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The first generation S3 is built on the same a platform of the Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf Mk4, Audi TT, SEAT Le?n and Skoda Octavia.
The straight-4 20v 1.8 L turbocharged petrol engine comes in two versions of power output: 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) and 225 PS (165 kW; 222 hp). Early models (1999-2001) had 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) which is said to be a de-tuned Audi TT engine, and was said to be reduced to lessen brand competition with the more powerful TT. Later models (2001-2003) had variable valve timing and 225 PS (165 kW; 222 hp). The engine provides a maximum 280 N?m (210 ft?lbf) of torque, most of which is available from 2200 through to 5500 rpm. This is the first time a small four-cylinder engine has been used in an Audi S-series car.
Although dubbed “quattro”, the S3 uses a different “on-demand” four-wheel drive system. The Haldex Traction coupling adjusts the bias of torque distribution from the front to rear axle as grip requirements change – most of the time it operates as a front-wheel drive.
The S3 was sold in the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico Calvin Johnson Lions Jersey , South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, but was not officially marketed in the United States.
The S3 was face lifted in 2000, where it was given one-piece headlightsindicator units, different front wings, rear lights clusters, and some minor upgrades to interior trim. There had been minor changes to the design previous to this, including digital clock on the das Equipment
Standard features include xenon HID headlamps with high pressure washers and auto levelers, front fog lamps Barry Sanders Lions Jersey , 17? “Avus” alloy wheels with 22545R17 tyres, electrically adjustable Recaro leather seats, climate control, alarm and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with traction control (ASR).
Options include a Bose sound system, boottrunk or in-dash mounted 6 disc CD changer, metallic paint, 18 inch 9-spoke RSTT wheels, glass sunroof, centre arm rest Matthew Stafford Lions Jersey , privacy glass (B-pillar backwards), auto dipping rear view mirror, parking assist, luggage net, heated front seats, cruise control, aluminum door mirror casings and part leatheralcantara (bluesilveryellow) combination seat coverings. These items are standard in some export markets, where Audi is a prestigious brand.
S3 (Type 8P8PA, 2006-present)
Audi S3 (8P8PA)
Assembly Ingolstadt Ameer Abdullah Lions Jersey , Germany
Body style 3-door hatchback5-door hatchback
Layout Transverse front Engine, Quattro On-Demand four-Wheel Drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform
Engine Petrol engine: 2.0 L I4 FSI Turbo
Transmission 6-speed Manual6-speed S-Tronic
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In August 2006, Audi announced the arrival of the second generation S3. The second generation Audi S3 – Type 8P, is powered by a modified and updated Volkswagen Group-sourced 2.0L Turbocharged FSI petrol engine, with a maximum output of 195 kW (265 PS; 261 bhp). As with all Audi S models, the design was done in-house by Quattro GmbH. The engine features updated high performance pistons, revised boostfuel mapping, increased turbocharger size (KKK K04) and larger intercooler. The most powerful form of this widely used engine, and Quattro four-wheel drive Ziggy Ansah Lions Jersey , makes for a 0-100 kmh (0-62 mph) time of 5.5 s, and an electronically limited top speed of 250 kmh (155 mph).
The chassis has had the spring rating and dampers revised, along with the body kit. Like its predecessor, although budged a “Quattro” model, the S3 does not employ a Torsen centre differential (as in other common Quattro models), but instead uses the Swedish Haldex Traction system in its on-demand four-wheel drive transmission, due to the transverse engine layout.
In the United Kingdom, the S3 is priced notably higher than many of its rivals. BMW’s 130i M Sport offers 265 bhp (198 kW; 269 PS), but is slower to 100 kmh (62 mph) at 6.0 seconds. Other cars of similar power are a good deal cheaper; the Volkswagen Golf Mk5 R32 sports 184 kW (250 PS; 247 bhp) Womens Calvin Johnson Jersey , with 0-100 kmh (0-62 mph) achieved in 6.2 seconds. The Vauxhall Astra VXR comes with less power – 240 bhp (179 kW; 243 PS) – but manages 0-100 kilometers per hour (0-62 mph) in 6.5 seconds, whilst the SEAT Le?n Cupra (2.0 T-FSI with 177 kW (241 PS; 237 bhp)), Volvo C30 (225 bhp (168 kW; 228 PS) 2.5-litre inline-5 turbo), and Mazda speed3 (2.3-litre turbocharged engine with 263 bhp (196 kW; 267 PS)) also provide competition. Only the S3 and R32 are four-wheel drive, however, though the 130i M Sport is rear-wheel drive.
Audi has stated the S3 will not be sold in NorthSouth America, although it is available in Mexico. Reasons range from pricing and competition with the Volkswagen Golf R32, andor stealing sales from the new Audi TT and due to cost effectiveness in the North American market. Audi has announced a 2.0T Quattro model for the NorthSouth American market due out in 20092010 to coincide with the A3 body upgrade.
RS3 Sport back (2011)
Manufacturer Audi AG
Assembly Ingolstadt, Germany
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Transverse front Engine Womens Barry Sanders Jersey , Quattro On-Demand four-Wheel Drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform
Engine Petrol engine: 2.5L I5 FSI Turbo
Transmission 7-speed S-Tronic
In November 2010, Audi announced the Audi RS3 Sport back. It is equipped with a 5 cylinder, 2.5 liter 340 PS (335 hp250 kW) engine, paired with a 7-Speed S-Tronic transmission, and the Quattro on-demand four-Wheel drive system. The Audi RS3 will only be available in a 5 door sport back version and no manual transmission option. The RS3 Sport back has an acceleratiAs Acquire De La Rosa From Diamondbacks - RealGM .