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Audi A3 1.9 TDi

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Audi A3 1.9 TDi

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1896 cm3 / 115.7 cu in / 115.7 cu in, 80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp @ 4150 rpm / 4150 rpm / 4150 rpm, 235.0 N·m / 173.3 lb·ft / 173.3 lb·ft @ 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 194 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1997
ModelA3 1.9 TDiIssued until
SerieA3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4152 mm / 163.5 in / 163.5 inTotal (curb) weight1180 kg / 2601 lb / 2601 lb
Width1735 mm / 68.3 in / 68.3 inDry weight
Height1427 mm / 56.2 in / 56.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2513 mm / 98.9 in / 98.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1513 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1495 mm / 58.9 in / 58.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.3 hp / 21.3 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAudiValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
FueldieselStroke95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.83
Fuel supplyBo VP 37 direct fuel inj. pumpEngine displacement1896 cm3 / 115.7 cu in / 115.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity474.00 cm3/cylinder / 28.925 cu in/cylinder / 28.925 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio19.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp at 4150 rpm / 4150 rpm / 4150 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque235.0 N·m / 173.3 lb·ft / 173.3 lb·ft at 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm
Compressor type1 turboMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.3 kW / 67.4 hp / 67.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.5 kW/l / 0.933 bhp/cu in / 0.933 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque124.0 N·m/l / 1.08 lb·ft/cu in / 1.08 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.77
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.39

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.20 s / 7.20 s / 7.20 sTop (maximal) speed194 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio91.5 kW/ton / 69.3 bhp/ton / 69.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishbone, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearTorsion bar, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6J x 15Wheels rear6J x 15
Tyres front195/65 R 15 VTyres rear195/65 R 15 V
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi A3 1.9 TDi

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