2017 Audi S3

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2017 Audi S3 is a sportier version of the Audi A3, marketed by the German automotive Audi. The Audi S3 first came to the market in 1999. 2017 Audi S3 has to compete with other sports hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf R32 or the BMW 130i. The Audi S3 is a hatchback -type passenger car of the Audi Volkswagen Group. The Audi S3 2017 model is based on the Audi A3 series.

The first-generation Audi S3 was built on the same base plate with Vw Golf Mk4, Audi TT, Seat León and Škoda Octavia. The engine used was a 1.8-liter row-4 20v turbocharged engine. Two power versions were available: 210 hp and 225 hp.

The 2nd-generation Audi S3 used a Volkswagen Group’s two-liter TFSI engine, powered by 195 kW (265 hp). With the four-wheel drive, S3 accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds and reaches a speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).

The five-door version was launched in 2004 and was re-named Sportback. In 2006, the S3 came with a 2.0 TDI TFSI engine with 265 hp and a Quattro drive, initially only as a 3-door hatchback. In early 2007, the 2.0 FSI freighter was replaced by the 1.8 TFSI turbocharged engine. By the end of the same year, the 1.6 FSI engine was replaced by the 1.4 TFSI.

Audi A3 model went through facelifting, plus the offer expanded with the Audi S3 version in the Sportback body. Production of the Audi A3 II generation was completed in early 2013. Approximately 2 million units of this model were delivered to customers.

2017 Audi S3 Engine

Auto can also be powered by synthetic gas, produced as part of the Audi e-gas emission-free emission project. Its engine is a modified 1.4 TFSI unit, where the turbocharger, turbocharger, and injection system and catalytic converter are adapted to the gas supply. With an output of 81 kW (110 hp) and a torque of 200 Nm, from 0 to 100 km/h, the vehicle accelerates in 11 seconds and has a top speed of 190 km/h.

The modified 1.4 TFSI internal combustion engine, generating 110 kW (150 hp) and torque of 250 Nm, was used. It works directly with an electric motor of 75 kW and a torque of 330 Nm. The compact power unit is integrated with an automatic six-speed S Tronic transmission.

2017 Audi S3 Hatchback

2017 Audi S3 Hatchback

The electric motor delivers maximum torque from start-up to about 2000 rpm and a TFSI between 1750 and 4000 rpm. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has been used for energy storage, a lithium-ion battery system for better use of space on the floor, under the rear seats. The high-voltage battery, which is largely made of aluminum, has a capacity of 8.8 kWh. 2017 S3 consists of eight modules with 96 cells in total.

2017 Audi S3 Sportback

In April 2008 Audi released the Audi S3 Sportback version (8PA). At that time, Audi updated the three-star S3 released in 2006. From the A3’s facelift in 2008, the S3 is also available as a five-door Sportback.

The acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h of the Audi S3 Sportback is 5.8 seconds only a tenth second slower than that of the three-door version. The outer features are similar to those of the three-door Audi S3. The 2017 Audi S3 exterior facelift includes new light units and slightly sharpened front bumper.