Audi A3

Audi A3

  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 launch next year a COnvertible version of the A3. It will compete with the next 1-Series Convertible and the next generation Mini Mini Cooper Convertible. Claus Haverkamp, Head of Body Structure Devel Devel opment at Audi, revealed: "The next open-roof model in our plans is the A3 Cabriolet, which will go on sale in 2008." The A3 Convertible will feature an electric folding canvas roof and will probably be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next March. It will be powered by the same FSI (...)
Source: AutoExpress
Audi is working on a new A3 that will be launched in 2008. And off course Autobild had prepared an image for it. The new Audi A3 will be available in both three and five doors, but a coupe and cabriolet version will also be added to the line-up. The A3 will be the main competitor for the Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf. The top of the line will be powered by a V6 engine with an output of 265 (...)
Source: Autobild

Emotional design, superior dynamics and the proverbial Audi quality: the Audi A3 is the premium athlete in the compact class. Powerful four and six-cylinder engines delivering up to 184 kW/250 bhp, quattro permanent four-wheel drive and the S tronic dual-clutch gearbox (depending on version) together with the elaborate suspension design ensure a level of sportiness that sets standards.

Audi is expanding the range of its two highest-volume model series with four new, particularly efficient models. The A3, A3 Sportback 1.9 TDI e and A4 2.0 TFSI e in saloon or Avant guise are especially efficient in the way they transform fuel into propulsive energy. Audi’s competence in the field of direct injection technology provides for powerful propulsion and a high degree of efficiency. Advanced engine technology employing direct fuel injection is the basis for a long range on a single (...)
The next generation Audi A3 will be launched in 2009. The new generation will be more aggressive comparing with the current A3. A drop-top version of the next A3 is expected to debut in March at Geneva Motor Show. The 2009 A3 will be available in both three and five door configuration and also the coupe and convertible versions are expected. It is expected that the new H3 to be powered by the same engine as the current S3: 3.2 liter V6 engine with an output of 265 (...)
Audi has recorded a triple success in the “auto motor und sport” readers’ poll: readers of the popular car magazine voted the A3, A6 and Audi Q7 into first place in their respective classes, crowning them with “Best Cars” titles for 2007. This continues Audi’s history of success in one of the most important readers’ polls in the automotive industry. This was the first time that the Audi Q7 Audi Q7 has taken part in the poll, and despite fierce competition it was awarded the most votes. It represents a (...)

Sportiness and dynamism, superior technology and high-quality appeal: all the attributes that Audi A3 drivers have cherished since the model was first launched. Thanks to its painstaking attention to detail, Audi has now been able to bring the strengths of its compact model even more to the fore, as well as enhance both its looks and engineering.

The Audi A3 Convertible is set to be launched at IAA 2007 in Frankfurt. It will be based on the A4 Convertible and the TT roadster. From the new roadster it will take the design of the doors. The engine program covers first 2-litre four-cylinders with 150 and 200 HP and also two TDI engines with 140 and 170 HP. Also a more powerful version will debut later with S3’s engine that delivers 265 (...)
It is quite usually for Audi lately to have an open version for its the compact models. And the last example is the Roadster for the TT. The same treatment will have the A3: an open top version is expected to debut in 2008. According to some earlier news, the new A3 will be built in Hungary. The A3 Cabrio will be based on the same platform as the new TT. It will debut next year at Frankfurt Motor (...)

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