The name is generated by the model of German car manufacturer Audi A3 sports car as a luxury, it is the first production Audi cars if you want to provide a sporty appearance and European market model of golf began in 1996 when he can be very suitable for families. They were originally doors are three reasons that come with the hatchback. The original Audi A3 worth mentioning, other features of the occasional car, and four-wheel drive and four-cylinder configuration. A3 to stand out from the previous model, the first line of Audi vehicles to use 5-cylinder valve is.
In 1999, there were the Audi A3 models to adapt to meet new customer requirements. The most important improvement, between 1.8 and five-door hatchback and the new turbo engine.
Geneva Motor Show showed that the second generation of the Audi A3 in 2003. The first three doors and a hatchback, a new four-cylinder models, but then a few months, two-door, five-door is also provided with the Cabriolet version. Introduced to the market in 2004, the five-door estate known as the Sportback is a success, and reinforcement of the rear compartment area, and includes a new grille. In 2007, "E" 1.4 TFSI engine model also , starting as an environmentally friendly alternative to reduce emissions of CO2, has been a recent amendment to the Audi A3.