Audi RS3 Sportback priced from AU$78,900

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Australian pricing for the new Audi RS3 has not been officially announced but plenty of local dealers will happily sign you up to buy their new 270kW/465Nm hot hatch. When they do the first figure they’ll put down is $78,900, that’ll be the base price, before on road costs. At first that doesn’t seem too […]

Audi RS3 growls around the Nordschleife

We really like the sound of Audi’s inline five cylinder. It’s a unique growl that heightens the senses. And thankfully it seems Ingolstadt is intent on keeping its famed 2.5 litre five pot in the next-gen RS3. Here’s a clip of an RS3 test mule being put through its paces around the Nürburgring. The body […]

Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept revealed

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“We have pushed the limits in every respect with this show car: power, dynamics, sound, design.” They’re the words of the impressively titled Prof Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi’s board member for Technical Development. The concept in question is this balls out A3 clubsport quattro. It will be on public display for the furst time at […]

Audi A3 wins 2014 World Car of the Year

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The 8V Audi A3 has been named the 2014 World Car of the Year, beating a field of 24 finalists which had been narrowed down to three and included the BMW 4 Series and the Mazda3. On awarding the A3 the grand prize the judges noted: “It might borrow styling hints from its bigger brothers, […]

Audi A3 Sedan – Australian pricing & specs

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Audi Australia has rolled out the new A3 sedan across its dealerships and if you’re interested in this car we suggest you pop along and check it out because they do look really good. Surprisingly, Audi says the sedan shares no body panels with its Sportback stablemate. That would stand to reason given Audi’s attention […]

Want to see the Audi A3 Sedan for yourself?

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The Audi A3 Sedan will launch nationally at the end of the month. But if you’re keen to see one a bit sooner than that you’re in luck, because it will be on display at the Sydney Festival (9–26 January). On show in the Fetsival Village in Sydney’s Hyde Park, the A3 Sedan display will […]

Further confirmation the Audi RS3 is on the way

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We already know the next-gen RS3 is coming and that it will be powered by Audi’s charismatic inline five cylinder turbo. Yet in these early stages it’s still nice to see such things reconfirmed, as Autocar reports: Audi has confirmed a successor to the current RS3 will be launched. Quattro GmbH chief Stephan Reil confirmed […]

2014 Audi RS3 spied in Nürburg

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This otherwise regular looking Audi S3 is said to be an early RS3 prototype. At first glance it’s hard to find much to support such a theory, but on closer inspection the front brake rotors are cross drilled and those calipers look very meaty as well. The honeycomb grille beneath the foglights were open offering […]

Audi releases A3 augmented reality user manual

Audi has announced the release of an augmented reality smartphone app for its new 8V A3 which can be used to replace the traditional user manual. It looks pretty cool, simply point your phone to a feature you want explained and before you know it the app provides you with the info. There’s a brief […]

2013 Audi A3 Sportback – Australian pricing & specs

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Audi Australia has just launched the A3 Sportback to the local market. It’s the third generation to arrive on our shores and for the first time is available in a five-door model only. At launch there are four engine options available. The entry level Attraction specification can be bought with either a 90kW/200Nm 1.4 TFSI […]

New York 2013: Audi A3/S3 sedan

Audi has released details of the production-ready A3 sedan. You may recall the new-generations A3 was first previewed in sedan, sorry, notchback form at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Basically the Yanks like boots, sorry, trunks, and that’s why we’re seeing the A3 in this format. However, as the lead pic shows, the A3 sedan […]

Audi Australia to price new A3 from $35,600

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When Audi Australia launches the 8V A3 Sportback in May they’ll be starting the list pricing from $35,600. That’ll get you an A3 Sportback Attraction, powered by a 1.4 litre TFSI engine with 90kW/200Nm and a 6-speed S tronic transmission. In fact, S tronic will be standard across the range. Manual gearboxes will be available, […]