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Audi demonstrates its technical competence in all aspects of carmaking with the Audi A3. Lightweight construction technology helps the premium contact to a groundbreakingly low weight. The A3 1.4 TFSI has a curb weight of just 1,175 kilograms (2,590.43 lb). Curb weight has been reduced by up to 80 kilograms (176.37 lb). In the body, the primary factors for this weight reduction are the hot-shaped steels in the occupant cell and the aluminum bolt-on parts (engine hood and fenders).

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  • Hands-on experience of the mobility of the future: Audi with new projects in “Electric Mobility Showcase”
    04/18/15
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    Hands-on experience of the mobility of the future: Audi with new projects in “Electric Mobility Showcase”

    Audi is providing hands-on experience of sustainable future mobility and continuing its involvement in the German government’s “Electric Mobility Showcase” support program. From mid April, 40 of the Audi A3 Sportback e tron* will take to the roads in three different projects revolving around electric driving.
  • Audi RS 3 Sportback
    03/02/15
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    Power in compact form – the new Audi RS 3 Sportback

    Hot, throaty sound, exhilaratingly free-revving and brawny power – the five cylinder engines from Audi are legendary. 270 kW (367 hp) output and 465 Nm (343.0 lb ft) of torque – Audi presents the new RS 3 Sportback*, the most powerful compact car in the premium segment. With its powerful five cylinder, turbocharged engine, the five door model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.3 seconds, and its top speed can be increased to 280 km/h (174.0 mph) upon request.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    12/10/14
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    Five stars for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron from Euro NCAP

    The Euro NCAP consortium has awarded the new Audi A3 Sportback e tron* the maximum five star rating for crash safety. This puts the first volume production plug in hybrid from Audi among the safest cars in its class.
  • Audi site in Ingolstadt
    11/21/14
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    On the line and on time: Production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Approximately 50 cars every day, with the same timing and on the same assembly line as the other models: Audi is now ramping up production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*. The premium manufacturer is producing its first plug-in hybrid model at the brand’s main plant in Ingolstadt.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    10/03/14
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    eCar Award for Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Audi scores with its plug-in hybrid strategy. At the eCar Awards by Auto Bild and Auto Test magazines, Audi took first place with the A3 Sportback e-tron* and the TT offroad concept car.
  • Audi A3
    10/01/14
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    Audi A3, A3 Sportback, A3 Sportback e-tron, A3 Sportback g-tron und A3 Cabriolet and A3 Sedan

    Audi demonstrates its technical competence in all aspects of carmaking with the A3. Consistent lightweight design has brought the curb weight of the compact A3 as a 1.4 TFSI down to just 1,175 kilograms (2,590.4 lb) – the best value in its class. In the body, the primary factors in achieving this weight reduction are the use of form-hardened steels in the occupant cell and aluminum add-on parts – the engine hood and fenders. An international jury of journalists voted the A3 World Car of the Year 2014.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    07/31/14
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    The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron starts in Europe

    The first plug-in hybrid from Audi, the A3 Sportback e-tron*, is now available to order for customers in Europe. Approximately 410 Audi dealers in Europe – including no fewer than 105 in Germany – are selling the A3 e-tron at a basic price of 37,900 euros on the German market. An individual installation check, the “e-tron plus” special package and “green” power from Audi complete the offering for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. The compact electric car will be handed over to its first customers this winter.
  • Sound taken to new dimensions in Audi TT
    07/28/14
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    Sound taken to new dimensions in Audi TT

    The new Audi TT* also demonstrates its innovativeness in the hi-fi arena. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System in the coupe uses innovative Symphoria technology for a fascinating audio experience.
  • Audi TT Coupé
    07/24/14
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    Audi wins connectivity award

    Five first-place finishes for the four rings: Those are the results of a first-ever reader survey conducted by auto motor und sport and CHIP, in which over 42,500 readers chose the best connectivity features. The awards ceremony will be held in Stuttgart on September 17.
  • Audi A3 1.4 TFSI ultra:  Sporty economy expert
    05/30/14
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    Audi A3 1.4 TFSI ultra: Sporty economy expert

    Audi is extending its range of particularly fuel-efficient, low-emission ultra models in the A3 car line. Equipped with the 110 kW (150 hp) 1.4 TFSI engine, they combine high performance with exemplary economy.
  • Audi A3 Sedan
    04/17/14
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    Audi A3 is named 2014 World Car of the Year

    The Audi A3*, the premium compact bestseller from the brand with the four rings, is the 2014 World Car of the Year. This is the second overall title for Audi in the ten year history of the World Car of the Year Awards as the Audi A6 won the inaugural overall title in 2005. *The collective fuel consumption of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this MediaInfo.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    04/15/14
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    The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    The A3 Sportback e-tron* from Audi is a latest-generation plug-in-hybrid car. The premium compact vehicle will go on sale from 2014 and is a genuine Audi. It combines sporty power with impressive efficiency and abundant driving enjoyment with unrestricted everyday utility. The A3 Sportback e- tron offers 150 kW (204 hp) of system power and achieves average consumption of only 1.5 liters per 100 kmkilometers (156.8 US mpg) of gasoline. In the electric mode its operating range is up to 50 kilometers (31.1 miles), with the TFSI engine adding a further 890 kmkilometers (553.0 miles). *The collective fuel consumption of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this MediaInfo.
  • Audi A3 Sedan
    03/28/14
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    Top score in U.S. crash test for Audi A3 Sedan

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the Audi A3 Sedan* Top Safety Pick+. The new model is thus also one of the safest automobiles on the market in the U.S.A.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    03/27/14
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    Audi energy: Audi and LichtBlick offer green electricity

    As an accompaniment to the market launch of the A3 e tron*, Audi is offering customers in Germany green electricity – Audi energy. The cooperating partner is the Hamburg energy provider LichtBlick SE. With Audi energy, the A3 e tron is totally emission-free when operated electrically.
  • Audi S3 Cabriolet
    03/04/14
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    Audi S3 Cabriolet

    Dynamism in the open air – Audi presents the S3 Cabriolet. The open-top four-seater is unrivaled in its segment. Its 2.0 TFSI engine develops 221 kW (300 hp) and delivers 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque but, with S tronic, consumes just 7.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (33.13 US mpg) on average (165 grams of CO2 per kilometer [265.54 g/mile]). Of course, the S3 Cabriolet also makes use of quattro permanent all-wheel drive – the perfect foundation for optimal traction and driving dynamics in all road conditions. Absolute lightweight construction and a high-performance chassis complete the profile of the Audi S3 Cabriolet, which is set to arrive in dealerships in Germany this summer.
  • Audi A3 Sportback g-tron
    02/13/14
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    Audi A3 g-tron: Advance sales get the green light

    The Audi A3 g-tron is all set to hit the roads. Advance sales at dealerships in Germany will kick off on February 13. The basic price will be 25,900 euros. Using the Audi e-gas fuel card, customers can opt for Audi e-gas to power their A3 g-tron without impacting the environment if they wish.
  • Audi A3 1.8 TFSI quattro with S line Exterieur-Package
    12/04/13
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    75 years ago: Dawn of the crash test era at Audi

    Safety has a long tradition at Audi: 75 years ago, DKW engineers rolled a subcompact F7 down a hill in the interest of safety and caused a controlled rollover. Since this first crash test at DKW, one of the four brands from which Audi was created, Audi has regularly claimed the spotlight with new safety features.
  • Audi A3 Sedan
    11/12/13
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    Golden Steering Wheel for Audi A3 Sedan

    Gold for Audi: The new A3 Sedan is the winner of one of the most coveted awards in the automotive industry – the Golden Steering Wheel 2013. This year there were a total of 49 candidates for the award, the winner of which is chosen jointly by the readers of “Auto Bild” and “Bild am Sonntag” together with a panel of experts. The Audi A3 Sedan came out on top in the “Middle Class” category.
  • Start of production for new Audi A3 Cabriolet
    10/17/13
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    Start of production for new Audi A3 Cabriolet

    Starting signal for series production of the new Audi A3 Cabriolet: With this new compact four-seater, Audi Hungaria is producing another model completely in Győr as of today. The A3 Cabriolet is distinctive already with its flowing lines and fabric soft-top. It is also at the pinnacle of its segment in technical terms – with consistently applied lightweight construction, the latest engine technology, versatile networking and highly effective assistance systems.
  • Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI quattro
    09/10/13
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    Sporty, elegant and compact – the new Audi A3 Cabriolet

    Sporty, elegant and multi-faceted – Audi presents the new A3 Cabriolet. The compact four-seater impresses at first glance with its flowing lines and soft top. It is also at the top of its class technically – with systematic lightweight design, new engines, multi-faceted networking and high-performance assistance systems.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    09/10/13
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    The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    The A3 Sportback e-tron from Audi is a latest-generation plug-in-hybrid car. The premium compact vehicle will go on sale from 2014 and is a genuine Audi. It combines sporty power with impressive efficiency and abundant driving enjoyment with unrestricted everyday utility. The A3 Sportback e-tron offers 150 kW (204 hp) of system power and achieves average consumption of only 1.5 liters per 100 kilometers (156.81 US mpg) of gasoline. In the electric mode its operating range is up to 50 kilometers (31.07 miles), with the TFSI engine adding a further 890 kilometers (553.02 miles).
  • Audi A3 Sedan
    09/10/13
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    Audi A3, A3 Sportback and A3 Limousine

    Audi demonstrates its technical competence in all aspects of carmaking with the Audi A3. Lightweight construction technology helps the premium contact to a groundbreakingly low weight. The A3 1.4 TFSI has a curb weight of just 1,175 kilograms (2,590.43 lb). Curb weight has been reduced by up to 80 kilograms (176.37 lb). In the body, the primary factors for this weight reduction are the hot-shaped steels in the occupant cell and the aluminum bolt-on parts (engine hood and fenders).
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    09/10/13
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    Audi A3 Sportback e-tron at the starting line

    As the first plug-in hybrid car from Audi, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron enables up to 50 kilometers (37.01 miles) of all-electric driving with top sporty performance – and with zero local emissions. Automotive journalists from across the globe are currently testing the production version at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The 150 kW (204 hp) five-door car will be available to purchase from spring 2014. The price in Germany will be around 37,000 euros.
  • Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI quattro
    09/08/13
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    Sporty, elegant and compact – the new Audi A3 Cabriolet

    Sporty, elegant and multi-faceted – Audi presents the new A3 Cabriolet. The compact four-seater impresses at first glance with its flowing lines and soft top. It is also at the top of its class technically – with systematic lightweight design, new engines, multi-faceted networking and high-performance assistance systems.
  • Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra
    08/04/13
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    Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra: Versatile marvel of fuel economy

    Audi has unveiled the brand’s most fuel-efficient production model. With 81 kW (110 hp) of power output, the Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra consumes just 3.2 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (73.50 US mpg). This equates to an astounding 85 grams of CO2 emissions per kilometer (136.79 g/mile). This versatile marvel of fuel economy is now for sale. Customers can take delivery of the Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra starting in September. The base price in Germany will be 25,200 euros.
  • Audi S3 Sportback
    07/29/13
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    First to market: Audi brings the new LTE standard to the car

    Audi is the first carmaker to bring the fast LTE data transfer standard to the car with full integration. It can be ordered as an option in the Audi S3 Sportback from July, and in all other model variants of the premium compact from early November. LTE technology is very important for Audi connect, the networking of the car with the driver, the Internet and the environment.
  • Three million Audi A3 –  bestseller from Ingolstadt
    07/16/13
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    Three million Audi A3 – bestseller from Ingolstadt

    A major jubilee for the compact car from Ingolstadt: The three-millionth Audi A3 rolled off the assembly line today. The success of the A3 series began 17 years ago, when Audi established the premium compact class with this model. Meanwhile, the Audi A3 has conquered the roads of 117 countries. The jubilee car – a white Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI quattro – will be delivered to its owner in the next few days.
  • Audi Matrix LED headlights
    06/28/13
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    Leading the way in lighting technology: The new Audi Matrix LED headlights

    Audi is now building on its lead in the domain of lighting technology with a world first: The Audi Matrix LED headlights will make their debut on the new A8, which is appearing on the market at the end of 2013. Audi, the technology leader in this field, is thus opening a new chapter in automotive lighting technology.
  • Audi e-gas plant
    06/25/13
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    World premiere: Audi opens power-to-gas facility

    Audi opens the e-gas plant in Werlte today making it the first automobile manufacturer to develop a chain of sustainable energy carriers. It begins with green electricity, water and carbon dioxide. The end products are hydrogen and the synthetic methane: Audi e-gas.
  • Audi A3 Sedan
    06/11/13
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    Compact and dynamic four-door models: The Audi A3 Sedan and S3 Sedan

    With the launch of the sporty A3 Sedan late this summer, Audi will enter the world’s largest market segment – the class of compact sedans. The third model in the successful A3 model line impresses with ultra-lightweight excellence, strong and very efficient drivetrains, and a great many high-end infotainment and driver assistance systems. The top-of-the-line version is the S3 Sedan with 221 kW (300 hp).
  • Audi A3 Sportback g-tron
    05/27/13
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    The Audi A3 Sportback g-tron

    Audi is taking a large step towards sustainable future mobility with the A3 Sportback g-tron. The five-door premium compact model, which will appear on the market at the end of the year, runs on both the fossil fuel natural gas and on climate-friendly Audi e-gas, which Audi itself produces at a recently completed power-to-gas plant. It innovatively combines ecological balance, economy and high-tech solutions.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    05/27/13
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    The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    The A3 Sportback e-tron from Audi is a latest-generation plug-in-hybrid car. The premium compact vehicle will go on sale from 2014 and is a genuine Audi. It combines sporty power with impressive efficiency and abundant driving enjoyment with unrestricted everyday utility. The A3 Sportback e tron offers 150 kW (204 hp) of system power and achieves average consumption of only 1.5 liters per 100 km (156.81 US mpg) of gasoline. In the electric mode its operating range is up to 50 kilometers (31.07 miles), with the TFSI engine adding a further 890 km (553.02 miles).
  • Audi A3 Sedan
    03/27/13
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    The Audi A3 Sedan – Launch into a new market segment

    With the launch of the A3 Sedan this spring, Audi is entering the world’s largest market segment, the class of compact sedans. The dynamic four-door car offers all of the strengths of the A3 model series – with low weight thanks to lightweight design, powerful and highly efficient engines and numerous high-end solutions for infotainment as well as driver assistance systems. The top model of the series is the S3 Sedan with 221 kW (300 hp).
  • Audi A3 Sportback g-tron
    03/01/13
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    The new Audi A3 Sportback g-tron

    Audi is taking a large step towards sustainable mobility with the A3 Sportback g-tron. The compact five-door car, due to make its debut at the end of the year, is powered by the CO2-neutral fuel Audi e-gas. The fuel will be produced in the power-to-gas plant in Werlte, Germany. This new car innovatively combines ecological balance, economy and high-tech solutions.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    02/21/13
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    The Audi A3 e-tron

    Audi is working intently to electrify the drivetrain using plug-in hybrid technology. The brand with the four rings is showing the Audi A3 e-tron at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. With 150 kW (204 hp) of system power and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of system torque, sporty performance is guaranteed.
  • Audi S3 Sportback
    02/13/13
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    The new Audi S3 Sportback

    221 kW (300 hp). 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds. The new Audi S3 Sportback offers best-in-class performance. Its efficiency is also exemplary. The 2.0 TFSI averages just 6.9 liters per 100 km (34.09 US mpg).
  • Audi S3
    01/23/13
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    Audi – the leading brand in lighting technology

    In lighting technology, Audi is driving progress at high tempo. Today, its xenon plus-and LED headlights already provide excellent illumination of the road and give the cars with the four rings an unmistakable look. In the future, vehicle lighting from Audi will react even more precisely to environmental conditions, and it will feature full electronic control. The first step in this direction will be taken this year in the form of innovative matrix LED headlights.
  • Audi S3
    09/21/12
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    The new Audi S3

    221 kW (300 hp) of power and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque – the third-generation Audi S3 raises the bar once again. Scheduled to launch in early 2013, the lightweight premium compact model combines its dynamic performance with groundbreaking efficiency and comes packed with all the high-tech Audi has to offer in every field of technology.
  • Audi A3 Sportback S line
    09/20/12
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    The new Audi A3 Sportback

    Sporty, versatile and progressive – Audi presents the new A3 Sportback. The compact five-door model with the spacious luggage compartment breaks new ground in terms of vehicle weight thanks to ultra lightweight construction technology. The engines are powerful and efficient. The infotainment and driver assistance systems available in the new A3 Sportback set new standards in the premium compact segment.
  • Audi A3 1.8 TFSI quattro with S line Exterieur-Package
    08/29/12
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    Five stars for the Audi A3 from Euro NCAP

    The Euro NCAP consortium has awarded the new Audi A3 the maximum five-star rating for passive crash safety. The results for adult occupant protection in a frontal, rear, and side impact as well as child safety and pedestrian protection make the new Audi A3 one of the safest cars in its class.

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