Audi’s spicy little S3 hatchback and sedan are because of hit Aussie showrooms early subsequent yr.
Costs kick off at $69,900 (earlier than on-road prices) for the hatch model – the sedan prices an additional $2500. This is a rise of greater than $5000 in comparison with the outgoing model.
The Audi S3 shares its underpinnings with the Volkswagen Golf R, which is because of arrive in Australia subsequent yr.
The S3 gives loads of sizzle for the cash due to a feisty 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine making 228kW and 400Nm. It is a bump of 15kW and 20Nm over the earlier model.
Peak torque is delivered from simply 2000rpm, which ought to translate to loads of oomph off the mark.
It’s geared up with a quick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission and all-wheel drive grip.
Audi claims the spritely hatch can hit 100km/h from a standstill in 4.8 seconds on its solution to an electronically restricted high pace of 250km/h.
Drivers can select between 5 driving modes that can alter the car’s behaviour by altering the suspension firmness, throttle response, engine sound and steering responsiveness.
Large brakes with pink calipers add stopping energy to match the automobile’s efficiency.
Inside there may be Audi’s wonderful 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster matched to a ten.1-inch central touchscreen.
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, digital radio and a 15-speaker Bang and Olufsen stereo add to the expertise.
Audi has kitted out the S3 with loads of driver aids.
Auto emergency braking will apply the brakes if the automobile detects a possible collision with a automobile, pedestrian or bicycle owner. Lane maintain help will assist maintain you in your lane and gently tug the steering wheel to direct you again in if it detects you wandering throughout strains.
Rear cross-traffic alert will provide you with a warning if a automobile is approaching as you reverse out of a driveway or parking spot, serving to you keep away from a possible collision.
Audi consumers can select a pay as you go $2580 servicing pack that features 5 years of scheduled logbook companies.