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APR Releases Stage 1 ECU Upgrade for Audi RS3 2.5 TFSI

by on 26 April 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 2.5T engine! APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 2.5T engine. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possibly through APR’s optimization of […] More…

OETTINGER Boosts Audi RS 3 to 520hp

by on 21 April 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Not content with Audi’s already powerful 2.5 TFSI, OETTINGER has released an optimized version of the RS 3 with an extremely impressive 520hp on tap.  By modifying the turbocharger, intake routing, and exhaust system, OETTINGER says that their car will do 0-62mph in the neighborhood of 3.3 seconds, depending on wheel and tire choice.  But for those […] More…

Audi TT RS, RS 3 Sedan, RS 5 Coupé U.S. Timeframes Confirmed, Plus other RS Conjecture

by on 26 February 2016 in Audi News

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Make no mistake about it, the new Audi Sport initiative intended to tie Ingolstadt’s uber impressive motorsport creds to an aggressively growing portfolio of performance street cars is just getting started. Branding is in place, executives are being positioned and dealers trained. The game is afoot, and in as much RS-cars are about to start […] More…

Audi Confirms RS 3 Sedan Yet Again

by on 17 February 2016 in Audi News

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Yesterday during a dealer conference, Audi showed the upcoming RS 3 Sedan to retailers for the first time, confirming that the vehicle will indeed be coming to the United States.  This, of course, isn’t anything new to readers of our site, who have known about the model’s American ambitions since March of last year.  With […] More…

Audi Motorsport Newsletter

by on 25 January 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi customer team Absolute Racing triumphs at Sepang Audi drivers fit for the new season Tambay celebrates podium success on ice Audi Sport customer racing team Absolute Racing won the season finale of the Asian Le Mans Series in the GT class at Sepang in Malaysia. Absolute Racing celebrates victory at Sepang At the season […] More…

Awards: Audi Cleans Up in November and December

by on 18 December 2015 in Audi News

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China: Audi A3 receives “J.D. Power Award” In China the “J.D. Power Award 2015” went to the Audi A3. This award, which is made on the basis of extensive customer surveys, rates the quality of new automobiles in China. The Audi A3 emerged victorious in the intensely competitive segment of compact luxury sedans. (November 1, 2015) Switzerland: Audi Q7 […] More…

Neidfaktor Leaves No Panel Untouched on First RS3 Project

by on 16 December 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Neidfaktor has just elevated their game to an entirely different level.  Before I launch into the nuts and bolts of their latest build, just take a look to see what I mean. Nearly every panel in the interior has been treated to new Leather, Alcantara, Carbon Fiber, or some combination of the three.  Going so […] 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…

New Audi RS 3 Sportback by MTM

by on 23 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The A3 Sportback is one of the family-friendly models in the Audi range. The RS3 variant does not compromise on any of the essential practical characteristics of its more basic cousin, whilst having completely different performance aspirations. With 367 PS up its sleeve, even serious sports cars can struggle to match its top speed of 155 mph (or 174 mph on request) and 0-62 mph sprint time of 4.3 seconds in standard trim. More…

Audi RS 3 Sportback Arrives in South Africa

by on 18 November 2015 in Audi News

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The unmistakable soundtrack, exhilarating free-revving and brawny power – the five-cylinder engine from Audi is legendary. It is for this reason that it has won the famed International Engine of the Year award for six consecutive years in its category. This engine makes its return in the new Audi RS3 Sportback, producing 270 kW of […] More…

Audi Shows Strong at Sport Auto Awards

by on 22 October 2015 in Audi News

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In the “sport auto Award 2015” reader survey conducted by the trade journal “sport auto,” the Audi RS 6 Avant* and Audi S1 quattro* each won their classes. In all, Audi reached the winners’ podium seven times. The Audi S1 won the “small car” category and banished the competition after garnering 29.2 percent of the […] More…

Pretos with Silver Carbon Fiber Accents for New Audi RS 3 Sportback

by on 19 October 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Carbon fiber accents as exterior trim styling cue have become a thing from Audi, at least in regards to its hottest RS-cars. Grilles, mirrors, diffusors and spoilers are all fair game for the often black/grey woven material. Even still, there are plenty more types of carbon fiber out there and experimentation with that has long been the forte of the aftermarket. Take for example this most recent application of silver carbon known as “Alutex” on an RS 3 Sportback from Pretos. More…