Audi A3 Sportback 8PA Hatchback 2008

This generation of Audi A3 Sportback 8PA has been produced from June, 2008 to January, 2013. We can provide information about 18 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced with front wheel drive (14 versions) and all four wheel (4x4) drive (4 versions).

This Audi is available with five petrol engines with displacement from 1.4 to 3.2 litres and power of from 102 to 250 horsepower un three diesel engines with displacement from 1.9 to 2.0 litres and power of from 105 to 170 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (9 versions), as well as automatic (9 versions) gearbox.

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Audi A3 Sportback 8PA hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.8 to 9.4 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.9 to 6 litres per 100km. The most economical Audi A3 petrol engine version is Audi A3 1.4 TFSI, consuming 5.8 litres per 100km. While the most economical Audi A3 diesel - Audi A3 1.9 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 4.9 liters of diesel.

Audi A3 Sportback 8PA hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 137 to 224 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 129 to 159 grams per kilometer. From Audi A3 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Audi A3 1.4 TFSI which produces an average of 137 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Audi A3 diesels least CO2 distributes Audi A3 1.9 TDI - 129 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.2 seconds has Audi A3 3.2 quattro version, conversely the tardiest one is Audi A3 1.6 reaching this speed only in 12.1 seconds.

Lenght of Audi A3 is 429 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Audi A3 is about 3 cm longer than Volkswagen Golf hatchback, but 5 cm shorter than Ford Focus hatchback. Audi A3 gross weight is from 1785 to 2110 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 11 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles.

This Audi is quite costly - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 6500 €. Users calculated Audi A3 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2400 € cost per year and 0.21 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 53%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 24% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Audi A3 for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Audi A3 prices and costs.

Audi A3 modifications

Modification Engine Power Fuel cons. Gearbox Drive type
Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.4 Petrol 125 HP 6 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.4 Petrol 125 HP 5.8 l/100km Automatic (7 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.6 Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.6 102 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.6 Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 6.7 l/100km Automatic (7 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.8 Petrol 160 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.8 Petrol 160 HP 6.7 l/100km Automatic (7 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.9 TDI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.9 Diesel 105 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.9 TDI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.9 Diesel 105 HP 5.6 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Petrol 200 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Petrol 200 HP 7.6 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Petrol 200 HP 7.2 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.1 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.4 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI quattro Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 6 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Diesel 170 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Diesel 170 HP 5.9 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI quattro Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Diesel 170 HP 5.6 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Audi A3 3.2 quattro Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 3.2 Petrol 250 HP 9.4 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)

Audi A3 safety

During safety testing Audi A3 has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Audi A3 is evaluated with outstanding rate 95 from 100, children safety: very good mark - 87 from 100, for pedestrian protection Audi A3 got 74 points from 100.
Audi A3 safety equipment has been rated as very good - 86 percents from 100.

Audi A3 prices

Audi A3 2008 - 2013 hatchback price in Latvia is from 4200 € to 8500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Audi A3 price is very high - Audi A3 is approximately for 58 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2008 - 2013 prices). Audi A3 high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this Audi could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Audi A3 2012 price 6500 € 7500 € 8500 €
Audi A3 2011 price 6500 € 7000 € 7500 €
Audi A3 2010 price 5500 € 6000 € 8000 €
Audi A3 2009 price 5000 € 6000 € 6500 €
Audi A3 2008 price 4200 € 5500 € 6500 €

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Audi A3 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) Audi A3 quality is good. In the roadworthiness tests carried out in 2022, deffects were detected in an average of only 15.8 percent of Audi A3 of this generation.

Audi A3 reliability and quality
Most reliable used over 15 years old cars
Most reliable over 15 years old hatchbacks

Audi A3 Sportback 8PA hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Audi A3 with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
88%
Metallic paint
69%
Conditioning
67%
Adjustable steering wheel
59%
Rain sensor
53%
Cruise control
51%
Rear parking sensors
36%
Heated seats
34%
Xenon headlights
28%
Leather upholstery
22%
Bi-xenon lights
21%
Dimming mirrors
21%
Tire pressure control
20%
Navigation
16%
Roof bars (railings)
15%

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Audi A3 reviews

Total 21 Audi A3 owner reviews

At the moment we dont have reviews about Audi A3 manufactured from 2008 to 2013.
Find below reviews about other generations of Audi A3.
Audi A3 2014 Hatchback Diesel 1.6 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 1 year) Owned for:8`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 6.2 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9/10
   female, age 45
Audi A3 2014 Hatchback Diesel 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2018 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:55`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 150 € (~ 75 € per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
   male, age 49
Audi A3 2007 Hatchback Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:72`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 4.5 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1700 € (~ 566 € per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 42
Audi A3 2004 Hatchback Petrol 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:120`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 800 € (~ 160 € per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 42
Audi A3 2004 Coupe Petrol 1.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 11 years) Owned for:10`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 12.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 200 € (~ 100 € per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
   female, age 53
Audi A3 2003 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2011 (age of car 8 years) Owned for:100`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption: 4.5 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 200 € (~ 40 € per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
 
Audi A3 2002 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 12 years) Owned for:10`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 300 € (~ 300 € per year)
Total car rating:
2/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 24
Audi A3 2002 Hatchback Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 12 years) Owned for:20`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 5.9 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9/10
   female, age 51
Audi A3 2001 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2001 (age of car 0 years) Owned for:380`000 kilometers (18 years)
Average fuel consumption: 4.5 litres per 100km (10% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 590 € (~ 32 € per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
   male, age 48
Audi A3 2000 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 17 years) Owned for:20`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 340 € (~ 340 € per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 27
Audi A3 2000 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:190`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (10% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 320 € (~ 106 € per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 65
Audi A3 2000 Hatchback Petrol 1.8 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:20`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 9.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 330 € (~ 110 € per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 50
Audi A3 2000 Hatchback Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 16 years) Owned for:1`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 400 €
Total car rating:
6/10
   female, age 35
Audi A3 1999 Coupe Petrol 1.8 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 15 years) Owned for:25`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 9.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 100 € (~ 50 € per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 33
Audi A3 1998 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2006 (age of car 8 years) Owned for:242`000 kilometers (10 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1470 € (~ 147 € per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female
Audi A3 1998 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2011 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:80`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 150 € (~ 30 € per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 51
Audi A3 1998 Coupe Petrol 1.8 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2004 (age of car 6 years) Owned for:120`000 kilometers (15 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 190 € (~ 12 € per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
   male, age 50
Audi A3 1998 Coupe Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2008 (age of car 10 years) Owned for:222`000 kilometers (7 years)
Average fuel consumption: 9.0 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9/10
   female
Audi A3 1997 Coupe Petrol 1.6 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 17 years) Owned for:20`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (100% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 31 € (~ 15 € per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
   male, age 49
Audi A3 1997 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2012 (age of car 15 years) Owned for:150`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 340 € (~ 68 € per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   female, age 47
Audi A3 1997 Hatchback Petrol 1.8 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2009 (age of car 12 years) Owned for:270`000 kilometers (9 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
6/10
   female, age 59
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