Audi A3 2014 vs Audi A3 2008

Audi A3
2014 - 2016
Audi A3
2008 - 2013
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 184 HP140 HP
Torque: 380 NM320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.9 seconds9.1 seconds
Audi A3 2014 is more dynamic to drive.
Audi A3 2014 engine produces 44 HP more power than Audi A3 2008, whereas torque is 60 NM more than Audi A3 2008. Thanks to more power Audi A3 2014 reaches 100 km/h speed 2.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.75.4
Real fuel consumption: 6.6 l/100km6.4 l/100km
By specification Audi A3 2014 consumes 0.7 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi A3 2008, which means that by driving the Audi A3 2014 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 105 litres of fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, Audi A3 2014 consumes 0.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Audi A3 2008.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1170 km in combined cycle1010 km in combined cycle
1270 km on highway1240 km on highway
830 km with real consumption850 km with real consumption

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)Front wheel drive (FWD)


Length: 4.31 m4.29 m
Width: 1.79 m1.76 m
Height: 1.43 m1.42 m
Both cars are similar in size. Audi A3 2014 is 2 cm longer than the Audi A3 2008, 3 cm wider the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 380 litres370 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1220 litres1104 litres
Audi A3 2014 has 10 litres more trunk space than the Audi A3 2008. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Audi A3 2014 (by 116 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters10.7 meters
The turning circle of the Audi A3 2014 is 0.2 metres more than that of the Audi A3 2008.
Gross weight (kg): 1`9801`945
Audi A3 2008 scores higher in safety tests. The Audi A3 2008 scores higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.
above average

above average
Audi A3 2014 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Audi A3 2008 has serious deffects in 140 percent more cases than Audi A3 2014, so Audi A3 2014 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 11 2006600
Pros and Cons: Audi A3 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • has 4x4 drive
  • fewer faults
Audi A3 has
  • higher safety
  • better safety assist technologies
  • lower price
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