Sporty Audi S3 Get New Sedan Modification

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Audi S3 Sports sedan was first brought to the New York Motor Show in 2013. The choice of the presentation site was justified – in the United States the sedan models are more popular than hatchbacks.

Simultaneously with their “brothers” in the family in the spring of 2016, the four-door modification get a restyling, which affected the appearance, functionality and technical stuffing.

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Appearance of the Sedan Version

The appearance of a powerful German sedan differs from the standard versions of the S3 by the presence of a different bumper, chrome radiator grille, air intakes and aluminum-coated external mirrors in front, as well as a spoiler and four pipes of the exhaust system from the rear. A sporty and harmonious image is reinforced by large 18-inch wheels with a design of 5 double spokes.

The overall dimensions of the Audi S3 Sedan are as follows: length – 175.8″, height – 54.8″, width – 70.7″ (77.1″ including mirrors). The wheelbase is 103.5″, and the ground clearance is 4.7″. This means that the car is longer and lower than its “civil” colleague, and the distance between the axles is smaller.

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From the decoration of the interior of the usual representatives of the Audi A3 family, the interior of the sports sedan has the same elements as the interiors of S3 and S3 Sportback.
This means that the car has high-quality finishing materials, a high level of making and thoughtful ergonomics.

The front seats offer comfortable seating for the riders of different sets, the rear sofa is designed for three people, but the protruding transmission tunnel will interfere with the legs of the third passenger.

The volume of the luggage compartment of Audi S3 Sedan is 13.7 cubic feet of usable space. This is 1.2 cu ft less than the “civil” sedan. The rest – is all the same: a rectangular shape, smooth sides, hidden under the lining of the hinge, folding flush with the floor rear seat.

Power and Performance

The sports sedan from Ingolstadt is powered by a 2.0-liter petrol turbo I4 that produces 310 horsepower at 5500-6500 rpm and 280 or 295 ft lb of peak torque, depending on the type of gearbox (in favor of the robotic). Together with it can work either 6-speed manual, or 7-band S-tronic. The drive layout is exceptionally AWD.

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Up to 60 the model accelerates after 4.6-5.3 seconds, and the acceleration stops when reaching 155 mph. On average, the sedan consumes 33 mpg (according to European measurement). From a technical point of view, the Audi S3 Sedan has practically no difference from the sport hatchbacks of the same name. The only thing – springs and active shock absorbers taking into account the large weight of the sedan is a bit stiffer.

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The smallest Audi sportsedan on the market, has one of the best combination of compact size and superb performance.

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