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2017 Audi S3 review

While the split personality Jekyll and Hyde doesn't apply in this instance, Audi's new S3 range is more than enough car to warrant a Jekyll and Mild analogy...

Audi S3 Sedan Review

The Audi S3 sedan remains a deeply impressive little luxury car with more than useful poke...

Audi S3 Cabriolet Review

Audi's luxury-sports performer loses its lid, but does it gain anything over its Sportback and sedan siblings?

Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R

The new Subaru WRX STI has a lot to live up to, especially now that we know the garden variety WRX is a significantly better car than the old model in every way. The early signs are good, because the STI in Premium guise, as tested here, immediately ramps up the bang-for-your-buck factor. At $54,990 (or $49,990 if you forgo luxury kit), it’s a massive $10,000 cheaper than the model it replaces...

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Audi S3 Videos

Audi S3 : Driving Modes on the Track

More and more new cars these days, particularly those with a performance slant, are being offered with the functionality of different driving modes. But are they just a marketing gimmick or do they actually make a difference? Here with us is a loyal CarAdvice reader, Robin, who also happens to be the owner of a new Audi S3 Sedan that has such a variable mode system...

Audi S3 v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R: $60K all-wheel-drive shoot-out

Subaru's latest WRX STi is out to find a broader audience, while the new Golf R and S3 are faster and sportier than ever before - so, which has found the sweet spot?

Audi S3 Comparisons

Audi S3 sedan v BMW 228i coupe : Comparison review

It’s not always body style or driveline specification that defines a good twin test — it’s also price. And on that count, the Audi S3 Sedan and BMW 228i Coupe are very similar indeed. The all-wheel-drive Audi is a classy compact sedan with a 206kW punch that retails for $62,200 plus on-road costs and without options...

Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R

The new Subaru WRX STI has a lot to live up to, especially now that we know the garden variety WRX is a significantly better car than the old model in every way. The early signs are good, because the STI in Premium guise, as tested here, immediately ramps up the bang-for-your-buck factor. At $54,990 (or $49,990 if you forgo luxury kit), it’s a massive $10,000 cheaper than the model it replaces...

Audi S3 News

2017 Audi S3 pricing and specs: More power and tech for new hot models

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Audi S3 range have been revealed, alongside the regular A3 range. Starting at $62,900 plus on-road costs for the S3 Sportback and topping out at $72,000 for the S3 cabriolet, the facelifted hot hatch, sedan and drop-top all see the addition of new equipment, technology, and a slight power bump over the outgoing model...

Audi S3 sedan now available with manual transmission

The Audi S3 sedan can now be ordered with a six-speed manual transmission. Audi Australia confirmed a manual variant of the 2015 model S3 sedan has been brought online due to high demand for such a model in the range. The S3 sedan was previously only available with a six-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic. The 2...

2015 Audi A3 and S3 : Power, fuel efficiency improve while prices rise across range

Audi Australia has announced a number of small power and fuel efficiency gains, and price increases, across its A3 and S3 Sportback, sedan and cabriolet ranges. Power from the entry-level 1.4 TFSI engine rises from 90kW to 92kW, while combined cycle fuel consumption falls to from 5.0 to 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres. The base Audi A3 diesel, the 1...

Audi S3 Cabriolet: pricing and specifications

Audi's new small hot drop-top - the Audi S3 Cabriolet - is arriving in Australian showrooms priced from $69,300 plus on-road costs. The S3 Cabriolet is the first-ever S-badged version of the A3 drop-top and it tops the hot model range, priced above its S3 sedan ($62,200) and S3 Sportback hatch ($59,990) stablemates...

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Audi S3 Owner Reviews

2011 Audi S3 Sportback Review

In the first week, I took the car to a tuner in Mona Vale where they installed a stage one ECU upgrade with an S-Tronic (DSG) upgrade. These modifications cost me less than $2500 and moves the car from 188kW and 330Nm to 239kW and 450Nm with the engine ECU remap. The transmission remap sees the cars launch control move from 3200 rpm to 4100 rpm and also allows Tiptronic (manual mode) to rev without an automatic cut off at redline...

2014 Audi S3 Review

Audi's current competitor in the hot hatchback genre of cars is a worthy adversary for the Mercedes A45 AMG and the BMW M135i. Although the A45 has greater performance going from 0-100 kmh in 4.6 seconds and the Audi and the BMW tied at 4.9 seconds which is no slouch. The S3 has a 2.0 tfsi (turbocharged) engine that is the same in a VW Golf R, which means it's going to be pretty good...

2013 Audi S3 Review

Ridiculous performance meets refinement. (Thanks to the feedback that has helped me improve this review) It's difficult to pinpoint when I became a 'hot hatch' guy...

2014 Audi S3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Quattro Review

After browsing the market for quite some time, I had decided on my next car - a bright red, Mercedes CLA 45 AMG. When the salesman turned the key and I heard the baby-racer spring into life, it was love. I had put down my deposit just before Christmas 2013, which meant an October 2014 delivery. Which got pushed back to January 2015, and then May 2015...

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Audi S3 Galleries

Audi S3 sedan v BMW 228i coupe : Comparison review
Audi S3 Sedan Review

Audi S3 Sedan Review

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