Audi A3

2015 Audi A3 TDI – Road Test and Review

2015 Audi A3 TDI – Road Test and Review

As diesels become more popular in the United States (three carmakers, including Audi, currently offer six models each, while the total number of diesel models on the market five years ago was 12), many rules are being broken. Just a decade ago, the idea of a sporty diesel would have …

Audis Posts Best U.S. Sales Figures to Date for May 2014

Audis Posts Best U.S. Sales Figures to Date for May 2014

Audi announced financial results for May 2014. The month showed the second-best performance for any month in the car manufacturer’s history, with sales of 16,601 vehicles, second only to December 2013.
Audi sales year-to-date were up to 67,482 vehicles sold, an increase of 11.4%.
The manufacturer sold 2,261 A3 Sedans in May, …

New York Auto Show Report – Day 1

New York Auto Show Report – Day 1

VW, Audi Show Off New Diesels, BMW X5 Goes Plug-In
NEW YORK — U.S. and foreign automakers are showcasing dozens of new and updated automobiles this week at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The show, which dates back more than a century and was previously …

2015 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro Sedan – First Look and Review

2015 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro Sedan – First Look and Review

The Audi A3 was introduced in Europe in 1996 as a three-door hatchback, as was its successor in 2003.  In the United States, it was sold as a five-door “Sportback,” and, as my colleague Dan Collins noted in these pages in 2012, it “stood relatively unchallenged as a compact premium …

Audi Introduces 2015 A3 TDI Clean Diesel, A3 Sportback Hybrid

Audi Introduces 2015 A3 TDI Clean Diesel, A3 Sportback Hybrid

Audi introduced its newest diesel offering, the A3 TDI Clean Diesel, available next fall, and the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric plug-in hybrid, for sale in early 2015.
The A3 TDI Clean Diesel’s four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine develops 150 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, while the A3 Sportback e-tron offers 201 …

New York Auto Show Roundup: Small, Efficient German Cars

New York Auto Show Roundup: Small, Efficient German Cars

NEW YORK—German automakers debuted several small, efficient cars on the first day of the New York International Auto Show, while General Motor’s Cadillac division showed an updated CTS that it hopes will recapture buyers of imported luxury cars.
BMW introduced the 328d, its highly anticipated diesel sedan. This is BMW’s first …

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Diesel in the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year Awards

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Diesel in the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year Awards

Vote today for your favorite diesel automobile.  Balloting for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year is almost over but you still have a chance to support your choice.
The field is wide open: five companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer a variety of diesel passenger cars in …

Place Your Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Place Your Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

There are only two weeks left to vote for your pick for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2013 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year.  Cars from five automakers are in the running: Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes eight passenger …

Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Voting for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2013 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year has started.  Five companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer a variety of diesel passenger cars in the U.S.  To vote, scroll down on this page.
This year’s stellar field of …

2012 Audi A3 TDI – Review and Test Drive

2012 Audi A3 TDI – Review and Test Drive

The Audi A3 answered a question that nobody really asked when it was first brought to the U.S in 2006. It stood relatively unchallenged as a compact premium five-door hatchback, with diesel power available starting with the 2010 model year. Now nearing the end of its model cycle, the A3 …

2013 Audi A3 Debuts At Geneva Motor Show

2013 Audi A3 Debuts At Geneva Motor Show

Audi unveiled the redesigned A3 at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show. At launch,the new compact will be available with a choice of one diesel and two gasoline engines, including a 2.0 TDI
The new A3 features a redesigned interior, a new infotainment system, and the Audi connect network.  Options include …

Last Chance to Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Last Chance to Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

There are only a few days left for readers to vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year.  Cars from four companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, are in the running.  Nominees include seven passenger cars; the Audi A3 TDI, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec, the …