The new A3, which celebrates its premiere at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, presents the combined technological competence of Audi in compact format. In its lightweight body, the architectures of its interior and user interfaces – the three-door car is once again setting standards in its class. Its engines impress with their efficiency and power, and the range of driver assistance systems and infotainment solutions is unparalleled in the premium compact class. Continue reading ’2013 Audi A3 – The short and the long of it’
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Volkswagen AG vehicles are under review by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after reports of engines stalls, some at highway speed, that may be related to fuel-pump failures. Continue reading ‘VW diesels under U.S. review for fuel-pump flaws’
Audi has made a successful start to the Michelin Challenge Bibendum 2010. Right at the start of this forum for sustainable mobility in Rio de Janeiro, the brand with the four rings recorded two victories. Audi is very proud of these two main prizes – overall victory in the rally with the lightweight A5, and the design award for the Audi e-tron electric sports car. The standard version of the A3 1.6 TDI, the brand’s third model in the Challenge Bibendum, also put in an outstanding performance. Audi interprets these successes as confirmation of its strategy for the future shape of mobility. (continue reading…)
Refined style, agile driving fun and elaborate technology – the Audi A3, the A3 Sportback, the A3 Cabriolet and the S3 are the sporty models in the compact segment. Audi now displays its premium character even more explicitly through new attentive details on both the exterior and the interior.
The sporty elegance of the A3 models is already perfectly expressed in their design; their harmonious styling now acquires a host of new, exclusive touches. (continue reading…)
- More than €100 million to be invested in facility and infrastructure
- Extensive expansion in northern sector of Ingolstadt site
- Board Member for Production Frank Dreves: ‘Investment in tomorrow’
In recognition of Audi’s 100th birthday, the company with the four rings will once again invest considerably in its future. Earthwork operations for a key construction project in the northern sector of Audi’s Ingolstadt site will begin in late October. More than €100 million will be invested in a new body-manufacturing shop for the Audi A3.
Don’t let the ‘Street’ designation fool you, though. This is effectively a front-wheel drive S3 track car, complete with lightweight wheels, vented bodywork for improved airflow and an interior decked out with a roll cage, racing seats and harnesses. The only feature that makes this car ‘street’ over its Nurburgring 24-hour siblings is the extra seat in the cockpit and the distinct lack of sponsor decals on the exterior.
Catch the full report on fourtitude – George Achorn, phtoos: Audi AG
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) announced yesterday it would initiate a new customer service program to address concerns raised by its customers with certain Direct Shift Gearboxes (DSG(®)) in Volkswagen and Audi models, and to affirm its confidence in the sophisticated technology represented by those components.