The 2008 Audi A3 is a sporty, elegantly styled 4-door Hatchback available with either a manual or automatic transmission, with your choice of a Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) that allows manual selection of the gears. The A3 comes equipped with two engine configurations – a 200 horsepower 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder or the Quattro 250 horsepower 3.2-liter V6. If it’s equipment you want, the A3 list is long and includes front/side-body/side-head airbags, ABS brakes, traction control, dual zone climate control, heated lumbar seats and a navigation system.Read more Read less
Audi's 2008 A3 hatchback enters its third model year looking much like it did upon its debut. A tire pressure monitor is part of the standard equipment list for 2008, as are daytime running lights. The S-Line quattro model receives an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The S-Line and Premium Packages include different wheels from 2007, and xenon lights no longer require a package to be ordered. The Titanium Package is new for 2008, and it includes black exterior trim, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, and performance tires. A Convenience Package, which includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a rain/light sensor, replaces last year's Technology Package. Also, rear sunshades, walnut wood trim, and an iPod glovebox interface are available. A new partial zero-emissions version of the 2.0L engine is available in "clean car" states.
Exhilarating drive; utility and sportiness; thoughtful interior design; reasonable price point.
Audi's 2008 A3 offers a lot of car in a small package, but it carries its diminutive size with a solidity, both inside and out, that is unusual. In addition to an eager engine and one of the best interiors in its class, this five-door hatchback is a marvelous choice for those who want a car that combines the nimbleness of a sports car with the cargo capabilities of a mini-wagon. An optional S-Line Package combines a stiffer suspension with higher performance tires and a few pieces of body trim to make the front-wheel drive A3 into a well-mannered street racer, while the S-Line quattro A3 brings it all together to make for a sporty vehicle indeed.
A3-4 Cyl. Turbo