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A3 40 TFSI® (2.0T)A3 45 TFSI® (2.0T) quattro®S3 Sedan
Engineering | Performance
Engine type
2.0-liter four-cylinder2.0-liter four-cylinder2.0-liter four-cylinder
Engine block/Cylinder head
Cast-iron/Aluminum-alloyCast-iron/Aluminum-alloyCast-iron/Aluminum-alloy
Displacement (cc)/Bore and stroke (mm)
1,984/82.5 x 92.81,984/82.5 x 92.81,984/82.5 x 92.8
Horsepower (@ rpm)
184 @ 4,400–6,000228 @ 4,500–6,200288 @ 5,400–6,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
222 @ 1,600–4,300258 @ 1,600–4,400280 @ 1,900–5,300
Compression ratio
11.7:19.6:19.3:1
Valvetrain
16-valve DOHC with Audi valvelift system16-valve DOHC with Audi valvelift system16-valve DOHC with Audi valvelift system
Induction/Fuel injection
Turbocharged/TFSI®Turbocharged/TFSI®Turbocharged/TFSI®
Start-stop engine system
Standard[1]Standard[1]Standard[1]
Acceleration, Sedan/Cabriolet* (0–60 mph)
6.6 seconds/6.9 seconds5.4 seconds/5.8 secondsNA
Top track speed
13O mph[2]13O mph[2]155 mph/Optional 130 mph[2]
Transmission | Drivetrain
Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive
Standard
Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive
StandardStandard
Suspension | Braking | Chassis
MacPherson front suspension
StandardStandardStandard
Four-link rear suspension
StandardStandardStandard
Sport suspension
AvailableAvailable
S sport suspension
Standard
Audi magnetic ride
Available
Ventilated front disc/Solid rear disc brakes (in)
12.3/10.712.3/10.7
Ventilated front and rear disc brakes (in)
13.4/12.2
Red brake calipers
Available
Electromechanical power steering system
StandardStandardStandard
Audi progressive steering
Standard
Steering ratio
15.3:115.3:114.3:1
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft)
36.136.136.1
Exterior measurements,
Sedan | Cabriolet*
Wheelbase (in)
103.8/102.2103.8/102.2103.6
Length (in)
175.5/174.1175.5/174.1175.8
Height (in)
55.7/55.555.7/55.554.8
Overall width with mirrors (in)
77.277.277.2
Track, front/rear (in)
61.2/60.161.2/60.161.1/60.1
Curb weight (lb)
3,197/3,4393,428/3,6603,494
Drag coefficient (Cw)
0.30/0.310.32/0.330.31
Interior measurements, 
Sedan | Cabriolet*
Head room front (in)
36.5/37.436.5/37.436.5
Head room rear (in)
36.1/36.336.5/37.436.1
Leg room front (in)
41.2/41.241.2/41.241.2
Leg room rear (in)
35.1/31.935.1/31.935.1
Shoulder room front (in)
54.8/54.854.8/54.854.8
Shoulder room rear (in)
53.0/45.753.0/45.753.0
Cargo volume, rear seatbacks up (cu ft)
12.3/9.9 (7.1 with roof down)10.0/9.9 (7.1 with roof down)10.0
Seating capacity
5/45/45
EPA mileage estimates | Capacities
S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission (city/highway/combined)
NA[1]NA[1]22/29/25
Engine oil (qt)
6.06.06.0
Fuel (gal)
13.2[3]14.5[3]14.5[3]
Minimum fuel grade required
RegularRegularPremium

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