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Audi A1, A3, and TT recalled due to gearbox fault

Audi Australia has issued a recall on a total of 2783 cars – across three model types – citing a fault with its 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. The affected models are the A1, A3, and TT, with model years between 2011 and 2013. Sales took place between February 2011, and September 2012...

Around the tracks: Asking owners of expensive cars how they afford them

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2021 Audi A3 40 TFSI e plug-in hybrid revealed

Audi has electrified its all-new A3 Sportback range, with the unveiling of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) ‘40 TFSI e’ variant. Powering the new-generation A3 PHEV is the same powertrain as its Volkswagen Group siblings from Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda. Under the bonnet is a 110kW/250Nm 1...

Audi A1, A3 and TT recalled for transmission fault, 10,000 cars affected

Audi Australia has issued a recall for 10,373 examples of its A1, A3 and TT sports coupe due to potentially faulty seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions that were previously dismissed as not requiring repairs. Affected models include 2011-2016 model-year A1 small hatchback (pictured below), 2008-2016 model-year A3 mid size car (pictured above) and the 2012-2016 model-year TT sports car...

2021 Audi A3 sedan unveiled, Australian launch locked in

The 2021 Audi A3 sedan has finally broken cover about one month after its hatchback sibling was unveiled in Europe. The new Audi A3 hatch and sedan are due in Australian showrooms in the second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021 respectively, unless factory shutdowns during COVID-19 lockdowns delay those plans...

2021 Audi A3 Sportback revealed, Australian debut confirmed - new photos

UPDATE: New photos of the 2021 Audi A3 have been released, showing the new Sportback in outdoor driving lights and new colours. Our original story continues below. March 3, 2020: Exactly eight years since its predecessor was first unveiled and four years since its last facelift, the new fourth-generation 2021 Audi A3 Sportback has been unveiled online...

2020 Audi S3 interior spied

The interior of the next-generation 2021 Audi S3 has been spied while undergoing cold weather testing in northern Europe. The exterior of the S3 looks to be an evolution of today's hatch, albeit with an all new body, and sharper detailing, especially around the intakes and lights. By comparison, the interior of the new A3 and S3 is quite a radical reinvention...

2021 Audi A3 sedan spied without camouflage

The next-generation Audi A3 and S3 sedans have been photographed, with the front of the regular three-box model seen completely undisguised for the first time. With the sheets pulled back, we can see the design of the new A3's front fascia, which includes a broader single-frame grille...

Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

Audi A3 S line plus editions on sale from $43,300

Audi Australia has announced the A3 S line plus edition, which brings a host of upgraded specification for all versions of the four-ringed small car. The company claims the S line plus edition brings up to $11,000 in extra equipment depending on trim level, with the package available on 35 TFSI, 40 TFSI and 40 TFSI quattro variants of the A3 Sportback, Sedan and Cabriolet...

2020 Audi A3 sedan spied

Photographers have snapped the next-generation Audi A3 sedan during development testing, shortly after we received images of the sportier S3 variant. Like the new Audi Sport model photographed earlier this week, the new three-box A3 will don an evolutionary design, keeping the overall shape and size of the current model blended with Audi’s latest design cues plucked from other vehicles in the stable...