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Audi A3 Cabriolet pricing confirmed : from $47,300

The cost of entry to the drop-top version of the Audi A3 has dropped for the new-generation model that reaches Australia in June. The Audi A3 Cabriolet will start at $47,300, nearly $5000 less than before even if it carries a sizeable premium over the equivalent A3 hatch (+$9400) and A3 sedan (+$7500)...

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Audi A3 Sedan Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Audi A3 Sedan Review

A boot and a broader body mark the Audi A3 sedan as a desirable and good-looking addition to the third-generation A3 line-up. The sedan body is a first for the Audi A3, and liberates luggage volume (up from 380L in the Sportback, to 425L). What you lose in wagon-like access to the cargo area, the A3 sedan makes up with its handsome styling...

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$39,800 to $47,800

Audi A3 sedan : pricing and specifications
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Audi A3 sedan : pricing and specifications

The Audi A3 sedan has become the cheapest premium four-door in the country, launching with a sub-$40,000 starting price that undercuts German rival, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, by more than $10,000. The all-new A3 sedan range largely mirrors that of the A3 Sportback that arrived in Australia in May (minus the hatch's base diesel), with four direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine variants and two trim levels ranging up to $47,800...


Audi A3 Sedan to launch from $39,800
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Audi A3 Sedan to launch from $39,800

The all-new Audi A3 Sedan will launch locally this month priced from $39,800, undercutting its Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class rival by more than $10,000. Coming in $4200 more than the current entry-level A3 Sportback, the Audi A3 Sedan range will comprise two trim levels and three turbocharged four-cylinder engines...


Premium hatch comparison: Audi A3 v BMW 1 Series v Mercedes-Benz A-Class v Alfa Romeo Giulietta v Volkswagen Golf v Volvo V40
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Premium hatch comparison: Audi A3 v BMW 1 Series v Mercedes-Benz A-Class v Alfa Romeo Giulietta v Volkswagen Golf v Volvo V40

‘Premium’ is perhaps the word most difficult to define in the automotive lexicon. To some, it may be about delivering an image above the mainstream and the connotations of a badge; to others it may be about the tangibles of a product and the engineering behind the façade...


Audi A3 Cabriolet Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A3 Cabriolet Review

The brilliant blue coastline of the French Riviera provided both poseur’s promenades and Monte Carlo Rally routes to test the full skill set of the new Audi A3 Cabriolet at the international launch of the compact drop-top in Monaco. Audi convertible-top tech man Mario Weiland says the Audi A3 Cabriolet was benchmarked the BMW 1 Series convertible as well as its own A5 drop-top...

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Audi A3 Review: 1.4 TSFI Sportback COD Attraction
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A3 Review: 1.4 TSFI Sportback COD Attraction

The luxury hatch niche just keeps adding to its appeal, with the latest Audi A3 Sportback boasting a raft of high-end features and premium grade materials that mirror its larger, more expensive siblings. While Audi was one of the first to offer luxury features in a small car package with the A3’s launch in 1997, these days it’s a hotly-contested segment with similarly positioned German rivals offering an equally impressive bang for their buck...

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$37,900

Audi A3 Sportback hits the road with World Solar Challenge
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Audi A3 Sportback hits the road with World Solar Challenge

Audi hopes to showcase the 'real world' fuel efficiency benefits of its green technology-packed A3 Sportback by taking part in this year's World Solar Challenge. A biennial event for electric vehicles pitting competitors against each other, the elements and around 3000km of road between Darwin and Adelaide, the 2013 World Solar Challenge marks Audi’s second year taking part in event after it entered an A1 1...


Audi A3 Review: 1.8 TFSI quattro
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A3 Review: 1.8 TFSI quattro

If you can’t stretch to the $59,990 S3 (due December), your more affordable route into an all-wheel-drive Audi A3 is the 1.8 TFSI quattro. The Audi A3 1.8 TFSI quattro costs $45,500 before on-road charges in the German brand’s small car line-up that starts from $35,600. We’ll get straight to the pros and cons of buying the quattro version over the regular A3 1...


Audi A3 Review: 1.4 TFSI Cylinder on Demand
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A3 Review: 1.4 TFSI Cylinder on Demand

Few people would imagine driving a two-cylinder German car, but at times that’s exactly what you would be doing in the Audi A3 1.4 TFSI COD. The last three letters stand for Cylinder on Demand, a technology that has been around in limited offerings for some years – including on some V8 Holden Commodores – but becomes a first for the luxury hatchback segment...

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$37,900

Audi A3 Cabriolet: sedan-based drop-top revealed
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Audi A3 Cabriolet: sedan-based drop-top revealed

The Audi A3 Cabriolet has been officially revealed ahead of its debut at tomorrow's Frankfurt motor show. Based on the all-new A3 sedan, the four-seat Audi A3 Cabriolet is 180mm longer, 20mm wider, 15mm lower and 90kg lighter than the outgoing hatch-based A3 Cabriolet. The new car’s wheelbase has also been extended by 20mm over the previous generation...


Audi A3 range expands to ramp-up A-Class battle
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Audi A3 range expands to ramp-up A-Class battle

The Audi A3 has added two new models and has hot-hatch, cabriolet and sedan variants to come as the company chases the rival A-Class. The luxury small car segment has been on fire in 2013, with July sales up 69 per cent on the same time in 2012. Audi says sales are on track to reach 15,000 for the year, compared with just 6781 sales in 2009...


Audi A3-based MPV approved for production: report
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Audi A3-based MPV approved for production: report

The Audi A3 family is set to expand with the brand's first MPV reportedly given the green light. Autocar reports a future Audi MPV, to be offered in five- and seven-seat configurations, has already been built by the German manufacturer as a concept car that could be revealed at next month’s Frankfurt motor show...


Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra: 3.2L/100km production model unveiled
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Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra: 3.2L/100km production model unveiled

The Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra has been unveiled, linked with the title of Audi's most fuel-efficient production model. A variant of the all-new A3 that first debuted at the 2012 Geneva motor show, the 81kW/250Nm Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra claims combined cycle diesel consumption of 3.2 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 85 grams per kilometre...


Audi A3 Cabriolet on its way
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Audi A3 Cabriolet on its way

The Audi A3 family is set to expand further with confirmation of a new generation Audi A3 Cabriolet set to be unveiled at the this year's Frankfurt Motorshow followed by European and local release next year...


Audi A3 Sedan to double A3 sales
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Audi A3 Sedan to double A3 sales

The Audi A3 sedan is heading to Australia in January or Feburary with a price hike over its five-door Sporback variant. The 2014 Audi A3 sedan will mark the start of a new chapter in the model’s history, adding a small (A-segment) sedan to Audi’s local lineup...


Audi A3 Sedan Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A3 Sedan Review

The Audi A3 Sedan is the answer to a question so many have been asking: a small, affordable luxury sedan with killer looks. Germany's premium car manufacturers continue their strong push to put more models within reach of younger buyers, and the four-door version of the new A3 joins the A-Class-based CLA from Mercedes as models expected to be priced from below $45,000...

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$39,990

Audi A3 sedan tipped to outsell hatch
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Audi A3 sedan tipped to outsell hatch

The all-new Audi A3 sedan is expected to become most popular variant of the premium small car over the coming years. Audi spokesman Josef Schlossmacher told reporters that the German manufacturer expects “every second A3 customer will opt for the sedan in the future” at a ceremony marking the start of the compact four-door’s production in Gyor, Hungary...


Audi A3 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A3 Review

Audi is the master of interiors. Just look at the third-generation Audi A3 that has been released in Australia. No matter whether you choose the $35,600 base model or the range-topping $42,500 grades, you feel like you are driving a premium car. Rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class have lifted the game, but the Audi A3’s cabin is even better again...

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$35,600 to $42,500

Audi A3 e-tron: first Audi plug-in hybrid to arrive in Australia late 2014
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Audi A3 e-tron: first Audi plug-in hybrid to arrive in Australia late 2014

Audi Australia is planning to introduce its first plug-in hybrid model, the Audi A3 e-tron, to the local market late next year. While currently “not confirmed 100 per cent yet”, Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle said the company is aiming to have the A3 e-tron on sale here by the end of 2014...


Audi A3 sedan: all-new body shape breaks cover in New York
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Audi A3 sedan: all-new body shape breaks cover in New York

The Audi A3 will be available for the first time as a sedan, when the all-new Audi A3 sedan launches in late 2013. Debuting at today’s New York auto show, the Audi A3 sedan marks the small car’s entry into the compact sedan market for the first time. Blending Audi’s three-box and coupe design philosophies, the 4...


2013 Audi A3 matches A-Class with $35,600 starting price
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2013 Audi A3 matches A-Class with $35,600 starting price

The new Audi A3 will start nearly $5000 below the model it replaces as the German company responds to an aggressive pricing strategy by rival Mercedes-Benz. Audi Australia has announced the next-generation Audi A3 luxury hatchback will start from the exactly the same price as the new A-Class - $35,600...


Audi A3 Sportback g-tron: dual-fuel hatch to debut this year
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Audi A3 Sportback g-tron: dual-fuel hatch to debut this year

The petrol- and gas-powered Audi A3 Sportback g-tron has been revealed ahead of its launch at the end of the year. The dual-fuel Audi A3 Sportback g-tron can be powered by unleaded petrol as well as a new CO2-neutral fuel called Audi e-gas that will be produced in a German-based power-to-gas plant...


Audi A3 e-tron: concept nails 1.5L/100km fuel economy
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Audi A3 e-tron: concept nails 1.5L/100km fuel economy

The Audi A3 e-tron concept showcases a luxury hatchback that can consume just 1.5 litres of fuel per 100km using a petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain. Audi has released pictures and details of the plug-in hybrid version of its new five-door A3, which is expected to go into production in 2014. In addition to the ultra-low fuel consumption, the Audi A3 e-tron emits just 35 grams of CO2 per kilometre...


Audi A3 runout offer brings $5000 rebate and free Technik pack
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Audi A3 runout offer brings $5000 rebate and free Technik pack

Audi Australia has announced runout pricing for selected models in the outgoing Audi A3 range ahead of the introduction of the new-generation hatch in May. The Audi A3 1.4 TFSI S tronic and 1.8 TFSI S tronic Sportback models and the 1.8 TFSI S tronic Cabriolet now come standard with the Technik package...


Audi A3 sedan: four-door CLA rival spied
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Audi A3 sedan: four-door CLA rival spied

The Audi A3 sedan has been spied undergoing cold-weather testing in Scandinavia ahead of the all-new compact four-door's anticipated unveiling later this year. Previewed in concept form two years ago at the 2011 Geneva motor show, the A3 sedan appears here wearing production body panels beneath a camouflage wrap, giving us our best look yet at the design of the new derivative of the premium German small car...


2013 Audi A3 Sportback Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2013 Audi A3 Sportback Review

The 2013 Audi A3 Sportback introduces the five-door version of the German car maker's small car and launches at a useful time when a plethora of luxury hatchbacks are hitting the market. Audi has been making the A3 since 1996, but it wasn’t until 1999 that a five-door version became available...

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$40,500

Audi A3 e-tron plug-in favoured over pure EV
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Audi A3 e-tron plug-in favoured over pure EV

Audi will launch a plug-in version of its all-new small car, dubbed the Audi A3 e-tron, in 2014 in favour of a pure electric version, with Volkswagen Group engineers agreeing the hybrid technology is the best current solution for reducing fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions...


Audi A3 Sportback: full details of premium small hatch
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Audi A3 Sportback: full details of premium small hatch

The all-new Audi A3 Sportback has been revealed in the lead-up to its global debut at next week’s 2012 Paris motor show. The five-door A3 Sportback becomes the second body style in Audi’s third-generation premium small car range, following the three-door variant that first appeared at the Geneva motor show around six months ago...


Audi A3 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A3 Review

The Audi A3 is a crucial car for both Audi and its parent company, Volkswagen, as the competition in the premium compact class intensifies with proper five-door hatchbacks like the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the impressive Volvo V40 soon to join a relatively new BMW 1 Series...

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$40,500