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Audi A2 (2000 - 2005)

Last updated 25 August 2017

 
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High-tech aluminium space-frame constructed 12ft 4in hatchback, with low drag coefficient of 0.28, built to take on the MB A-Class. 12' 7" long by 6' 1" wide. 

75 bhp 1.4 petrol engine offering a Euromix of 46.31 mpg or a 3-cylinder 1.4 litre 75 bhp, 144 lb ft TDI pump-injector diesel offering a Euromix of 67 mpg and up to 81 mpg touring. Both do 108 mph and 0-60 in 12 seconds, but diesel is more fun to drive. 

Two-deck rear luggage compartment. Rear seats completely removable. Decent ride quality and steering. High level of grip from tyres. Very comfortable multi-adjustable seats. 

1.4 originally priced from £13,095. TDI arrived January 2001, priced from £14,000. 

1.2 litre '3 litre car' which averages 94 mpg, semi-automatic gearbox and 105 bhp 1.4 16v petrol not for UK, but new ultra-economical 100bhp 1.6 FSI petrol engine arrived Spring 2002. 

Deep sills provide impressive side impact protection. Achieved an excellent four star rating for crash safety in 2002 NCAP tests. 

Originally trendy among the well heeled. 

Three year warranty. 

TDI emits 116g/km CO2 so qualifies for £80pa VED from April 2002, and £35pa VED from March 2007. 

Euro IV 1.4 TDI 90PS announced October 2003. 65.7mpg combined, 0-60 in 10.9 and top speed 117. Price from £15,090 OTR.

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