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Audi A3 1.6

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Audi A3 1.6

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1595 cm3 / 97.3 cu in / 97.3 cu in, 75.3 kW / 101.0 hp / 101.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 144.0 N·m / 106.2 lb·ft / 106.2 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 188 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1996
ModelA3 1.6Issued until2001
SerieA3Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designation8L
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformA4Number of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)350 l / 12.36 cu ft / 12.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)1100 l / 38.85 cu ft / 38.85 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4152 mm / 163.5 in / 163.5 inTotal (curb) weight1140 kg / 2513 lb / 2513 lb
Width1753 mm / 69.0 in / 69.0 inDry weight
Height1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2512 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)59.0 % / 59.0 % / 59.0 %
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.0 UK gal / 14.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeAEH, AKL, APFTotal 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 DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power75.3 kW / 101.0 hp / 101.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque144.0 N·m / 106.2 lb·ft / 106.2 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.4 kW / 46.1 hp / 46.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.2 kW/l / 1.037 bhp/cu in / 1.037 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque90.3 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.70 s / 7.70 s / 7.70 sTop (maximal) speed188 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)11.30 s / 11.30 s / 11.30 sPower-to-weight ratio88.6 kW/ton / 67.1 bhp/ton / 67.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)36.20 s / 36.20 s / 36.20 sFuel 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-lock3Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearTorsion bar, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6J x 15Wheels rear6J x 15
Tyres front195/65 R15Tyres rear195/65 R15
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 1.6

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