Self Study Program 332 – Audi A3 Sportback

VAG SSP 332. Audi is defining a new segment in the  premium compact class. The A3 Sportback is characterised by the sporting elegance of a coupé and the versatility of a 5-door.

The Audi Sportback is deliberately going its own, new way in the compact class. It offers the emphatically sporty qualities and the athletic styling of the three-door version with which it shares its drive train,  dynamic suspension and wheelbase. In addition to two rear doors, it offers even more space and  variability thanks to its rear end which is a total of 68 millimetres longer than on its threedoor counterpart.

The A3 Sportback is immediately recognisable at first glance in the rear-view mirror by its striking single-frame radiator grille, the distinctive tapering of the sides and the dynamic shape of the  clearglass headlights.

The silhouette of the A3 Sportback when viewed from the side becomes flatter towards the rear of the car in typical coupé fashion and combines with the gently rearward sloping roof line and the restyled rear end to give the car its dynamic overall proportions.


  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Occupant protection
  • Engine
  • Running gear
  • Convenience electronics
  • Infotainment

The Self-Study Programme conveys basic principles with regard to the design and function of new models, new automotive components or new technologies.
The Self-Study Programme is not a Repair Manual!
All values given are intended as a guideline only, and refer to the software version valid at the time of publication of the SSP.
For maintenance and repair work, always refer to the current  technical literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 60

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