Audi (INDIA) - A3 2018 - Details, User Manual & Brochure


Audi A3 - 2018 (INDIA)

  • 1.4/2.0L

    • Engine
  • Petrol/Diesel

    • Fuel Type
  • 8s

    • 0 to 100
  • Sedan

    • Body Style
About Audi A3 - 2018 (INDIA)

The Audi A3 Sedan boasted a range of features that set it apart from other vehicles in its class. Here are some key features that made the Audi A3 models stand out: Audi-A3-2018-Side-Profile

Vorsprung durch Technik or (VDT), which translated to "Advancement through Technology," is a core philosophy at Audi that influenced the design and technology of the Audi A3 models in several ways.

The VDT drove Audi to create vehicles with innovative and distinctive designs that set them apart from competitors. The A3 showcased this philosophy through its sleek lines, dynamic contours, and attention to detail.


The technical specifications of the A3 Sedan and Cabriolet models

  1. Engines: The car was available with advanced petrol and diesel engines, including the 1.4 TFSI® and 2.0 TDI® engines, known for their efficiency and performance.

  2. Transmissions: The models were equipped with various transmission options to suit different driving preferences and requirements.

  3. Dimensions: The car's dimensions included measurements for headroom, elbow room width, shoulder room width, and a turning circle of approximately 10.9 meters.

  4. Safety and Security: The models featured advanced safety and security systems to ensure the protection of occupants, reflecting Audi's commitment to safety.

  5. Comfort and Protection: The A3 models prioritized comfort and protection, offering a range of features designed to enhance the driving experience and provide a safe environment for passengers.

  6. Technology: Audi incorporated cutting-edge technology, such as Audi's cylinder on-demand system, which intelligently shuts down cylinders under partial-load conditions to improve fuel efficiency without compromising performance.

The A3 and Cabriolet models were equipped with a variety of cutting-edge technologies, luxurious amenities, and safety systems

Interior Equipment:


  1. Aluminium Interior Elements: These were present on components like vents, glove compartments, and mirror adjustment switches, adding a touch of elegance to the interior.
  2. Sports Seats in Milano Leather: Combined comfort and style with specific upholstery details for a sporty appearance.
  3. Storage and Luggage Compartment Package: Included practical solutions like nets and compartments to keep the interior organized.


Exterior Equipment:

  1. Aluminium Window Trims: Enhanced the exterior with sleek framing of side windows.

Audi-A3-2018-exterior with sleek framing of side windows

  1. Automatic Fabric Hood: Featured a space-saving design and integrated heated rear window for convertible models.

  2. LED Headlights with Rear Dynamic Indicators: Enhanced visibility and provided a modern look to the exterior lighting system.


Safety and Security Features:

  1. Adaptive Brake Light: Warned following traffic during emergency stops and activated hazard lights when the vehicle stopped.
  2. Airbags: Included a comprehensive system including front, side, head-level, and knee airbags for occupant protection.
  3. Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD): Improved braking performance and stability in various driving conditions.

Technology and Connectivity:

  1. Bluetooth Interface: Enabled hands-free mobile phone connectivity and audio streaming for convenience.
  2. Audi Smartphone Interface: Integrated smartphones with the MMI display for navigation, telephony, music, and app control.

Audi A3 - 1.4 TFSI Petrol Engine

The Audi A3 models offered advanced petrol engines that delivered a combination of performance, efficiency, and innovative technology. Here are more details on the petrol engines available for the Audi A3 Sedan and Cabriolet:

Audi-A3-2018-1.4 Tfsi Engine

  1. FSI Direct-Injection Technology: The A3 featured FSI direct-injection technology, originally developed for the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. This technology injected precise amounts of fuel and air into the combustion chambers, enhancing power, torque, and fuel efficiency.

  2. Efficiency: FSI technology optimized fuel combustion, reducing heat loss and increasing engine output. This resulted in improved fuel efficiency, with a reduction in fuel consumption of approximately 15% compared to traditional engines, while also lowering exhaust emissions.

  3. TFSI with Turbocharging:* Turbocharged Performance: Audi had developed TFSI engines with turbocharging for the A3 models. Turbocharging provided an extra boost of power, enhancing performance and driving dynamics. When combined with Cylinder-on-Demand technology, fuel efficiency was significantly improved without compromising power delivery.

  4. Cylinder-on Demand Technology: The Audi A3 petrol engines featured Cylinder-on Demand technology, which intelligently shut down two of the four cylinders in the TFSI engine under partial-load conditions. This feature helped reduce fuel consumption and emissions without sacrificing performance, providing a balance between efficiency and power delivery.

Audi A3 - 2.0 TDI Diesel Engine

Audi introduced TDI (Turbocharged Direct Injection) diesel technology to the roads in 1989 and has since continuously refined it to enhance performance and efficiency.

Audi-A3-2018-2.0 TDI Engine

  1. Common-Rail Technology: The TDI engines in the A3 featured common-rail technology, comes equipped with a piezo injectors which is used to electrical charge and precisely control the amount of fuel injected into the engine. This technology helped to not only reduce engine noise but also allowed for combustion at lower temperatures with lesser amount of oxygen, resulting in lower emissions.

  2. Fuel Efficiency: The TDI technology in the diesel engines was designed to optimize fuel efficiency without compromising performance. The precise fuel injection control and combustion process contributed to the overall efficiency of the engine.

  3. Power and Torque: TDI engines were known for their torque-rich performance, providing ample power for acceleration and driving dynamics. The A3 diesel engines delivered a balance of power and efficiency for a rewarding driving experience.

  4. Emissions Control: The TDI technology in the diesel engines helped in reducing emissions by allowing combustion to occur at lower temperatures and with less oxygen. This resulted in cleaner exhaust emissions, aligning with environmental regulations and sustainability goals.


Audi-A3-2018-STronic Transmission

  1. S tronic Dual-Clutch Transmission: The A3 featured the S tronic dual-clutch transmission, which was designed to provide seamless gear changes and improved efficiency. The S tronic transmission operated with two separate systems, engaging odd-numbered and even-numbered gears independently. This allowed for quick and smooth gear changes, enhancing driving dynamics and fuel efficiency.

  2. Performance: The S tronic transmission in the car ensured that gear changes were almost instantaneous, providing uninterrupted power delivery and responsive acceleration. This technology contributed to the overall efficiency of the vehicle, optimizing fuel consumption while maintaining performance levels.

  3. Dynamic Experience: The S tronic dual-clutch transmission enhanced the driving experience by offering a balance between sporty performance and smooth operation. With two clutches working in harmony, the A3 delivered a dynamic driving experience with precise gear changes and enhanced control.

  4. Technology Integration: The S tronic transmission was a testament to Audi's commitment to innovation and technological advancement. By incorporating dual-clutch technology into the A3 models, Audi ensured that drivers experienced the benefits of cutting-edge transmission systems that optimized both efficiency and performance.

the S tronic dual-clutch transmission in the Sedan and Cabriolet models played a crucial role in delivering a refined driving experience, combining efficiency, performance, and technological sophistication to elevate the driving dynamics of the vehicles.

Colour options

The A3 was available in 5 colour options

  1. Tango red
  2. Cosmos blue
  3. Glacier white (metallic),
  4. Nano grey (metallic)
  5. Brilliant black.

The interior options included a range of luxury upholstery materials and textures. The options included Rallye cloth in black, as well as leather/leatherette in black and Chestnut Brown.

The A3 Bids Goodbye

The A3 debuted in INDIA in 2018 and was discontinued by Audi in 2020. However, the Audi A4 that was launched in the year 2016 much before the A3, came as a replacement.


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