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RPI Equipped Sets Its Sights on the New Audi A3

posted by on 21 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Having just enjoyed its official launch to dealerships at the beginning of the month, the Audi A3 is just now in owners’ hands… literally. As such, we’re still very much in the opening days, though it’s just a matter before proud new owners start to turn up on forums or at shows with their own tailored examples. One of the first out of the gate then is Canadian tuning firm RPI Equipped.
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quattro Grip and TDI Thrift for Audi A3 Cabriolet

posted by on 18 April 2014 in Audi News

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Longer spring days have just been complemented by the potential for lengthier spells of top-down driving between fuel stops in the new Audi A3 Cabriolet, which this week adopts a 1.6-litre TDI engine capable of over 72mpg. Drivers who value tenacity in corners and increased capability in adverse weather as highly as economy can also now opt for new quattro all-wheel-drive versions of the 180PS A3 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI. The additions to the originally three-strong A3 Cabriolet range can be ordered now, as can new S tronic twin-clutch-equipped versions of the 1.4 TFSI 140PS Cylinder-on-Demand and 2.0 TDI 150PS versions. All the new variants will reach their first UK customers in the summer. More…

2014 New York International Auto Show: Audi Perspective

posted by on 18 April 2014 in Events Coverage

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With April comes the New York Auto Show. While not as big a player as the North American International Auto Show and with the Beijing Motor Show just days away, the auto show in the Big Apple is still very significant. In the case of Audi, it proved the chance to reveal two new US market-specific models sure to please and offered one last way to show off the Audi line before the car industry show circuit goes on effective hiatus until fall. More…

Audi Launches MMI Connect App that Synchs Directly with All-New 2015 A3

posted by on 18 April 2014 in Audi News

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Owners of the all-new 2015 Audi A3 can now use theirsmartphone to enhance their ownership experience* with the Audi MMI® connect App.The App will synch directly with the available MMI® Navigation plus to elevate featuresboth in and outside the car. More…

Audi A3 World Car of the Year: Audi Chief Technical Officer Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg at Beijing’s Tsinghua University

posted by on 18 April 2014 in Audi News

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As an incremental part of the German premium manufacturer’s commitment to leading the industry in terms of sustainable mobility and automotive connectivity, Prof. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development of AUDI AG and head of cross-brand Research & Development at Volkswagen AG, delivered a guest lecture at Beijing-based Tsinghua University on Friday, April 18, 2014. More…

Audi A3 Named 2014 World Car of the Year

posted by on 18 April 2014 in Audi News

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Adding to its multi award–winning track record, the Audi A3 has received the highest level of praise from a 69-strong judging panel spanning 22 different countries as it is named World Car of the Year for 2014. More…

Audi Introduces the all-New Audi A3 TDI Sportback

posted by on 16 April 2014 in Audi News

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Fans have spoken and Audi is responding with the all-new Audi A3 TDI Sportback set to arrive in the U.S. in the summer of 2015. The A3 TDI Sportback is the latest model to join the newly launched Audi A3 family and the expanded model lineup of Audi TDI models. More…

First Hand Photographic Accounts from Last Night’s A3 Launch Parties Coast-to-Coast

posted by on 4 April 2014 in Audi News Events News

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As part of the integrated launch of the new Audi A3 sedan, Audi of America’s dealer force held a swathe of A3 launch parties made to present this very important new model to a whole new set of customers. The very organization of the events made news over the last few weeks and we sent several of our writers and contributors out to several key events in the mix to cover events in New York, Chicago and Houston. More…

Video: Watch IIHS Demolish an Audi A3 Sedan Then Award It Top Safety Pick

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Audi News

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The 2015 Audi A3, a midsize luxury car, earns the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, thanks to good performance in five crashworthiness tests and an advanced rating for front crash prevention. More…

Audi Plans A3 Sedan Launch Events Across America on April 3

posted by on 2 April 2014 in Audi News

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To Audi of America, the launch of the all-new A3 sedan is kind of a big deal. Not only does it represent a lot of new business, it also represents an introduction of a whole new mix of customers new to the Audi brand. As a result, the brand of the four rings has organized its national portfolio of dealerships to host launch events all over the nation.
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Audi Passes BMW in Sales of Luxury Cars, Nabbing Global Sales Lead

posted by on 26 March 2014 in Audi News

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Just in case you missed it, the Audi brand has finally surpassed BMW in overall sales measured over the first two months of 2014. It’s well known that competition between Audi and its chief rival has always been quite hot, and these most recent numbers suggest both Ingolstadt and Audi aficionados have something to celebrate.
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All-new Audi A3 Sedan Earns IIHS Highest Rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+

posted by on 25 March 2014 in Audi News

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The all-new 2015 Audi A3 sedan equipped with Audi pre sense® front received the highest 2014 safety rating available from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) earning a TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating.
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