cylinder engines were transversally mounted. Afterward the A4, the Audi A3 was the endorsement framework in the Audi card to use fin valves per cylinder.

The Joined Land commercialise low standard the Audi A3 in November 1996.

In 1999, Audi expanded the ambit with the founding of more hefty 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 arrangement as the Audi S3 and the Audi TT. Besides in 1999, Audi besides introduced a five-door consistence.

In former 2000, the A3 compass was revised with new headlights and bottom lamps, over-the-counter nestling ornamental changes, an improved midland, and the unveiling 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 stableness command, traction-control, and bracken power dispersion estimator became touchstone equipment in around countries.

Although the first-generation Audi A3 was replaced in Europe in 2003, the low contemporaries exemplar continued to be sold in roughly markets. Yield of the commencement genesis modelling stopped-up in Brazil in 2006.

2002 Audi A3 3 Door


Euro NCAP valuation of 4 out of 5 stars. Their rating ended “the editorial engage, adjustor pry and bracket presented hazards in the genu impingement region for the driver. These could case gamey gobs on his speed legs and price to his knees.” The A3 too provides virtually no tribute to pedestrians, bountiful it two stars out of a potential four-spot.

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