Good things come in small packages. The S3 blends Audi’s high-performance and high-tech know-how into a stimulating compact sedan. In its second-generation, Audi updates the entire A3 and S3 family with innovative features creating more power, more sport and more control.
The 292 horsepower S3 may look harmless, especially in the Audi Exclusive colour Vegas Yellow, but its performance hits the jackpot. The TFSI engine helps the S3 hit 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.8 seconds. Although MotorTrend has been able to push that to 4.4 seconds. All-wheel drive and a dual-clutch automatic transmission are standard, making the S3’s performance much more user-friendly for every driver. LED headlights and tail lights come standard, showing off the sporty innovation you’ve come to expect from Audi. Car and Driver gives the Audi S3 a 4.5 star rating and calls it a charming and eager companion.
Next-Generation Technology for Next-Level Performance
The S3’s cabin looks handsome and reasonably upscale. It is especially modern with the new Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster. The Audi Virtual cockpit is a 12.3-inch display behind the steering wheels that provides the driver with razor-sharp, high-contrast vehicle, travel and entertainment information. The S3 also includes a smartphone connection, rear-view camera and start/stop technology – a feature that shuts the engine off when the car is not in motion to save on fuel.
The Multi Media Interface (MMI), which is the optional navigation system, comes with a larger central display screen and a revised, touch-sensitive control knob. The touchpad allows you to enter commands by simply scribbling them with your finger, a truly high-tech and intuitive function. Without having to look away from the road, the driver can use the steering wheel to perform the same operations as on the MMI terminal, except for the touch gestures.
If you’re looking for an engaging compact luxury sedan, the S3 is an excellent choice. The S3 is currently on sale now with other members of the refreshed, second-generation, A3 family. The convenience of a four-door car and the sportiness of a coupe can be yours. Audi of Richmond is your Audi Sport Specialist. Call to schedule your test drive, today.