Auto Shanghai 2013 Live – Audi reveals the hot S3 sedan

Posted on: Apr 20, 2013 - 8:06am IST

China is a big market for every automaker and everyone is flexing their muscle to the maximum. Audi has taken the opportunity to showcase the S3 sedan (a powerful version of the A3 sedan) at the Auto Shanghai 2013.

Audi S3 sedan Auto Shanghai live 2013 frontAudi S3 sedan Auto Shanghai live 2013 rear

The S3 is the cheapest Audi performance sedan that money can buy. It competes against Mercedes’s AMG version of CLA-Class which was revealed earlier this year.

Audi S3 sedan Auto Shanghai live 2013 front quarter leftAudi S3 sedan Auto Shanghai live 2013 front quarter right

The Audi S3 offers a 2.0-liter TFSI engine that produces 300 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque mated to a S-Tronic automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission.

Audi S3 sedan Auto Shanghai live 2013 rear quarter leftAudi S3 sedan Auto Shanghai live 2013 rear quarter right

Using the autobox, the Audi S3 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 sec. With the manual box, you can reach the same speed in 5.3 sec. The S3 has a top speed that is electrically bounded to 250 km/h.

Audi S3 sedan Auto Shanghai live 2013 sideAudi S3 sedan Auto Shanghai live 2013 side angle

The Audi S3 sports:

  • Modified bumpers
  • Renewed side skirts
  • Trunk-mounted spoiler
  • Mirror casings made of faux aluminum
  • A sport-tuned suspension that reduces the ride height by 25mm

Audi S3 sedan Auto Shanghai live 2013 dashboardAudi S3 sedan Auto Shanghai live 2013 interior

It also comes with with Bluetooth and 4G/LTE connectivity, leather upholstery, panoramic roof, Bang & Olufsen audio system, MMI infotainment system with 7-inch TFT display and LED ambient lighting.

The Audi S3 also comes with impressive fuel economy numbers with the car delivering over 14.49 kmpl with the DSG dual clutch gearbox while the manual gearbox delivers about 14.28 Kmpl.

The 2015 Audi S3 sedan is set to hit dealers later this year.

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