Showing posts in the category of Audi A3

5 Stars for Renegade and A3 E-Tron in Latest Euro NCAP Session [w/Videos]


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Euro NCAP has released the results of the last safety assessment of the year, which included the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul and Kia Soul EV.

Audi Could Send S3 Stick-Shift, RS3 To Americans


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Audi already had a hit on its hands with the 2015 A3 Sedan and its derivatives, so it's no surprise they're pursuing more versions. What is surprising is how good these versions could be.

Audi S3 Sedan Limited Edition Is Only for the US, 350 Will Be Made


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Audi has quietly released a 2015 S3 Limited Edition Package in the US market, with the model featuring a series of aesthetic and performance upgrades.

Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron Priced from €37,900 in Germany


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Audi’s first ever production plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback E-Tron, is available to order in Europe at 410 Audi dealers, 105 of which are in Germany.

Audi A3 E-Tron Ready for UK Market – Gets Priced and Detailed


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If 176.6 mpg UK, 201bhp (204PS) and a range of 584 miles sound like magic numbers for you, then the Audi A3 e-tron could be the a satisfyingly fuel-sipping choice – it can even run on electricity alone, for up to 31 miles at up to 80 mph.

Audi A3 Outsold Mercedes CLA 2 to 1 in its First Three Months in U.S.


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The Audi A3 Sedan outsold the Mercedes CLA almost two to one in its first three months on the U.S. market. CLA sales have dropped in seven of the past eight months, in contrast with last year’s performance, when the four-door coupe helped Benz become the best-selling luxury automaker in the States to became the most successful new Mercedes in two decades.

Baby German Models Beg the Question; What is Luxury?


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Germany's Big Three (Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz) have had sales explosions recently. They each proclaimed their aspirations of becoming the world’s highest-selling luxury automaker. In that pursuit, they resemble the American Big Three, which has always chased proliferation and platform sharing. Quality didn’t take a backseat to quantity at these firms; quality was placed in the third row of a Chevy Suburban.

New Audi S3 from $41k, A3 Convertible Starts at $36k in the USA


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Audi has just (officially) announced pricing for four new models that will be added to its U.S. range of A3 compact cars later this summer, including the sporty S3 sedan, a diesel version of the A3 saloon and the A3 Convertible.

Audi's A3 Ultra with 1.4 TFSI Engine Averages 4.7 L/100 KM


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Audi is expanding its range of fuel-efficient Ultra models in the A3 lineupwith a new 150PS (148hp) 1.4 TFSI turbocharged petrol engine. Available in combination with either a manual transmission or a 7-speed S tronic, the engine can be combined with all four body versions of the A3 car line (three-door model, five-door Sportback, Sedan and Cabriolet).

Audi's 518HP A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept for Wörthersee May Preview RS3 Sedan


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Audi will showcase the A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept at this year’s Wörthersee Meeting in Reifnitz, Austria (May 28-31). Based on the Audi S3 Sedan, the study is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged TFSI engine producing 525PS (518hp) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque between 2,300 and 6,000 rpm.

Audi A1 and A3 Will Get 3-Cylinder Petrol Engines


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Audi will start fitting three-cylinder petrol engines on its smaller cars, beginning with the A1 supermini. The German luxury automaker will launch a three-cylinder version of the A1, with the A3 to be the next model to get a three-cylinder unit, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said.

CR Says the Audi A3 Sedan is Much More Refined than Mercedes CLA


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For the moment, the only member of the Audi A3 family available in the U.S. is the A3 Sedan, with the A3 hatchback arriving next year as a diesel-only model. Consumer Reports took Audi’s smallest sedan for a drive and found it to be a competent car that feels like an Audi, especially with the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing 220 hp.

Audi UK Expands A3 Cabriolet Range with New Diesel, Quattro and S Tronic Models


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Audi is stepping up its efforts to bring more choices to buyers of the new A3 Cabriolet in the UK by adding new versions of the car to its range. The highlights are a new entry-level 1.6-liter TDI, the option of quattro all-wheel drive for the existing 1.8-liter TFSI and wider availability of S tronic twin-clutch transmission, with all models to arrive in customer hands this summer.

Audi A3 Crowned 2014 World Car of the Year in New York


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As in previous years, the second press day at the New York Auto Show is the day the World Car of the Year award is announced. Following the VW Golf last year, the 2014 winner is another member of the VW Group that shares the same platform - the Audi A3 premium compact. The A3 has been voted by an international jury panel comprising 69 top-level automotive journalists from 22 countries around the world.

Audi Brings Back A3 Hatch to U.S. But Only with Diesel, Debuts in New York [w/Video]


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Following the introduction of the A3 Sedan, Audi is expanding the A3 compact family in the U.S. with the A3 TDI Sportback, which will launch in summer 2015. Making its debut at the New York Auto Show, the Audi A3 TDI Sportback is powered by the latest generation 2.0-liter TDI clean diesel engine mated to a standard 6-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission.

Edmunds Pits New Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Against Mercedes CLA250


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German luxury carmakers Mercedes and Audi have founded a new niche in the $30,000-ish price segment in the U.S. with their CLA and A3 sedan models respectively, essentially targeting buyers who are willing to trade off the amenities of a bigger mid-size model for a smaller compact car with a premium name.

Audi's New Ad Campaign for A3 Sedan Features Ricky Gervais and David Chang, Among Others


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Audi has kicked off its ad campaign for the 2015 Audi A3 sedan in the U.S. with the 60-second TV commercial called“Dues”, featuring comedian Ricky Gervais, celebrity chef David Chang, photojournalist Lynsey Addario, comedian Kristen Schaal, gold medal winning boxer Claressa Shields, street artists Cyrcle, and inner city church choir Voices of Destiny.

New Audi S3 Cabriolet Puts Some Zing Into Open-Top Compact, Debuts in Geneva


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Not to be left out of the "S" performance party, Audi's new A3 Cabriolet range is being extended with the addition of an S3 variant that will make its grand premiere at next month's Geneva Motor Show, before arriving initially in German dealerships this summer, and thereafter, other markets around the world.

New 2015 Audi S3 Sedan to Start at $41,000, Says Purportedly Leaked Doc


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In an alleged leak of the document-type, said to be sourced from Audi of America and uncovered by Jalopnik readers, the upcoming 2015 Audi S3 performance sedan is listed with a starting price of $41,000, not including the delivery and handling fee that should be the same as the other A3s at $895.

Audi Starts Selling the A3 g-tron in Germany, Runs on Audi-Made Synthetic Gas


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Advance sales for the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron started in Germany on February 13, with the tri-fuel vehicle starting from €25,900 ($35,418). Powered by a 1.4-liter TFSI engine producing 109 hp (110PS), the A3 G-Tron can run on natural gas, e-gas generated by Audi or gasoline. When running on e-gas, Audi says the G-Tron is entirely CO2 neutral.