The Audi A3 is a car in the compact class and is produced in the now 3rd generation since 1996. All generations are based on the current VW Golf. With the facelift of the 2nd generation 8P/8PA in 2008, also variants of the compact car, sports car like the Audi A3, the A3 Cabriolet and the much sought after as a used Audi A3 Sportback Add joined and expanded the product range. All variants are also produced in the current third generation. The motors are available for the Audi A3 cars a selection of petrol and diesel engines, which are available in different power ranges. Basic models are the 1.2 TFSI petrol engine with 105 hp, the only 99 g CO ² per kilometer emitted at a rate of an average of 4.6 liters of premium petrol and the diesel 2.0 TDI with 150 hp. By 2009, a six-cylinder engine in the Audi A3 3.2 with 250 hp was available, which was replaced by the Audi S3 (four-cylinder) with 265 hp and the A3 quattro all-wheel system in an extremely sporting spheres of 250 km / h (electronically limited) catapults. Completing the model of the Audi RS 3 Sportback, which is the most potent variant of the wagon. This A3 is powered by a 2.5 TFSI engine with 340 hp, the sprints in 4.6 seconds to 100 km / h, 250 km / h (electronically limited) top running. As standard, the new premium compact car is equipped with a manual six-speed gearbox. Audi also offers some engine variants of the second generation of the S tronic dual-clutch transmission with seven gears. Inside, the Audi A3 is to recognize fresh colors for upholstery and consoles. There are aluminum applications, inlays of wood or aluminum, an ergonomic cockpit and a practical reversible mat in the trunk of the front-drive A3 Sportback variant. The three equipment lines Attraction (base), Ambition (Sporty) and ambience (Comfortable) retain their known high level of the previous versions in. This is topped contains more of the S-Line equipment, leather seats, special wheels and a sport suspension.