Audi S3 Sportback 

  • $51k built in Germany
  • 2013
  • 261 HP 2.0L
  • 155 mph
 
First and foremost is the fact that the S3 is now available in five-door ‘Sportback’ form.
by EVO (Aug, 2008)
So the new generation S3 is a very adaptable, mature fast hatch that’s nice to be in and good to own, but it lacks an extrovert edge.
by EVO (Aug, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Audi S3 Sportback

Top speed

S3 Sportback
155 mph
Golf GTI
130 mph
Cayman
165 mph

Data points Key details of the Audi S3 Sportback

Price

S3 Sportback
$51k
Golf GTI
$24k

Horsepower

S3 Sportback
261 HP
Golf R Golf
170 HP
Audi S4
329 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

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Powertrain

Other new bits on the S3 include a quicker-reacting hydraulic centre clutch for the quattro system and, for the first time, the options of Magnetic Ride and a six-speed S-tronic (dual-clutch) transmission, while outside there are a few subtle styling tweaks – including new xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights – to freshen things up a little.
by EVO (Aug, 2008)
Software updates mean the 2-litre turbo engine now puts out almost 10 per cent less CO2 (199g/km for the three-door, 201g/km for the Sportback), but disappointingly there’s no more power.
by EVO (Aug, 2008)

Performance

However, it’s still the car’s nose that dictates cornering attitude and there’s little you can do with the throttle or steering to upset the 4wd system’s desire to understeer.
by EVO (Aug, 2008)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Audi
Price $50,959
Type of car Production car
Year 2013

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

engine

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

road tests

Top speed 155 mph

power & handling

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

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

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