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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…

HPA TouchMotion AWD Programmer for Gen.1 Haldex 4-motion Systems

by on 26 May 2015 in Audi News

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Compatibility  Audi A3/S3 Quattro (Mk1), Audi TT Quattro (Mk1), Seat Leon 4, Seat Alhambra, Skoda Octavia 4×4, VW Golf R32 (Mk4), VW Bora AWD, VW Sharan AWD, VW Beetle RSi The TouchMotion AWD Programmer (TMAP) from HPA Motorsports is a plug and play device compatible with Gen.1 Haldex 4-motion controllers. Designed to be fully compatible with both […] More…

Audi A3 Sedan style package at Wörthersee 2015

by on 13 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Audi News

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The style package for the A3 family includes attention-grabbing features. These start with side sills, rear diffuser and rear apron – all available in brilliant black, or by request, in the color of the car. More…

Audi Sets 52nd Consecutive Monthly U.S. Sales Record in April 2015

by on 1 May 2015 in Audi News

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Audi reported that its April 2015 sales increased 7.5% to 16,827 vehicles, a total that stands as the brand’s 52nd straight month of record U.S. sales. More…

New Carbon Fiber Console for MQB Audi A3, S3 & RS 3 from Neidfaktor

by on 27 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The carbon fiber craftsmen at Neidfaktor are at it again, making another seriously yearn-worthy component for the MQB / type 8V Audi A3, S3 and RS 3 family. This time around, they’ve re-covered the main center console body in carbon fiber. More…

Video: Matt Farah’s One Take of Audi A3 TDI Sportback in Malibu Canyons

by on 9 April 2015 in Audi Driver Video

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Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire fame has been running a series of video reports on cars called “One Take”. The formula is simple, Matt meets up with an owner and takes their car for a spin. In this case, he meets up with the owner of an A3 TDI and runs the car down Encinal Canyon Road in Malibu. More…

Audi Returns as Tony Stark’s Vehicle of Choice in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

by on 1 April 2015 in Audi News

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Audi continues partnership with Marvel Entertainment for May 1 release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Featured models include the all-new 2016 R8, 2015 TTS and 2015 A3 Cabriolet Audi to release excusive  digital content for Avengers fans Herndon, VA– Audi and Marvel Studios join forces once again for the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, […] More…