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.
The S3 redefines the standards of its class – at the level of a sports car. The sprint to 60 mph is accomplished in 5.5 seconds, and acceleration is only halted on reaching 155 mph. Aggressively hard-hitting, free-revving and with a sonorous acoustic profile, the powerful two-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder unit with FSI petrol direct injection proves to be a smooth, high-performance engine. This power is transmitted by the six-speed gearbox and quattro permanent four-wheel drive to large (...) More
The sports version of the A3 will be launched in autumn this year. It will be equipped with a 2,0 TFSi engine deliver 260 HP. The new S3 has all wheel drive and can be distinguished from the A3 by its different and sportier front end, large alloy wheels and two exhaust pipes. While waiting for officail pics, go create your own using audi world customizer. See the official press releas of the car in (...) More
Audi will launch the sports version of the A3 at the end of this year. It will be equipped with a 2.0 TFSI engine, which is said to deliver 272 HP. The new S3 has all wheel drive. The photos are showing a prototype without any disguise in current cold weather testing. Rumours originally suggested that the S3 would get the VW Group 3.2 V6, turbocharged for well over 300bhp, but it now looks as if it’s going to be a little less spectacular. Audi has to go one better than the Golf GTi, (...) More
The Audi S3 is the small A3 hatchback on steroids. The S3 is equipped with a turbocharger and four wheel drive. The A3 shares its chassis with the Volkswagen Golf, Audi TT, SEAT Toledo and Skoda Octavia. The 1.8 L turbocharged engine makes 225 hp and a maximum 280 Nm of torque, most of which is available from 2200 through to 5500 rpm. This is the first time a small four-cylinder engine has been used in an Audi S-series car. Features Standard features include Xenon lowbeam headlights with (...) More