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First Drive: 2015 Audi A3

SEATTLE, WA, March 19, 2014 – While it has little issues holding its own as a premium luxury brand, Audi kind of had an identity crisis when it came to being thought of as “affordable”. With the pending release of its newly redesigned A3 sedan, you can soon get an Audi for just under the $30k mark. Initially, there will be two models available, a 170-horsepower 1.8-liter TFSI that’s front-wheel-drive only as well as a 220-horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI model with Quattro priced at $29,900 and $32,900 respectively.

The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission…

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2014 Car Brand Report Cards: Acura & Audi Jump to Join Lexus at the Head of the Class

YONKERS, NY — Luxury brands rule the roost this year as Acura and Audi moved up a few spots to join Lexus with the top three highest scores in Consumer Reports’ annual car brand report cards.

A perennial top scorer, Lexus earned the highest marks (79) for the second straight year. Consumer Reports’ analysis finds the bulk of its models are usually quiet, comfortable, and fuel-efficient. Lexus was the only brand to achieve an excellent average overall reliability score.

Following close behind were rivals Acura and Audi, whose scores were just one point apart. Moving into second from fifth place last…

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24 Hours of Daytona Weekend Round Up


The 24 Hours of Daytona was held this weekend, round one of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Five Audi R8 LMS cars from four different teams were entered in the GT Daytona (GTD) class. Two cars from Flying Lizard Motorsports and one each from Fall-Line Motorsports, Paul Miller Racing and GMG Racing.

Three weeks ago the Audis showed great pace at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 (pre-event test days) and Flying Lizard Motorsports set the fastest overall GTD class lap time with their #45 Audi R8 LMS.

The official 24 Hours of Daytona track action got underway on…
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Audi R8 V10 announced as Official Safety Car for 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona

For the second year in a row, the Audi R8 V10 will lead the field of cars at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

“We are excited to be the Official Safety Car of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona,” said Scott Keogh, president, Audi of America. “Watching the R8 V10 make its way around the track on the banked turns of Daytona as the safety car will further prove its ability to offer incredible balance as a car for the track and on the road.”

The Audi R8 V10 and the R8…
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Audi R8 LMS GTD drivers prepare to defend 2014 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

A combination of twenty experienced gentlemen and professional drivers, representing four-race teams, will look to defend last year’s Daytona win. Fall-Line Motorsports, Flying Lizard Motorsports, GMG Racing and Paul Miller Racing will make up the five-car R8 LMS line-up which will debut at the Roar Before the first ever TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race.

Today, Audi Sport customer-racing announces its GTD driver line-up for the Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona International Speedway. Testing and preparations began in November and will continue at the Roar Before January 3, 2014, when all of the teams and drivers will be present…
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American drivers think government has unfairly placed bets on electrics over clean diesel vehicles

Nov 13, 2013 , HERNDON, Va.

Over half of American drivers think government has unfairly placed bets on electrics over clean diesel vehicles, new Audi survey shows

• Survey conducted by Harris Interactive among over 1,600 American drivers to gain insight into clean diesel perception and adoption
• 66% of drivers think the government should offer a tax incentive on clean diesel vehicles
• 59% of 18-34 year old drivers said that if the cost of diesel fuel was on par with gasoline, they would purchase a diesel-powered vehicle

A new poll conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Audi of America…
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Audi announces pricing for its all-new 2015 A3 sedan


Audi today announced base pricing for its all-new 2015 A3 sedan. This compact powerhouse represents the entry level to the Audi brand of luxury vehicles with no compromises – it will offer a combination of standard features including a panoramic glass sunroof, leather seating surfaces, and bi-xenon headlights, all at a base MSRP starting at $29,900 .

“The Audi A3 sedan raises the bar in this premium compact segment” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “It will add to our momentum in the U.S. marketplace by bringing a new level of technology, craftsmanship and performance to the market."

The…
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