Is an Audi S3 a good car?

Overall, the Audi S3 is a rapid small hatchback that offers superb traction and fast acceleration, although it doesn’t have the last degree of handling finesse to help it stand out. In most instances it’s plenty fast enough, though, while the upmarket interior feels special.

Do Audi S3 hold their value?

We estimated Audi S3 models on average depreciate 33 percent in the first three years when new. Our estimate confidence is 92 percent.

Whats better Audi S3 or RS3?

The RS3 is very similar to its younger sibling, but it gets more power thanks to its turbocharged 5-cylinder engine. It can push out 394 hp, which is over 100 hp more than the S3 offers. Like the S3, the RS3 also comes equipped with a dual-clutch automatic and Quattro all-wheel drive.

How much does Audi S3 cost?

R 810 000.00 (Recommended retail)

Can the Audi RS3 drift?

The new Audi RS3 has an actual drift mode, though of course this being Audi, it’s called something entirely humourless: ‘RS Torque Rear’. So, when you’re going flat out, the torque splitter gives more torque to the wheel with the most load, reducing understeeer. If you’re going left, it’ll load up the rear-right.

Is the Audi S3 a sports car?

Sprinting from standstill to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds it is a thoroughbred sports car, its seven-speed S tronic transmission and tuned S sport suspension with damper control combining to deliver the agility to make full use of the car’s outstanding performance.

Is the Audi S3 fun?

Verdict The 2020 Audi S3 is fast, fun, and offers many of the same attractive attributes as its larger, more expensive stablemates.

How can I make my Audi S3 faster?

Feeding more air into a forced induction engine like that of the Audi S3 is a sure way of increasing its output. Depending on the type of air intake that you purchase, you could see output gains of up to 10 horsepower with just that intake installed. A cold air intake is also sure to enhance fuel efficiency.

Is an Audi S3 fast?

Its 306bhp and 295lb ft outputs may sound underwhelming when the next tier up of hot hatches like the Mercedes-AMG A45 produce around 100bhp more (as will the next RS3), but the S3 still feels awfully quick. In terms of the raw numbers, it’ll do 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds, topping out at an electronically-limited 155mph.

What kind of car is the Audi S3 saloon?

The Audi S3 Saloon is the performance version of the A3 Saloon. It has a similar powertrain to the S3 hatchback and S3 Cabriolet but has more rear legroom and boot space. It’s quite a niche car but buyers might also consider the Mercedes CLA45 AMG, BMW M240i and to some extent the more rough-around-the-edges Subaru WRX STi.

What kind of engine does the Audi S3 have?

The engine in the S3 is shared with the Golf R and is a very advanced 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol. The 306hp it develops are very usable and there is almost no turbo lag.

Which is better Audi S3 or S3 Sportback?

The Audi S3 saloon gives its driver and front-seat passenger plenty of room, but the lower roofline means there’s less headroom in the back than in the S3 Sportback The S3 saloon is a master of many trades: fast, sure-footed, a head-turner in the company car park and you could – just about – use it as a family car

Is the Audi S3 a hot hatch car?

The Audi S3 is a hot hatch with none of the rough edges that make some rivals more fun to live with, so it’s quick, comfortable and efficient.