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Armed with 525bhp from a 2.5-litre TFSI unit, the A3 clubsport quattro concept will be presented at this year's Worthersee Meeting at the end of May.

16 May 2014 | International News : Germany



Working upon the S3 Sedan and finished in Magnetic Blue, the Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept measures 4,490mm long, sits 1,856mm wide and stands 1,382mm tall - with a wheelbase of 2,631mm.

Two large buttons flank the lower end of the three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel to engage as well as to choose the drive select modes
The show car houses a extensively modified 2.5-litre five-cylinder TFSI engine sourced from the RS Q3.

The turbocharged power unit boasts an impressive 525bhp and 600Nm of torque and with a total weight of 1,527kg - corresponds to a power-to-weight ratio of 2.9kg/bhp.

The lump accelerates the A3 clubsport quattro concept from nought to century mark in 3.6 seconds and continues to climb to a top speed of 310km/h.

The power unit is married to a seven-speed S tronic with a tall seventh gear - to reduce fuel consumption. The automatic dual-clutch transmission can also be handled manually via the paddles on the steering wheel or the shift lever.

Compared to the production Audi S3 Sedan, the body has been lowered 10mm and both the springs and dampers are very rigid. The internally vented front brake discs measure 370mm in diameter - crafted from carbon fibre-ceramic - making them light and abrasion-resistant.

Black faces, red needles and white numbers define the look of the instrument cluster. A shift light in the rev meter indicates when the rev limit of 6,900rpm is reached, while a seven-inch MMI navigation plus monitor displays a special graphic when the engine is started.

While black is dominant throughout the interior the seat covers feature light grey piping and contrast stitching in Sepang Blue. The headlining and the pillars are covered in black Alcantara, and the decorative inlays are in brushed aluminum.

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