High power, a discreet understatement, ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
Audi S3 Sportback Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.1 – 6.5 (33.1 – 36.2 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 163 – 149 (262.3 – 239.8 g/mi)
Audi S3 Sedan Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.1 – 6.4 (33.1 – 36.8 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 163 – 148 (262.3 – 238.2 g/mi)
Audi S3 Cabriolet Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.8 – 6.7 (34.6 – 35.1 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 156 – 153 (251.1 – 246.2 g/mi) (Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)
In the Audi S3 models, the 2.0 TFSI produces 228 kW (310 hp) and in combination with the speed manual gearbox delivers 380 Nm (280.3 lb-ft) of torque between 1,850 and 5,700 rpm. With the optional S tronic, torque increases to 400 Nm (295.0 lb-ft) between 2,000 and 5,400 rpm. NEDC fuel consumption for the Audi S3 Sportback with S tronic is 6.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (36.2 US mpg). The Audi development engineers further improved the steering characteristic and exhaust system management, making the Audi S3 Sportback, Audi S3 Sedan and Audi S3 Cabriolet very dynamic.
Equipped with the optional seven-speed S tronic (standard in the Cabriolet), which comes with a freewheeling function, the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) takes just 4.6 seconds in the Audi S3 Sportback and the Audi S3 Sedan, and 5.1 seconds in the Audi S3 Cabriolet. With a manual transmission (not available in the Cabriolet), the sprint time increases by seven-tenths of a second. The models’ top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155.3 mph).
The firmer S sport suspension lowers the vehicle body by 25 millimeters (1.0 in). Large brakes operate behind the 18-inch wheels with their S-specific design; the brake calipers are painted black (or optionally red) and adorned by S logos. The ESC electronic stabilization control acts with particular sensitivity. The electrically assisted progressive steering varies the steering ratio – it is somewhat more indirect in the center position, but increasingly more direct as the steering wheel is turned. The Audi drive select dynamic handling system is standard, with Audi magnetic ride suspension available as an option.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (http://www.dat.de).