The Audi S3 is a compact sedan which is manufactured by the German auto maker Audi. This 4-door sedan was introduced in 1999 comprising of the higher level of equipment of Audi A3. This sedan with the S-factor appears fascinating with its stronger, sportier looks and is available in two transmission types including 6-speed automatic and S tronic. Increasing its dynamism, the efficient 2.0-litre TFSI quattro engine provides the power which captivates you instantly.
For Indonesian customers, the latest Audi S3 is made available with two variants which are, S3 2.0-litre TFSI quattro 6-speed automatic transmission and S3 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic transmission. Both of the variants delivers brilliant power measured at 300 hp between 5500 to 6200 rpm, along with the maximum torque generated as 380 Nm between 1800 to 5500 rpm. The available variants differ in terms of mileage and acceleration. The S3 variant with 6-speed automatic transmission takes 5.3 seconds to reach the mark of 100 km/h from 0, while the top speed is about 250 km/h. And the variant with S tronic transmission acquires the same speed mark in 4.9 seconds with same top speed. On mileage, these variants delivers the fuel consumption in between 6.9 l/100km (S tronic) to 7.0 l/100km (6-speed automatic transmission) with CO2 emissions as low as 159 g/km.
The S3 brings a new dynamism with its sleek and elegant appearance. Its coupe-inspired lightness and sophisticated exterior segments perfectly matches with the brand “Audi” vehicles. With its precise lines and stylish pair of headlights employed with LED technology, this luxury sedan creates a wide, low and compact appearance. The body colored exterior mirrors, black colored decorative friezes and thermal insulated side and rear windows never go unnoticed. This luxury car shows its sportiness and toughness with anchored 18-inch alloy wheels designed with 5-twin-spoke star, with tire size 225/40 R18. This luxury sedan comprises compact exterior dimensions for all of its variants measuring at 4469mm x 1796mm x 1392mm (L x W x H), exhibiting its exceptional structure. The wheelbase of this sedan measures at 2631 mm.
A complete blend of impressive sportiness, comfort and classy style, the new Audi S3 makes you feel the exhilaration of high quality interiors when you get inside the cabin. The start-stop button mounted on the dashboard makes for an easy access to the engine which also reduces the fuel consumption. The embedded flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel covered with high quality leather results in a fine grip for the driver. Additionally, MMI navigation along with MMI touch adds the excitement of the occupants. Moreover, its elegant leather seats increases the grace of interior while reducing the user interference. This sedan offers a maximum boot volume of 390 litres.
Being a luxury sedan designed by Audi, the new S3 is bestowed with advance safety features to make you feel safe during the ride. The appointed high performance air bag system enclosing front, side and knee airbags are fitted in this luxury car. Also Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), that improves the vehicle stability while detecting a loss of traction, is standard. Accentuating its braking system, the Audi S3 is provided with disc brakes for both front and rear wheels. Furthermore, the improved suspension system incorporated with McPherson strut suspension with lower wishbones for front axle and four-link suspension with individual spring-damper for rear.
The Audi S3 provides for a practical saloon that carries with it enough sportiness to keep you interested. The high price and high competition however, can pose a problem.