Audi s3 2013




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    Neil Dowling road tests and reviews the Audi S3 at its international launch.

    The Audi S3 has long been something more than just another hot hatch. Whether it's the all-wheel drive chassis or the power output that lifts it.

    Audi s3 2013

    Audi s3 2013

    Power has climbed from bhp at rpm to bhp produced from rpm, and torque is up from lb ft at rpm to lb ft at rpm. Equipment levels include a high-end sat-nav integrating Google Earth imaging, driver fatigue monitor, xenon headlights with LED tail lights, leather upholstery and inch alloy wheels. Holden Colorado LTZ review: Still no spare wheel, though. The dual-clutch gearbox has less slip and lag than most rivals, so all this urge is constantly on tap.

    Audi s3 2013

    Audi s3 2013

    Audi s3 2013

    Audi s3 2013

    Audi s3 2013

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    Audi's hot baby is back but three doors gives way to five. Nimble, a fiery disposition and remarkably roomy, Audi's compact five-door S3 gets ready to knock loudly on Australia's door. It's a welcome return.

    In the short list of cars that thrill and delight, there is a smaller list of cars that live not only in our minds, but live on in remarkably fresh condition in our garages.

    Audi s3 2013

    The Audi S3 is one of the rare, performance-oriented small cars that is built to levels of quality that few, if any, of its rivals can match.

    Now it's back - and on sale in December - with the same impressive perfection of construction but enhanced with more power, less fuel consumption and more features. But some things do change. Australia is to miss out on the three-door, hot hatch Audi S3 and instead get the same dynamic drivetrain in the five-door Sportback body. So the A3 is not available as a three-door and even the A1 has the bulk of sales as a five-door.

    Audi s3 2013

    Buyer interest in sedans are strong so the A3 - and particularly the S3 - both arrive in the first quarter of next year. Audi sold S3 examples in its previous generation from to For , it expects the latest generation to sell about units. For a compact car the S3 is expensive but repays with exceptional build quality, clever engineering and driving dynamics that will make any critic rejoice.

    Equipment levels include a high-end sat-nav integrating Google Earth imaging, driver fatigue monitor, xenon headlights with LED tail lights, leather upholstery and inch alloy wheels.

    Audi design is as conservative as its parent Volkswagen but regardless, its cars are neatly balanced and always look as crisp and contemporary as a Zegna suit.

    Audi s3 2013

    The S3 makes up for a degree of muscle with its 20mm lower stance, wide fenders, inch spidery alloy wheels, and deep rear diffuser with four oval tail pipes. The cabin is leather and soft plastic, highlighted by large gauges, sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel and an overwhelming shade of black.

    The sports seats - there are options here including heavily-bolster quilted chairs - are superbly shaped and repeat the sense that even as a small car, the decor is of a standard normally applied to cars well beyond the S3's price. The 2-litre engine is all new, despite having the same cylinder dimensions as the old model. It weighs 5kg less, too. The suspension is also new, as is tuning for the electric-assist steering. Magnetic dampers are optional.

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