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Christopher Bruce2013-02-13 12:52:48

Audi S3 Sportback Gets More Family Friendly with 2 More Doors

Still packs 296hp, long stroke 2.0 TFSI

 
 
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The Audi S3 Sportback makes the car more family friendly

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is making its latest generation of the S3S3 2.0 TFSIAudi S3 2.0 TFSIGermany, 2012 > present28 photos
more family friendly with the new five-door Sportback. Other than the added doors, Audi has left the formula for the S3 basically the same. 

Power still comes from the new long stroke 2.0 TFSI engine with 296hp and 280lb-ft of torque (380Nm) with all-wheel drive. The engine is quite different from the 2.0 TSI found in other VWVolkswagenVolkswagenGermany, 1938 > present98 models
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Group products and includes and smaller bore and longer stroke, dual injection system and the exhaust manifold is integrated into the cylinder head. Transmission options are either a six-speed manual or six-speed S tronic dual clutch transmission.

The dual clutch will get the car to 100km/h in five seconds and uses 6.9l/100km (34.09 US mpg) on average. The manual takes 5.5 seconds to get to 100km/h and will use 7.0l/100km (33.6 US mpg) on average. Both cars are electronically limited to a 250km/h top speed. The cars will come with 18in wheels on low rolling resistance tires. 

High-end options include magnetic ride system suspension and Audi's MMI Radio infotainment system.

The Audi S3 Sportback will go on sale in the coming months in Europe. 

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AudiAudi
A3A3
A3 Gen.3 [Typ 8V]A3 Gen.3 [Typ 8V]
S3 2.0 TFSIS3 2.0 TFSI
Engine
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Displacement
121 cu in
Top Speed
155 mph
Transmission
6, Manual
Maximum power
300 hp @ 1800 - 5500 rpm
Type
Hatchback
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
33.6 US MPG
price
--
annual ownership cost
$ 982

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