Audi A3

Manufacturer Audi
Production 1996–present
Designer David Caffrey
Body and chassis
Class Compact car / Small family car (C)
Layout transverse front engine, front-wheel drive or quattro on-demand four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A platform Volkswagen Group MQB platform

The A3 Series: Audi’s Family Vehicles

A sleek and stylish family car, the Audi A3 series offers more than just a smooth appearance. It boasts the same power and reliability that Audi is known for, but remains a sturdy and comfortable family car. The A3 series was first manufactured in 1996 and has remained a staple in Audi’s line since.

The series has undergone three generational releases, with each new version of vehicles spotlighting various improvements to the series’ performance and appearance. The latest generation, released in 2012, features multi-collision brakes, adaptive cruise control, and side assist, to name a few. The third generation A3 series received a five-star rating for safety, further exemplifying Audi’s talent for manufacturing safe, reliable vehicles.

Each generation has undergone a series of “facelifts” for their designs over the years. The facelifts consist of modifying a car’s design to make it look a little sharper and more modern. Because of these cosmetic modifications, Audi cars have remained classics, desirable not only for their power and dependability but their silhouettes as well.

Of course, every good, dependable car hits its need for maintenance at some point. And to maintain that reputation of safety, power, and reliability, it’s important to make sure your car is working at peak performance. That’s why we at Lifetime Audi Parts, Inc offer used Audi A3 series parts. We want to make sure your vehicle runs as efficiently as it possibly can, and we want to offer you the benefits of buying replacement parts used.

It’s inevitable that your car will need maintenance in its lifetime. Even a multi-award-winning vehicle like those in Audi’s A3 series will need repairs. And because all Audi vehicles are manufactured in Germany, those European parts can be difficult and expensive to come by. Buying used Audi A3 parts can save you money, and with our lifetime warranty on all of our parts, you know you’re buying from a reputable source. We exclusively recycle Audi vehicles, which gives us access to a wide range of various parts, as well as a wealth of knowledge about all things Audi.

Whether you fix up cars yourself or you own a beloved A3 series vehicle, Lifetime Audi Parts, Inc has what you need. Our inventory of parts ranges from headlights to engines to transmissions, and even interior parts. Check out our range of parts today, and let us help you find what you need.

Petrol engines

Name Type Engine code Output@rpm Torque@rpm 0–100 km/h,s Top speed Years
1.6 8v 1,595 cc (97 cu in) I4 AEH/AKL/APF 101 PS (74 kW; 100 hp) @5600 rpm 145 N·m (107 lb·ft) @3800 rpm 11.0 s 188 km/h (117 mph) 1996–2000
1.6 8v 1,595 cc (97 cu in) I4 AVU/BFQ 102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp) @5600 rpm 148 N·m (109 lb·ft) @3800 rpm 10.9 s 189 km/h (117 mph) 2000–2003
1.8 20v 1,781 cc (109 cu in) I4 AGN/APG 125 PS (92 kW; 123 hp) @6000 170 N·m (125 lb·ft) @4200 9.6 s 202 km/h (126 mph) 1996–2003
1.8 20vT 1,781 cc (109 cu in) I4 turbo AGU/ARZ/ARX/AUM 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) @5700 210 N·m (155 lb·ft) @1750–4600 8.2 s 217 km/h (135 mph) 1996–2003
1.8 20vT 1,781 cc (109 cu in) I4 turbo AJQ/APP/ARY/AUQ 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) @5500 235 N·m (173 lb·ft) @1950–5000 7.5 s 228 km/h (142 mph) 1999–2003
1.8 20vT (S3) 1,781 cc (109 cu in) I4 turbo APY, AMK 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) @5800 270 N·m (199 lb·ft) @2100 6.8 s 238 km/h (148 mph) 1999–2001
1.8 20vT (S3) 1,781 cc (109 cu in) I4 turbo BAM 225 PS (165 kW; 222 hp) @5900 280 N·m (207 lb·ft) @2200 6.6 s 243 km/h (151 mph) 2001–2003

Diesel engines

Name Type Engine code Output@rpm Torque@rpm 0–100 km/h,s Top speed Years
1.9 8v TDI 1,896 cc (116 cu in) I4 turbo AGR/ALH 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @4000 210 N·m (155 lb·ft) @1900 12.4 s 181 km/h (112 mph) 1996–2001
1.9 8v TDI 1,896 cc (116 cu in) I4 turbo ATD/AXR 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) @4000 240 N·m (177 lb·ft) @1800–2400 11.0 s 188 km/h (117 mph) 2001–2003
1.9 8v TDI 1,896 cc (116 cu in) I4 turbo AHF/ASV 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) @4150 235 N·m (173 lb·ft) @1900 10.5 s 194 km/h (121 mph) 1997–2000
1.9 8v TDI 1,896 cc (116 cu in) I4 turbo ASZ 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) @4000 310 N·m (229 lb·ft) @1900 9.2 s 205 km/h (127 mph) 2000–2003
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