Audi A3 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Audi A3 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, A3 zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing A3 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.

We are here to help if you need to know what is the exact 0-60 mph for A3 and all trims year by year. The official technical documentation is used as our primary source for Audi A3 zero to 60 performance data which is also manually verified by editors.


2018 Audi A3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
2.0T Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive quattro Sedan,220 hp

5.5 sec

14.2 @ 98 mph
2.0T Premium 2dr All-wheel Drive quattro Cabriolet,220 hp

5.5 sec

14.2 @ 98 mph
2.0T Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan,186 hp

6.1 sec

14.8 @ 93 mph
2.0T Premium 2dr Front-wheel Drive Cabriolet,186 hp

6.1 sec

14.8 @ 93 mph

2017 Audi A3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
2.0T Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive quattro Sedan,220 hp

5.9 sec

14.6 @ 96 mph
2.0T Premium 2dr All-wheel Drive quattro Cabriolet,220 hp

5.9 sec

14.6 @ 96 mph
2.0T Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan,186 hp

6.1 sec

14.8 @ 93 mph
2.0T Premium 2dr Front-wheel Drive Cabriolet,186 hp

6.1 sec

14.8 @ 93 mph

2016 Audi A3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
2.0T Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive quattro Sedan,220 hp
turbo,

5.9 sec

13.6 @ 88 mph
2.0T Premium 2dr All-wheel Drive quattro Cabriolet,220 hp
turbo,

5.9 sec

13.6 @ 91 mph
1.8T Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan,170 hp
turbo,

7.1 sec

15 @ 81 mph
1.8T Premium 2dr Front-wheel Drive Cabriolet,170 hp
turbo,

7.1 sec

15 @ 84 mph
2.0 TDI Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan,150 hp
turbo,

7.3 sec

16.1 @ 81 mph


Audi A3 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2018

5.5 - 6.1 sec

14.2 @ 98 - 14.8 @ 93 mph
2017

5.9 - 6.1 sec

14.6 @ 96 - 14.8 @ 93 mph
2016

5.9 - 7.3 sec

13.6 @ 91 - 16.1 @ 81 mph
2015

5.9 - 7.1 sec

14 @ 100 - 15.2 @ 91 mph
2013

6.7 - 8.9 sec

15.1 @ 88 - 17.3 @ 77 mph
2012

6.9 - 8.9 sec

15.4 @ 87 - 17.5 @ 76 mph
2011

6.9 - 8.9 sec

15.4 @ 87 - 17.5 @ 76 mph
2010

6.8 - 8.9 sec

15.3 @ 87 - 17.5 @ 76 mph
2009

6.5 - 6.9 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 15.4 @ 87 mph
2008

6.5 - 6.9 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 15.4 @ 88 mph
2007

6.5 - 6.9 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 15.4 @ 87 mph
2006

6.5 - 6.9 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 15.4 @ 85 mph

There’s only one transmission here – Audi 6-speed S tronic Dual Clutch. For MPGs the 2-liter car stickers at 24 miles per gallon in the city, 33 on the highway or 27 on average.


Pricing for the 2-liter model starts at just under 34 grand including delivery, although the car that I’ve got here today costs roughly 10 thousand dollars more than that. As you might already know, the A3 is based on Volkswagen’s MQB modular platform. Of course, that means that it shares it’s architecture with cars like the Golf and all of its derivative models. And some of the styling elements peek through to hint at exactly that. For example, the dual exhaust pipes are pulled directly from the MK7 GTI. Standard equipment on the car includes 17-inch aluminum alloys, although this car has the optional 18-s and you can upgrade to 19-inch versions if you prefer.


Now, everything about this car fits in directly with the rest of Audi’s lineup. In fact, the A3 now looks a lot like a shrunken version of the A4. Now, this is the prestige model, which means that it gets the more aggressive front facial and side skirts among many other options. If you’re wondering why Audi decided to move away from the hatchback, keep in mind the A4 sold more than five times for every A3 in 2012. And why shouldn’t they move to something that’s more appealing. After all, Mercedes Benz is starting to crowd the market with their new CLA 250.
But that can’t be the whole story, can it?

And beside the Mercedes CLA 250, this car is leaps and bounds ahead in terms of general material fit, finish and quality. The buttons all have a satisfying click, the bezels around the air vents rotate, and when they move into place, again, there is a really satisfying clicking feeling when you put them either all the way to the top, or all the way to the right. And there’s one more thing I’ve got to tell you about.

You can also use your finger to direct the cursor on the navigation while you’re looking through the map to go left, right, up or down. Earlier I said that this car is bigger than the previous A3, and it is. You might take that to assume that it’s also heavier, but in fact this car is actually about a hundred pounds lighter than the previous generation.



This car has the more powerful 2-liter turbo engine and that puts out 220 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Now, Audi says that it’s supposed to accelerate to 60 miles an hour in 5.8 seconds, and honestly, it’s pretty quick. I don’t doubt that that’s true.

It might be difficult to reproduce official Audi A3 0-60 times driving your own car, as measuring accuracy of Audi A3 acceleration from 0 to 60 depends on the transmission type or such variables as wind, weather conditions, tire traction or even weight of the rim. For the safety of the public, 0-60 times are often recorded by professional drivers on the closed racing tracks or dragstrips.

The good news is you can always soup up your car to have the best drag times. The easiest way is chip-tuning. The Engine of Audi A3 is equipped with an engine management system (EMS)/Engine Control Unit (ECU) which can be modified to different settings, producing different performance levels and boosting A3\'s horsepower.

Right now we are well on course to post the data on transmission and engine on the Audi A3 acceleration page of our website. We also have plans to make it possible for any visitor of the website to add their own custom data on Audi A3 acceleration.



Audi A3 specs