A 7-velocity S Tronic twin-clutch transmission sends electrical power to a Quattro all-wheel-travel method, rocketing the S3 to sixty mph in just 4.eight seconds, falling quick of the instances established by the M235i and A35. On a dwell issue and respond to session, Audi verified that a guide transmission will never be offered on the new S3, nor will the hatchback bodystyle come to the US industry. That brilliant Python Yellow paint you see on the S3 Sportback will be coming to the US though, so that’s some very good news.
This new S3 is 1.six inches longer and .eight inches broader than the auto it replaces, and it sits .six inches reduced than the A3 on which it is based. The S3 also seems far more intense with a rhombus sample RS-impressed honeycomb grille, true quad-tip exhaust, and obtainable matrix-style headlights.