2013 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Top Speed and Acceleration Tests

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The Czechs at Auto Forum have once again gone and proved some VW Group cars are faster than what the official numbers would have you believe.
A really good Audi is best had with an Audi engine, not one of those small VW units. And nothing says "Ingolstadt" like 1.8 TFSI. On paper, the output of the engine is not that impressive. Only 180 PS and 250 Nm of torque. If I'm not mistaken, the first Audi TT had that much power from its 1.8 more than a decade ago.

But the numbers don't tell the whole story. In typical German style, the official claims are not exaggerated. During a banzai run Auto Forum pushed the car to the max: 256 km/h indicated by the car's speedo and 243 km/h indicated by the GPS device fitted to the car.

Officially, the A3 Sportback 1.8 TFSI S tronic is supposed to reach a top speed of 232 km/h and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. It also drinks fuel at the rate of 7 liters per 100 km. Auto Forum also made a braking test from the top speed.

The A3 Sportback continues to be the real entry into Audi's model range, since the A1 is more of a niche car. We thing the 2013 is a huge step in the segment, undercutting the competition in terms of price by not offering too many thrills.

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