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The new Audi A3 – Innovation with style

In 1996, Audi launched the premium compact segment with the A3 – now the third generation of the successful model is ready at the starting line. The new A3, which will debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, is a high-tech car full of innovations in all areas. Versions with hybrid and alternative drive systems such as natural gas and Audi e-gas are currently in development. A version with an exceptionally efficient 1.6 TDI engine will launch on the market in 2012; it consumes just 3.8 liters of diesel/100 km (61.90 US mpg), which is equivalent to 99 g/CO2 (159.33 g/mile).

The new Audi A3 – Innovation with style
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Audi sets record for best May U.S. sales

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  • May 2011 sales of 10,457 rose 13.6% above May 2010 sales
  • Demand for the all-new 2012 Audi A7 was strong for the month
  • Sales of Audi TDI clean diesel vehicles continue to far outpace initial predictions
Audi today reported its fifth-consecutive record-setting month for 2011 with the best May U.S. sales in company history. Last month, demand for Audi luxury vehicles increased 13.6% to 10,457 vehicles sold, from 9,205 vehicles sold in May 2010, marking the third-best month in Audi of America history.

DTCC Audi – Premiere in Curitiba

The newest category of the national motoring – sponsored by the four rings – made ​​its debut at Autodromo Internacional de Curitiba, in the Pines, on 8 and 9 April 2011. The Audi Driver Touring Car Cup (DTCC) met Audi A3 Sport specially modified for racing.

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Audi A3 e-tron concept

Audi is set to unveil an attractive technical study – the A3 e-tron concept – in Shanghai. The four-seat notchback sedan integrates the full breadth of the brand’s technological expertise – from the enhanced MMI operating system, to the high-end infotainment system, to the drivetrain. And with its two powerplants and lithium-ion batteries that store enough energy to propel the car on electric power alone for up to 54 km (34 miles), the plug-in hybrid also delivers high fuel efficiency.

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Audi reports best-ever March U.S. sales and best first quarter in company history

  • March 2011 marked third-best month ever with sales of 9,818, easily eclipsing previous March record of 8,589 set in 2010
  • 2011 Audi A8 flagship sales help fuel 14.3% year-over-year jump in month
  • Certified Pre-Owned sales of 3,318 vehicles marks the second-best month for Audi CPO, second only to May 2008 with 3,364 vehicles sold

Audi today sustained its 2011 momentum with a series of record setting achievements. March U.S. sales of Audi cars and SUVs not only marked the third-straight monthly record for 2011, but also the best-ever March in company history and the best first quarter of all-time. Additionally, the March 2011 results rank as the third-best monthly sales overall for the brand in its U.S. history. The strong March sales represented a month-to-month sales increase of more than 25% over February 2011, and a 14.3% improvement from March 2010. The 2011 best first quarter in company history comes on the heels of Audi posting its best annual U.S. sales for 2010.

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Audi most successful premium brand in all-wheel drive segment

  • 437,792 automobiles with quattro drive produced in 2010
  • Broadest all-wheel drive model lineup in premium segment
  • Audi A4 and Audi A8 “2011 All-wheel Drive Cars of the Year”

Audi once again sold more automobiles with all-wheel drive than any other premium manufacturer. The brand with the four rings produced 437,792 vehicles with quattro drive last year. In the year in which Audi celebrated “30 years of quattro,” around 38 percent of all cars produced worldwide were equipped with the all-wheel drive technology. With 74,262 new car registrations for all-wheel drive models, Audi also topped the competition in Germany.

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Audi sets second-straight monthly record this year; best February U.S. sales in company history

  • 2011 February sales of 7,753 rose 24.7% above February 2010, marking the best February by Audi in the U.S. market
  • 2011 Audi A8 flagship sedan sales rise 961.8% year-over-year
  • Consumers continue to demand clean diesel vehicles; sales mix hit 47.67% for the Audi A3 TDI and 46.23% for the Q7 TDI

Audi today sustained its 2011 momentum with record-setting February U.S. sales of 7,753 luxury vehicles, which surpassed the prior February record set in 2007 and bested 2010 by 1,537 vehicles. Closing in on a promising first quarter, February 2011 sales of Audi cars and SUVs not only marked the second-straight record setting month of the year, but also comes on the heels of Audi posting its best annual U.S. sales for 2010. For the first two months in 2011, Audi is ahead of the sales pace by 22.3% set over the same period last year.

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Reality Check: Audi A3 concept sedan, what it means for the US market

By Joshua Decker – Today Audi unveiled the A3 concept sedan at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. Let’s not get too excited just yet! First we need a bit of a reality check — Though, It’s always fun to slip into a fantasy land and pretend that auto show concepts represent production versions.

So what is the production reality of the A3 sedan? Will we see it here in the USA? Definitely! Will it have 408 HP, space age LED lighting, carbon fiber wheels and grill? Probably not. Likely, the car will be produced with the milder 2.0T engine. And perhaps, if we are lucky, an efficient Clean Diesel TDI variant. Let’s hope that Audi sees fit to make quattro available in all engine packages because, no one wants to see another Frontrack only TDI. We need quattro! Sure, make it available in Frontrack for those living in sunny Southern California, but let’s be honest, an Audi without Quattro is just an upscale VW.

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New video of Audi A3 concept sedan

The info about the new Audi A3 concept sedan is coming at us fast, this new 6 1/2 minute video shows excellent detail and gives us a much more in depth look at the car than the pictures gave use. Unfortunately there is no sound on this video so just enjoy it in it’s raw form! The video does an excellent job of showing of the amazing all LED lighting. Let us know what you think!

Audi A3 Concept Sedan Overview Raw Footage

An in depth look at the Audi A3 concept sedan

Audi unveiled the much anticipated A3 concept sedan at the Geneva Motor Show early this morning. The four-seat notchback sedan integrates the full breadth of the brand’s technological expertise – from the improved MMI operating system, to the high-tech infotainment system, to the drivetrain. A five-cylinder turbo developing 300 kW (408 hp), a seven-speed S tronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive ensure thrilling dynamics along with high fuel efficiency.
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