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

posted 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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Audi energy: New Sustainability Program will Add to e-tron Experience

posted by on 5 August 2014 in Audi News

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Audi of America today announced the launch of Audi energy®, a comprehensive program designed to help improve the electric vehicle ownership experience and reduce the carbon footprint that comes with vehicle production, distribution and driving. More…

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Sales Start in Europe

posted by on 31 July 2014 in Audi News

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The first plug-in hybrid from Audi, the A3 Sportback e-tron*, is now available to order for customers in Europe. Approximately 410 Audi dealers in Europe – including no fewer than 105 in Germany – are selling the A3 e-tron at a basic price of 37,900 euros on the German market. An individual installation check, the “e-tron plus” special package and “green” power from Audi complete the offering for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. The compact electric car will be handed over to its first customers this winter.
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New 176 MPG Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron Goes ‘On Grid’

posted by on 25 July 2014 in Audi News

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Five-seat plug-in hybrid offers zero local emissions driving without sacrificing range or everyday usability A3 Sportback e-tron available to order from early August priced at £34,950 OTR (excluding UK government incentives) – first UK customer deliveries from January 2015 Electric power makes 176.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 37g/km possible Combined 204PS of system power and 350Nm […] More…

Event: Waterfest 2014, Audi Perspective

posted 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

posted 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…

APR Releases Carbon Fiber Intake System for MQB 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI Powered Vehicles

posted by on 17 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System is an attractive high performance upgrade for the latest 1.8T and 2.0T engines as found in various MQB platform vehicles. More…

IIHS Releases Recommendations on Used Vehicles for Young Drivers. Audi Products Make the List.

posted by on 17 July 2014 in Audi News

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Parents take note. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a list of vehicles recommended as first cars for young drivers largely based on the criteria of safety and relative affordability in the used car market. Before we post the entire press release from the IIHS, we first wanted to call out the Audis […] More…

New Audi A3 e-tron Sportback Photos Added to Gallery

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Audi Exclusive Nardo Grey A3 S line Sedan. Be Jealous. Be Very Very Jealous.

posted by on 11 July 2014 in Audi Exclusive

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Sometimes we’re jealous of our friends in Europe. Sometimes we’re very, very jealous. Marc Hoeltgen, a reader and Audi owner from Luxembourg, contacted us recently via our Facebook fan page regarding his current car. It seems Marc picked up a new A3 S line sedan, and in Audi Exclusive Nardo Grey no less. More…

H&R, Hartmann and University Audi Team to Perfect This A3 Sedan

posted by on 25 June 2014 in Audi News

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Our friend Roland over at H&R sent us a mix of photos of one of his firm’s latest experiments. Seems H&R paired with Hartmann Wheels and University Audi to perfect this new A3 2.0 TFSI quattro S line sedan. Even better, he was kind enough to send over a few photos. More…

New Quaife ATB Differentials for Audi 02E DSG S-tronic Models

posted by on 25 June 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Automotive drivetrain specialist RT Quaife Engineering Ltd is expanding its market leading range of high performance helical gear automatic torque biasing (ATB) differentials for Volkswagen Audi Group cars using dual clutch transmissions (DSG).
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