A breathtaking addition to the Audi range, the S3 provides the swiftest control and the smoothest ride, all in one neat package that is guaranteed to turn heads.
The Audi S3 certainly looks the part. The lowered stance offers a touch of racing allure to the body, which sits on weighty 18-inch alloys. The S-specific grille and slim-line Xenon daytime-running lights frame the front end, and the rear features chrome-tipped twin oval tailpipes. If you have a particular colour in mind for your new S3, the Audi exclusive colour-matching system will endeavour to deliver a model in exactly the shade you desire.
Inside the Audi S3, a host of technology helps to create a comfortable and responsive drive. The 7-inch WVGA colour screen streams satellite navigation and live traffic updates, whilst a Multi Media Interface (MMI) gives instant access to the S3's hands-free system. For that perfect atmosphere, the DAB digital radio feeds into 14 Bang & Olufsen 5.1 surround sound speakers – and all of this can be enjoyed from heated nappa leather front seats.
The S3 is sleek and stylish, but it's powerful too, featuring Audi's revolutionary all-wheel-drive quattro technology. With exceptional speed and handling, even in adverse conditions, the S3 roars from 0-60mph in roughly 4.8 seconds, and accelerates all the way up to a top speed of 155mph. The 2.0-litre TFSI engine boasts a phenomenal 295bhp of power – and thanks to its intelligent torque delivery, you'll enjoy much greater efficiency.
But optimising your driving experience isn't all about style, which is why the Audi S3 features an extensive range of safety features. Audi Pre Sense works to anticipate hazards, and prepares the vehicle for any eventuality. The electronic stabilisation control helps to keep the S3 firmly under control, and brake disc wiping improves stopping distances in slippery conditions. In the event of a collision, secondary-collision brake assist and adaptive airbags kick in to limit damage.