Audi A3 2008 Cabrio

This generation of Audi A3 has been produced from January, 2008 to December, 2013. We can provide information about 11 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Audi is available with five petrol engines with displacement from 1.2 to 2.0 litres and power of from 102 to 200 horsepower un three diesel engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.0 litres and power of from 105 to 140 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (8 versions), as well as automatic (3 versions) gearbox.

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Audi A3 2008 cabrio average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.7 to 10.3 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 5.1 to 5.6 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Audi A3 2008 cabrio petrol engine version is Audi A3 1.2 TFSI, consuming 5.7 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Audi A3 2008 cabrio diesel - Audi A3 1.9 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 5.1 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Audi A3 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 8 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +8% for petrol engines and +8% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Audi A3 modification.

Audi A3 2008 cabrio CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 174 to 182 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 134 to 148 grams per kilometer. From Audi A3 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Audi A3 1.8 TFSI which produces an average of 174 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Audi A3 diesels least CO2 distributes Audi A3 1.9 TDI - 134 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 7.3 seconds has Audi A3 2.0 TFSI version, conversely the tardiest one is Audi A3 1.6 reaching this speed only in 12.5 seconds. The maximum top speed is 231 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 4-cylinder 200 hp version (Audi A3 2.0 TFSI) and the 2.0 petrol 4-cylinder 200 hp version (Audi A3 2.0 TFSI).

Lenght of Audi A3 is 424 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Audi A3 is about 4 cm longer than Volkswagen Golf hatchback, but 1 cm shorter than Honda Civic hatchback. Audi A3 gross weight is from 1830 to 1995 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 260 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 674 litres.

This Audi is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 6500 €. Users calculated Audi A3 2008 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2500 € cost per year and 0.24 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 53%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 21% 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
Audi A3 2010 1.2 TFSI Jan 2010 — Dec 2013

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.2 Petrol 105 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (6)
Audi A3 2011 1.4 TFSI Jan 2011 — Dec 2013

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

1.4 Petrol 125 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (6)
Audi A3 2008 1.6 Jan 2008 — Dec 2010 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 7.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Audi A3 2009 1.6 TDI Jan 2009 — Dec 2013

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

1.6 Diesel 105 HP 5.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Audi A3 2008 1.8 TFSI Apr 2008 — Jan 2013 1.8 Petrol 160 HP 7.3 l/100km Manual (6)
Audi A3 2008 1.8 TFSI Apr 2008 — Jan 2013 1.8 Petrol 160 HP 7.6 l/100km Automatic (6)
Audi A3 2008 1.9 TDI Apr 2008 — Jan 2013

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.9 Diesel 105 HP 5.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TFSI Apr 2008 — Jan 2013

Most powerfull petrol version (200 HP)

2.0 Petrol 200 HP 7.6 l/100km Manual (6)
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TFSI Apr 2008 — Jan 2013

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds

2.0 Petrol 200 HP 10.3 l/100km Automatic (6)
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TDI Apr 2008 — Jan 2013

Most powerfull diesel version (140 HP)

2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.3 l/100km Manual (6)
Audi A3 2008 2.0 TDI Apr 2008 — Jan 2013

Most powerfull diesel version (140 HP)

2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.6 l/100km Automatic (6)
Audi A3 service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Audi A3 prices

Audi A3 2008 - 2013 cabrio price in Latvia is from 4400 € to 9000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Audi A3 price is very low - Audi A3 is approximately for 43 percents cheaper then average cabrios of this age (compare cabrios 2008 - 2013 prices). Despite of relatively low price Audi A3 quality is above average (see below), so this Audi can be a good buy.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Audi A3 2012 price 5000 € 7500 € 9000 €
Audi A3 2011 price 7500 € 7500 € 8000 €
Audi A3 2010 price 5000 € 5500 € 6000 €
Audi A3 2009 price 4600 € 6000 € 6500 €
Audi A3 2008 price 4400 € 5500 € 7000 €

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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
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Audi A3 2008 cabrio features (options)

Percentage of Audi A3 with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
74%
Conditioning
64%
Metallic paint
54%
Rain sensor
50%
Xenon headlights
35%
Tire pressure control
26%
Bi-xenon lights
19%

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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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