AUDI Australia has introduced pricing and specification particulars for the brand new Audi S3 Sportback and S3 Sedan. As a consequence of arrive in early 2022, the S3 returns with extra know-how, placing styling, and higher efficiency than its predecessor.
The 2022 Audi S3 Sportback and S3 Sedan are a picture of taut, masculine design. Sporting a large single-frame, rhombus-patterned grille with aluminium inlays, giant air inlets permit for higher airflow to chill the engine.
The S3 exterior boasts meticulous consideration in design, with panelling and intakes optimised to make sure aerodynamic effectivity. Brake cooling with a impartial drag coefficient is attributed to the entrance three-dimensional air intakes.
These information air from the engine bay by means of to the wheel arches and the brakes. On the rear and flanked by the S mannequin signature 4 oval exhaust tailpipes, a large diffuser reduces rear axle carry.
A complete of eight paint colors can be found, together with new colors Python Yellow and Turbo Blue. Inlays and trims characteristic a stainless-steel look whereas exterior mirror housings characteristic a gleaming aluminium look end, attribute of S fashions within the Audi vary.
The brand new S3 comes normal with Matrix LED headlights with dynamic entrance and rear indicators and digital daytime operating mild signature.
Producing 228kW and 400Nm, the S3 boasts a powerhouse 2.0-litre TFSI engine. The extra 15kW of energy and 20Nm of torque from its 2019 predecessor brings the brand new S3 on top of things with equal efficiency of that in Europe.
This makes this era of S3 essentially the most highly effective to ever attain out shores. It accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 4.8 seconds and on to an electronically-limited high velocity of 250km/h.
Gasoline consumption is 7.4-litres/100km within the Sportback and seven.3-litres/100km within the Sedan. To harness the engine’s energy, the S3 is provided with a fast-shifting seven-speed S tronic as normal, permitting for lightning gear shifts.
The fast-shifting dual-clutch transmission permits for switching between D and S modes by way of the compact digital shifter, or the usual steering wheel paddles.
As normal for Audi S fashions, the brand new S3 Sportback and S3 Sedan are outfitted with quattro all-wheel drive. The S3 additionally encompasses a hydraulic multi-plate clutch and totally variable torque distribution between the entrance and rear axle.
Together with wheel-selective torque management, dealing with of the S3 is extremely nimble, including to its sporty character and making for an attractive drive.
Contained in the cabin, the brand new S3 inside has been reimagined from the previous 2019 mannequin, with a bunch of refreshed normal options and design parts.
Anthracite tones, darkish aluminium spectrum inlays, stainless-steel pedals, S embossing on the seats, contrasting stitching on the steering wheel with an S emblem, and a newly designed compact shifter all amplify the character of the S3.
An ambient lighting package deal can be included, which might be adjusted to 30 completely different colors, additional heightening the inside ambiance. Further options embody a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system with 3D sound within the entrance and 15 loudspeakers.
DAB+ digital radio, the Audi smartphone interface for Android Auto and wi-fi Apple Carplay, and two USB retailers are all normal.
All 2022 S3 fashions characteristic a mess of superior driver help security programs imparted by among the more moderen Audi mannequin traces. Options together with collision avoidance help, lane departure warning, and cross visitors help rear.
Parking system plus can be included and the Audi grabs autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and bicycle owner detection for the primary time. Adaptive cruise help with cease/go and hands-on detection, visitors jam help and emergency help are included too.
Lane change warning, effectivity help, exit warning, a rear view digital camera, and a tyre stress loss indicator additionally characteristic.
The 2022 Audi S3 will probably be out there in Audi dealerships, and to order by means of the Audi on-line buy platform at audi.com.au, in early 2022. The S3 Sportback begins from $69,900 (plus on-roads), by means of to $72,400 (plus on-roads) for the S3 Sedan.