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2015 Audi A3

The five-door Audi A3 hatchback, on sale in the States since the 2006 model year, never earned the respect it deserved. Despite possessing the automaker's well-regarded build quality and a range of strong powerplants (including an excellent diesel option), the entry-level model always played second fiddle to the rest of the Audi lineup, suffering from less innovative technologies and fewer premium options on its list. Many buyers considered it inferior to the rest of the models in the company's showroom. But those misconceptions could be about to change, as Audi is in the midst of introduc... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
220 HP / 258 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed DCT
Base Price:
$29,900
As-Tested Price:
$37,195
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    Spy Shots: Audi perfecting drool-worthy RS3 hot hatch
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    A sure-fire way of adding excitement to any Audi is removing the "A" from its model name and replacing it with "RS." Take the RS4, RS5, RS6 and RS7 as proof of this fact. Of course, the transformation from "A" to "RS" wouldn't be complete with a huge bump in power, a far more sporting suspension, enhanced brakes and a more aggressive styling ...

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    Spy Shots: US-bound Audi A3 Sedan spied testing
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    As the Audi A3 sedan gets closer to its debut, Audi has camouflaged prototypes to take it on the streets for final testing. Last time we saw the A3, it was testing almost in the buff, but it was on a closed track so our spy shooters were kept at quite a distance. Now that the newest Audi sedan is testing on public roads, our latest batch of spy shots ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi A3 sedan caught nearly naked
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    It's been almost two years since we first saw the Audi A3 Sedan Concept under the lights of the Geneva Motor Show, but it looks like we won't have to wait much longer to see this small Audi four-door on the open road. Our spy shooters have caught Audi testing the sedan version of the next-generation A3 that is expected to go on sale in the US later next ...

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    Spy Shots: Is this the 2012 Audi A3?
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    Audi is expected to unveil its new A3 at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show next month, but when it does, we'll already have a pretty good idea of what to expect. And not just because the German automaker's entire range pretty much boils down (for better or worse) to a single design applied to a variety of shapes, but because it apparently has more leaks than ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Audi A3 shows its new face
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    Audi is in the midst of reshaping its entire family. The new look starts at the top with the redesigned A8, has shown itself on the A7 and A6, and will now filter its way down through the rest of the lineup. Next in line to get the updated look is the A3, and spy photographers managed to capture a cladding-covered prototype on vacation down in ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi RS3 takes to the 'Ring (with adjustable wing?)
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    The next generation Audi RS3 is coming, it's just a matter of when. But the bigger question is what's going to power Audi's hottest hatch when it arrives on European shores. Considering that the A3 on which it's based shares the same platform (PQ35) as the TT RS, there's a good chance that Audi could swap the coupe's turbocharged 2.5-liter FSI ...

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    Spy Shots: Orange you glad the new Audi RS3 has been spotted?
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    The Audi RS-fest continues with the RS3, spied on its way to the 'Ring for the obligatory entrance exam to become any kind of sports car. The news on the street is that the RS3 will get a reworked version of the five-cylinder lump from the TT RS with output claimed to be "over 330 bhp." It won't though, get the TT RS's six-speed manual, going for an ...

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    Spy shots: Audi A3 cabriolet
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    It's no secret that Audi is attempting to be all things to all people, and with its sights set on becoming the preeminent automaker in Deutschland, that means bringing more product to the market in quick order. So say "Hello" to the A3 convertible.Caught while undergoing testing, the cabrio version of Audi's two-door hatch sports a revised taillight ...

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    Enter the Rumormill: Audi A3 Cabrio pics 'released'
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    Our Deutschland-obsessed friends over at The German Car Blog have some intriguing, if not mildly suspicious looking shots of what is thought to be the A3 Cabrio.The above shot looks more like Adobe-enabled fun, while the photo after the jump is from the new issue of AutoBild magazine. Both have striking differences, which make us question the legitimacy of ...

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    Audi's next A4 to get edgy
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    Wheels24 has produced a sketch of what it believes the next Audi A4 will look like based on insider info and analysis of recent Audi design trends. The A4's face appears much more aggressive the the current model's, with headlights angled down towards the large grille and similar LED light bars to those currently found on the S6. As we mentioned in the ...

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