Audi A3 Engine Oil Finder

With all the choices out there when it comes to motor oils, choosing the best motor oil for your Audi A3 may seem like a daunting task. The range of different oils is so large that many customers are overwhelmed with choosing the right oil with a high quality. With the Audi A3 (TFSI & TDI), only engine oils with the appropriate manufacturer approval and specification may be used (e.g. for many engines a 5W30 with the VW 504 00 or 507 00 approval). Below we show you a list of the engine oil grades and viscocities that are suitable for the Audi A3. Always make sure that the type of oil you choose is also compatible with your model by searching for the engine variation of your Audi A3 and other details (e.g. year of manufacture).

Instructions For Topping up engine oil in Audi A3

  • 1) Obtain the right engine oil for the Audi A3 of your engine.
  • 2) Unlatch the bonnet and measure the oil level. Make a note of where the level is.
  • 3) Then carefully fill a little engine oil (approx. 100-150ml) into the Audi A3 oil nozzle.
  • 4) Be patient now for a short time before measuring the oil level again with the oil dipstick.
  • 5) Do not start the Audi A3 again until you have ensured that the oil level is at the normal level (indicated by the markings).

What Engine Oil For Audi A3?

Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.

So which engine oil should you buy for your Audi A3? Whether you are topping up your Audi A3 oil or doing a full change of your Audi A3's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.

We have listed all the Audi A3 models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for an Audi A3.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30
Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Petrol 20195W-30
Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Petrol 20205W-30
Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Petrol 20215W-30
Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Petrol 20225W-30
Audi A3 1.5 TFSI Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
Audi A3 1.5 TFSI Petrol 2016,
2017,
2018
5W-30
Audi A3 1.5 TFSI Petrol 20195W-30
Audi A3 1.5 TFSI Petrol 20205W-30
Audi A3 1.5 TFSI Petrol 20215W-30
Audi A3 1.5 TFSI Petrol 20225W-30
Audi A3 1.6 TDI Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
Audi A3 1.6 TDI Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30
Audi A3 1.6 TDI Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Audi A3 1.6 TDI Diesel 20215W-30
Audi A3 1.6 TDI Diesel 20225W-30
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Petrol 20215W-30
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Petrol 20225W-30
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI quattro Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI quattro Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI quattro Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI quattro Petrol 20215W-30
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI quattro Petrol 20225W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Diesel 20215W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Diesel 20225W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TDI quattro Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TDI quattro Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TDI quattro Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TDI quattro Diesel 20215W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TDI quattro Diesel 20225W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Petrol 20215W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Petrol 20225W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro Petrol 20215W-30
Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro Petrol 20225W-30
Audi A3 35 TFSI Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
Audi A3 35 TFSI Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30
Audi A3 35 TFSI Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Audi A3 35 TFSI Petrol 20215W-30
Audi A3 35 TFSI Petrol 20225W-30
Audi A3 40 TFSI Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
Audi A3 40 TFSI Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30
Audi A3 40 TFSI Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Audi A3 40 TFSI Petrol 20215W-30
Audi A3 40 TFSI Petrol 20225W-30
Audi A3 40 TFSI quattro Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30
Audi A3 40 TFSI quattro Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30
Audi A3 40 TFSI quattro Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Audi A3 40 TFSI quattro Petrol 20215W-30
Audi A3 40 TFSI quattro Petrol 20225W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi Mhev 1.5L 7 Speed Automatic 20225W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi Quattro S Line 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20225W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi Quattro 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20225W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi (1.4 Tfsi) 1.4L, Premium Unleaded Petrol 7 Speed Automatic 20215W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi S Line Plus 1.4L, Premium Unleaded Petrol 7 Speed Automatic 20215W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi S Line Plus 2.0L, Premium Unleaded Petrol 7 Speed Automatic 20215W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi Quattro S Line Plus 2.0L, Premium Unleaded Petrol 7 Speed Automatic 20215W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi (1.4 Tfsi) 1.4L, Premium Unleaded Petrol 7 Speed Automatic 20205W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi Quattro S Line Plus 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20205W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi Sportback (2.0 Tfsi) 2.0L, Premium Unleaded Petrol 7 Speed Automatic 20205W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi S Line Plus 2.0L, Premium Unleaded Petrol 7 Speed Automatic 20205W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi QTR (2.0 QTR Tfsi) 2.0L, Premium Unleaded Petrol 7 Speed Automatic 20205W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi Quattro S Line Plus 2.0L, Premium Unleaded Petrol 7 Speed Automatic 20205W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi (1.4 Tfsi) 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20205W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi S Line Plus 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20205W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi S Line Plus 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20205W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi Quattro S Line Plus 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20205W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi (1.4 Tfsi) 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20195W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi QTR (2.0 QTR Tfsi) 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20195W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi S Line Plus 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20195W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi S Line Plus 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20195W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi Quattro S Line Plus 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20195W-30
Audi A3 2.0 Tfsi S Tronic Quattro Sprt 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 2.0 Tfsi S Tronic Sport 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 1.4 Tfsi S Tronic COD 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi (1.4 Tfsi) 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi QTR (2.0 QTR Tfsi) 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi S Line Plus 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi S Line Plus 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi Quattro S Line Plus 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 1.4 Tfsi Sportback COD BLK ED 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 2.0 Tfsi Sportback Black Edit 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 2.0 Tfsi Qttro Slne S/B BLK ED 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 Sportback 1.0 TFSI 1.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 2.0 Tfsi Quattro S Line S/Back 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 2.0 Tfsi Sportback 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 1.6 TDI Sportback 1.6L, Diesel 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 1.4 Tfsi Sportback COD 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron Hybrid 1.4L 6 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 30 Tfsi Sportback (1.0 Tfsi) 1.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi Sprtbck (1.4 Tfsi Cod) 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi Sportback (2.0 Tfsi) 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi QTR SB (2.0 QTR Tfsi) 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 35 Tfsi S Line Plus 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi S Line Plus 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 40 Tfsi Quattro S Line Plus 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 1.4 Tfsi COD Black Edition 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 2.0 Tfsi Black Edition 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 2.0 Tfsi Quattro S Line BLK ED 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 1.4 Tfsi COD 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
Audi A3 2.0 Tfsi Quattro S Line 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
0 A3 2.0 Tfsi 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
0 A3 2.0 Tfsi Quattro S Line LE 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
0 A3 2.0 Tfsi S Tronic Sport LE 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
0 A3 35 Tfsi (1.4 Tfsi) 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
0 A3 40 Tfsi QTR (2.0 QTR Tfsi) 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
0 A3 40 Tfsi (2.0 Tfsi) 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
0 A3 35 Tfsi S Line Plus 1.4L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
0 A3 40 Tfsi S Line Plus 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30
0 A3 40 Tfsi Quattro S Line Plus 2.0L 7 Speed Automatic 20185W-30


How to check oil level on the Audi A3 if the oil lamp comes on

If the oil lamp (note: do not confuse this with the oil pressure warning lamp) on your Audi A3 lights up, drive straight to the nearest automotive store or petrol station (albeit at low speed and revs).

  • 1) Make sure that the Audi A3 is as level as possible (not on a slope or hill).
  • 2) Now switch off the engine.
  • 3) Now pause for about 3-5 minutes before measuring the oil level. This allows the oil from the engine to get into the oil pan.
  • 4) Now you can open the hood of the Audi A3.
  • 5) In the middle of the engine compartment you should find the oil dipstick (ring at the top) of your Audi A3.
  • 6) Pull the dipstick out of the holder.
  • 7) Now clean the oil dipstick with a cloth, handkerchief or toilet paper.
  • 8) Now insert the clean rod back into the holder.
  • 9) Now pull the dipstick out again.
  • 10) The layer of oil should be found in the middle of the 'minimum' and 'maximum' marks.
  • 11) If this is not the case, oil that is compatible with the Audi A3 must normally be filled into the oil socket.

Audi A3 Oil Grades
Check Oil Type For Audi A3. Credit: Unsplash

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