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Project OE A3: Suspension, Wheels & Tires

posted by on 28 October 2014 in Project OE A3

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The thing about starting with a somewhat basic car like our silver Audi A3 is that visual changes have so much more of an effect. Upgrading wheels and suspension on an Audi S or RS model and you’ll make a change. Make the same upgrades to a run-of-the-mill A-car and, well, you trigger a revolution. […] More…

New Audi RS 3 Grille Available Before New Audi RS 3!

posted by on 27 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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We love the UK tuning market for reasons like what you see here. Even before Audi has already released the latest RS 3, UK parts purveyors like xenonzUK are already preparing to sell some very convincing grilles in order to let you dress up your A3 or S3 like the RS version.
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#FotoshopFriday: Audi A3 TDI competition

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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This week’s #FotoshopFriday post isn’t exactly photoshop wizardry or pushing the limits on our rendering ability. We went with an easy one this week, adding some black accents to A3 sedan images from the Audi Deutschland configurator in order to create an A3 TDI competition.
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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…

Project OE A3: Series Index

posted by on 6 October 2014 in Project OE A3

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Taking an OEM+ approach to the customization and upgrading of an Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro sedan. More…

Project OE A3: Introduction

posted by on 1 October 2014 in Project Cars & Builds Project OE A3

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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…

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…