The base engine offered on the 2018 Audi A3 is a 2-liter I4 that makes 186 hp @ 4400 rpm and 221 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm. It is mated to a 7-Speed Automated Manual. Equipped with this engine, the 2018 Audi A3 takes 6.1 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and achieves the quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds. The 2018 Audi A3 can reach a top speed of 130 km/h with this engine configuration.

Another engine available here is a 2-liter Gas that makes 186 hp @ 4400 rpm and 221 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm. It is mated to a 7-speed automated manual. Powered by this engine, the 2018 Audi A3 takes only 6.1 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and covers the quarter-mile run in 14.8 seconds. The 2018 Audi A3 can reach a top speed of 130 km/h with this engine configuration.

Finally, the 2.5-liter I5 here is the final engine on offer. Mated to a 7 speed Automated Manual, this engine generates 400 hp @ 5850 rpm and 354 lb.-ft. @ 1700 rpm. Powered by this engine, the 2018 Audi A3 achieves a 0-60 time of 6.1 seconds, while maintaining a 14.8 seconds quarter-mile time. The 2018 Audi A3 can reach a top speed of 130 km/h with this engine configuration.

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2018 Audi A3 0-60, Top Speed and Quarter-Mile

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Premium Plus Summer of Audi 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18
Tech Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Tech Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
S Tronic quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 7AM)
Tech Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Tech Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Premium Plus quattro Summer of Audi 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Premium Summer of Audi 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Premium quattro Summer of Audi 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
+8 More
6.1 sec14.8 sec130 mph88 ft.
Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) w/Prod. End 6/18
Premium Plus 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18
Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) w/Prod. End 6/18
Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
+3 More
6.1 sec---

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Price Drop, $499
Earlier Price: $14999
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2017 Audi A3 Premium

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

$14,500
Est. $196/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,126 Below market
RMV: $18,626
Listed On 31 Mar 2022 (306 Days)
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18New
Price Drop, $450
Earlier Price: $17950
31 Dec 2022
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2018 Audi A3 Premium

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18

$17,500
Est. $237/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,722 Below market
RMV: $22,222
Listed On 26 Nov 2022 (66 Days)
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7
Price Drop, $1500
Earlier Price: $14000
29 Sep 2021
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2017 Audi A3 Premium

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

$12,500
Est. $169/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,150 Below market
RMV: $15,650
Listed On 27 Sep 2021 (491 Days)
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48New
Bronx, NY

2018 Audi A3 Premium

Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)

$16,995
Est. $230/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,942 Below market
RMV: $20,937
Listed On 17 Dec 2022 (45 Days)
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Price Drop, $2000
Earlier Price: $18999
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Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

$16,999
Est. $230/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,810 Below market
RMV: $20,809
Listed On 16 Aug 2022 (168 Days)
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63New
Houston, TX

2017 Audi A3 Premium

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

$18,300
Est. $248/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,834 Below market
RMV: $22,134
Listed On 25 Sep 2022 (128 Days)
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41New
Price Drop, $9000
Earlier Price: $29990
22 Dec 2022
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2018 Audi A3 Premium

Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)

$20,990
Est. $284/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,029 Below market
RMV: $25,019
Listed On 16 Dec 2022 (46 Days)
9
25New
Price Drop, $490
Earlier Price: $21489
23 Dec 2022
Elmont, NY

2018 Audi A3 Premium

Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)

$20,999
Est. $285/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,008 Below market
RMV: $25,007
Listed On 12 Nov 2022 (80 Days)
12
6New
Price Drop, $1872
Earlier Price: $26895
9 Dec 2022
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2017 Audi A3 Prestige

Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

$25,023
Est. $339/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,727 Below market
RMV: $29,750
Listed On 05 Dec 2022 (57 Days)
The 2018 Audi A3 tries its best to outclass the likes of the 2018 BMW M3, the 2018 Audi S6, and the 2018 Cadillac ATS but falls short. Its 0-60 number is respectable for the class and only falls behind the leaders here by only 2.4 seconds.

However, after the initial demonstration of performance, the 2018 Audi A3 falls behind the class. As far as quarter-mile numbers are concerned, it falls to last place. The 1.4 takes the stage here, with a lead of 2018 Audi A7 seconds over the 2018 Audi A3.

2018 Audi A3 vs. Competitor's 0-60, Top Speed and Quarter-Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2018 BMW ALPINA B73.4 sec----
2018 BMW M33.7 sec----
2018 Audi S63.8 sec----
2018 Cadillac ATS3.8 sec----
2018 Infiniti Q504.5 sec----
2018 Lexus IS 3004.5 sec----
2018 Audi S34.7 sec13.4 sec155 mph-117 ft.
2018 Audi A74.9 sec13.4 sec190 mph-109 ft.
2018 Lincoln MKZ5.2 sec----
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia5.2 - 5.4 sec----
2018 Subaru WRX5.2 - 5.5 sec----
2018 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe5.6 - 6 sec----
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class5.9 sec----
2018 Audi A45.1 - 7 sec13.8 sec130 mph152 ft.-
2018 Audi A36.1 sec14.8 sec130 mph-88 ft.
2018 BMW 3 Series6.3 sec----
2018 Jaguar XE6 - 6.6 sec----
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class6.3 sec----
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2017 Audi A3 0-60, Top Speed and Quarter-Mile

Trim Name0-60 MPH
Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Premium Plus 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
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6.1 sec
Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
5.5 sec

2017 Audi A3 vs. Competitor's 0-60, Top Speed and Quarter-Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2017 Lincoln MKZ4.8 - 5.2 sec---
2017 Jaguar XE4.5 - 6.6 sec---
2017 Lexus IS 200t4.5 sec---
2017 Lincoln MKZ hybrid Sedan5.2 - 8.7 sec---
2017 Infiniti Q504.5 sec---
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class5.9 - 6.2 sec---
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class6.3 sec---
2017 Subaru WRX5.2 sec---
2017 Volvo S604.7 - 5.2 sec---
2017 Cadillac ATS3.8 - 5.7 sec---
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia5.4 sec---
2017 Audi A35.5 - 6.1 sec---
2017 Audi A45.1 - 5.3 sec---
2017 Audi A74.9 sec13.4 sec190 mph109 ft.
2017 Audi S34.6 - 4.7 sec---
2017 BMW 3 Series5.4 - 6.3 sec---
2017 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe5.6 - 6 sec---
2017 Honda Civic5.8 sec---
2017 Audi S63.8 sec---

2016 Audi A3 0-60, Top Speed and Quarter-Mile

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Premium Plus S Line quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
+2 More
6.8 sec15.1 sec118 ft.
Prestige 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Premium Plus S Line 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Premium Plus 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
+2 More
6.8 sec15.1 sec105 ft.

2016 Audi A3 vs. Competitor's 0-60, Top Speed and Quarter-Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2016 Audi A36.8 sec15.1 sec-105 - 118 ft.
2016 Volvo S605.4 - 8.7 sec---
2016 Volkswagen Jetta6.3 - 9.2 sec---
2016 Acura ILX6.6 - 7 sec15.2 - 15.4 sec138 mph129 ft.
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class7.6 sec---
2016 Lexus IS 3008.4 sec---
2016 Mazda 37.2 - 8.8 sec---
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