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Audi A3 Sportback 1.8 TFSI

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Audi A3 Sportback 1.8 TFSI

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1798 cm3 / 109.7 cu in / 109.7 cu in, 117.8 kW / 158.0 hp / 158.0 hp, 250.0 N·m / 184.4 lb·ft / 184.4 lb·ft @ 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 222 km/h / 138 mph / 138 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2008
ModelA3 Sportback 1.8 TFSIIssued 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

Length4292 mm / 169.0 in / 169.0 inTotal (curb) weight1320 kg / 2910 lb / 2910 lb
Width1765 mm / 69.5 in / 69.5 inDry weight
Height1423 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2578 mm / 101.5 in / 101.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1534 mm / 60.4 in / 60.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1507 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

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) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerAudiValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.1 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.98
Fuel supplydirect petrol injectionEngine displacement1798 cm3 / 109.7 cu in / 109.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity449.50 cm3/cylinder / 27.430 cu in/cylinder / 27.430 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.6 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power117.8 kW / 158.0 hp / 158.0 hp at
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque250.0 N·m / 184.4 lb·ft / 184.4 lb·ft at 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)73.6 kW / 98.7 hp / 98.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output65.5 kW/l / 1.440 bhp/cu in / 1.440 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque139.0 N·m/l / 1.22 lb·ft/cu in / 1.22 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.73
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.65

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed222 km/h / 138 mph / 138 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio119.7 kW/ton / 90.7 bhp/ton / 90.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.80 s / 7.80 s / 7.80 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 emissions159 g/km / 256 g/mi / 256 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,4 Links, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
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 Sportback 1.8 TFSI

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