Audi A3 Ground Clearance

Ground clearance (also identified as Ride height) calculates the height between the lowest spot of the auto’s underbody and the mark of the tires’ contact with the smooth road. However, the manufacturer of the model might implement a few tweaks to the typical operations to make attractive stats implying the valid gap from the shock absorbers, the engine oil pan or the muffler to the terrain might be shorter than stated in the formal manual.

It is no surprise since rational people want a heghtened ground clearance to exclude headache when parking near the high edgees or getting through the rough environment. The explicit ride height of the model varies between 106 to 168 mm depending on the year of creation and trim. Remember that a well packed vehicle will certainly lose 2-3 centimeters of ground clearance.

Happily, the model ground clearance can be eleborated with spacers for shock absorbers to help the vehicle remain higher off the ground. While making taller model, you forfeit a small chunk of the original stability and flexibility at high speeds. On the other hand model ground clearance can be lessened aiming to get an improved handling and stability.

There a number of ways to increase ground clearance. When it comes to lifting or lowering your Audi A3 you can choose between bigger tires, a leveling kit, coil spring assisters, coilovers, airlift suspension, suspension lifts, etc.

04.2016 – 2019

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.0 40 TFSI S Tronic Titanium 125
2.0 40 TFSI S Tronic Premium Plus 140
2.0 40 TFSI S Tronic Prestige 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic Prestige 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic Premium Plus 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic Premium 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic quattro Premium Plus 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic quattro Prestige 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic quattro Premium 140
2.0 45 TFSI S Tronic quattro Premium 140
2.0 45 TFSI S Tronic quattro Prestige 140
2.0 45 TFSI S Tronic quattro Premium Plus 140

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Audi A3. Tip 1 – Get Bigger Tires.

You can raise the ground clearance of your Audi A3 by upgrading tires to the bigger size. This will earn you extra 0,5-1? of clearance.


04.2016 – 2019

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.0 40 TFSI S Tronic Prestige 140
2.0 40 TFSI S Tronic Premium Plus 140
2.0 40 TFSI S Tronic Premium 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic Premium 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic Premium Plus 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic Prestige 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic quattro Premium 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic quattro Prestige 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic quattro Premium Plus 140
2.0 45 TFSI S Tronic quattro Premium Plus 140
2.0 45 TFSI S Tronic quattro Prestige 140
2.0 45 TFSI S Tronic quattro Premium 140

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Audi A3. Tip 2 – Install Leveling Kit.

Leveling kits are designed to level out the uneven stance and increase the ground clearance of your Audi A3. In most cases, the slight lift will allow for bigger tires. Please refer to Plus Sizing Guides.


04.2016 – 11.2018

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.4 e-tron TFSI S Tronic Premium 140
1.4 e-tron TFSI S Tronic Premium Plus 140
1.4 e-tron TFSI S Tronic Prestige 140

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Audi A3. Tip 3 – install Suspension Lift Kit.

Audi A3 Suspension Lift Kits (only available for trucks and SUVs) provide the proper clearance between the tire and chassis when going off-road. Normally, it increases the ground clearance from 2 to 8 inches.


05.2013 – 03.2016

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.8 TFSI S Tronic Premium 140
1.8 TFSI S Tronic Premium Plus 140
1.8 TFSI S Tronic Prestige 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic quattro Premium 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic quattro Premium Plus 140
2.0 TFSI S Tronic quattro Prestige 140

03.2012 – 03.2016

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.4 e-tron TFSI S Tronic 140

04.2008 – 12.2013

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.0 TDI S Tronic 106
2.0 TDI S Tronic Premium 106
2.0 TDI S Tronic Premium Plus 106
2.0 TFSI MT 106
2.0 TFSI MT Premium 106
2.0 TFSI MT Premium Plus 106
2.0 TFSI S tronic 106
2.0 TFSI S tronic Premium 106
2.0 TFSI S tronic Premium Plus 106
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro 106
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro Premium 106
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro Premium Plus 106

06.2004 – 06.2008

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.0 TFSI MT 107
2.0 TFSI S tronic 107
3.2 S tronic quattro S Line 107

How to lower the Ground Clearance on your Audi A3.

Option 1 – Install Lowering Springs.

Option 2 – Install Coilovers

Option 3 – Install Air Suspension Kit


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