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Audi A3

Price $32,800 – $51,300
Fuel consumption 6.6 – 11.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
The entry-level Audi, sold in Canada as a sedan, a cabriolet and a five-door hatchback, is undergoing significant changes for 2017. The headlights are new and the Technik trim is equipped with the Audi virtual cockpit, a large digital screen located in front of the driver. The base version gets a new 2.0L engine. The e-tron plug-in hybrid version is back, as is the spectacular S3 and its 292-horsepower engine. In addition, the fabulous 394-horsepower RS 3 should arrive in Canada next year.

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First Drives2018 Audi RS 3: The Ultimate Sleeper
SALALAH, Oman – All right, boys and girls, here it is: your $60K-plus, all-wheel-drive, near-400 horsepower ultimate sleeper, the Audi RS 3. First, let’s get one thing out of the way. When they hear that you spent over sixty thousand dollars for what, to them , is basically a fancy …
Spotlight onAudi RS3 – On test this week.
We’re on our way to the city of Salalah in Oman for a first drive of the Audi RS3, due to hit Canadian showrooms later this year. The RS3 is basically A3 on steroids as it’s powered by the same 394-horsepower turbocharged 2,5 litre in-line five-cylinder engine that’s found under …
TechnologyAudi’s Virtual Cockpit Demystified
A few days ago, during our first test of the 2017 Audi A3 , we got the chance to catch up with Christoph Ullrich of Audi’s electrical and electronic department. The Audi virtual cockpit, an entirely digital information system projected in high definition directly in front of the driver, first …
First Drives2017 Audi A3: Good Stuff
Audi has just unveiled its 2017 A3. No major changes, just improvements here and there, but they are significant nonetheless There’s a new 2.0-litre engine and the Audi virtual cockpit. That alone is worth the trip to Germany for a test drive. Firstly, Audi has slightly updated the exterior of …
Spotlight on2017 Audi A3: We’re Driving It This Week!
Watching the evolution of the Audi A3 is tons of fun. This vehicle is constantly changing and there are of plenty of new features in store for 2017. First of all, Canadian dealers will be offering the A3 in sedan, cabriolet or Sportback (e-tron) form. For 2017, the vehicle’s designers …
First DrivesFirst Drive: 2017 Audi A3
Audi chose Munich as the global launch point for the refreshed A3 compact. It features a new front grille, smaller headlights and a new rear bumper and diffuser. It also gets Audi's virtual cockpit and is the first model to get the automaker's new emergency assist that will bring the …
Test Drives2015 Audi S3: Hero, Revisited
If there was one car that did more to change enthusiasts' impressions about Audi in North America, it was the B5-generation S4. At the beginning of the previous decade this four-door sedan (also available as a wagon) provided entry-level luxury shoppers with a genuinely sporty alternative to the BMW M3, …
First Drives2015 Audi A3 e-tron: Mastering electrons
Audi, the Ingolstadt-based automaker, has just released its first rechargeable hybrid in Europe. The Audi A3 e-tron will then makes its way to Canada by the summer of 2015. We travelled to Vienna, Austria, to meet this newcomer, which balances seemingly irreconcilable priorities: efficiency and driving pleasure. The A3 e-tron …

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New ModelsRedesigned Audi A3 Looks Extremely Sharp for 2021
Nearly every Audi model has benefited from a substantial update lately, but the little A3 was still waiting for its turn. With the Geneva Auto Show cancelled due to the coronavirus, the brand unveiled the fourth generation online yesterday. For now, we only get to see the five-door A3 Sportback, …
Toronto2018 Audi SQ5, TT RS and RS 3: German Hot Rods in Toronto
Audi set up a high-performance display at this year’s Canadian International Auto Show with a muscular line-up of cars and SUVs. The 2018 Audi SQ5 is redesigned from the ground up, with a familiar style that’s edgier and shares a resemblance with the bigger Q7 SUV. Compared to the regular …
ParisAudi RS 3 Coming to Canada in Summer 2017
The new Audi RS 3 is one juiced-up machine. It’s powered by the same engine as the new 2018 Audi TT RS that we tested last week , namely a turbocharged, 2.5L five-cylinder that pumps out 394 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque. Fun fact: The new RS 3 won’t …
Los AngelesTo Hell With Diesel, Audi Takes The Electric Plunge In L.A.
In a bind with its diesel engine issues, the Volkswagen Group has no choice but to start a new “eco-friendly” project. While the Volkswagen brand showed off the Golf GTE, Audi is betting on electric power for its future products with two vehicles on display at the 2015 Los Angeles …
NewsAudi S3 Exclusive Edition: 25 Smarties For North America
Audi of America has unveiled a limited edition of its S3. If you like to stand out, the S3 Exclusive Edition is for you! Based on the Prestige version, each Exclusive Edition comes with: 19-inch wheels S-Sport seats Nappa leather interior with contrasting stitching And interior panels that match the …
NewsThe Next Fast Audi? The RS3
Each auto show comes with its share of real news, rumours and half-truths. Journalists sometimes manage to corner a spokesman and make them spill information about upcoming products. One of these rumours comes from Audi and concerns their little A3 sedan. In an interview, the CEO of Audi of America, …
ElectricContenders For The 2015 Green Car Of The Year Award
Each year, Green Car Journal gives out their Green Car Of The Year award. For 2015, they selected 5 finalists that use different types of fuel: The Audi A3 TDI, powered by a 2 litre diesel engine The BMW i3, which can be recharged by a wall outlet and has …
NewsThe Audi S3 Limited Will Be... Limited
The first people who secure a deposit on a 2015 Audi S3 will have a chance to order a limited edition version of the small sports sedan. However, you will have to act quickly if you want one, since only 350 units will be sold. The S3 Limited Edition will …

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Test Drive: 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
The 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is the automaker's first foray into the hybrid market. "Where the A3 succeeds," according to Motoring TV's Graeme Fletcher, "is its total lack of compromise. "It rides and drives like a regular car in spite if its hybrid roots." And speaking of those hybrid …
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Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept
The Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept is based on the S3 Sedan but comes with a 5-cylinder 2.5 TFSI outputting 525 PS (386 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft).
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2015 Audi A3 Sneak Preview
The 2015 Audi A3 will only be previewed to the 2013 New York International Auto Show press, but that doesn't mean you can't get a sneak preview.