The 2015 Audi S3 is a captivating sports sedan that promises to keep a grin on the driver’s face. Equipped with a potent engine and a very capable AWD system, the S3 is designed for the true driving enthusiasts. Unlike the typical family sedan, the S3 handles the road like a legitimate sports car. Here is an overview of this German dream machine.
The new Audi S3 is motivated by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Audi engineers have tuned this hot rod to produce a whopping 290 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This powerful engine enables the fleet-footed sedan to race to 60 mph in less than five seconds. Amazingly, the Audi S3 is still able to maintain a fuel economy rating of over 30 miles-per-gallon on the highway.
Although a traditional manual gearbox is not offered, most drivers will be more than happy with the dual-clutch transmission. In fact, the S3’s dual-clutch transmission is able to shift gears a lot faster than the average driver. Although the transmission features a manual-shift mode, most people will prefer to just let the car’s advanced computer do the work.
Outfitted with one of the world’s best all-wheel drive systems, the S3 sticks to the road with an amazing amount of grip. Most of the S3’s torque is available below 3000 rpm, which minimizes the need to rev the engine during everyday driving situations. Audi’s Drive Select system allows the driver to adjust the response of the steering system, suspension, and transmission.
The new Audi S3 offers more than just speed and agility. The performance-inspired interior is packed with several innovative features. Every driver will appreciate the convenience of the retractable multi-media screen. Outdoor lovers will certainly grow fond of the S3’s panoramic sunroof. Some of the other neat features include a Bang & Olufsen sound system, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.
The Look of a True Contender
Designed with an extra hint of aggression, the new Audi S3 promises to attract a lot of attention from onlookers. Audi’s legendary LED headlights become the focal point of the front fascia. Not only do the performance wheels look spectacular, but they also effectively improve the sedan’s handling. The S3’s quad-tipped exhaust will definitely put a bit of fear into the competition.