Key facts

Audi A3 1.8T, 2001 MY information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4152 mm
How heavy?
1180 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1781 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
180 PS / 177.5 bhp / 132 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
235 Nm / 173 / 24 kgm @ 1950-5000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.6 s
How fast?
228 km/h, 142 mph
How economical?
10.6/6.2/7.8 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
187.0 CO2 g/km


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2001 Audi A3 1.8T technical specifications


The Audi A3 1.8T is a hatchback with 5 doors and a front mounted powerplant which delivers its power through the front wheels.
Its 1.8 litre engine is a turbocharged, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that has an output of 177.5 bhp (180 PS/132 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 235 N·m (173 lb·ft/24 kgm) at 1950-5000 rpm.
The engine drives the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual transmission.
Quoted kerb weight is 1180 kg.
Maximum speed quoted is 228 km/h (142 mph), official fuel consumption is 10.6/6.2/7.8 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 187.0 g/km.
2001 Audi A3 1.8T data
Audi A3 1.8T, 2001 MY data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2513 98.9
Track/tread (front) 1513 59.6
Track/tread (rear) 1495 58.9
Length 4152 163.5
Width 1735 68.3
Height 1427 56.2
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 1180 kg 2601 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.33
Frontal area 2.06
CdA 0.68
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Audi
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1781 cc
(108.683 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 86.4 mm
3.19 × 3.4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
5 valves per cylinder
20 valves in total
maximum power output
180 PS (177.5 bhp) (132 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
99.7 bhp/litre
1.63 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
235 Nm (173 ft·lb) (24 kgm)
at 1950-5000 rpm
Specific torque
131.95 Nm/litre
1.59 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system Bosch Motronic ME 7.5 fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1658.1 kPa (240.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 445.25 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Intercooler Y
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 228 km/h (142 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 152.51 PS/g
112.17 kW/g
150.42 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.91 kg/kW
14.89 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 10.6/6.2/7.8 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km10.6/6.2/7.8 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre9.4/16.1/12.8 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG26.6/45.6/36.2 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG22.2/37.9/30.2 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 187.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 180.96 g/km
VED band (UK) J
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.LW.ARB.
Rear suspension TB.ARB.
Wheel size front 6J x 15
Wheel size rear 6J x 15
Tyres front 195/65 R 15 V
Tyres rear 195/65 R 15 V
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.84
Final drive ratio 3.65
general ID257268
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 Audi A3 1.8T added 2011-10-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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