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Audi A3 1998

AUDI A3 - compact car with a transverse engine and front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Model Audi A3 created on the platform Golf IV and relates to a golf class, but the quality and consumer properties of the new car is comparable with models of higher class, such as the Mercedes-Benz A-klasse and BMW Compact. Design and aerodynamics body style interior solutions beyond praise. The first fashion show was held in June 1996. Production of the Audi A3 began in 1998. Until the spring of 1999 the car was produced from a single type of body - three-door hatchback.

Audi A3 1998

At the Geneva Motor Show in 1999 it was presented to the five-door version of the body. The length of the car remained the same, just change the location of the C-pillar, which has become more vertical. Because the model is built upon a Golf IV, the power unit is transversely mounted, that did not stop Audi's all-wheel drive version of the release - Audi A3 Quattro. In this case, the manufacturer had to abandon the traditional permanent all-wheel drive and, given the layout features of the car, apply the scheme to the inter-axle clutch similar installed on Golf IV Sincro.

The car is available in three standard trim levels: Ambiente, Attarction and Ambition («calm", "attractiveness" and "ambition"). Externally, the car almost indistinguishable, but in accessories and equipment list, there is a large variety. The basic version includes a complete set of Anti blocking system, two airbags, belt tensioner, servo control, power windows, a filter against dust and pollen, as well as the rear headrests.

For the safety of the vehicle meets the anti-theft system with immobilizer, interior sensor control and central locking the doors, trunk and gas tank flap. If desired, you can make a leather interior. The design of the driver's seat and upholstery give the interior an elegant look. The comfortable seats allow travel over long distances.

Driving characteristics: a stable position when turning, a stable straight running, compliant management - provides a monocoque body and fully independent suspension. Front mounted shock absorber struts and triangular wishbones, rear - suspension bridge on the trailing arm connected. System front and rear suspension includes anti-roll bars. All wheels are disc brakes with ABS (standard equipment).

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In 1999, as represented by the sports version A3, received the name of Audi S3. The main difference is a more powerful engine with 210 hp The choice offered to the buyer Audi A3 five powertrains: a 1.6-liter petrol power of 101 hp 1.8 liter 125 hp and turbo 1.8T quattro (150 bhp), as well as two "diesel" (1.9 liters), developing 90 and 110 hp

Audi four-wheel drive Quattro system, and has an engine capacity of 170 hp 150-hp power unit is similar to installation in the Audi TT 1998. He has five valves per cylinder, turbocharger and intercooler, which allows disperse the car to 100 km / h in 8.1 seconds (with manual transmission). Maximum speed is 217 km / h. Diesel engines equipped with direct injection and turbocharging. All motors operate in the database with a 5-speed manual transmission. This optional 4-band automatic transmission.

Audi A3 1998 engine

Audi A3 1998 Engines

1.6 L (1595 cc/97 in³), 75 kW (102 PS)
1.8 L (1781 cc/108 in³), 92 kW (125 PS)
1.8 L (1781 cc/108 in³) light-pressure turbo, 110 kW (150 PS)
1.8 L (1781 cc/108 in³) turbo, 132 kW (180 PS)
1.8 L (1781 cc/108 in³) turbo, 154-165 kW (210-225 PS) (S3)
1.9 L (1896 cc/115 in³) turbo Diesel, 66 kW (90 PS)
1.9 L (1896 cc/115 in³) turbo Diesel, 81 kW (110 PS)
1.9 L (1896 cc/115 in³) turbo Diesel, 96 kW (130 PS)