The Audi A3 is a premium compact hatchback from the German automaker and, when it went into production in 1996, featured the same styling as the A4 had at the time. The A3 was powered by a variety of four cylinder power plants with the Euro only 225 HP 1.8T equipped S3 with Quattro all wheel drive as the premier model. This version accelerated from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.6 seconds and reached a top speed of 151 MPH. In 2003, Audi released the second generation A3 for the global market. This four ring hatch is powered by everything from a 1.4 Liter TFSI motor to a 3.2 Liter FSI power plant making 247 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque with the TDI model winning a host of COTY awards. As of 2010, the pricey V6 engine has been dropped and a 2.0L turbo engine producing 200hp has been added. These engine options are mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
Audi will offer a convertible version for the compact series A3. The model will be based on the A4 Convertible and the TT roadster. it is supposed to be launched at IAA 2007 in Frankfurt. The open A3 will be a four-person car and will follow the same design of the curent models, maybe just an easily modification for the front of the car.
VOGTLAND Autosport has produced an uncomparable Audi A3 Sportback in collaboration with the well-known tuning and accessories specialists ITS, Rieger, FoliaTec, HJS, Sebring, Clarion and Toyo-Tires. This was a unique challenge for the VOGTLAND- Team to provide the rather young Audi A3 Sportback with a new look. The result is a A3 Sportback with maximum individuality. With this project car VOGTLAND - the German suspension specialist- has again offered an example of safe tuning with a German (...) More
With consumers spending more time in their vehicles, the interior is a crucial factor when a buyer considers new car or truck choices. More than ever, automakers see interiors as a defining opportunity to give them a competitive edge. Every company wants the hot new interior offering a more refined, entertaining, ergonomically satisfying driving experience. The nominees for Audi: Popular-Priced Cars: Audi A3 Premium-Priced Cars: Audi A6 Premium-Priced CUVs: Audi Q7 Best (...) More
In the 60th. year since its Founding, the tuning house OETTINGER presents its new aerodynamic package for the Audi A3 Sportback. The complete package is sporty yet elegant and consists of a grille insert (in two versions - brushed aluminium or matt black), a complete front apron, sill extensions, a rear skirt for all tailpipe variations and a rear spoiler. All components are manufactured in RIM and demonstrate a perfect fit and an impressive OEM finish and quality.
The Audi A3 is a completely new vehicle for the U.S. market and is leading the way in establishing a new class of premium compact cars here. The A3 comes packed with technology and it boasts the sporty driving dynamics and high quality standards of a German sedan.