The Audi S3 is the German automaker's premium performance compact version of the A3 hatchback. The original 1999 Euro only model was powered by a tuned 225 HP 1.8T 20v four cylinder equipped with Quattro all wheel drive accelerating from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.6 seconds and reaching a top speed of 151 MPH. Along with new bodywork, in 2006 the S3 became a 2.0 TFSI making 260 HP and now going from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.5 seconds while being electronically limited to a 155 MPH top speed.
MR Car Design feels that they can do the the Audi S3 one better with a few well thought out changes that takes the all wheel drive turbocharged sport compact from a hot hatch to a tasteful tuner car. By putting in the extra effort both inside and out, MR Car Design makes the 2.0 TFSI four banger even more powerful before wrapping the entire car in a matte black suit and then fitting it with a proper set of running shoes. The MR Stage III performance package starts off with a full exhaust beginning with a wider diameter downpipe to get the spent gasses out of the turbo as easily as possible and ends in a hand crafted sport tuned silencer with high flowing components in between. A larger intercooler is then installed to handle the added boost that comes with the reprogrammed ECU. The kit is good for a total of 337 HP and 332 lb-ft of torque, not bad considering that you don’t have to crack open the engine at any point, and easily get almost 80 HP with only a handful of bolt ons.
Instead of going with a full re spray, MR Car Design decided to wrap the Quattro hatchback with a complete matt foliation from Cover EFX. The darker look adds to the S3’s aggressive appearance, and by going with a vinyl style wrap MR has saved themselves hours upon hours of prep work and then time in a costly spray booth. All you need to do for a complete color change is a clean car, a few square yards of vinyl and some patience. But still, there is no paint clean up, and not to mention that it looks outstanding next to the 19 inch hyper black Emotion Wheels. Ensuring that the Audi sport compact has the legs to keep up with its new heart, MR Car Design installed a KW V3 coil over suspension, Stoptech big brake kit and then shod the S3 with a set of 235 series Dunlop Sportmaxx rubber.
Ok, for the record, they aren’t officially-sanctioned police cruisers making a routine check at the Nurburgring.
But they sure look believable, don’t they?
A pair of vehicles – a BMW M3 Coupe and an Audi S3 , to be exact – was recently spotted at the ‘Ring sporting some pretty intimidating police wraps. From what we’ve heard, these two cars are owned by civilians that are part of a group called the ‘Ring-Police’.
We don’t know a good deal about these guys, but judging from the website stickered on the two cars’ rear bumpers, it looks the Ring-Police is a group of custom tuners that have been getting quite the following in Germany.
The Sweeds over at O.CT Tuning have just come up with the Boehler Concept BS3. Based on an Audi S3 quattro every aspect of this vehicle has been modified enhancing its looks, speed and handling.
Starting in the engine bay the Boehler Concept was given an O.CT Stage 3 kit. The kit consists of a reprogrammed ECU, a larger intercooler to handle the added boost; a new intake system and a sport exhaust system to expel the spent gasses. All this is good for 328 HP and one full second off the 0-60 MPH time. A stock S3 has 261 HP and goes from 0-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds. All this performance is dressed up by a host of carbon fiber add-ons for the engine, battery and air intake.
The Boehler Concept sits on a fully adjustable O.CT coil-over suspension, with KW springs, that help it negotiate curves. Stopping power is provided by 8 piston calipers clamping onto 372 mm rotors up for fade free braking.
The aero kit was designed by Swiss stylists Color Concept Boehler. The wider fenders allow for massive forged 20 inch MÖZ-Wheels, they are 9 inches wide in the front and 10 inches in the back, wrapped with Yokohama Advan Sport tires.
The rear bumper includes functional down force enhancing fins and frames the giant quad tips that exit out the back of the O.CT stainless steel sports exhaust.
The Boehler Concept BS3 will have a limited production run of only 100 vehicles costing around $87,500 USD (67,000 Euros). At the moment there is no word about any of these tuned Audi’s reaching U.S. soil. Then again, we don’t even have any standard S3 s sold here.
Unfortunately we don’t have the Audi S3 in the U.S., but our base A3 hatchback does share the basic structure of the S3’s 2.0-liter four cylinder engine (although it makes 65 less horsepower stateside). So if the German tuner Oettinger can boost the S3 from 265 hp to 350 hp, maybe it can push the the 2.0-liter in U.S.-spec A3s past the top-of-the-line A3’s 250 hp V6. Even if that’s not possible, having 350 hp is a lot to have on tap in a small car, lucky Europeans.
Just so the Oettinger S350 can be further distinguished from the plain S3’s out there, there is a kit that includes front lip spoiler, new side sills and a rear apron. Also available is a new sports suspension kit and a new stainless steel exhaust system.
THE GOOD NEWS: Audi’s hottest hatch just got a little hotter for those who don’t know how to shift. Starting today, the S3 and the S3 Sportback will both be offered with the S-tronic dual-clutch transmission. 0 to 60 have improved to 5.5 seconds for the S3 and 5.6 seconds for the Sportback (five-door).
THE BAD NEWS: Audi doesn’t offer the S3 or any of its variations in North America.
THE REASON THE BAD NEWS ISN’T SO BAD: Audi doesn’t sell the S3 in the States because of the fear that it will cannibalize sales from cars like the Volkswagen Golf R32 , which is already offered with the DSG dual-clutch transmission (same as Audi’s S-tronic). But more you have to hurry the final supply of this batch ofR32s is starting to dry up .
The Audi S3 got into full conversion process which resulted into a brand new vehicle from outside to inside. The drivetrain was transferred to the back of the car which led to an ideal weight distribution of 50% to 50% between front and rear. The new model is powered by a 2.7L V6 twin-turbo engine taken from the Audi RS4 , capable to deliver an astonishing 550hp. The performance is even higher due to the massively bodywork and larger front and rear bumpers.
In the interior the changes continue with the carbon-fiber trim in the doors. Also the seats and the pedals were positioned further to the left and right respectively due to the big engine and STW-derived X-Trac race transmission which needed a larger and wider center console. The car also features a removable steering wheel which can be used as an instrument to tame the savage O.CT S3. A digital stack display ensures that all information in regards to vital engine stats are showed.
O.CT, an Austrian tuning specialized in German cars unveiled their latest masterpiece: an Audi S3 with 550 hp. Maybe you’re wondering how this power was obtained, right? Well, according to the tuner, the Audi received a RS4 B5 2.7l biturbo engine modified in order to obtain the astonishing 550 hp.
The vehicle received major update like a completely new interior, simplified in order to loose some weight, an adjustable suspension system, improved brakes and new expanded fenders. Unfortunately we couldn’t find anything about the performances of the vehicle but judging the improvements the sprint from 0-100 km/h could easily be made in less than 4 seconds.
It looks like MTM did it again! Based on the Audi S3 , the tuner obtained from the 2.0 liter TFS engine an astonishing 380 hp and 460 Nm of torque. The car comes fitted with 19 inch alloy rims „bimoto" in diamond cut, titanium oder shiny and MTM Brembo brake system.
As you figured the performance of the car are awesome: 0-100 km/h in under 5 seconds and a top speed of 279 km/h.
The Austrian tuner O.CT Tuning has taken the Audi S3 to the next level and upgraded the car with an even sportier look as well as an extra helping of power. An extensive engine modification boosts the output of the sporty compact to 328 hp.