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The new Audi S3 Sportback

Audi S3 Sportback 2013_01In addition to the three-door version, the Audi S3 is also available as a Sportback model providing better funtionality with its five doors. The Sportback is powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged engine as the new S3. Its rated output of 221 kW (300 hp) is available at 5,500rpm. Maximum torque of 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) is constantly available from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm. When the Audi drive select system is in dynamic mode, the engine’s power is also underscored acoustically.

Audi S3 Sportback 2013_02When equipped with the optional six-speed S tronic, the S3 Sportback sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.9 seconds. The six-speed manual transmission needs just five-tenths of a second more. Top speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h (155.34 mph). Launch Control delivers the engine’s power to the road with defined tire slip. The 2.0 TFSI consumes just 6.9 liters per 100 km (34.09 US mpg) on average when paired with the S tronic. With the manual the average consumption is 7.0 liters (33.60 US mpg).

The new S3 Sportback comes standard with Audi drive select. This system handles characteristics of the electronic gas pedal, shift points of the optional S tronic and the steering ratio for progressive steering. At the push of a button, the driver specifies whether these systems should operate in comfort, auto, dynamic or efficiency mode. An additional mode, individual, is available in models equipped with the MMI Radio or above. The optional Audi magnetic ride system, which situationally regulates the shock absorbers, is also controlled via Audi drive select.

 

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