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Audi A3 e-tron Plugs into Dylan’s Newport Moment with New Video

by on 3 September 2015 in Audi News

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The launch of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid this fall is a watershed moment for the Audi product line-up and brand. In that context, Audi has highlighted another watershed moment for electrification: when Bob Dylan plugged in his electric guitar at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. More…

Rumor: New Audi A3 Body Styles Could Include MPV (with Rendering by Theophilus Chin)

by on 26 August 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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One rumor swirling out of Ingolstadt (via the often reliable Georg Kacher of Automobile Magazine) is that this car’s range is about to be aggressively expanded. Among the mix says Kacher is a Sportback allroad crossover, a four-passenger TT replacing the current A3 Sportback and even a compact MPV van. Like it or not, small […] More…

Pretos with New Carbon Fiber Front Chin for Audi S3 Sedan and Cabriolet

by on 17 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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One of our favorites amongst the growing mix of German firms making tailored interiors and carbon components for Audi models, Pretos has just revealed a new carbon fiber chin spoiler for the Audi S3 sedan. More…

Neidfaktor Adds RS 6-Inspired Interior to New Audi RS 3

by on 13 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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There’s OEMplus and there’s OEM OMG. We believe this latest tailored A3/S3/RS 3 (type 8V) interior from Neidfaktor qualifies as the latter. We already knew the Hamburg-based firm are some of our favorite tailors of Audi interiors. Their extensive list of custom work, project builds, carbon fiber and leather options all generally leave us speechless. And, […] More…

H&R Springs Focuses on Sharpening New Audi A3

by on 7 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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  A new luxury compact sedan is in town, and it’s the Audi A3. Starting with a new 2015 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI, H&R master tuners installed Sport Springs lowering the chassis 1” front and rear from the factory sport suspension.  Next, H&R Sport Sway Bars, sizes 27mm front and 25mm rear, were added to […] More…

Audi of America Announces Pricing for the Electrified 2016 Audi A3 e-tron

by on 5 August 2015 in Audi News

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Audi announced U.S. prices for the all-new 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron® will begin at $37,900, and purchasing customers may qualify for applicable state and federal incentives and tax credits. As the first electrified Audi sold in the U.S., the plug-in hybrid electric A3 Sportback e-tron combines efficiency, innovative technology and performance for a premium driving experience. More…

Intel: A3 / S3 / RS 3 Mid-Lifecycle Update Including Audi virtual cockpit

by on 27 July 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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With an onslaught of new models such as A4, R8 and Q7, one might classify the not terribly old MQB (type 8V) A3 family as an elder statesman. It’s not that it’s been out terribly long, but there are so many significant new Audis that the range could be forgotten. That’s okay though, because the mid-lifecycle facelift (i.e. product improvement) is just around the corner. More…

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APR Releases S-Tronic Upgrade for MQB A3 and S3

by on 16 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Product Page APR is pleased to present the ultimate transmission control unit (TCU) upgrade for the DQ250 DSG and S Tronic transmissions! APR’s TCU upgrade is available for MQB platform vehicles and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s TCU through the OBD-II port with user definable options selectable at the time of install. APR’s TCU […] More…

Project A3 Sedan: P3 Vent Gauge and FAREAST Front Lip

by on 6 July 2015 in Project A3 Sedan

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We’re not being terribly clever when we call this latest update to our Project A3 sedan series “Spoiler Alert.” After all, it’s about a unique front chin spoiler and a multi function alert / gauge system from P3. That’s all well and good, but the clever title goes one step further in that we’re also going to tell you how the story ends. More…

Factory Carbon Fiber Upgrades for Audi A3/S3/RS 3

by on 2 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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There are just so many reasons to love the latest MQB-based Audi A3/S3/RS 3 range. Dynamically, the new MQB architecture is fantastic, made even better by robust and highly tunable engines. It seems obvious that owners will be building, tailoring and tuning these cars. Audi knows that, and it’s why you see cool factory upgrades like these carbon fiber components direct from the factory. More…

CO2 Dips to 89G/km in New 83 mpg Audi A3 TDI ultra

by on 27 May 2015 in Audi News

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New Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra models combining 83mpg capability with emissions of just 89g/km join the A3 range this month alongside new 1.6 TDI quattro and 2.0 TDI quattro 150PS variants. All are available to order now priced from £20,865 OTR. More…