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2017 Audi S3 sedan review

The Audi S3 sedan is the smart buyer's performance weapon from the Ingolstadt-based brand and has more than enough performance cred for the buyer in that segment.

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?

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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 Sportback Old v New: 2017 Sportback v 2011 Black Edition

Lately here at CarAdvice, we have been thinking of ways to get readers more involved in what we do. Late in 2016, we were the official media partner at the inaugural Motorworld festival at Sydney Motorsport Park, where we brought along 26 performance vehicles and SUVs from various manufacturers that punters and readers could book in to test drive as well as contribute to our mega tests which can be read here and here...

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

2019 Audi S3 interior spied

The Audi S3 has been spied undergoing winter testing in Sweden, with this latest prototype offering a first glimpse of its interior. While the exterior looks to be evolutionary, the interior appears a radical reimagining of Audi's interior design language. There are vents angled towards the driver on either side of the instrumentation pod, and an aggressively downward slant for the in-door arm rests...

Audi S3 v Audi RS4 drag race - video

Performance cars have come a long way – these days a four-cylinder hatchback can be just as fast as high-performance heroes of a few decades ago. In this clip, Mat Watson from the UK's Carwow pits the current Audi S3 sedan against an older-generation 'B7' RS4 Avant to see how much progress the company has made in just 10 years...

2019 Audi S3 spied again

The all-new Audi S3 has been spied again during development testing, ahead of an anticipated production debut sometime next year. Like the vehicle snapped in August, there's plenty of camouflage concealing the finer design details, but we can see the overall shape of the new-generation hatchback and certain elements that will distinguish the S3 hot hatch from its more sedate brethren...

2019 Audi S3 Sportback spied

The next-generation Audi A3 hatch has been spied undergoing testing for the first time, sporting a face in keeping with the fresh Q3. Like the second-generation Q3, as well as the facelifted version of the current model, the new A3 will have an angular set of headlights with a teardrop element...

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Audi S3 Owner Reviews

2016 Audi S3 2.0 TFSI S Tronic Quattro review

My S3 gets the balance right. Friends told me the S3 is just a Golf R in a pretty dress. Not worth the extra outlay. Maybe, but my daily drive – VW’s Wolfsburg Edition Golf R – just didn’t feel like $61K worth (drive-away). Certainly a great car, but a lot of money for a Golf. I must admit, I’d been tempted by the seductive shape of Audi’s S3 sedan for some time...

2016 Audi S3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI S-Tronic review

The era of the hot hatch is very much upon us these days. A great number of manufacturers are offering very impressive bits of standard kit for around the $50–$60K mark to get your heart racing, palms sweaty, and pupils dilated on your daily commute to work in the mornings, as people hustle to spend their hard-earned cash on something smaller but quicker than the typical family sedan...

2001 Audi S3 1.8 review

At first, the classic 2000s German sports hatch doesn’t seem like much, although once you get up close, the car starts to open up and cover true enthusiast needs. The 2001 Audi S3 is a true driver’s car, with enough technology, space and comfort to surprise Warren East (current Rolls-Royce CEO), perfectly balanced with the performance of its 1...

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 240kW 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...

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Audi S3 Galleries

2019 Audi S3 interior spied

2019 Audi S3 spied again

2019 Audi S3 Sportback spied

2017 Audi S3 sedan review

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