Audi A3 2008 Sportback 8PA Hatchback

This generation of Audi A3 Sportback 8PA (facelift model) has been produced from January, 2008 to December, 2013. We can provide information about 23 modifications of this generation. 2008 Audi A3 is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (5 versions) and front wheel drive (18 versions).

This Audi is available with six petrol engines with displacement from 1.2 to 3.2 litres and power of from 102 to 250 horsepower un four diesel engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.0 litres and power of from 90 to 170 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (13 versions), as well as automatic (10 versions) gearbox.

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Audi A3 2008 Sportback 8PA hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.3 to 9.4 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.2 to 6 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Audi A3 2008 Sportback 8PA hatchback petrol engine version is Audi A3 1.2 TFSI, consuming 5.3 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Audi A3 2008 Sportback 8PA hatchback diesel - Audi A3 1.6 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 4.2 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Audi A3 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 16 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +19% for petrol engines and +13% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Audi A3 modification.

Audi A3 2008 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 TDI reaching this speed only in 13.3 seconds. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 3.2 petrol 6-cylinder 250 hp version (Audi A3 3.2 quattro).

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 10 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Audi A3 trunk space is 370 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1120 litres.

This Audi is quite costly - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 6500 €. Users calculated Audi A3 2008 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 52%, 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 Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Audi A3 2010 1.2 TFSI Jan 2010 — Dec 2012

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

1.2 Petrol 105 HP 5.5 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Audi A3 2010 1.2 TFSI Jan 2010 — Dec 2012

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.2 Petrol 105 HP 5.3 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 1.4 TFSI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.4 Petrol 125 HP 6.0 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 1.4 TFSI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.4 Petrol 125 HP 5.8 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 1.6 Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 1.6 Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 6.7 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Audi A3 2009 1.6 TDI Jan 2009 — Dec 2012 1.6 Diesel 90 HP 4.5 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2009 1.6 TDI Jan 2009 — Dec 2012

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.6 Diesel 105 HP 4.2 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 1.8 TFSI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.8 Petrol 160 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 1.8 TFSI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.8 Petrol 160 HP 6.7 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 1.8 TFSI 4x4 1.8 Petrol 160 HP 7.5 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Audi A3 2008 1.9 TDI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.9 Diesel 105 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 1.9 TDI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 1.9 Diesel 105 HP 5.6 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TFSI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Petrol 200 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TFSI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Petrol 200 HP 7.2 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TFSI quattro 4x4 Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Petrol 200 HP 7.6 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TDI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.1 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TDI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.4 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TDI quattro 4x4 Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 6.0 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TDI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Diesel 170 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TDI Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Diesel 170 HP 5.9 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TDI quattro 4x4 Jun 2008 — Jan 2013 2.0 Diesel 170 HP 5.6 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Audi A3 2008 3.2 quattro 4x4 Jun 2008 — Jan 2013

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds

3.2 Petrol 250 HP 9.4 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Audi A3 service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

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 3900 € to 10500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Audi A3 price is very high - Audi A3 is approximately for 52 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 2013 price 8000 € 9500 € 10 500 €
Audi A3 2012 price 7000 € 7500 € 8000 €
Audi A3 2011 price 5000 € 6000 € 7500 €
Audi A3 2010 price 4900 € 5500 € 6500 €
Audi A3 2009 price 4200 € 5500 € 6500 €
Audi A3 2008 price 3900 € 4800 € 6000 €

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Audi A3 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Audi A3 reliability is good. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of only 15.8 percent of Audi A3 of this generation (on average 12 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 20.6%.

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

Audi A3 2008 Sportback 8PA hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Audi A3 with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
87%
Conditioning
70%
Metallic paint
66%
Rain sensor
53%
Adjustable steering wheel
39%
Cruise control
34%
Xenon headlights
28%
Tire pressure control
24%
Rear parking sensors
24%
Heated seats
22%
Bi-xenon lights
20%
Leather upholstery
15%
Dimming mirrors
14%

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Audi A3 reviews

Total 23 Audi A3 owner reviews

Audi A3 2012 Hatchback Petrol 1.8 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 1 year) Owned for:60`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 11.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9
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