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Audi A3 2.0 TDi Quattro Ambition

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Audi A3 2.0 TDi Quattro Ambition

3-door 4-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, diesel 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1968 cm3 / 120.1 cu in / 120.1 cu in, 103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 320.0 N·m / 236.0 lb·ft / 236.0 lb·ft @ 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph top speed, consumption 5.8 l/100km / 48.7 mpg-UK / 40.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2008
ModelA3 2.0 TDi Quattro AmbitionIssued until
SerieA3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)281 l / 9.92 cu ft / 9.92 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2520 l / 88.99 cu ft / 88.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1011 l / 35.70 cu ft / 35.70 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4220 mm / 166.1 in / 166.1 inTotal (curb) weight1505 kg / 3318 lb / 3318 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity485 kg / 1069 lb / 1069 lb
Wheelbase2580 mm / 101.6 in / 101.6 inGross (max.) weight1990 kg / 4387 lb / 4387 lb
Track frontTowing weight1600 kg / 3527 lb / 3527 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.15 m2 / 23.2 sq ft / 23.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.65 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.0 kW / 21.5 hp / 21.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
FueldieselStroke95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.85
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement1968 cm3 / 120.1 cu in / 120.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity492.11 cm3/cylinder / 30.030 cu in/cylinder / 30.030 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio18.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque320.0 N·m / 236.0 lb·ft / 236.0 lb·ft at 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.2 kW / 55.3 hp / 55.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.3 kW/l / 1.150 bhp/cu in / 1.150 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque162.6 N·m/l / 1.42 lb·ft/cu in / 1.42 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio93.0 kW/ton / 70.5 bhp/ton / 70.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel 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)5.8 l/100km / 48.7 mpg-UK / 40.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions194 g/km / 312 g/mi / 312 g/mi
  Range1034 km / 643 mi / 643 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi A3 2.0 TDi Quattro Ambition

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