A brand new era of the Audi A3 compact sedan is headed to showrooms in late 2021 as a 2022 mannequin, and Audi on Tuesday took the wraps off the automotive’s sporty S3 variant. The automaker additionally revealed the S3 Sportback hatch which we doubtless will not see within the United States.
Specifications for the U.S. can be introduced nearer to the market launch, however elsewhere the S3 will function a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-Four producing 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The engine can be mated as commonplace to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and see the S3 dash to 62 mph from relaxation in 4.eight seconds and prime out at a ruled 155 mph.
The present S3 makes do with an identical engine delivering 292 hp and 280 lb-ft, in addition to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. In each generations all-wheel drive is commonplace.
For improved management, Audi suits the S3 with a sport-tuned suspension that lowers the trip top by 15 millimeters. An adjustable damping system can be obtainable to clients. The management of these dampers are linked with the all-wheel-drive system by the use of the digital stability management system. The automotive can also be fitted with 18-inch (19 inches obtainable) wheels and a strong braking system with vented rotors and calipers painted black.
2022 Audi S3
The S3 definitely appears to be like the half with its aggressive entrance fascia design and aero equipment which includes a chunky trunk lid spoiler. Quad-exhaust ideas, a signature Audi S styling therapy, additionally function.
As with all variations of the newest A3 household, the inside is a really high-tech place. A 10.1-inch display screen serves because the infotainment hub whereas a second display screen, 10.25 inches commonplace and 12.Three inches obtainable, serves because the instrument cluster. Aluminum or carbon-fiber sprint accents could be added.
Rivals for the S3 embody the BMW M235i Gran Coupe, Cadillac CT4-V, and Mercedes-AMG A35 and CLA35.
Other A3 variants nonetheless within the works embody extra highly effective RS Three and RS 3 Sportback fashions from Audi Sport. A brand new A3 plug-in hybrid must also be within the works, presumably in each sedan and hatch physique types this time round (beforehand the A3 plug-in hybrid was solely obtainable as a hatch).