- New 2.0 TFSI with 221 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm of torque, but only 6.9 liters per 100 km
- In 5.0 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h
- With five doors still functional
221 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.0 seconds - the new Audi S3 Sportback has the best performance in its class. His efficiency is exemplary: the 2.0 TFSI takes on average 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 km.
The four-cylinder engine in the S3 Sportback has been redesigned from the ground up. With his predecessor, he has only the displacement of 1,984 cm3 together. Its rated output of 221 kW (300 hp) is available at 5,500 1/min, on a plateau from 1800 to 5500 1/min lies at the maximum torque of 380 Nm.
Spontaneous reactions to the driver's commands and a sporty sonorous sound characterize the high-performance four-cylinder. If the driving dynamics system Audi drive select dynamic mode in the works, the power of the engine is enhanced acoustically. To combine power with exemplary efficiency uses the 2.0 TFSI with a broad portfolio of new technologies, the dual injection on the Audi valvelift system and the integrated exhaust manifold in the cylinder head to the innovative thermal management.
In conjunction with the optional six-speed S tronic, the sprint from 0 takes to 100 km / h only 5.0 seconds longer with the six-speed manual gearbox five tenths. At 250 km / h electronically limited ends of propulsion. The Launch Control brings the power of the engine with defined tire slippage on the road. At 100 km, the 2.0 TFSI is content with an average of 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (value for S tronic gearbox with 7.0 liters per 100 km), compared to the previous model, the S3 Sportback saves 1.5 liters per 100 km .
The lower courses of both gears are closely spaced for a sporty, long translation of the sixth gear reduces fuel consumption. For controlling the dual clutch transmission is available on request paddles on the steering wheel, in addition to the manual level are available automatic modes D and S.
With permanent all-wheel drive quattro and the newly developed multi-plate clutch, the new top model of the series on exit accelerate faster and more reliably, it rides in all conditions and dynamically stable, even in rain or snow.
The front axle is shifted compared to the predecessor model by 52 millimeters to the front. The 2.0 TFSI is about five kilograms lighter than the previous unit and is installed at an angle up to 12 degrees backward.
In addition to the S sports suspension that lowers the body by 25 millimeters lower, and the elaborate suspension bear the weight distribution (front to rear axle: 59 to 41 percent) and in addition the new progressive steering for sporty handling with. The core of the Progressive Steering is by varying the steering ratio steering movement. This results in stable and almost neutral steering characteristics that show up in excellent precision during sporty driving and reduced steering effort when parking.
The new Audi S3 Sportback is on wheels in size 7.5 J x 18 The tires have the size 225/40, due to their low rolling resistance to reduce fuel consumption. The black painted calipers the large brakes - front with 340 mm diameter - Wear S lettering. Optionally, they can also be painted red. The electromechanical parking brake acts on the rear axle and the Electronic Stability Control ESC is presented in a new stage of evolution.
In the new S3 Sportback the driving dynamics system Audi drive select is standard. It integrates the characteristics of the electronic gas pedal, the shift points of the optional S tronic and the support of the progressive steering.
The driver sets keystroke, whether these systems in the comfort mode, auto, dynamic and efficiency are expected to work, from the equipment with MMI radio there is also still the individual mode. The optional Audi magnetic ride shock absorber control, varies the damping forces appropriate to the situation, is also regulated by Audi drive select.
Another key factor for the high dynamics of the new Audi S3 Sportback is the lightweight. The five-door empty weighs 1445 kg - 70 kg less than its predecessor. The body has played a key role. For the passenger cell, a high proportion ultra high-strength steels used. The front fender and the hood are made of aluminum.
Even the exterior design highlights the dynamics of the new Audi S3 Sportback clearly. The top model of the series is 4324 mm long, 1785 mm wide and 1404 mm high.
The S-specific grill bears horizontal double cross bars in aluminum look and the use is Platinum gray matte. The bumper integrated air inlets with double ribbed aluminum effect, on the sides are indicated air openings. As an alternative to the standard xenon plus headlights are the compact Audi with a technology that comes from the upper class - all-LED headlights. They provide excellent illumination of the road.
In the side view mirror housings set in aluminum look and special sill accents. The rear bumper is newly designed. The platinum gray diffuser with a double bridge in aluminum finish frames the four oval tailpipes, chrome wear visors. In the rear lights use LED technology is installed. The body-color roof spoiler S3 extended the roof visually. Highlights among the 14 paint colors are the colors of Panther Black crystal effect and Estoril.
The interior set large round air vents, the climate control panel, elegant and decorative trim in matt brushed aluminum or in a 3D look in black accents. The operation is as in every Audi intuitively simple, high quality and the space, and in the rear, generous.
The optional multi-function sports steering wheel has a flat-bottomed rim. Pedals and footrest are made of brushed aluminum. The dials of the instruments are dark gray to white colored needles, in the clock face of the tachometer is a boost gauge integrated. The standard equipment includes the color driver information system with break recommendation from the board monitor is electric (standard from MMI radio) and greets the driver when the ignition with an S logo on the screen.
Colored contrast stitching accents in the otherwise black interior of the new Audi S3 Sportback. Alternatively, the two-color Audi design selection available in Black / Korsorot options. The standard sports seats can be ordered with three cover options, there is the optional S sports seats with integrated headrests and shoulder inserts in diamond quilting.
At the head of infotainment components, MMI navigation plus is with MMI touch. Audi connect brings customized internet services brand in the car.
Upon request, the new Audi S3 Sportback with all the driver assistance systems, which are available in the model, including adaptive cruise control, which hosts the pace on the car ahead and automatically slows down or speeds up. The new top model is available from September 2013 in the trade, his base price in Germany is 39,800 euros.