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 Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
    Audi A3 2006 - 20203.2L V6 & 2.0L 4 Cyl. (gas)timing chaininterference
    Audi A3 2006 - 20082.0L 4 Cyl. (gas)timing beltinterference
    2010 - 20162.0L TDI (diesels)timing beltinterference

    Scroll down for detailed information on your particular model year.

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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

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 184 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 228 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2019 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 184 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 228 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2018 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 184 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 228 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    1.4L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 204 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2017 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 184 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 228 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    1.4L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 204 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2016 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 184 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 228 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    1.4L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 204 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Diesel 220 hptiming beltinterference130k

    2015 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 184 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 228 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Diesel 220 hptiming beltinterference130k

    2013 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Diesel 140 hptiming beltinterference130k

    2012 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Diesel 140 hptiming beltinterference130k

    2011 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Diesel 140 hptiming beltinterference130k

    2010 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Diesel 140 hptiming beltinterference130k

    2009 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime
    3.2L V6 250 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2008 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hptiming beltinterference90k
    3.2L V6 250 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2007 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hptiming beltinterference90k
    3.2L V6 250 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2006 Audi A3

    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)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 200 hptiming beltinterference90k
    3.2L V6 250 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

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