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Audi presents the new generation S3 Sportback and S3 Sedan, delivering more power, more dynamism and more driving pleasure.

13 Aug 2020 | International News : Germany

A good 20 years ago, Audi opened up the sporty premium compact market segment with the first S3. Now, the brand is presenting the new generation - the S3 Sportback and the S3 Sedan.

The new S3 models display their dynamic character from the very first glance. The front is dominated by the Singleframe with its large rhombus-patterned grille and impressive air inlets, while the housings of the exterior mirrors have a gleaming aluminum look.

At the rear end, the large diffuser and four exhaust tailpipes accentuate the sporty look
The shoulder of the body extends in a strong line from the head lights to the rear lights. The areas below are curved inward - a new element of Audi's design that places a stronger emphasis on the wheel arches.

The new S3 models are powered by a 2.0-litre TFSI engine with 306bhp and 400Nm of torque,. Both models accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.8 seconds, on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 250km/h.

The driver can use the standard series Audi drive select system to make the sound of the powerful four-cylinder turbo engine even crisper. The seven-speed S tronic gearbox with lightning-fast gear shifts and freewheeling function and the quattro all-wheel drive deliver the torque to the road. With its four-link rear axle and progressive steering, the standard suspension offers everything that is required for pleasurable driving. Audi can also install the series S sport suspension with damper control on request.

The 10.1-inch touch display recognises letters entered by hand and provides voice control as standard
The strikingly sporty design of the new S3 models continues on the inside - with the new, compact gear shifter and decorative aluminum or carbon inlays whose design evokes the cut of the head lights.

The cockpit is focused on the driver. The distinctive air vents form a single unit with the instrument cover, underlining the sporty character. The sport seats have been newly developed, and the upholstery is largely made from recycled PET bottles, accentuated by stylish contrasting stitching.

The MMI operating concept of the new S3 models is powered by the third generation modular infotainment platform (MIB 3). Its computing power is 10 times higher than that of its predecessor,  and it performs all tasks relating to connectivity with LTE Advanced speed. It also has an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. Connectivity between the new Audi S3 and the user's smartphone is free of charge via the myAudi app, as well as via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the Audi phone box, which links the device to the vehicle's antenna and charges it inductively.

The driver assist systems in the new S3 models also demonstrate Audi's technical expertise. Audi pre sense front, swerve assist with turn assist and lane departure warning all have the potential to prevent accidents and are included as standard. Further assist systems, such as lane change and exit warnings, as well as the cross-traffic and park assist systems, are optionally available.

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