Audi Releases First Promo for Powerful New S3 [Video]
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This stunning new machine is a master of the hothatch game, offering the most powerful incarnation of the 2.0-liter TFSI direct-injection turbo engine yet produced. This engine, known internally as the EA113 is 5 kg (11 lbs) lighter than the old one, but offers an amazing 300 PS (296 HP) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque between 1,800 and 5,500 rpm, an increase of 35Hp and 30Nm respectively
The rest of the drivetrain is made up of a custom suspension setup developed by Audi’s quattro division, a six-speed manual gearbox or option S tronic, plus permanent all-wheel drive.
Thanks to this, the S3 should be able to play with sportscars, reaching 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.1 seconds with the optional automatic and 5.4 seconds with the manual. Top speed is, as usual, limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
autoevolution will be attending the Paris Motor Show 2012, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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