My girlfriend was driving the car (2001 AMK S3) this morning when it cut out on her. I've gone to look at it and when you try and start there is a whining noise which i'm guessing is just the starter motor, it doesn't seem like the engine is turning over at all. There are no warning lights on dash.
I've checked the oil and it's showing nothing on the stick however there is/was no oil warning light on the DIS. I also topped the oil up about two weeks ago. I can't see any obvious leaks, sump looks intact and there is nothing on street where it is usually parked or anywhere she has been this morning.
What do you think? Has it seized due to lack of oil? What else would cause the engine to cut out then not to turn?
Urgent help much appreciated as she needs the car for work this weekend.