2012 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Autobahn-Test (FULL HD 1080p)
This week we have done our mandatory Autobahn-Test with a 2012 Audi A3 hatch equipped with the 1.4 TFSI (125 hp) and 6-speed manual transmission. There is no need for more power unless you have just driven the 1.8 TFSI or even the 2.0 TFSI;-) Sorry for the shakiness. Please Comment / Like / Subscribe!
Audi A3 Sportback - Alles im Überfluss
Der neue, fünftürige Audi A3 Sportback kostet rund 1.000 Euro mehr als ein vergleichbarer Golf. Ist der Preis gerechtfertigt? AUTO BILD stellt Ihnen den neuen aus Ingolstadt vor.
NEW 2012 Audi A3 2.0 TDI Ambition 0-230 km/h [5/10]
Der Neue Audi A3 2.0 TDI Ambition im Antriebstest von 0-230 km/h.
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Max. Leistung, kW (PS) bei 1/min: 110 (150) / 3.500 - 4.000
Max. Drehmoment, Nm bei 1/min: 320 / 1.750 - 3.000
0-100 km/h (s): 8,6
Höchstgeschwindigkeit (km/h): 216
Leergewicht (kg): 1.355
Gesamtgewicht (kg, zulässig): 1.840
Hubraum (cm³): 1.968
Tankinhalt (l): 50
Kraftstoffverbrauch (l/100 km):
CO2-Emission kombiniert (g/km): 106
Emissionsklasse: Euro 5
Why you always have to pay attention on the Autobahn (see description)
This white van driver wanted to go directly from the Autobahn entrance to the left lane without looking into the side mirror at first. I flashed him and at the last moment he changed his mind.
A personal remark to all the smart-asses out there: Yes, I'm driving fast in the video but it's perfectly legal, because at that point there is NO speed limit. German Autobahn is without a general speed limit. And yes, that was a crititical situation - which was defused by me. Nothing happened. Nothing at all.
But for those, who like to bitch about me being too fast and speed being a killer anyway, here are some statistical numbers. Source of the numbers is the ADAC:
- In 2011, 31 % of all traffic in Germany went on Autobahns. Yet only 6.4 % of all accidents happened there and only 11.3 % of deaths on the road happened there.
- Of those 11.3 % of all dead people in Germany, 47.1 % were truck and van drivers. Only 14.2 % were car drivers. Should tell you something about who's driving worst here.
- In contrast to that, 60.9 % of all fatal accidents in Germany happened on country roads, where a general speed limit of 100 km/h exists.
In conclusion, the Autobahn, thanks to good maintenance and an in general good behaviour of traffic participants, is one of the safest roads in the world - despite the lack of a general speed limit.
The average speed on the Autobahn is about 120 km/h, which makes a speed limit unncessary anyway. All demands for introducing a speed limit so far failed at the attempt, because there is absolutely no rational reason to justify it.
If you want to know my opinion: It is legal to drive fast on the Autobahn. If certain people can't deal with that, feel unsafe or insecure because of that, they are unfit for using the Autobahn in my book.
The New Audi A3 2012 - Which? Car first drive review
http://go.which.co.uk/JxvLLV You may struggle to spot the difference between the long-awaited Audi A3 and the ancient model it replaces, but don't be fooled by its conservative looks; the new premium medium motor delivers a double whammy of improved economy and sporty performance.
However, that's pretty much the pitch of its arch rival, the BMW 1 Series, so the Audi will need to be something special to beat its fellow German.
And that's not the only reason the A3 has to deliver - it's Audi's biggest seller, and its all-new chassis is also going to be the basis for the next-generation VW Golf.