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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

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

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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