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Compare Audi RS 3 Sportback (8PA) vs Audi A3 8P1 [1.4 TFSI] vs Audi A3 Sportback 8PA facelift [1.2 TFSI]

Reviews

Neo score
59%
35%
37%
Pros
  • Great I5 engine
  • Imposing exterior styling
  • Interesting VR6 engine
  • Manual widely available
  • Slightly improved engines
  • New 7-speed DCT
Cons
  • High 0.36 drag coefficient
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Semi-independent suspensions in FWD models
  • Unreliable DCT (DSG) transmissions
  • Independent suspensions only in AWD model

Price

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Variants

1.4 TFSI
1.6
1.6 AT
1.6 FSI
1.8 TFSI
1.8 TFSI DCT
1.9 TDI
2.0 FSI
2.0 FSI AT
2.0 TDI 140
2.0 TDI 140 DCT
2.0 TDI 140 quattro
2.0 TDI 170
2.0 TDI 170 DCT
2.0 TDI 170 quattro
2.0 TFSI 200
2.0 TFSI 200 DCT
2.0 TFSI 200 DSG
2.0 TFSI 200 quattro
3.2 quattro
3.2 quattro DCT
1.2 TFSI
1.2 TFSI DCT
1.4 TFSI
1.4 TFSI DCT
1.6
1.6 DCT
1.6 TDI 105
1.6 TDI 90
1.8 TFSI
1.8 TFSI DCT
1.8 TFSI quattro
1.9 TDI
1.9 TDI DCT
2.0 TDI 140
2.0 TDI 140 DCT
2.0 TDI 140 quattro
2.0 TDI 170
2.0 TDI 170 DCT
2.0 TDI 170 quattro
2.0 TFSI
2.0 TFSI DCT
2.0 TFSI quattro DCT
3.2 quattro DCT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
302 L / 10.7 cu-ft ~ 1032 L / 36.4 cu-ft
350 L / 12.4 cu-ft ~ 1080 L / 38.1 cu-ft
552 L / 19.5 cu-ft ~ 1104 L / 39.0 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
10.0 L / 10.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
6.5 L / 6.9 qt
3.6 L / 3.8 qt
3.9 L / 4.1 qt
Fuel Capacity
60.0 L / 15.9 gal
55.0 L / 14.5 gal
55.0 L / 14.5 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
560 kg / 1235 lbs
560 kg / 1235 lbs
560 kg / 1235 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Disc
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Semi-independent
Semi-independent
Tire Size
225/35 R19
205/55 R16, 225/45 R17
205/55 R16, 225/45 R17
Turning Circle
10.7 m / 35.1 ft
10.7 m / 35.1 ft
10.7 m / 35.1 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door Hatchback
3-door Hatchback
5-door Hatchback

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
110 mm / 4.3 in
Size | Height
1402 mm / 55.2 in
1421 mm / 55.9 in
1423 mm / 56.0 in
Size | Length
4302 mm / 169.4 in
4214 mm / 165.9 in
4292 mm / 169.0 in
Size | Width
1794 mm / 70.6 in
1765 mm / 69.5 in
1765 mm / 69.5 in
Track Width | Front
1564.0 mm / 61.6 in
1534.0 mm / 60.4 in
1534.0 mm / 60.4 in
Track Width | Rear
1528.0 mm / 60.2 in
1507.0 mm / 59.3 in
1507.0 mm / 59.3 in
Weight
1575.0 kg / 3472.3 lbs
1260.0 kg / 2777.8 lbs
1245.0 kg / 2744.8 lbs
Wheel Size
8J x 19
6.5J x 16, 7.5J x 17
6.5J x 16, 7.5J x 17
Wheelbase
2578 mm / 101.5 in
2578 mm / 101.5 in
2578 mm / 101.5 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.6 sec
9.6 sec
11.3 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
4.4 sec
9.1 sec
10.7 sec
CO2 Emission
212 g/km
156 ~ 163 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.362
0.33
0.31
Fuel Economy
9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (combined) | 13.1 L/100km / 18.0 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)
6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (combined)
5.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (combined)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
203.0 km/h / 126.1 mph
192.0 km/h / 119.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 5
Euro 4
Euro 5
Engine
CEPA
CAXC, CMSA
CBZB
Engine | Bore
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
76.5 mm / 3.0 in
71.0 mm / 2.8 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
10.0:1
10.0:1
Engine | Displacement
2.5 L / 151.3 cu-in / 2480.0 cc
1.4 L / 84.8 cu-in / 1390.0 cc
1.2 L / 73.0 cu-in / 1197.0 cc
Engine | Power
340.0 hp / 253.5 kW @ 5400-6500 rpm
125.0 hp / 93.2 kW @ 5000-6000 rpm
105.0 hp / 78.3 kW @ 5000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
137.1 hp/L / 2.2 hp/cu-in
89.9 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
87.7 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
75.6 mm / 3.0 in
75.6 mm / 3.0 in
Engine | Torque
450 Nm / 331.9 lb-ft @ 1600-5300 rpm
200 Nm / 147.5 lb-ft @ 1500-4000 rpm
175 Nm / 129.1 lb-ft @ 1550-4100 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-5 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 2 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
7-speed
6-speed
6-speed
Transmission | Type
DCT S tronic
Manual
Manual

Production

Availability
2011 ~ 2012
2007 ~ 2008
2010 ~ 2012
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