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Available new from: December 2003  -  May 2008

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Audi A3 Hatchback (03-12)
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Power246 bhp
Top Speed155 mph
0-60 mph6.3 secs
Torque320 Nm, 236 ft-lb
CO2 Emissions250 g/km
Euro Emissions Standard4
Miles Per Tank314 miles


Used price range£1,310 - £3,475
See 167 used Audi A3 Hatchback (03-12)s for sale, starting at £600
Fuel consumption
Pre-2017 test standard Explanation
Official fuel economy tests explained
An improved official test for car fuel economy was introduced in September 2017.
The new WLTP test gives figures closer to a car's "true mpg" than the pre-2017 NEDC test, which tended to overstate mpg compared to what real-world drivers would get.
When looking at mpg for two cars, always check the figures were measured under the same test system. Comparing one car's WLTP figure with another's NEDC figure will not tell you which has the better mpg.
26 mpg
Insurance group32
Annual road tax £340 - £600 See all rates
Monthly company car tax cost (Basic Rate)£149 - £163
Monthly company car tax cost (Higher Rate)£298 - £327


Fuel Capacity55 litres
Turning Circle10m

Equipment list & trim options

Cabin & Luggage

Luggage Capacity281 litres
Unbraked Towing Weight750kg
Braked Towing Weight1800kg


Engine Size3189cc
Fuel TypePetrol
Gearbox6 Speed
Drivetrain4 wheel drive

Safety ratings

Euro NCAP Rating

The Audi A3 Hatchback (03-12) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.