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Facelift Audi S3 revealed

21 Sep , 2012  

After the announcement of the all new Audi A3, today Audi have announced the S3. With 0-60 of 5.1 seconds, 300PS, 380Nm of torque; and achieving an alledged 40.9mpg its pretty impressive! UK-specific pricing and specification will be confirmed nearer to the start of ordering.

The meat:

  • New 2.0 TFSI engine with turbocharging and direct injection
  • 0 to 62mph in 5.1 seconds with S tronic transmission (5.4 with manual)
  • 300PS and 380 Nm, 40.9mpg, and 159g/km of CO2
  • Redlines at 6,800rpm
  • Top speed capped at 155mph
  • Electromechanical sound actuator in the bulkhead
  • Exhaust system has a sound flap that opens at a certain speed to give more growl
  • Indirect injection at part load to reduce fuel consumption
  • Compression ratio of 9.3:1
  • Newly developed turbo charger, maximum boost achieved at 1.2 bar
  • 2.0 TFSI weighs just 148 kilograms
  • Dimensions are 603 mm long, 678 mm wide and 664 mm high
  • 6 Speed manual comes standard
  • Two clutch S Tronic system
  • Permanent all wheel drive quattro system
  • Front bonnet and wings made of Aluminium
  • 7.5 J x 18 alloy wheels with 225/40-series tyres
  • 350mm front discs
  • Coefficient of drag is just 0.33
  • S3 is 4,254 millimetres long, 1,777 millimetres wide and 1,435 millimetres high
  • Luggage capacity is 365 litres, 1,100 litres with the seats down

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