The new Audi S3 will be delivered to dealers in mid-2013. The basic price in Germany will be 38,900 euros or 40,800 euros in the six-gear S tronic version.
The standard features of the new top model in the A3 series are quite astonishing. Alongside the special modifications as regards the exterior, the interior, the drive, power transmission and chassis, it includes Xenon plus headlights with LED light for daytime running, comfort automatic air/con controls with a two-zone setting, a glove compartment package and an alarm system.
The range of sporty and comfortable added extras is unique to the class. Among others, the spectrum includes the adaptive light for the Xenon plus headlights, complete with sliding headlight range controls, LED headlights, the lighting package, a comfort key, a panorama glass roof and darkened side and rear windows.
On request, Audi can equip the new S3 with driver information systems that include all the trailblazing technologies available in the series. The core module is the adaptive cruise control, which ensures mfdd for the car when linked to the Audi pre sense front safety system for speeds of below 30 km/h (18.64 mpg). Then there’s the Audi pre sense basic, the Audi side assist, the Audi active lane assist and the camera-based traffic sign recognition system, and the range is rounded out by a parking assistant that handles the steering for the driver when parking or unparking the car.
The Infotainment package is based on a modular system, with pride of place going to the MMI Navigation plus including MMI touch. The high-end system catches the eye with an 11-millimeter-thin electrically extending 7-inch flatscreen and a new user concept that turns the MMI touch into a Touchwheel by means of a rotary pushbutton. The pack is rounded out by a powerful integrated voice control feature.
The Audi Phone Box is another option and combines mobile telephony comfortably with the auto, thus enhancing phone signal reception and transmission. The Bang & Olufsen sound system delivers refined hi-fi pleasure. Discreet LED light guides emphasize the woofers in the doors.
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.