2015 Audi S3 Sedan Unveiled With 296 HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Audi has just unveiled its S3 Sedan ahead of its official reveal at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Guest Guest on Jul 16, 2013

    Just saw the S3 and may want that version instead of hte standard A3. Can anyone tell me what they heard about the pricing for the 2015 S3? I find that there are varying starting prices for the A3; between $28K and $32K. But nothing on the S3.

  • Daniel Sullivan Daniel Sullivan on Sep 15, 2013

    It's about time VW has made the Golf R a little closer in competition to the Japanese cars in its class. The availability of dsg transmission in the US will certainly not hurt sales either, as enthusiasts like myself have come to accept and even appreciate the quick shifts and easy operation of a dual clutch transmission.