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Project OE A3: Introduction

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Project Cars & Builds

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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…

Audi A3 #TDIChallenge: Day 1 Report

posted 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.

posted 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…

Audi A3 Cabriolet Now with Sport Springs from H&R

posted by on 10 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The new Audi A3 Cabriolet is characterised by dynamic proportions and elegant lightness. With the sport springs from H&R, cabriolet enthusiasts can now add some elegant, casual zest to the A3. The lowering by approximately 25 mm reveals the true sporting character of the car from Ingolstadt. H&R’s high-quality steel springs coming with a robust powder coating can be perfectly combined with standard shock absorbers.
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eCar Award for Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

posted by on 7 October 2014 in Audi News

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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron and TT offroad concept are winners in reader poll by Auto Bild and Auto Test magazines Audi Board Member for Development, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “This award validates our customer-oriented e-tron strategy.” Audi scores with its plug-in hybrid strategy. At the eCar Awards by Auto Bild and Auto Test magazines, Audi […] More…

H2Oi 2014: Event Report, Audi Perspective

posted by on 30 September 2014 in Events Coverage

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Basically, it all started as a club show… an event in NY state for some locals who’d banded together to form Club H2O. The club fizzled as clubs do when priorities change, and the remnants were picked up by Jay Shoup. Shoup’s a local to Ocean City, Maryland so you can probably see where this is going.
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Audi to Offer AT&T Mobile Share Value plan for Audi connect in 2015 A3, S3, Q3 models

posted by on 10 September 2014 in Audi News

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Audi and AT&T now offer drivers the option to choose a plan that best fits their data needs and lifestyle Pricing is set at $10 a month to add a model with Audi connect to an existing AT&T Mobile Share ValueSM plan  Also available is a monthly data plan for customers with an A3, S3 […] More…

Project Audi A3 Sedan: Series Index

posted 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…

Audi A3 clubsport quattro Rendered as Avant

posted by on 8 September 2014 in Audi News

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One of the great things about Photoshop is that it allows pretty much anyone to envision cars that would take auto manufacturers months or years to create. With a basic amount of time and skill invested, you can have whatever you want. Like the A3 clubsport quattro concept from Worthersee? Would you like it more as an Avant?
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Audi Deutschland Adds A3 e-tron to Audi.de Consumer Website

posted by on 8 September 2014 in Audi News

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The Audi A3 e-tron has hit the market in Europe, and as such the section on the car is fully functional on the Audi Deutschland German market consumer website. This includes elements like configurator tool, media gallery and also downloadable product brochures in PDF form.
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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…