The 2014 Audi A3 is a small family car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1996. The first two generations of 2014 Audi A3 were based on the Volkswagen Group A platform, which they share with several other models such as the Audi TT, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Caddy and Volkswagen Touran.
2014 Audi A3
The third-generation Audi A3 uses the Volkswagen Group MQB platform.The original 2014 Audi A3 Typ 8L was introduced in the European market in 1996, marking Audi’s return to the production of smaller cars following the demise of the Audi 50.This was the first Volkswagen Group model to use the PQ34 or A4 platform, bearing a natural close resemblance to its contemporary, the Volkswagen Golf Mk4.
2014 Audi A3 Sedan
The car was initially available only with a three door hatchback body, in order to present a more sporty image than the Golf, in both front- and four-wheel drive. All engines were an inline four cylinder configuration, and were transversely mounted. After the A4, the 2014 Audi A3 was the second model in the Audi lineup to use five valves per cylinder.
2014 Audi A3 Sportback
In 1999, Audi expanded the range with the introduction of more powerful versions: a 1.8 Turbo rated 180 PS 132 kW; 178 hp, and a 1.9 TDI diesel engine with Unit Injector Pumpe Düse technology and variable geometry turbocharger. The four-wheel drive A3 1.8T quattro used either the 150 PS or 180 PS engine, and the same Haldex Traction based on-demand four-wheel-drive system as the Audi S3 and the Audi TT. In 1999 Audi also introduced a five-door body.