Audi A3 News

  • 2017 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback

    The 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will get the same updates as the rest of the 2017 A3 lineup.

  • 2017 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback
    Updated Audi A3 debuts with new engine, tweaked styling

    It seems like the current-generation Audi A3 went on sale only yesterday but we already have our first look at the car’s mid-cycle update. That’s because the current A3 went on sale overseas back in 2012, only appearing in the United States two years later. The updates are significant...

  • 2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback, San Francisco Bay Area, Oct 2015
    2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback: First Drive Of Audi's Plug-In Hybrid

    The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback is the German luxury brand's first plug-in vehicle to go on sale in North America--and by all indications, the company is serious about making it a success. That goal clearly has nothing to do with the VW Group diesel-emission scandal that has engulfed Audi's A3...

  • 2016 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible
    Five Convertibles With High Gas Mileage: Enjoying Summer Efficiently

    Here are five fuel-efficient convertibles.

  • 2016 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback
    2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid Priced From $37,900

    The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron will arrive at U.S. dealers in October.

  • 2016 Audi A3 e-tron  -  First Drive
    2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid: U.S. Arrival Now October

    The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron will arrive in the U.S. this October, a new report says.

  • 2015 Audi A3 TDI, New York City, Nov 2014

    The 2015 Audi A3 is the first all-new version of the compact luxury car since it was launched in the U.S. as a 2006 model. And there are a lot of changes. Most noticeable is its evolution from a five-door hatchback to a four-door sedan, facing it off neatly against the Mercedes-Benz CLA (also a compact, front-wheel-drive sedan). DON'T MISS: 2015 Audi A3 Review The understructure is all new, built on a shared VW Group architecture that's also used for the 2015 Volkswagen Golf and the upcoming new Audi TT sports car. These underpinnings will ultimately spawn dozens of vehicles--including the...

  • 2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014
    2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

    The first of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Audi A3 TDI, the diesel version of Audi's new compact luxury sedan. All-new this year, as are most of its competitors, the TDI diesel version will be the highest-efficiency A3 model until the e-tron...

  • 2014 BMW 328d
    Diesel Luxury Sedans: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Face Off, Mazda Still Missing

    While gasoline power units have seen incremental improvements over the last few decades, diesels seem to have shot up from relative obscurity straight to the big time. Sales still lag their gasoline counterparts but performance, refinement and driveability are all more than competitive, and economy...

  • 2016 Audi A3 e-tron  -  First Drive
    2016 Audi A3 e-tron: First Drive

    Plug-in hybrids like the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron—especially those with well-tuned responses and zippy performance—are the evangelists that have the best chance of converting the masses to the joys of all-electric motoring. Yes, electric-car fans, please set aside your all-the-way-or-nothing...

  • 2016 Audi A3 e-tron
    Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid: Not A Compliance Car, Exec Says

    Two years ago, we described the difference between high-volume electric cars and "compliance cars"--those built in very limited numbers solely to meet California rules that require a certain number of zero-emission vehicles to be sold each year. Now it appears that manufacturers don't want new...

  • 2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid presentation, Berlin
    2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid On Sale This Winter--In Germany

    Audi has promised plug-in models for some time, and towards the end of this year its first production plug-in will finally arrive. The 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will hit European roads in winter 2014, priced at 37,900 Euros. That's around $51,500 at current exchange rates, or similarly priced...

  • 2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014

    While gasoline versions of the all-new 2015 Audi A3 compact luxury sedan went on sale in April, the model line also includes a TDI diesel version as well as an S3 performance sedan and an A3 Cabrio convertible. Those models will go on sale late this summer, and now pricing has been released for the diesel version. The 2015 Audi A3 TDI will start at $32,600, or $2,700 more than the gasoline version. DON'T MISS: 2015 Audi A3 Sedan Priced From $29,900 The 2015 Audi A3 TDI is fitted with a 150-horsepower 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that produces 236 lb-ft of torque, driving the...

  • Audi A3 Sportback TDI at 2014 New York Auto Show
    Audi A3 TDI Sportback Unveiled At NY Show, To Join Sedan Model Next Year: Live Photos

    Audi will debut its new A3 Sportback TDI at today's New York Auto Show. The four-door hatchback will join the A3 sedan TDI in the summer of 2015, as a sportier option for those wanting Audi's compelling mix of luxury and economy. Sportback models have been on sale in Europe for several years now...

  • 2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014
    2015 Audi A3: Small Luxury Sedan With TDI Diesel Option

    A decade ago, the concept of a sporting or luxurious sedan with a diesel engine was virtually unthinkable in the U.S. They had neither the refinement, nor the performance to be a viable alternative to a larger, multi-cylinder gasoline engine. All that is changing. And one of the ones helping to...

  • 2015 Audi A3
    2015 Audi A3 Sedan Priced From $29,900

    Audi has announced pricing for the first two variants of its all-new 2015 A3 sedan, on sale soon. With the base engine, a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged unit badged TFSI, you'll pay $29,900--while the more powerful 2.0 TFSI, also a turbocharged gasoline model, begins at $32,900. To each of...

  • 2015 Audi A3
    2015 Audi A3 Sedan Priced From $29,900

    Audi has announced pricing for its 2015 A3 Sedan, a new compact sedan entry into a market currently occupied by the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Not unsurprisingly, buyers will pay the same for the new A3 as they would for its Mercedes rival. At $29,900, the A3 sedan matches the CLA precisely at the entry...

  • New Audi A3 Hatchback live photos, 2012 Geneva Motor Show
    Next Audi A3 To Offer Diesel, Hybrid, CNG Options Globally

    Audi's next A3 will offer buyers a wider range of drivetrain options, at least in Europe.

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI

    There's nothing like a rant from an old friend to focus the mind. We recently read a profanity-laced note from a high school pal excoriating all the major automakers for not selling small, high-mileage diesel cars and trucks in the U.S. We referred him to an article about why we can't buy small European diesel cars in the States. After further discussion, it made sense to turn it into a list. So, here are our five reasons why automakers are reluctant to bring diesel-engined cars and light trucks into the U.S. market. As we said: Before you start flaming us, understand: These are the reasons...

  • 2011 Audi A3 Sedan e-tron Concept
    Audi A3 e-tron Concept Packs Plug-In Hybrid Drivetrain

    After sticking to diesel for a long time as its sole green strategy, Audi is now storming ahead into smaller, hybrid, and electric cars with a fierce vengeance, seemingly determined to make up for lost time. Today the automaker’s green onslaught has gone up another notch with the unveiling of...

  • 2013 Audi A3 leaked official sketches
    Redesigned Audi A3 Getting New Sedan Model, Six Different Power Sources

    Audi is currently working on a new generation of its A3, a preview of which we got at last month’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show in the form of the Audi A3 Sedan concept. Since then we’ve received these official sketches showing the design of the production version due early next year. While...

  • 2011 Audi A3 e-tron prototype
    Audi Presents Battery-Powered A3 e-tron Prototype

    The growth of Audi’s ever-expanding family of ‘e-tron’ electrified concept cars and prototypes shows no signs of slowing with two more additions joining the fold this month alone, the latest being the battery-powered A3 e-tron revealed this week. The newest addition brings the...

  • 2009 Audi A3
    2011 Audi A3 TDI: Quick Drive

    Higher prices at the pump have renewed interest in diesels and their attractively high fuel-economy ratings. Audi recently announced that by 2015, it will offer U.S. consumers the choice of a diesel version of almost every vehicle in its lineup. In the meantime, the A3 TDI soldiers on as the sole...

  • DBM Energy Audi A2 Electric Car
    Audi A2 Goes 375 Miles On a Single Electric Charge

    Since the automobiles were invented there as been movements to make them electric. In fact, there was a time in the 1890s and the early 1900s where the electric car was a fierce competitor to the internal combustion powered car. There were even fleet applications of the electric car in New York...

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