Audi A3 0-60 times

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2018 Audi A3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
2.0T Premium 2dr All-wheel Drive quattro Cabriolet,220 hp

5.5 sec

14.2 @ 98 mph
2.0T Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive quattro Sedan,220 hp

5.5 sec

14.2 @ 98 mph
2.0T Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan,186 hp

6.1 sec

14.8 @ 93 mph
2.0T Premium 2dr Front-wheel Drive Cabriolet,186 hp

6.1 sec

14.8 @ 93 mph

2017 Audi A3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
2.0T Premium 2dr All-wheel Drive quattro Cabriolet,220 hp

5.9 sec

14.6 @ 96 mph
2.0T Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive quattro Sedan,220 hp

5.9 sec

14.6 @ 96 mph
2.0T Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan,186 hp

6.1 sec

14.8 @ 93 mph
2.0T Premium 2dr Front-wheel Drive Cabriolet,186 hp

6.1 sec

14.8 @ 93 mph

2016 Audi A3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
2.0T Premium 2dr All-wheel Drive quattro Cabriolet,220 hp
turbo,

5.9 sec

13.6 @ 91 mph
2.0T Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive quattro Sedan,220 hp
turbo,

5.9 sec

13.6 @ 88 mph
1.8T Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan,170 hp
turbo,

7.1 sec

15 @ 81 mph
1.8T Premium 2dr Front-wheel Drive Cabriolet,170 hp
turbo,

7.1 sec

15 @ 84 mph
2.0 TDI Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan,150 hp
turbo,

7.3 sec

16.1 @ 81 mph


Audi A3 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2018

5.5 - 6.1 sec

14.2 @ 98 - 14.8 @ 93 mph
2017

5.9 - 6.1 sec

14.6 @ 96 - 14.8 @ 93 mph
2016

5.9 - 7.3 sec

13.6 @ 91 - 16.1 @ 81 mph
2015

5.9 - 7.1 sec

14 @ 100 - 15.2 @ 91 mph
2013

6.7 - 8.9 sec

15.1 @ 88 - 17.3 @ 77 mph
2012

6.9 - 8.9 sec

15.4 @ 87 - 17.5 @ 76 mph
2011

6.9 - 8.9 sec

15.4 @ 87 - 17.5 @ 76 mph
2010

6.8 - 8.9 sec

15.3 @ 87 - 17.5 @ 76 mph
2009

6.5 - 6.9 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 15.4 @ 87 mph
2008

6.5 - 6.9 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 15.4 @ 88 mph
2007

6.5 - 6.9 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 15.4 @ 87 mph
2006

6.5 - 6.9 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 15.4 @ 85 mph

Cars with the same 0-60 time

2018 Audi A8

0-60 times 5.5 sec

1/4 mile 14.2 sec @ 100
2018 Audi Q7

0-60 times 5.5 sec

1/4 mile 14.2 sec @ 99
2018 BMW 430

0-60 times 5.5 sec

1/4 mile 13.9 sec @ 103
2018 Ford Mustang

0-60 times 5.5 sec

1/4 mile 13.9 sec @ 100
2018 Genesis G80

0-60 times 5.5 sec

1/4 mile 14.1 sec @ 103
2018 Tesla Model X

0-60 times 5.5 sec

1/4 mile 14.1 sec @ 100

There’s only one transmission here – Audi 6-speed S tronic Dual Clutch. For MPGs the 2-liter car stickers at 24 miles per gallon in the city, 33 on the highway or 27 on average.


Pricing for the 2-liter model starts at just under 34 grand including delivery, although the car that I’ve got here today costs roughly 10 thousand dollars more than that. As you might already know, the A3 is based on Volkswagen’s MQB modular platform. Of course, that means that it shares it’s architecture with cars like the Golf and all of its derivative models. And some of the styling elements peek through to hint at exactly that. For example, the dual exhaust pipes are pulled directly from the MK7 GTI. Standard equipment on the car includes 17-inch aluminum alloys, although this car has the optional 18-s and you can upgrade to 19-inch versions if you prefer.


Now, everything about this car fits in directly with the rest of Audi’s lineup. In fact, the A3 now looks a lot like a shrunken version of the A4. Now, this is the prestige model, which means that it gets the more aggressive front facial and side skirts among many other options. If you’re wondering why Audi decided to move away from the hatchback, keep in mind the A4 sold more than five times for every A3 in 2012. And why shouldn’t they move to something that’s more appealing. After all, Mercedes Benz is starting to crowd the market with their new CLA 250.
But that can’t be the whole story, can it?

And beside the Mercedes CLA 250, this car is leaps and bounds ahead in terms of general material fit, finish and quality. The buttons all have a satisfying click, the bezels around the air vents rotate, and when they move into place, again, there is a really satisfying clicking feeling when you put them either all the way to the top, or all the way to the right. And there’s one more thing I’ve got to tell you about.

You can also use your finger to direct the cursor on the navigation while you’re looking through the map to go left, right, up or down. Earlier I said that this car is bigger than the previous A3, and it is. You might take that to assume that it’s also heavier, but in fact this car is actually about a hundred pounds lighter than the previous generation.



This car has the more powerful 2-liter turbo engine and that puts out 220 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Now, Audi says that it’s supposed to accelerate to 60 miles an hour in 5.8 seconds, and honestly, it’s pretty quick. I don’t doubt that that’s true.

Introduction

 

The Audi A3 was introduced in Europe in the mid-1990s and to the United States in 2006 as the entry-level model for the Northern American market. The fact that the Audi A3 is an entry-level car doesn’t mean that the vehicle is any less in quality as compared to other Audi brands. The car is at par with the high standards that Audi has set in the market from the cabin’s design to the materials used. This car is not only top-notch, but it also feels and runs with precision as expected.

The Audi A3, though smaller and lighter as compared to the A4, offers various options for people that are looking for a bargain sport sedan, convertible or even a hatchback. Within the two generations that it has been sold the Audi A3 has come in three distinct body styles. The previous generation only offered the Audi A3 in the hatchback body style in the United States. However, the new generation is now available in the sedan model and the convertible model at pocket-friendly prices if compared to its rivals. The authentic German flavor that has characterized the Audi brand, the excellent engineering, and an opulent upscale cabin, is present in any of the three Audi A3 body styles.

 

Engine specs & 0-60

The additional powertrain’s thirst for fuel that is present in the Audi A3 is made up for by the A3 Quattro’s right pedal to the floor and the substantial 258 lb-ft of torque. The 3048-pound test car moved from zero to 60mph in 5.5 seconds and crossed the quarter-mile mark in 14.2 seconds at 98mph. The Audi A3 test car beat the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC that was tested by 0.6 seconds. Also, it beat a Golf GTI that was 172 pounds lighter by 0.1 seconds while the Golf GTI was equipped with an automatic transmission. Regarding passing performance, the dual-clutch helps the A3 to move from 30 to 50 in 3.3 seconds and 50 to 70mph in 4.1 seconds which is 0.4 and 0.3 seconds faster than the CLA 250 4MATIC.

 

Exterior and Interior

The Audi A3 exterior specifications offered in the prestige model suggest 10-spoke 18-inch wheels. The low profile prestige model version comes in 17-inch wheels and tires, tamer bodywork and HID headlights. Apart from the trim, the Audi A3 has a cozy cabin that is a combination of quality materials that have an impeccable fit and finish. The standard features on the Quattro models include leather seats, power driver’s seats, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control and Audi’s MMI infotainment system that is accessed using a central knob to interact with a 7.0-inch multimedia screen that tucks itself into the dashboard by pressing a single button. Upgrading to a premium plus allows one to order more upgraded specifications such as Audi’s virtual cockpit digital gauge cluster, the navigation system, and blind spot monitoring.

 

Verdict


The smallest A3 Quattro sedan though receiving criticisms from its rivals boasts of more attention to detail and quality. The A3 is definitely an added asset to the Audi brand, as it feels and drives like a smaller Audi and not as an upgraded Volkswagen.

 



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