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Audi A3 (Germany, 2003-2012)

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The second generation of the Audi A3, the Typ 8P, was launched at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show. This generation was designed by Walter da Silva and was originally launched only as a three-door hatchback. It featured a new automobile platform (the PQ35 platform).

In June 2004 Audi unveiled the Sportback version of the Audi A3. It  was 80 mm (3 in) longer than the base three-door body and received the new "single frame" front grille originally introduced in the A8 W12.

In 2008 the Cabriolet version, codenamed 8P7 was introduced.



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Engines and Transmissions

The second generation Audi A3 has been offered with several types of petrol and diesel engines. Throughout the years they have been combined with five different transmissions: 5-speed Manual, 6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic, 6-speed S-Tronic and 7-speed S-Tronic.

 

Model Displacement Type Engine code [email protected] [email protected] Years
Petrol Engines
1.2 TFSI 1,197 cc (73 cu in) I4 SOHC 8V FSI turbo CBZB 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) @5000 175 N·m (129 lb·ft) @1550–4100 2010–present
1.4 TFSI 1,390 cc (85 cu in) I4 DOHC 16V FSI turbo CAXC 125 PS (92 kW; 123 hp) @5000 200 N·m (148 lb·ft) @1500–4000 2007–present
1.6 1,595 cc (97 cu in) I4 SOHC 8V BGU / BSE / BSF / CCS 102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp) @5600 148 N·m (109 lb·ft) @3800 2003–2010
1.6 FSI 1,598 cc (98 cu in) I4 DOHC 16V FSI BAG / BLF / BLP 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) @6000 155 N·m (114 lb·ft) @4000 2003–2007
1.8 TFSI 1,798 cc (110 cu in) I4 DOHC 16V FSI turbo) BYT / BZB 160 PS (118 kW; 158 hp) @5000–6200 250 N·m (184 lb·ft) @1500–4200 2007–2008
BYT / BZB 160 PS (118 kW; 158 hp) @4500–6200 250 N·m (184 lb·ft) @1500–4500 2009–present
2.0 FSI 1,984 cc (121 cu in) I4 DOHC 16V FSI AXW / BLR / BLX / BLY
BVY / BVX / BVZ
150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) @6000 200 N·m (148 lb·ft) @3250–4250 2003–2007
2.0 TFSI I4 DOHC 16V FSI turbo AXX / BPY / BWA / CAWB 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) @5100–6000 280 N·m (207 lb·ft) @1800–5000 2004–2008
CCZA 280 N·m (207 lb·ft) @1700–5000 2009–present
BHZ / CDLA 265 PS (195 kW; 261 hp) @6000 350 N·m (258 lb·ft) @2500–5000 2006–present
(Audi S3 only)
3.2 FSI 3,189 cc (195 cu in)          
2.5 TFSI 2,480 cc (151 cu in)          
Diesel Engines

1.6 TDI

1,598 cc (98 cu in) I4 DOHC 16V common rail turbo
with DPF
CAYB 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @4200 230 N·m (170 lb·ft) @1500–2500 2009–present
CAYA 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) @4400 250 N·m (184 lb·ft) @1500–2500 2009–present
1.9 TDI 1,896 cc (116 cu in) I4 SOHC 8V TDI
with unit injectors
BJB / BKC / BXE / BLS 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) @4000 250 N·m (184 lb·ft) @1900 2003–2009
2.0 TDI 1,968 cc (120 cu in) I4 DOHC 16V turbo
with unit injectors
BKD I4 DOHC 8V turbo
with unit injectors and DPF
I4 DOHC 8V turbo
with unit injectors and DPF
2003–2008
I4 DOHC 8V turbo
with unit injectors and DPF
BMM 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) @4000 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) @1750–2500 2006–2008
I4 DOHC 8V turbo
with unit injectors and DPF
BMN 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) @4200 350 N·m (258 lb·ft) @1750–2500 2006–2008
I4 DOHC 16V common rail turbo
with DPF
CBAB 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) @4200 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) @1750–2500 2008–present
CBBB 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) @4200 350 N·m (258 lb·ft) @1750–2500 2008–present
I4 DOHC 16V common rail turbo
with piezo element injectors and DPF
CBEA 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) @4200 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) @1750–2500 2010–present


 



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Updates

2004

For 2004 an updated single-frame grille was presented together with the launch of the five-door Avant model. This new grille also became standard in the three-door variant design.

2008

In 2008 Audi introduced a number of changes to the A3 and S3, which included revised nose and tail styling, with a modified grille and the new "trademark" daytime running lights, common rail 2.0 TDI engines, seven-speed S tronic dual clutch transmission availability for smaller engines, and optional "magnetic ride" adaptive shock absorbers. The S3 Avant was also added to the German brand lineup that year.



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S3 and RS3

S3

The second generation S3 arrived on August 2006. The model was offered in both three- and five-door body styles and was powered by a modified and enhanced Volkswagen Group-sourced 2.0-litre turbocharged FSI petrol engine, with a maximum output of 195 kW (265 PS; 261 bhp). The design of the S3 was responsability of quattro GmbH, as with all Audi S models.

RS3

The RS3 Sportback was unveiled in November 2010 and entered production in 2011. It was powered by a 5 cylinder, 2.5 litre 340 metric horsepower (250 kW; 340 hp) engine, paired with a seven-speed S-Tronic transmission, and the Quattro on-demand four-wheel drive system. The Audi RS 3 is only available in a five-door Sportback version and no manual transmission option.



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Awards

(2009) Green Car Journal's Green Car of the Year for 2010 (TDI Model)
(2009) Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick in midsize cars for 2010 model year
(2008) Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick in midsize cars
(2007) Audi 2.0T FSI named International Engine of the Year (1.8L – 2.0L category)
(2006) Audi A3 listed in Car and Driver's 10Best list
(2006) International Car of the Year Entry-Level Car of the Year – “Most Spirited”
(2006) Auto Interior of the Year in popular-priced category
(2006) Named overall best New England Winter Vehicle by the New England Motor Press Association
(2006) Best Luxury Small Car Pick by BusinessWeek Magazine
(2006) South African Car of the Year
(2005) Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Double Best Pick for frontal-offset and side-impact tests
(2000) Brazilian Car of the Year
(1998) Federal German Prize for Product Design
(1997, 1999, 2000) Auto Motor und Sport readers' poll Best Car award
(1997) Autozeitung "Auto Trophy" award
(1996) Bild am Sonntag "Golden Steering Wheel" award



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