Audi A3

Overview
Production:
Audi
Production:
1996–present Designer David Caffrey
Body and Chasis
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
Model
Type
Engine Code
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
0–100 km/h (s)
Top Speed
Years
1.9 8v TDI
AGR/ALH
AGR/ALH
90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @4000
210 N·m (155 lb·ft) @1900
181 km/h (112 mph)
99
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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