Road Tests Real world tests of S3 Sportback vs S3

Top speed

S3 Sportback
155 mph
Audi S3
155 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Audi S3 Sportback

Reasons to consider the
Audi S3 Sportback

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the S3 Sportback vs the S3.

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Audi S3

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More powerful engine 300 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 261 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 10.25 lb/hp vs 11.79 lb/hp Around 15% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

S3 Sportback  vs
S3 
Brand Audi Audi
Price 50,959 50,959
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2013

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 1,984 cc 2,000 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.3:1 9.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.2 in / 3.7 in 3.2 in / 3.7 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

road tests

S3 Sportback  vs
S3 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.79 lb/hp 10.25 lb/hp
Maximum hp 261 HP @ 6,000 RPM 300 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 258 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 280 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,800 RPM 6,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 191 457/? 191
Rear wheels 457/? 191 457/? 191

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,076 lb 3,076 lb
Width 70 in 70 in
Height 55.2 in 55.2 in
Length 167.5 in 167.5 in
Front track width 60.4 in 60.4 in
Wheelbase 102.2 in 102.2 in
Audi S3 Sportback
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