Audi A3

since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation

Audi A3
- Maintenance instruction
   Audi A3/S3 brand cars - the summary
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, tool and workplace equipment
   Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
   Engine start from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car to operation
   Automobile himikaliya
   Diagnostics of malfunctions of knots and car systems
   Governing bodies and receptions of safe operation
   Arrangement of governing bodies and devices
   Keys, body locks with uniform management and the security alarm system
   Electric window regulators and rear-view mirrors
   Safety systems. Transportation of children
   Luggage carrier
   Adjustable steering column
   Hand brake
   Automatic transmission
   The device of the acoustic help at a parking
   Lock of ignition and engine start
   Control and measuring devices. Precautionary and diagnostic systems
   Traveling computer
   Switches and switches
   Screen wipers and stekloomyvatel
   Ventilation, heater and conditioner of air of salon
   Elevating and movable panel крыши*
   Illumination of salon and luggage carrier
   Salon equipment
   Luggage carrier on a roof
   Running in
   Features of driving of the car and auxiliary systems (ABS, EDS, ASR, ESP)
   Trailer operation
   Fuelling and emergency unlocking of a cover of the refueling hatch
   Readjustment of headlights
   First-aid kit
   Sign of an emergency stop
   Set of the tool and jack
   Spare wheel
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ the Power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ engine Electric equipment
+ Manual box of gear shifting
+ Automatic transmission and models with a full drive
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Elektroskhema


Governing bodies and receptions of safe operation


Places of fastening of the traction coupling device

And fastening points
In not less than 77 mm
From 850 mm
And fastening places



Petrol engines

All models, except 132 kW (AJQ) equipped with engines:
Unleaded gasoline is not worse AI-95
Application of unleaded gasoline not worse AI-91 is allowed, thus engine capacity decreases.

Models with engines of 132 kW (AJQ):
Unleaded gasoline is not worse AI-98. Application of unleaded gasoline not worse AI-95 is allowed, thus engine capacity decreases.

Diesel engines

Diesel fuel on DIN EN1) 590 Tsetanovoyes number not less than 49
Biodiesel fuel on Е DIN of 51 606 RME (methyl air of vegetable oil)
Almost does not contain some sulfur. Therefore at RME combustion almost are absent allocation of dioxide of sulfur (S02).

Fulfilled gases contains less:

– oxides of carbon,
– hydrocarbon,
– soot.

Decrease in capacity and increase in fuel consumption can take place insignificant.

In a cold season mainly fill diesel fuel. RME application is allowed at temperature to – 10°С.
At temperature less – 10°С it is necessary to add diesel fuel in a proportion 1: 1 to prevent RME fuel folding.

Diesel engine operation in winter conditions

When using summer option of diesel fuel at temperature below 0°С there can come interruptions in operation of the engine that speaks a fuel gusteniye as a result of paraffin allocation.

Therefore apply "winter" diesel fuel. Depending on brand winter fuel provides uninterrupted operation at temperatures from – 15°С to – 22°С.

Do not add gasoline to diesel fuel, etc. razzhizhitel.

At poor quality of fuel water removal from a settler of the fuel filter probably is required to be made more often than it is provided by the schedule THAT.

For removal of water unscrew a hand a carving stopper in the lower part of the filter. The water congestion in the filter can lead to violations of operation of the engine.

Specific fuel consumption, согл. 93/116/EG in km l/100

Values for your car are given on a sticker in a niche of a spare wheel

(Values are given in brackets for models with AT)

City cycle/Zagorodny a cycle / CO2 of g/km Mixed the cycle/maintenance

10.5 (11.4)/5.9 (6.6)/7.6 (8.4)/182 (202)
11.8 (13.3)/6.4 (6.8)/8.4 (9.2)/202 (221)
1.8 T
10.6 (12.9)/6.2 (6.6)/7.8 (8.9)/187 (214)
1.9 TDI (AGR, ALH)
6.5 (8.8)/4.1 (4.8)/4.9 (6.2)/132 (167)
1.9 TDI (AHF)
6.5 (8.8)/4.0 (4.8)/4.9 (6.2)/132 (167)
Refueling capacities
Fuel tank
55 l or 62 l on models with a full drive
including reserve stock
7 l or 8 l on models with a full drive
3 l, 5.5 l in the presence of faroomyvatel
Dynamic qualities
The maximum speed dispersal movement / Time to 100 km/h (Values are given in brackets for models with AT)
1.6 (AEH)
189 (184)/10.9 (12.7)
1.8 (AGN)
202 (197)/9.6 (11.2)
1.8 T (AGU, AQA)
217 (214)/8.2 (9.2)
1.8 T (AJQ)
228 (226)/7.5 (–)
1.9 TDI (AGR, ALH)
181 (177)/12.4 (13.7)
1.9 TDI (AHF)
194 (191)/10.5 (11.7)
1.9 TDI (ASZ)
205 (200)/9.2 (9.8)
Models with a full drive
1.8 T (AGU, AQA)
215 (–)/8.2 (–)
1.8 T (AJQ)
225 (–)/7.5 (–)
1.9 TDI (ASZ)
203 (–)/9.1 (–)
Size of tires/sizes of disks//Depth of a press fitting
195/65 R15 91H//6J x 15 H2//38 of mm
185/65R15 88Q/T/H M+S//6J x 15 H2//38 of mm
205/65 R15 89H//6J x 15 H2//38 of mm
205/55 R16 91V//6J x 15 H2//44.5 of mm
185/65R15//6J x 15 H2//38 of mm
Spare wheel of T125/90 R15
Pressure of air in tires of forward wheels//back wheels
Average loading
Tires 195/65 R15, 205/65 R15, 205/55 R16
Tires 185/65R15, 225/45 R17W
Full load
Tires 195/65 R15, 205/65 R15, 205/55 R16
Tires 185/65R15, 225/45 R17W
Low-dimensional spare wheel

Sizes of nominal pressure of air for all sizes of normal tires established at plant (summer tires, all-weather tires) are specified on a sticker on inside of a cover of the hatch of a toplivozalivny mouth. Pressure of a spare emergency wheel is specified on боковине tires.

Weight data

The most admissible full weight, kg/mass of the equipped car, kg
1650 (1695)//1165 (1210)
1720 (1745)//1235 (1260)
1.8 T (AGU, AQA)
1735 (1755)//1250 (1270)
1.8 T (AJQ)
1740 (1785)//1255 (1300)
1.9 TDI (AGR, ALH)
1745 (–)//1260 (–)
1.9 TDI (AHF)
1750 (–)//1265 (–)
1.9 TDI (ASZ)
1760 (1805)//1275 (1300)
Models with a full drive
1.8 T (AGU, AQA)
1850 (–)//1365 (–)
1.8 T (AJQ)
1865 (–)//1380 (–)
1.9 TDI (ASZ)
1880 (–)//1395 (–)
The most permissible load on a forward axis//on a back axis, kg
875 (920)//925 (925)
940 (965)//930 (930)
1.8 T (AGU, AQA)
955 (975)//930 (930)
1.8 T (AJQ)
960 (1010)//930 (925)
1.9 TDI (AGR, ALH)
970 (–)//925 (–)
1.9 TDI (AHF)
975 (–)//925 (–)
1.9 TDI (ASZ)
985 (1020)//925 (930)
Models with a full drive
1.8 T (AGU, AQA)
970 (–)//1030 (–)
1.8 T (AJQ)
990 (–)//1025 (–)
1.9 TDI (ASZ)
1005 (–)//1025 (–)
The most permissible load on a roof
The most permissible load on a trailer turnbuckle
Mass of the trailer, kg
The trailer which has not been equipped with brakes
1.8 T (AGU, AQA)
1.8 T (AJQ)
1.9 TDI (AGR, ALH)
1.9 TDI (AHF)
1.9 TDI (ASZ)
Models with a full drive
1.8 T
1.9 TDI (ASZ)
The trailer equipped тормозами1)
On biases, %
to 12 / to 8
1200 (1200)/1400 (1400)
1200 (1300)/1400 (1500)
1.8 T 1300 (1500)/1500 (1500)
1.9 TDI (AGR, ALH)
1300 (–)/1500 (–)
1.9 TDI (AHF)
1400 (–)/1500 (–)
1.9 TDI (ASZ)
1400 (1500)/1500 (1500)
Models with a full drive
1500 (–)/1600 (–)
Train weight, on a bias of 12 %
1.8 T (AGU, AQA)
1.8 T (AJQ)
1.9 TDI (AGR, ALH)
1.9 TDI (AHF)
1.9 TDI (ASZ)
Models with a full drive
1.8 T (AGU, AQA)
1.8 T (AJQ)
1.9 TDI (ASZ)
Main sizes, mm
Width with mirrors
Height of the equipped car, approximately
Base of wheels
Track 2)
Forward wheels
Back wheels
Minimum diameter of a turn, m
Sizes of salon
Height of forward seats, mm
Height of back seats, mm
Free length (on the broken line) forward seats, mm
Free length of back seats, mm
Width on forward armrests, mm
Width on back armrests, mm
The sizes of a luggage carrier (Values are given in brackets for models with a full drive)
Length at normal and overturned provisions of a pillow of a back seat, mm
858 and 1492
Maximum width, mm
Width on casings of wheels, mm
Depth down, mm
535 (429)
Loading height under a ceiling, mm
910 (811)
Capacity, when loading by parallelepipeds in the sizes 200х100х50, second value when loading under a ceiling, l
Efforts of a tightening of carving connections
Nuts of wheels
120 N of m

* the Positions marked with an asterisk, enter into a serial complete set of only certain updatings and are delivered by request only for certain models, or offered only in certain export markets.


The folder with documents of your car, along with the operation manual, includes also the service book. Besides, with documents you will find the brochure "On the way" in the folder with phone numbers on which in Europe, if necessary, it is possible to receive the qualified help.

Depending on model and a complete set of the car also various additional instructions (for example, on radio system operation) can be applied.

Competent operation of the car in a combination to regular leaving and maintenance promotes its safety and is, besides, in many cases one of conditions of acceptance of claims on a guarantee.

Service book

In the service book, in particular, contain:

– key parameters of your car;
– values of fuel consumption and emission of an oxide of carbon in the fulfilled gases;
– data on periodicity of maintenance;
– maintenance regulations.

In the service book also implementation of regulations of maintenance documentary proves to be true. It can be of great importance at presentation of claims on a guarantee.

It is necessary to show the service book at each your address on HUNDRED Audis.