A 2.0-litre four cylinder turbocharged TFSI engine powers the latest S3. This engine delivers an impressive 296bhp and 380Nm of torque across a variety of rev range (1,800-5,500rpm).
Technological advancements in the S3 consists the use of a stronger and new internal components. It also boasts a new lightweight alloy cylinder head. According to Audi, this car’s engine spec is 5 kilograms lighter compared to the initial version. The car maker also says the engine is more powerful.
The S3 revs to a maximum of 6, 800rpm. When pressed, its hatchback can cover 0-62mph in 4.8 secs. You can fit an optional six speed S tronic gearbox. This way, with the standard six-speed manual, a sprint can take 5.2 seconds.
All the body styles can reach a limited top speed of 155mph. However, Saloons are one tenth slower from 0-62mph. the Cabriolet that is strictly available with the S tronic box normally takes 5.3 seconds.