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AutoTrader Reveals Its Top 10 Most Searched Cars For 2017 30
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi a3, BMW 1-Series, BMW 3-series, BMW 5-Series, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes E-Class, Opel Astra, Reports, VW Golf on 12 30th, 2017

Britain’s largest online marketplace for new and used cars, AutoTrader, has revealed the 10 most searched cars this year.

Retaining the number 1 position in the United Kingdom is the BMW 3-Series, which was favored by most internet users with a diesel powertrain, followed by the Volkswagen Golf and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Ford’s Focus comes in 4th place, whereas BMW follows it from the 5th and 6th positions with the 1-Series and 5-Series, respectively. Another Ford, this time the Fiesta, sits on the 7th spot, right in front of the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Vauhxall/Opel Astra completes the Top 10 list.

The diesel searches were topped by the BMW 3-Series, Volkswagen Golf, and BMW 5-Series, whereas the most favored petrol powered cars were the Volkswagen Golf, BMW 3-Series, and Ford Focus.

For hybrids, Toyota holds on to the first two positions with the Auris and Prius, followed by the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, while the electric ‘crown’ goes to the Nissan Leaf, which turned out to be more popular than the BMW i3 and Mercedes-Benz B-Class.

“The results show that British car buyers are very keen on spoiling themselves, with premium manufacturers featuring very heavily in our list of most searched-for cars”, commented AutoTrader’s road test editor, Ivan Aistrop.


ABT Sportline Audi RS3 Headed To Essen With 460 HP 9
Posted by Michael Gauthier in ABT, audi, audi a3, audi rs3, ESSEN Show, tuning on 11 9th, 2017

ABT Sportsline has unveiled its latest tuning program for the Audi RS3 Sedan and RS3 Sportback.

Set to debut at the Essen Motor Show, the models can be equipped with an assortment of different styling accessories including front fender vents, a revised grille, and 19- or 20-inch wheels. Customers can also order a gloss black rear skirt and a sports exhaust system with a matte black finish.

The company didn’t release interior photos but the cabin can be outfitted with carbon fiber trim, special floor mats, and illuminated door sill plates. Other options include an ABT-branded shifter and push-button ignition.

On the performance front, the turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine can be equipped with a new ECU which enables the mill to produce approximately 460 PS (338 kW) and 530 Nm (390 lb-ft) of torque – an increase of 60 PS (44 kW) and 50 Nm (36 lb-ft). ABT declined to say how fast the upgraded model is but the change increases the limited top speed to 280 km/h (174 mph).

Besides the upgraded engine, the RS3 can be outfitted with sport springs, new anti-roll bars, and a more powerful braking system.

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2019 Audi A3 To Ditch 3-Door Variant, New 5-Door Liftback Under Consideration 7
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, audi a3, Reports on 08 7th, 2017

The three-door hatchback version of the next Audi A3 will be dropped from the lineup, with the company reportedly planning to add a new five-door liftback model.
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2018 Audi Lineup Gains New Equipment And Options 15
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, audi a3, Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, Audi Q3, Audi Q7, Audi R8, Audi TT, prices on 05 15th, 2017

We're only five months into the year but that hasn't stopped Audi from announcing a series of changes to its 2018 model lineup.
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Dashcam Captures Massive Crash Involving Restless Audi A3 8
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, audi a3, Audi Videos, Dashcam, Offbeat News, video on 05 8th, 2017

You know that moment when you can't help but shake your head at the person that just barely squeezed through two cars while speeding?
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Audi RS3 LMS USA Clubsport Hits The Great American Racetrack 27
Posted by Carscoops Staff in audi, audi a3, audi rs3, Motorsport, racing on 04 27th, 2017

Audi, we're glad to say, has finally deemed the North American market worthy of its RS3 pocket rocket. But the new road-going sedan isn't the only version making its way to America.
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These Weird Audi Spots Will Make You Wish You Understood German 21
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, audi a3, Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi Q7, Audi Videos, commercials, new cars, video on 04 21st, 2017

It's not often that a car commercial leaves us scratching our heads as to what in the name of the Lord we've been looking at, let alone four of them, all of which wear Audi's signature, in this case.
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Next-Generation Audi A3 Rumored To Arrive In 2019 16
Posted by Michael Gauthier in A3, audi, audi a3, Reports on 04 16th, 2017

Audi introduced the facelifted A3 last year, but new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation model.

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Audi Prompts Recall For 2017 A3/S3 Sedans Over Defective Airbags Unrelated To Takata 4
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, audi a3, audi s3, NHTSA, Recalls, Reports on 04 4th, 2017

Audi has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a new safety campaign.
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Audi Gives RS3 Sportback A Facelift And 400 Horses 10
Posted by John Halas in audi, audi a3, audi rs3, Audi Videos, Geneva Motor Show, new cars, video on 02 10th, 2017

Almost a year after the introduction of the facelifted A3 and S3 range last April, and several months after the debut of the RS3 sedan at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Audi thought it would be a good time to present the updated RS3 Sportback.
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All-New Audi A3 Coupe To Tackle Mercedes-Benz CLA 30
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, audi a3, Reports on 01 30th, 2017

The next-generation Audi A3 may have been recently delayed due to dieselgate but the German carmaker still has bold targets for the model.
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Audi A3 Sedan Boosted To Top Safety Pick+ Thanks To LED Headlamps 21
Posted by Carscoops Staff in audi, audi a3, Audi Videos, IIHS, video on 01 21st, 2017

Audi prides itself on the superiority of its headlight technology. While its laser headlights are just starting to reach the United States, the LED lamps that are already available have helped boost the A3 sedan to the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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Malfunctioning Safety Systems Prompt US Recall Of 135k Volkswagens 11
Posted by Carscoops Staff in audi, audi a3, Recalls, VW, VW Eos, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, VW Jetta on 01 11th, 2017

Modern cars are significantly safer thanks to the widespread implementation of electronic aids like anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. But they're only good when they actually, you know, work. That's why the Volkswagen Group is recalling over 135,000 vehicles in the United States alone.
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Audi A3 Sedan Gets Tweaked By DF Automotive 16
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, audi a3, Audi Videos, tuning, video, Wheels on 12 16th, 2016

A fan of the "less is more" motto, DF Automotive have enhanced the look of an Audi A3 Sedan with a set 9×20-inch rims, from MB-Design, which have been wrapped in 235/30 Continental Sport Contact 6 tires.
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