2009 Audi A3 vs. 2001 Audi A3

To start off, 2009 Audi A3 is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Audi A3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Audi A3 would be higher. At 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Audi A3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Audi A3 (197 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 2001 Audi A3. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Audi A3 should accelerate faster than 2001 Audi A3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Audi A3 weights approximately 310 kg more than 2009 Audi A3.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2001 Audi A3 (330 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Audi A3. (280 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2001 Audi A3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Audi A3. 2009 Audi A3 has automatic transmission and 2001 Audi A3 has manual transmission. 2001 Audi A3 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Audi A3 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi A3 2001 Audi A3
Make Audi Audi
Model A3 A3
Year Released 2009 2001
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 1967 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 330 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.6 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Acceleration 0-100mph 7 seconds 9.5 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1030 kg 1340 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4210 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 55 L


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]