The 2018 Audi A3 comes equipped with a 2-liter I4 that makes 186 hp @ 4400 rpm horsepower and 221 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm of torque. The car takes 6.1 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill while it is able to run a quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds.

The Audi also offers another engine. It is an 2.5-liter I5 that spills out 400 hp @ 5850 rpm horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. @ 1700 rpm of torque. This powertrain is available with the S Tronic quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 7AM) and helps the car to reach from 0-60 MPH in 6.1 seconds. The Audi A3 Sedan covers the quarter-mile run in just 14.8 seconds.

2018 Audi A3 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/186.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) w/Prod. End 6/186.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Premium Plus 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/186.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) w/Prod. End 6/186.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Tech Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Tech Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
S Tronic quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 7AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Tech Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Tech Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Premium Plus quattro Summer of Audi 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Premium Summer of Audi 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Premium quattro Summer of Audi 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Premium Plus Summer of Audi 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
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2017 Audi A3
11
Price Drop, $100
Previous Price: $1499520 Jun 2022

2017 Audi A3 Premium

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

$14,895
Est. $202/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,583 Below market
RMV: $19,478
Schertz, TX
2018 Audi A3Home Delivery
5
Price Drop, $1300
Previous Price: $2090002 Dec 2021

2018 Audi A3 Premium

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

$19,600
Est. $266/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,400 Below market
RMV: $25,000
Elizabeth, NJ
2017 Audi A3Home Delivery
20
Price Drop, $1500
Previous Price: $1400029 Sep 2021

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
Pearland, TX
2018 Audi A3
8
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $2449514 Jun 2022

2018 Audi A3 Premium

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

$23,995
Est. $325/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,667 Below market
RMV: $29,662
Jamaica, NY
2018 Audi A3
2
Price Drop, $100
Previous Price: $1829523 Jul 2022

2018 Audi A3 Premium

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

$18,195
Est. $247/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,147 Below market
RMV: $22,342
Hawthorne, CA
2019 Audi A3
3

2019 Audi A3 Sedan

Premium Plus

$28,197
Est. $382/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,050 Below market
RMV: $33,247
Calumet City, IL
2017 Audi A3
16

2017 Audi A3 Premium Plus

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

$24,243
Est. $329/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,161.5 Below market
RMV: $28,404.5
Denver, CO
2017 Audi A3
3
Price Drop, $987
Previous Price: $2648223 Jun 2022

2017 Audi A3 Premium Plus

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

$25,495
Est. $346/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,939 Below market
RMV: $29,434
Philadelphia, PA
2018 Audi A3
14
Price Rise, $1000
Previous Price: $2199518 Apr 2022

2018 Audi A3 Prestige

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

$22,995
Est. $312/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,273 Below market
RMV: $26,268
Bronx, NY
Considering the acceleration figures, the 2018 Audi A3 isn't the best performer amongst the competitors and takes its time to reach 60MPH from naught. Even in the quarter-mile run, the car is an average performer and won't pin any excitement meter around. The fastest car of the lot is 2018 BMW M3 which is just a tad bit quicker than the 2018 Audi A3 and does the 0-60 MPH run in 3.4 seconds. It also reaches the quarter-mile mark faster than the 2018 Audi A3.
The 2018 Audi A3 doesn't play around when it comes to the braking prowess. The car comes to a standstill from 60MPH in 88 feet during the emergency braking test, which is the best in its class. The car stops in a composed manner and instills confidence in the driver.

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

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2018 Audi A36.1 sec14.8 sec-88 ft.
2018 Lexus IS 3004.5 sec13.7 sec-112 ft.
2018 Lincoln MKZ5.2 sec13.4 sec-108 ft.
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia5.2 - 5.4 sec13.8 - 14 sec-127 ft.
2018 BMW ALPINA B73.4 sec12.7 sec-109 ft.
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class5.9 sec14.6 sec163 ft.-
2018 Audi A45.1 - 7 sec13.8 - 15.4 sec152 ft.-
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class6.3 sec14.9 sec-112 ft.
2018 Audi A74.9 sec13.4 sec-109 ft.
2018 Subaru WRX5.2 - 5.5 sec13.7 - 14.2 sec158 ft.-
2018 Audi S34.7 sec13.4 sec-117 ft.
2018 Audi S63.8 sec12.4 sec-105 ft.
2018 BMW 3 Series6.3 sec14.8 sec-123 ft.
2018 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe5.6 - 6 sec14.1 - 14.3 sec-110 ft.
2018 BMW M33.7 sec12.1 sec-101 ft.
2018 Cadillac ATS3.8 sec14.2 sec-129 ft.
2018 Infiniti Q504.5 sec13.8 sec169 ft.-
2018 Jaguar XE6 - 6.6 sec13.4 - 15 sec-123 ft.

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2017 Audi A3 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Premium Plus 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)6.1 sec14.8 sec88 ft.
Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)5.5 sec14.2 sec88 ft.

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

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2017 Audi S63.8 sec12.4 sec-105 ft.
2017 Honda Civic5.8 sec14.5 sec-117 ft.
2017 Lincoln MKZ hybrid Sedan5.2 - 8.7 sec13.4 - 16.6 sec-108 ft.
2017 BMW 3 Series5.4 - 6.3 sec14 - 14.8 sec-123 ft.
2017 Volvo S604.7 - 5.2 sec13.8 - 14.7 sec-110 ft.
2017 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe5.6 - 6 sec14.1 - 14.3 sec-110 ft.
2017 Cadillac ATS3.8 - 5.7 sec14.2 sec-129 ft.
2017 Infiniti Q504.5 sec13.8 sec169 ft.-
2017 Jaguar XE4.5 - 6.6 sec12.9 - 15 sec-123 ft.
2017 Lexus IS 200t4.5 sec13.7 sec-112 ft.
2017 Lincoln MKZ4.8 - 5.2 sec13.4 sec-108 ft.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia5.4 sec14 sec-127 ft.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class5.9 - 6.2 sec14.5 - 14.7 sec163 ft.-
2017 Audi A35.5 - 6.1 sec14.2 - 14.8 sec-88 ft.
2017 Audi A45.1 - 5.3 sec13.8 - 13.9 sec152 ft.-
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class6.3 sec14.9 sec-112 ft.
2017 Audi A74.9 sec13.4 sec-109 ft.
2017 Subaru WRX5.2 sec13.7 sec158 ft.-
2017 Audi S34.6 - 4.7 sec13.3 - 13.4 sec-117 ft.

2016 Audi A3 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

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

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

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2016 Acura ILX6.6 - 7 sec15.2 - 15.4 sec129 ft.
2016 Mazda 37.2 - 8.8 sec15.7 - 16.4 sec120 - 121 ft.
2016 Audi A36.8 sec15.1 sec105 - 118 ft.
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class7.6 sec15.9 sec120 ft.
2016 Lexus IS 3008.4 sec16.3 sec-
2016 Volkswagen Jetta6.3 - 9.2 sec14.9 - 16.8 sec118 ft.
2016 Volvo S608.7 sec16.8 sec103 - 108 ft.

2015 Audi A3 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)6.6 sec14 sec118 ft.
Prestige 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)8.7 sec14 sec105 ft.
Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)5.4 sec14 sec118 ft.
Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)5.6 sec14.3 sec118 ft.
Premium Plus 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)6.5 sec15.2 sec105 ft.
Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)6.8 sec15.4 sec118 ft.

2015 Audi A3 vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2015 Volvo S608.7 sec16.8 sec-103 - 108 ft.
2015 Acura ILX6.8 - 9.1 sec15.6 - 16.6 sec184 ft.-
2015 Mazda 37.2 - 8.8 sec16.2 - 16.4 sec-120 - 126 ft.
2015 Audi A35.4 - 8.7 sec14 - 15.4 sec-105 - 118 ft.
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class6.3 - 7.6 sec14.9 - 15.9 sec-120 ft.
2015 Volkswagen Jetta7.9 - 11.1 sec15.1 - 17.8 sec-118 ft.

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