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2015 Audi A3 First Drive

Sings To An Enthusiast Crowd, But Misses A Few Key Notes

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 option

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2015 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron

Technical Innovation And A 585-mile Range

A little more than a year ago, I drove an Audi A3 E-Tron prototype – an early concept electric vehicle built on the outgoing second-generation A3 platform. While I was impressed with the technology, its 3,800-pound weight, 10-second 0-60 time and 90-mile range will likely put it only mid-pack, at best, among its future competitive set. But Michael Harley

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2014 Audi A3 Sportback

Just When It Gets Really Good, We May Not Get It

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Audi A3 E-Tron

Unique Feature Makes This A Very Special EV

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2013 Audi A3

An Old Vanguard Gets Ready For a New War