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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…

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…

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…

Allroad Outfitters Audi S3 Widebody: SEMA 2015

by on 11 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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It’s actually #WideBooty. That’s how Allroad Outfitters describes their latest S3 build. Of course widebody add-on panels were one of the most popular upgrades on the SEMA scene this year and this Audi S3 featured with Toyo Tires was very much part of that trend. More…

Audi Genuine Accessories with S3 Sound Enhancing Resonator Delete Kit

by on 3 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Word of the quattro GmbH re-branding to Audi Sport has suggested that performance parts and accessories are in Audi’s future. That appears to be evidenced by this new Sound Enhancing Resonator Delete Kit from Audi Genuine Accessories. More…

allroad Outfitters Teases Audi S3 Widebody for SEMA 2015

by on 1 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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It seems teasing your upcoming debuts via Instagram is becoming more and more common… at least as it relates to the SEMA Show. Case in point is allroad Outfitters and this widebody S3 sedan. As of right now, about all we know is that this Daytona Grey S3 sedan is headed to Las Vegas this […] 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…

New Audi RS 3 Carbon Fiber Exterior Components from Pretos

by on 18 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Geographically speaking, German-based interior specialist and carbon fiber component manufacturer Pretos is practically neighbors with Audi AG. Located near Ingolstadt literally, the firm is also close to Audi figuratively with handsome factory-looking components like this new rear diffusor and lip spoiler insert for the RS 3 Sportback. More…

Pretos with New Carbon Fiber Front Chin for Audi S3 Sedan and Cabriolet

by on 17 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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One of our favorites amongst the growing mix of German firms making tailored interiors and carbon components for Audi models, Pretos has just revealed a new carbon fiber chin spoiler for the Audi S3 sedan. More…

Up a Notch! Abt Sportsline Audi S3 Sedan with 400 hp

by on 23 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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It doesn’t always have to be an estate or a hatchback: with the Audi S3 compact sport limos have seen a come back now for quite some time. And if its 300 HP/ 221 kW make you want the even stronger RS 3, please note that ABT Sportsline has dealt you a new deck of cards. “With our specially developed ABT Power New Generation control unit the RS3 falls short not only in body length,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt with a smile and adds that several performance upgrades are also ready for the Audi A3 3-door version and the sportback. But let’s stay with the limo, which now features 370 HP/ 272 kW, with a torque 460 Nm, up from 380. More…

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Unique Audi RS 3 Sportback Helps Celebrate New Audi Ingolstadt Paint Shop

by on 21 July 2015 in Audi News

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Recently, Audi AG announced the addition of a new paint shop as part of its Ingolstadt production facility. To help herald the arrival of this new arrival, workers built this special RS 3 Sportback that was photographed at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt. More…