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KW Coilovers for the Audi A3 Sedan

by on 25 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The launch of the Audi A3 as four-door sedan in the classic notchback design meets a positive response. And we already offer our stainless steel KW coilover suspension kits for the new A3-model (Type 8V). It does not matter whether the A3 notchback sedan has a front- or the recommendable quattro drive. With the coilovers, a continuous lowering of up to 60 mm is possible. Customers who purchase the kit from a certified retailer and let it install there, can also apply for the well-known KW-5-year extended warranty directly from KW. More…

Audi Partners with Universal Pictures for Film Adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey”

by on 14 November 2014 in Audi News

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Audi of America today announced that the brand will be featured in Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ upcoming film adaptation of the bestselling book from E L James, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which will be released on February 13, 2015. More…

Project OE A3: Suspension, Wheels & Tires

by on 28 October 2014 in Project OE A3

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The thing about starting with a somewhat basic car like our silver Audi A3 is that visual changes have so much more of an effect. Upgrading wheels and suspension on an Audi S or RS model and you’ll make a change. Make the same upgrades to a run-of-the-mill A-car and, well, you trigger a revolution. […] More…

Audi #TDIChallenge: Efficiency and Loss in a New Audi A3 TDI

by on 20 October 2014 in Reviews & Road Tests

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We’d been in the car since 6:00 AM, had started in a different time zone and slogged through the desert planet of Tatooine, quite literally, with no air conditioning and precious little vent powered circulation. Our A3 TDI had been reading zero barely into our climb of the towering Chocolate Mountains west of San Diego. We […] More…

Audi A3 #TDIChallenge: Day 1 Report

by on 15 October 2014 in Audi News

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The first day of the Audi #TDIChallenge, attempting to run from Albuquerque, NM to Coronado, CA on one tank of diesel fuel, appears to be a solid start for Team Joest McCarthy. Our two man team representing this website and also Car & Driver, hit the road in our Shiraz Red Metallic Audi A3 TDI on the first leg from Albuquerque to Sedona, AZ.
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Follow Along as We Go Head to Head-to-Head with Journalists in the #TDIchallenge with New A3 TDI Sedan.

by on 15 October 2014 in Events News

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This morning we find ourselves at the beautiful Hotel Parq Central in Albuquerque, New Mexico for what assuredly will make for a most entertaining bit of motorsport. We’ve been assembled as part of a mix of industry journalists who will be heading out in a quest to make a it to San Diego, California in a new Audi A3 TDI and just one tank of diesel fuel. More…

Project OE A3: Series Index

by on 6 October 2014 in Project OE A3

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Taking an OEM+ approach to the customization and upgrading of an Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro sedan. More…

Project OE A3: Introduction

by on 1 October 2014 in Project Cars & Builds Project OE A3

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There’s no doubt that the new A3 sedan is Audi’s smallest when it comes to North American offerings, yet it looms hugely on the radar of enthusiasts lamenting the long-gone days of the B5 A4/S4 or simply looking for a first step into the Audi brand. As a result, we’re launching our second of three project car series based on the Typ 8V platform. More…

Project Audi A3 Sedan: Series Index

by on 8 September 2014 in Project A3 Sedan

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A series covering the build and ownership experience of a custom 2015 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro S line. Follow along as we explore this highly interesting new automobile, modify it and tailor it thanks to a rich aftermarket. More…

Driven: 2014 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI S line Berline in Le Mans, France

by on 29 August 2014 in Reviews & Road Tests

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Round about now you might be hearing in the car publications that there’s this new niche in the automotive market for small luxury cars. With new models like the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz CLA and BMW 2 series, that argument could be posed. However, we’d argue that much of this is a return of a niche rather than the birth of one. That’s particularly the case for the Audi A3 1.8 TFSI, new to America but sampled sampled this past summer in France.
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Event: Waterfest 2014, Audi Perspective

by on 22 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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Now in its 20th year, Waterfest continues to bring Audi and Volkswagen enthusiasts from around the US and Canada to Englishtown, New Jersey for one weekend each July. For Waterfest 20 it seemed that mother nature has become a fan as well, gracing us with a mid-summer version of the ‘Polar Vortex’, which had a much higher approval rating than the one we lived through this winter.
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APR Releases ECU Upgrade for MQB Platform 2.0 TFSI Cars

by on 17 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the Generation 3, 2.0 TSI engine as found in the MQB platform vehicles. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the factory ECU. More…