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2015 Audi A3 wins 2016 Best Luxury Compact Award from Good Housekeeping, Car and Driver

by on 4 February 2016 in Audi News

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Herndon, Virginia- Good Housekeeping teamed up with Car and Driver recently to choose the best new cars of 2016. The 2015 Audi A3 2.0T quattro S tronic was the judges’ choice in the Luxury Compact category. The two publications awarded the honor after testers at the Good Housekeeping Institute vetted the car. The  judges were […] More…

Driven: 2016 Audi A3 e-tron (USA)

by on 2 February 2016 in Reviews & Road Tests

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One would think it would be hard to impress pedestrians with the likes of an automobile when rolling down 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California (a.k.a. Apple headquarters, a.k.a. “the mothership”). One would expect to encounter those more obsessed with the latest handheld electronic devices, or awash with tech cash and obsessed with super expensive and super exotic cars. Yet here we roll, silently on electric drive, in a 5-door hatchback Audi A3… and we’re getting more than a few stares… a few smiles even. More…

APR Releases Stage I Software for 1.2T EA211 Powered A3

by on 26 January 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 1.2T EA211 engine. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the factory ECU. APR’s ECU upgrades are one of the best horsepower-per-dollar […] More…

USP Presents Billet Spulen Spherical Catch Can Kits for The 2015+ 8V A3 1.8T and 2.0T

by on 25 January 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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With the introduction of direct injection engines, intake valve carbon buildup has become a common occurrence especially on the 2.0T engines. Carbon buildup on the intake valves is largely attributed to oil vapors being recirculated back into the intake system. While the 2.0T does feature a factory oil separator, it is prone to failure and […] More…

Audi’s Logistics of the Future: Goods Being Commissioned move Autonomously to Employees

by on 17 December 2015 in Audi News

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Driverless transport systems supply parts autonomously  New concept saves space and improves ergonomics  Audi is the industry leader with its “supermarket of the future”  The process of commissioning the other way around: Starting today, logistics employees at Audi will no longer have to fetch the required goods from the material shelves. Instead, the goods will […] More…

Three Audi Models Met Tougher Safety Standards to Notch Top Safety Pick+ Awards

by on 17 December 2015 in Audi News

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The institute “asked auto manufacturers to do more this year to qualify for our safety awards,” Adrian Lund, IIHS president, said when the 2016 ratings were announced. Overall, Volkswagen AG brands notched seven Top Safety Pick+ awards, behind only two other automakers. Three Audi models were named Top Safety Pick+ in large part because of […] More…

ABT Congratulates the Audi A3 on its 20th Anniversary

by on 14 December 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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For it is a jolly good fellow… ! ABT Sportsline congratulates the Audi A3 on its 20th birthday. The original version, 8L, based upon the Golf IV, was a real innovation. After all, it was the first premium compact car in the entire group and to become very important for ABT Sportsline. And the body variants […] More…

This A3 Cabriolet Test Mule Reveals Face of Next Audi S3!

by on 8 December 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Another A3-based test mule has popped up amidst the frigid winter backdrop of the cold weather testing cycles, this time around a drop-top Cabriolet. Like the A3 sedan we reported on earlier, the car shows fresh details of the upcoming A3-family facelift (a.k.a. Product Improvement, a.k.a. P.I.). More…

Spied: Audi A3 Sedan Facelift Test Mule

by on 8 December 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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The current Audi A3 sedan was launched in 2013. That may not seem like that long ago and the freshness of the current car’s design supports this claim, but Audi’s product cadence means a mid-lifecycle refresh is just around the corner. Spy photos of a test mule confirm that deduction. Of course this is a […] More…

SEMA 2015: Even More Audis We Didn’t Highlight on Their Own

by on 11 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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With the number of Audi models ever-growing at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, we’ve decided to pen a post that is the catch-all, highlighting all of the cars we haven’t posted a dedicated story for. Consider these highlight cars, sometimes with a lower degree of mods and more likely with a lower degree of awareness […] More…

Season of Audi Year-End Sales Event Includes Special Edition A3 and A4

by on 9 November 2015 in Audi News

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Black optic package and S line® exterior features with unique wheel offerings highlight the sporty design of the A3 and A4 Season of Audi offers also available on Audi Q5 and Audi A6 TOMS® sunglasses exclusively designed for Audi offered with purchase or lease during the Season of Audi Sales Event The annual Season of […] More…

Triple Victory for Audi in the ADAC Customer Satisfaction Survey

by on 30 October 2015 in Audi News

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Three class victories in Germany’s biggest study of customer satisfaction Audi once again the top German brand in the overall ranking Cars from Audi finished the ADAC “Kundenbarometer” 2015 customer satisfaction survey with more wins and podium places than any other manufacturer. Audi A3, A5 and Q5 won in their classes. Audi A1 and A6 […] More…