Audi S3 Hits 300PS | Driving Spirit

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Audi S3

Hits 300PS

Audi Audi S3 Hits

Posted By Chris Auty on Sep 21,

There#8217;s about to be a new member in the Hot Hatch Society. The latest S3 . set to be unveiled in Paris next will just meet entry requirements with an of 300PS from its TFSI

Audi S3 returns in early

300PS is a conveniently round but that#8217;s 297bhp in old money. with PS for now, the S3 is 35PS up on the model and only 40PS of the 2.5-litre 5-pot RS3 uber-hatch was based on the last-gen A3. Torque is up by to 380Nm (or 280lb/ft).

While the new S3 may share the same 2.0-litre layout as the old model, the has been heavily revised. New include better management of to improve fuel efficiency cold and when running on throttle. New materials make the engine both stronger and and the 2.0 TFSI now tips the scales at less than before.

As the standard A3, lightweight materials big weight savings over the old The S3 now weighs 60kg less before, with a 28kg in the body shell alone to the lower kerb weight of

With lower weight and a efficient engine the S3 is now rated at by the EU boffins, with CO2 emissions to 159g/km for the S-tronic dual-clutch Sadly the manual version is at 162g/km, placing it in a higher tax than the S-tronic.

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300PS and Quattro all-wheel promises performance and traction

all of that power and torque the S3 can hit 62mph in only 5.1 seconds, by the Quattro all-wheel drive In normal driving conditions the S3 uses the front wheels but as as it detects any slip it diverts to the rear with an electronically multi-plate clutch. Top speed is to 155mph.

Visual changes include chromed exhaust pipes, mirror caps and 5#215;2 18-inch wheels. Xenon with LED DRLs are standard but a new is a full-LED headlight system to the technology used by Audi#8217;s Le racers.

The Audi S3 will be to order later this with deliveries expected in 2013. UK prices aren#8217;t yet but in Germany the S3 will cost equivalent to £31,000 at today#8217;s rates. V.A.T. is slightly in Germany (19%) so there to be little chance of the Audi S3 in under the £30,000 barrier.

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