Oettinger S350 based on the Audi S3
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.