Audi A3 2008 vs Audi A3 2004

Audi A3
2008 - 2013
Audi A3
2004 - 2008
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.6 Petrol1.6 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming belt


Power: 102 HP102 HP
Torque: 148 NM148 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12 seconds13.2 seconds
Audi A3 2008 and Audi A3 2004 have the same engine power, the torque is the same for both cars. Audi A3 2008 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.77.6
Real fuel consumption: 8.3 l/100km8.4 l/100km
The Audi A3 2008 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Audi A3 2008 consumes 0.9 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi A3 2004, which means that by driving the Audi A3 2008 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 135 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Audi A3 2008 consumes 0.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi A3 2004.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 820 km in combined cycle720 km in combined cycle
1070 km on highway980 km on highway
660 km with real consumption650 km with real consumption
Audi A3 2008 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.
Ground clearance: 110 mm (4.3 inches)113 mm (4.4 inches)


Average engine lifespan: 480'000 km460'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 10 years10 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 5 other car models, including Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen TouranInstalled on at least 3 other car models, including Volkswagen Passat, Audi A4, Seat Exeo
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Audi A3 2008 might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.29 m4.29 m
Width: 1.76 m1.76 m
Height: 1.42 m1.42 m
Both cars are similar in size. Audi A3 2008 and Audi A3 2004 are practically the same length.
Trunk capacity: 370 litres370 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1104 litres1120 litres
Turning diameter: 10.7 meters10.7 meters
Gross weight (kg): 1`8201`855
Safety: no data

Average price (€): 64003200
Pros and Cons: Audi A3 has
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
Audi A3 has
  • lower price
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