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7 Smallest Audi Models

With gas prices at an all-time high, it is common to see people downgrade their cars to much smaller models to save on gas costs.

Audi may be a good choice if you are looking for a smaller car as they feature several smaller models, especially in their Sportback, otherwise known as Hatchback models. The Audi Group’s cars are the most popular in the USA, making it an obvious choice.

Here are the 7 smallest and lightest Audi models available.

1. Audi A1 Sportback

  • Weight: 2,743 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 159in x 69in x 57in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 1,135.8 lbs.

The Audi A1 is the most compact and smallest car model manufactured by the Audi Group altogether. The A1 Sportback was only available in Germany and the UK and finally made its way to the international market in 2012.

While it is soon to be discontinued, this car is still a reliable and great choice for someone looking for a small car. The Audi A1 Sportback boasts a 5-speed or 6-speed gearbox, depending on the engine size, with the base model producing 150 horsepower.

The Audi A1 Sportback weighs in at 2,743 lbs. and showcases seating for a total of 5 passengers. Even though this mini car hasn’t much legroom, it can still be a comfortable ride.

2. Audi A3 Sportback

  • Weight: 3,003 lbs
  • Dimensions: 175in x 77in x 56in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 1,253.9 lbs.

The Audi A3 series was announced in 1995 but was only released the year after, in 1996. After years of perfecting, the Audi A3 Sportback was created and is now driven worldwide, with new models still being released.

While the A3 Sportback isn’t the smallest Audi car model, weighing in at just over 3,000 lbs., it is seen as one of Audi’s smallest luxury cars. The A3 Sportback boasts a 1.4 or 2.0-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder petrol engine.

The small size of the engine, which, at most, produces 200 horsepower, is accompanied by a small body, allowing only five seats.

3. Audi TT Coupe

  • Weight: 2,937 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 165in x 72in x 53in
  • Capacity: 4 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 915 lbs.

The Audi TT Coupe is one of the most reliable sports cars. The newest addition to the Audi TT Coupe family started being manufactured in 2019, with new models still being manufactured.

Although most coupes have a low-profile design, the Audi TT is exceptionally low-slung, even by coupe standards.

With a weight of only 2,937 lbs., the Audi TT Coupe showcases an Inline 4-cylinder engine accompanied by a 7-speed gearbox. A very powerful (for its size) and comfortable car with a maximum payload of 915 lbs.

While the Audi TT Coupe isn’t the lightest car from the Audi Group, it has the fewest seats, making it a 4-seater automatic car.

4. Audi RS3 Sportback

  • Weight: 3,631 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 173in x 73in x 57in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 1,113 lbs.

The Audi RS3, first manufactured in 2010, is seeing its 13th year in production as one of the Audi Group’s best and most reliable cars.

The RS3 Sportback, with a maximum of 400 horsepower, is considered Audi’s sportiest Sedan. These high amounts of horsepower are due to the 2.5-liter, 5-cylinder engine.

With five seats in the car, it’s seen as a luxury family car. But overall, a sporty and powerful car that works great for most people.

5. Audi S3 Sportback

  • Weight: 3,538 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 171in x 72in x 57in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 1,146 lbs.

The Audi S3 comes in four different models, with the Sportback and Sedan being the most popular. Out of these two models, the Audi S3 Sportback is the smallest in weight and physical size.

This car comes with a 2-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces a maximum of 310 horsepower. Boasting this much horsepower, the S3 Sportback is a strong and reliable car with a maximum payload of 1146 lbs.

The Audi S3 Sportback offers an all-wheel drive experience with an automatic 7-speed gearbox. As the S3 Sportback offers five seats throughout the car, it can easily be used as a family car for a small or medium size family.

6. Audi S4 Sedan

  • Weight: 3,847 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 186in x 80in x 56in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 1,058 lbs.

Since Audi created the first S4 Sedan between 1991 and 1994, it has been seen as a reliable performance-orientated car. The S4 has since been upgraded from each generation.

With a curb weight of 3,847 lbs., the S4 is the heaviest of the seven cars covered in this article.

While the S4 is the heaviest car on the list, it makes up for its power. The S4 is an all-wheel drive, 8-speed shiftable automatic car with a 3-liter engine that produces a maximum of 349 horsepower.

The Audi S4 Sedan is a great family car that has enough legroom to seat the whole family comfortably. With the power the S4 produces, it can easily handle a maximum payload of 1,058 lbs.

7. Audi A4 Sedan

  • Weight: 3,417 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 188in x 80in x 56in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 1,345 lbs.

The Audi A4 Sedan is the longest car out of the cars listed. With a length of 188 inches, the A4 is undoubtedly made to have efficient legroom. The car’s width and height are on par with the S4, which are 80 and 56 inches, respectively.

With a 7-speed, automated manual gearbox and a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower, the A4 Sedan is perfect for a smooth ride on the open road.

The maximum payload capability of 1,345 lbs. and a total of 5 seats make the Audi A4 Sedan the perfect family car to take on the road.

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