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Audi S3 Sportback

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Audi S3 Sportback

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1984 cm3 / 121.1 cu in / 121.1 cu in, 194.6 kW / 261.0 hp / 261.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 350.0 N·m / 258.1 lb·ft / 258.1 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2008
ModelS3 SportbackIssued until
SerieS3Number 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

Length4302 mm / 169.4 in / 169.4 inTotal (curb) weight1495 kg / 3296 lb / 3296 lb
Width1766 mm / 69.5 in / 69.5 inDry weight
Height1402 mm / 55.2 in / 55.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2578 mm / 101.5 in / 101.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1522 mm / 59.9 in / 59.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1506 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

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)Stroke92.8 mm / 3.65 in / 3.65 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplydirect petrol injectionEngine displacement1984 cm3 / 121.1 cu in / 121.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity496.00 cm3/cylinder / 30.268 cu in/cylinder / 30.268 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power194.6 kW / 261.0 hp / 261.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque350.0 N·m / 258.1 lb·ft / 258.1 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)109.1 kW / 146.3 hp / 146.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output98.1 kW/l / 2.155 bhp/cu in / 2.155 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque176.4 N·m/l / 1.54 lb·ft/cu in / 1.54 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.87
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio174.6 kW/ton / 132.3 bhp/ton / 132.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 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 emissions201 g/km / 323 g/mi / 323 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering 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 front7.5J x 18 ET56Wheels rear7.5J x 18 ET56
Tyres front225/40 R 18 92YTyres rear225/40 R 18 92Y
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi S3 Sportback

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