Does An Audi A3 Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Audi A3 Timing Overview (All Model Years)

In North America, from model years 2009 to 2020, the 2.0L gas and hybrid Audi A3 engines along with the A3 3.2L V6 gas engine have timing chains and interference engines. From 2006 to 2008 there are some A3's with belts. The 2.0L TDIs (diesel) have timing belts and interference engines.

Model Years Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Kits For Purchase
Audi A3 2006 - 2020 3.2L V6 & 2.0L 4 Cyl. (gas) timing chain interference Amazon
2006 - 2008 2.0L 4 Cyl. (gas) timing belt interference Amazon
2010 - 2016 2.0L TDI (diesels) timing belt interference Amazon

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Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2020 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Audi A3 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 184 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. 228 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2019 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Audi A3 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 184 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. 228 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2018 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Audi A3 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 184 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. 228 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
1.4L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 204 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2017 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Audi A3 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 184 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. 228 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
1.4L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 204 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2016 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Audi A3 gas and hybrid models have a timing chain and an interference engine. The 2016 Audi A3 2.0L Diesel has a timing belt and interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 184 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. 228 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
1.4L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 204 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. Diesel 220 hp timing belt interference 130k Amazon

2015 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Audi A3 gas models have a timing chain and an interference engine. The 2015 Audi A3 2.0L Diesel has a timing belt and interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 184 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. 228 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. Diesel 220 hp timing belt interference 130k Amazon

2013 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2013 Audi A3 2.0L gas engine has a timing chain and is an interference engine. The 2013 Audi A3 2.0L Diesel has a timing belt and interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. Diesel 140 hp timing belt interference 130k Amazon

2012 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2012 Audi A3 2.0L gas engine has a timing chain and is an interference engine. The 2012 Audi A3 2.0L Diesel has a timing belt and interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. Diesel 140 hp timing belt interference 130k Amazon

2011 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2011 Audi A3 2.0L gas engine has a timing chain and is an interference engine. The 2011 Audi A3 2.0L Diesel has a timing belt and interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. Diesel 140 hp timing belt interference 130k Amazon

2010 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2010 Audi A3 2.0L gas engine has a timing chain and is an interference engine. The 2010 Audi A3 2.0L Diesel has a timing belt and interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. Diesel 140 hp timing belt interference 130k Amazon

2009 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Audi A3 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.2L V6 250 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2008 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Audi A3 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.2L V6 250 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2007 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Audi A3 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.2L V6 250 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2006 Audi A3 - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2006 Audi A3 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.2L V6 250 hp timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

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