With its coupé-like lines the three-door vehicle make a streamlined impression on the road. Each individual design element makes a precise, striking impression on observers. The low hood, the characteristic tornado line beneath the windows and the strongly sloping C-pillars extend the body visually.
The new Audi S3 features the single-frame radiator grille specific to the S. The insert is kept in matte Platinum Gray, its frame in chrome. On the redesigned bumper edges surround the large air inlets, while aluminum-look double ribs give structure to the black diamond-shaped inserts.
The standard headlights feature Xenon plus technology. On its upper and inner edges the LED daytime running light forms a slender, visually homogenous contour of light resembling an eyebrow. In addition adaptive light, which illuminates the road superbly, is also available. S3 customers can also order it with a sliding headlight range control.
With the optional LED headlights Audi is equipping compact cars with premium-range technology. The high-end headlights combine numerous functions – dipped, full beam, daytime running, flashing light, indicator, all-weather light and interstate light. The light distribution adapts to the speed at which the vehicle is moving, in conjunction with the optional MMI Navigation plus there is also a special junction light.
The design of the LED headlights is as fascinating as its technology. Nine high-performance LED chips in two free-form reflectors generate the low-beam light, while the high beam uses ten high-performance LEDs to emit light through an aluminum trim aperture. The low-beam and all-weather light are located in a module of their own; the daytime running and flashing light, which are generated by a light conductor, form a slender contour running along the upper section of the housing. A wing gives structure to the interior of the headlights.
Aluminum-look exterior mirror housings and special sill strips accentuate the side view of the new Audi S3. The long roof spoiler is painted in the color of the car, its small side conductor bars are bright black.
Audi has a choice of 12 body colors. The solid colors are Ibis White, Brilliant Red and Brilliant Black. The metallic hues are called Beluga Brown, Ice Silver, Glacier White, Monsoon Gray and Scuba Bleu. The colors Misano Red and Phantom Black come with a pearl effect finish. The crystal-effect colors Estoril Blue and Panther Black are exclusive to the new S3. In the Audi exclusive program customers can choose their personal desired color.
The rear bumper has also been redesigned. The Platinum Gray diffuser, separated from it by an aluminum-look double bar houses the exhaust system’s four oval tailpipes, which sport chrome tips. For the most parts the rear lights use LED technology. The last light, generated by a light conductor, looks like a flat arch.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions accepted.