Audi is here with the new and very awesome S3 Sportback. Under the hood it shelters a raging turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI engine capable of 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Now the 5-door vehicle can reach 62 mph in 5 seconds flat, if equipped with an S-Tronic gearbox. The standard transmission, however, is a traditional manual one, which will increase the 0-62 mph time by 0.5 seconds. The top speed is 155 mph.
Quite impressively, the Sportback has a fuel economy of approximately 34 miles per gallon. About 154 pounds lighter than the previous version, the car rolls on new 18-inch wheels with 13.39-inch brakes at the front. The 225-section tires come as standard. Other notable features include the new sport suspension system, which lowers the stance of the S3 by approximately 1 inch, and the Quattro all-wheel drive, which is standard in all Sportback models.
Fans will have the possibility to see and learn more about the car at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. This is also where we will find more about its availability. We hope to see it shipped to the States as well!