An absolutely gorgeous and sporty sedan, the 2015 Audi S3 is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI engine with 296 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Paired with the S tronic transmission, the S3 accelerates to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds while the manual transmission takes 5.3 seconds. The top speed will be electronically limited at 155 mph. Fuel consumption is expected to be around 34 mpg combined.
Compared to the A3, the S3 will sit an inch lower thanks to sportier suspension, while larger brakes helps it stop as well as it accelerates. Standard on the S3 will be Audi drive select vehicle dynamics system, while the German automaker’s magnetic ride damper control system is available as an option.
Aesthetically, the S3 sports a more aggressive design with modifications to the bumpers, a single-frame grille, air intakes, exterior mirror housings, side sills, and rear spoiler. In the rear, a quad-tipped oval exhaust system finished in chrome fit comfortably in the rear diffuser. As for the interior, Audi will offer sport seats with optional S sport seats, instruments with grey dials and trim strips in a black 3D look.
U.S. deliveries of the Audi S3 Sedan will begin in summer 2014.
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