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Audi A3 1.6

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Audi A3 1.6

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1595 cm3 / 97.3 cu in / 97.3 cu in, 74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 148.0 N·m / 109.2 lb·ft / 109.2 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed, consumption 7.0 l/100km / 40.4 mpg-UK / 33.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2003
ModelA3 1.6Issued until0
SerieA3Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designation9L
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformA5Number of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)350 l / 12.36 cu ft / 12.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4530 l / 159.98 cu ft / 159.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4203 mm / 165.5 in / 165.5 inTotal (curb) weight1205 kg / 2657 lb / 2657 lb
Width1765 mm / 69.5 in / 69.5 inDry weight
Height1421 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2578 mm / 101.5 in / 101.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1536 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1517 mm / 59.7 in / 59.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.33Frontal area (A)2.13 m2 / 22.9 sq ft / 22.9 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.70 m2 / 7.5 sq ft / 7.5 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.4 kW / 23.3 hp / 23.3 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.4 mm / 3.05 in / 3.05 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement1595 cm3 / 97.3 cu in / 97.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity398.75 cm3/cylinder / 24.333 cu in/cylinder / 24.333 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque148.0 N·m / 109.2 lb·ft / 109.2 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)46.0 kW / 61.7 hp / 61.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.8 kW/l / 1.028 bhp/cu in / 1.028 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque92.8 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.53

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio83.0 kW/ton / 62.9 bhp/ton / 62.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h11.90 s / 11.90 s / 11.90 sFuel consumption, City (urban)9.6 l/100km / 29.4 mpg-UK / 24.5 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)5.5 l/100km / 51.4 mpg-UK / 42.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)7.0 l/100km / 40.4 mpg-UK / 33.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions168 g/km / 270 g/mi / 270 g/mi
  Range786 km / 488 mi / 488 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishboneSuspension rearIndependent,4 Links
Wheels front6.5J x 16Wheels rear6.5J x 16
Tyres front205/55 R 16Tyres rear205/55 R 16
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 1.6

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