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Video: Inspirational Audi R8 Owner Talks about Being an Enthusiast with Disabilities

by on 25 March 2015 in Audi Driver Video

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When we first hatched the idea for our Audi Driver series, the idea was simply to highlight interesting people who own the cars we love. Often this means the person is a celebrity, actor or athlete. Fame isn’t the only thing that makes people interesting and worth reading about though, and that is well exemplified by R8 owner Wayne Simpson.

Carbon Fiber Shell Seatbacks for latest Audi A3 / S3 / RS 3 from Carbon Works Berlin

by on 24 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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When Audi introduced the idea of a shell backed seat to its owners in the form of an uber cool Recaro design that began during the B7 era, it did so to add lightness. Those seats, never brought to America, have nevertheless enjoyed highly-sought-after status amongst enthusiasts almost more for their aesthetic. Behind their embracing bolsters was this hard shell that has been used as a stylistic accent, color matched and even done in carbon fiber. Yes they grip, but they also look ridiculously cool. More…

CarBuyer Celebrates the Audi A3 with Two Trophies for the Sportback and Cabriolet

by on 10 March 2015 in Audi News

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A3 Sportback wins Carbuyer Best Small Luxury Car award A3 Cabriolet awarded Best Convertible Pricing starts from £26,085 OTR for the cabriolet rising to £35,265 OTR, Sportback versions priced from £19,195 OTR to £30,525 OTR High performance ‘S’ version of both variants available Full-blown RS version of A3 Sportback available from March Audi has secured […] More…

2015 Audi A3 and Q3 Named to 10 Best Luxury Cars under $35,000

by on 10 March 2015 in Audi News

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The Audi A3 and Q3 have been named to the 2015 list. Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Luxury Cars under $35,000 list recognizes vehicles with exceptional standard equipment, fuel economy and performance. More…

Project Audi A3 Sedan: Air Lift Performance Suspension

by on 2 March 2015 in Project A3 Sedan

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Low, stanced, dropped, bagged, aired out, and slammed are all terms used to describe the trend of air suspensions gaining popularity in the European car segment. Getting a car to sit really low has never been as popular as it is now in the tuning scene. Once a thing more for low-riders or mini trucks, the art of getting a car to sit as close to the ground is now quite commonplace at any given car show, fitted to cars like VWs, BMWs, Mercedes and, yes, Audi models. More… Releases Complete Rear Suspension Solution for Audi A3 and Mk1 TT

by on 20 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

gruvenarms 600x300 photo has announced the release of their complete rear suspension solution for the 8P Audi A3 and Mk1 TT.  The Gruvenparts adjustable rear control arms are available with spherical or polyurethane bushings, and replacement front and rear swayer links for those looking to do a complete refresh.  Purchasers can choose to purchase their control arms […] More…

Project A3 Sedan: Billy Boat Performance Exhaust

by on 18 February 2015 in Project A3 Sedan

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There’s no doubt that the automotive enthusiast world is a large one, with so many segments, so many car cultures and the many companies that cater to them. Given this, it is a pleasure sometimes to reconnect with which you are already familiar, even better when they’re in your “back yard”. More…

2015 A3 Named Best Upscale Small Car for the Money by U.S. News Best Cars

by on 13 February 2015 in Audi News

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The 2015 Audi A3 has been named 2015 Best Upscale Small Car for the Money by U.S. News Best Cars. The A3 took the top award in its class for its outstanding value and critical acclaim. More…

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is “Wertmeister 2015”

by on 6 February 2015 in Audi News

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The Audi A3 Sportback e tron* is the car with the most stable residual value in its class. That was the conclusion drawn by Auto Bild and market research institute Schwacke. The A3 e tron stands out with the best residual value forecast among the compact cars, receiving the title “Wertmeister 2015”.

Unitronic Presents Performance Software For 2.0 TSI Gen3 MQB

by on 4 February 2015 in Audi News

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Unitronic is pleased to announce the official worldwide release of its Performance Software for the 3rd generation of Audi’s 210-220 horsepower 2.0 TSI® (EA888) engine. Unitronic has precisely re-calibrated the SIMOS 18.1 engine control unit (ECU) to deliver maximum performance while ensuring complete OEM-like reliability and driveability from Audi’s latest generation of the turbocharged four […] More…

Project OE A3: VMR Wheels & Michelin Pilot Alpin Winter Tires

by on 2 February 2015 in Project OE A3

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Winter tires. If you live in a snowy climate and you haven’t made the investment then you’re missing out. If you have, you’ll likely never go back. Chalk us up to the latter, never really having much of a problem with all-season tires until we ponied up and got a set of winters. The game […] More…

Two wins for Audi in “Best Cars 2015”

by on 29 January 2015 in Audi News

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Audi takes two overall victories in this year’s “Best Cars” survey. Readers of “auto motor und sport” magazine selected their favorites. The award ceremony will be held today in Stuttgart.