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Audi A3 (8V)
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Audi A3/Audi S3/Audi RS3 (Typ 8V). 2012–20 (prod. n/a). 3-, 4- and 5-door saloon, 2-door convertible. F/F, F/A, 999 cm³ (I3 DOHC), 1197, 1395, 1498, 1798, 1984 cm³ petrol, 1598, 1968 cm³ diesel, 8·8 kWh–1395 cm³ electric–petrol hybrid (I4 DOHC), 2480 cm³ (I5 DOHC). Evolutionary looks for third-generation A3 hatchbacks, débuting at Genève in 2012. Similar length, but longer wheelbase, and lighter than predecessor by 80 kg, with aluminium front wings and bonnet. Slightly wider than outgoing 8P model. Cd at 0,31 for base model. Most economical diesel has claimed carbon dioxide emissions of 99 g/km. More refined, with improved quality. On MQB platform shared with other Volkswagen Group models (including Golf VII). Lighter up front for better handling, thanks to the use of aluminium. Decent ride and comfort. Five-door Sportback from 2013. The big news from Shanghai in April 2013 was the addition of a three-box, four-door saloon, 11 mm wider and 9 mm lower than the five-door Sportback. Convertible sales from spring 2014. E-tron plug-in hybrid announced for sale in July 2014, with deliveries commencing in the winter. Three-door deleted in 2017.

Manufacturing location: Ingolstadt, Germany

Marque: Audi | Model: Audi A3 | Predecessor: Audi A3 (8P) | Successor: Audi A3 (8Y)


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