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Audi A3

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Audi A3

3/5-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, 75.0 kW / 100.6 hp / 100.6 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, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed, consumption 9.6 l/100km / 29.4 mpg-UK / 24.5 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1999
ModelA3Issued until
SerieA3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3/5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)350 l / 12.36 cu ft / 12.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4480 l / 158.21 cu ft / 158.21 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1100 l / 38.85 cu ft / 38.85 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4160 mm / 163.8 in / 163.8 inTotal (curb) weight1140 kg / 2513 lb / 2513 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity60 kg / 132 lb / 132 lb
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight1200 kg / 2646 lb / 2646 lb
Track frontTowing weight2300 kg / 5071 lb / 5071 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.5  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.11 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 CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 supplyInjectionEngine displacement1595 cm3 / 97.3 cu in / 97.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity398.84 cm3/cylinder / 24.339 cu in/cylinder / 24.339 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power75.0 kW / 100.6 hp / 100.6 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationMax. torque144.0 N·m / 106.2 lb·ft / 106.2 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.8 kW / 43.9 hp / 43.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output47.0 kW/l / 1.033 bhp/cu in / 1.033 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific 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) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)11.80 s / 11.80 s / 11.80 sPower-to-weight ratio89.8 kW/ton / 68.0 bhp/ton / 68.0 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)9.6 l/100km / 29.4 mpg-UK / 24.5 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions225 g/km / 361 g/mi / 361 g/mi (est.)
  Range562 km / 350 mi / 350 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front215/55-R16Tyres rear205/60-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

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