The A3 went through the cosmetics in 2000, with new head and tail lights as the most significant appearances. In 1998, the 1.8T was the well known 150 hp engine. I'll supply you with the datas from the 1998 Auto Katalog, from Germany.
Engine: 1781 ccm, 150 hp @ 5700 rpm, torque 210 Nm @ 1750 rpm, comp ratio 9,5:1, dohc, 5 valves per cylinder.
Transmission: 5 speed manual or 4 speed auto, no tiptronic, no quattro in 1998.
Chassis: wheelbase 2512 mm, tires 195/65R15T, track 1513 mm front 1495 mm rear, dry weight 1145 kg, total weight 1655 kg, luggage compartment 350 liters, max trailer weight 1300 kg, fuel tank 55 liters, brakes ventilated discs front, solid discs rear, power steering and ABS standard.
Performance: 0-100 8,1 secs, top speed 217 kmh, average fuel consumption 7,7 l/100km
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