Audi A3 2008 vs Audi A3 2004

Audi A3
2008 - 2013
Audi A3
2004 - 2006
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.0 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain and belt


Power: 200 HP150 HP
Torque: 280 NM200 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.9 seconds9.7 seconds
Audi A3 2008 is more dynamic to drive.
Audi A3 2008 engine produces 50 HP more power than Audi A3 2004, whereas torque is 80 NM more than Audi A3 2004. Thanks to more power Audi A3 2008 reaches 100 km/h speed 2.8 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.27.8
Real fuel consumption: 9.5 l/100km8.6 l/100km
The Audi A3 2004 is a better choice in terms of fuel economy based on user-reported consumption, although the specification shows otherwise.
By specification Audi A3 2008 consumes 0.6 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 90 litres of fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, Audi A3 2008 consumes 0.9 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Audi A3 2004.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 760 km in combined cycle700 km in combined cycle
960 km on highway1000 km on highway
570 km with real consumption630 km with real consumption
Ground clearance: 110 mm (4.3 inches)113 mm (4.4 inches)


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 10 years5 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Volkswagen Passat CC, Volkswagen Beetle, Audi TTInstalled on at least 9 other car models, including Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Golf, Seat Altea, Seat Leon
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.


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`9301`905
Safety: no data
above average

above average
Audi A3 2008 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Audi A3 2004 has serious deffects in 225 percent more cases than Audi A3 2008, so Audi A3 2008 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 64003200
Pros and Cons: Audi A3 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • fewer faults
Audi A3 has
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • lower price
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