July 19, 2004

At a Glance: Audi A3 Sportback

  • Newly designed five-door body with decidedly sporty, coupé-like design and generous amount of space for all occupants
  • Dimensions: Length 4286 mm, width 1765 mm, height 1423 mm, wheelbase 2578 mm. Luggage compartment 370 litres/1120 litres (front-wheel drive)

  • Engines:
  • 3.2 litre six-cylinder engine developing 184 kW (250 bhp), 320 Nm torque. 0-100 km/h: 6.3 s; top speed 250 km/h (governed)
  • 2.0-litre TFSI developing 147 kW (200 bhp), 280 Nm torque. 0-100 km/h: 7.0 s; top speed 236 km/h
  • 2.0-litre FSI developing 110 kW (150 bhp), 200 Nm torque. 0-100 km/h: 9.1 s; top speed 214 km/h
  • 1.6-litre FSI developing 85 kW (115 bhp), 155 Nm torque. 0-100 km/h: 11.1 s; top speed 196 km/h
  • 1.6-litre engine developing 75 kW (102 bhp), 148 Nm torque. 0-100 km/h: 12.2 s; top speed 185 km/h
  • 2.0-litre TDI developing 103 kW (140 bhp), 320 Nm torque. 0-100 km/h: 9.2 s; top speed 207 km/h.
  • 1.9-litre TDI developing 77 kW (105 bhp), 250 Nm torque. 0-100 km/h: 11.7 s; top speed 187 km/h

  • Manual 5 and 6-speed gearboxes, alternatively 6-speed tiptronic
  • Direct Shift Gearbox DSG with twin clutch for 3.2 quattro, 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TDI as optional extra:
  • Front-wheel drive; quattro permanent four-wheel drive as standard on 3.2 quattro; also available as optional extra for 2.0 TFSI
  • Suspension: McPherson front axle with triangular wishbones and four- link rear axle for sportily agile handling
  • Electromechanical steering with speed-dependent steering assistance
  • 16 or 17-inch wheels as standard
  • Three equipment lines: Attraction, Ambition, Ambiente
  • Standard equipment: including electric windows at front and rear, front seats with active head restraints, sideguard head-level airbag system, ESP