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2017 (17) Audi S3TFSI Quattro 4dr S Tronic

Glasgow Volkswagen (North)
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Audi connectAudi smartphone interface
Bluetooth interfaceColour driver's information system display
Progressive power assisted steeringService interval indicator
Voice control system 

Entertainment

2 USB portsAudi music interface
Aux-in socketDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

Aluminium door mirror housingsAluminium side window trim
Automatic lights and wipersBody colour bumpers
Body colour roof spoilerElectric operated/heated door mirrors
Front and rear electric windowsHeadlight washers
Heated rear windowHeated windscreen washer jets
LED daytime running lightsPlatinum grey radiator grille
S body stylingTwin oval exhaust tailpipes with chrome finish

Interior Features

3 adjustable rear headrests3 spoke flat bottom multi-function leather steering wheel including paddle shift
4 lashing points to secure luggageAdjustable front armrest
Driver/passenger sunvisorsDual zone electronic climate control
Front and rear interior lights with delayFront/rear floor mats
Heated front seatsHeight/depth adjustable steering column
Illuminated door sillsIlluminated glovebox
ISOFIX child seat preparation+airbag deactivationJack and tool kit
Stainless steel pedalsStorage compartment in centre console
Storage compartments in doorsStorage under driver's seat

Packs

LED interior light pack - A3/RS3Light and rain sensor pack - A3 Saloon
Storage and luggage pack - A3/RS3 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBD
ASRCurtain airbags
Driver and passenger side airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagEDL
Electromechanical parking brakeESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
Front passenger airbag deactivationSeatbelt warning
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Anti theft alarmAnti-theft wheel bolts
ImmobiliserRemote control central locking

Technical

Audi magnetic rideS sports suspension

Trim

Aluminium air vent surroundsAluminium trim elements
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)151Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears7 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)43.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)51.4EC Urban (mpg)34

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power310
Coin DescriptionTFSI QuattroCoin SeriesS3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0739EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.6Engine Power - BHP310
Engine Power - KW228Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG41Engine Torque - NM380
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/35 R19Tyre Size Rear235/35 R19
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5 TWIN SPOKE
Wheel Type19" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1392Length4466
Wheelbase2631Width1796
Width (including mirrors)1960 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight2020
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)390Max. Loading Weight550
Max. Roof Load75Minimum Kerbweight1470
No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Audi S3 Saloon

Audi's S3 Saloon might be the best fast car you've never heard of. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Audi S3 Saloon takes the existing and successful S3 hatch and adds a boot to it, decimating its likely sales in the process. While a four-door S3 is still a lovely thing, it's going to appeal to a niche within a niche. Still, that 300PS two-litre turbo engine and four-wheel drive chassis combination fits the classic middleweight sports saloon genre to a tee.

Background

To those of us who care about this sort of thing, the Audi S3 has always been a fast hatchback. Whether you got three doors or five, it didn't much matter. It was always furnished with a tailgate and that put it in with a very specific group of cars. More to the point, it lumped it in with a group of rivals that it could usually administer a sound battering to; cheaper models without the benefit of its all-wheel drive chassis or sumptuous build quality. That market has changed in recent years and so has the S3. It's now available as a saloon, looking for all the world like an Audi S4 short of a bit of growth hormone. The addition of a boot on the back shouldn't change things that much but it does. Sports saloons grow bigger and tougher than hot hatchbacks and the S3 Saloon has to face down some scary rivals if it wants to succeed.

Driving Experience

To most in this category, a sports saloon with four-wheel drive, a 2.0-litre turbo engine and a tall stack of attitude means either a Subaru Impreza WRX STi or a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, both echoes from the past that nevertheless cast long shadows. Can the S3 Saloon match these performance icons? In terms of sheer pace, no. Nevertheless, it'll get to 62mph in a mere 5.4 seconds and keep going to an electronically limited 155mph, which is hardly hanging around. Although at first glance the 1984cc turbocharged engine looks similar to that which has gone before, it's completely different with a clever way of using direct and indirect injection to best effect. With twin balancer shafts and a long stroke, Audi claims it develops very a very smooth serving of torque; fully 380Nm all the way from 1,800 to 5,500rpm. That's impressive. The S3 is equipped as standard with a manual six-speed transmission with a lightweight magnesium case. The optional S tronic twin-clutch transmission features high efficiency and a tall sixth gear. The lower gears are short in the interest of dynamics, as is also the case with the manual transmission. The heart of the quattro all-wheel drive system is an electronically controlled and hydraulically actuated multi-plate clutch. In the interests of balanced axle load distribution, its located at the end of the prop shaft, in front of the rear axle differential. During normal driving, the clutch sends most of the engine's power to the front wheels. If traction decreases there, the clutch can transfer torque steplessly to the rear axle in just a few milliseconds by forcing the packages of plates together via controlled action. Audi drive select is standard in the new Audi S3. It incorporates the characteristics of the electronic accelerator, the boost of the progressive steering and the shift points of the optional S tronic. The driver determines with the push of a button whether these systems operate in comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency or individual mode. In individual mode, drivers can compose their own preferred profile within certain limits.

Design and Build

Yes, the S3 Saloon does look astonishingly like an S4 that's been scaled down slightly. While some might not be fans of Audi's Russian Doll styling, there aren't too many surprises about the look and feel of this one. Given the upward trajectory of Audi's sales figures, perhaps that's no bad thing. So while it doesn't score well for originality, the S3 Saloon gets solid marks for execution with an S-specific single-frame grille and front bumper, aluminium-look exterior mirrors, pronounced side sills and a redesigned rear bumper incorporating a platinum grey diffuser and cut-outs for the exhaust system's four oval tailpipes, which feature chrome tips. The boot's carrying capacity amounts to 390-litres with the seats up - 50-litres more than the S3 Sportback. This capacity can be increased by folding down the split rear seat backs. The boot lid automatically swings upward when the release button on the key or the touch pad on the lid is pressed. The interior is classily executed with grey instrument dials using white needles, while the rev counter includes a boost pressure indicator. Between the dials, a driver's information system with rest recommendation supplements a 5.8-inch power-retractable on-board colour monitor. You'll also find a flat-bottomed leather multifunction sports steering wheel with S3 logo and aluminium-look shift paddles in S tronic-equipped models, as well as aluminium pedals and footrest and heated Nappa leather-upholstered sports seats.

Market and Model

Audi will ask just over £33,000 of you for an S3 Saloon with a manual gearbox, but most customers will add another £1,500 to that asking price for the S tronic twin-clutch gearbox. Dual-zone electronic climate control is fitted as standard, as is MMI, a sophisticated infotainment system that's well worth taking the time to master. There's a slimline, power-retractable, seven-inch monitor and 'MMI touch' integrated into the top of the rotary push button. The 'Audi Phone Box' set-up connects mobile phones to the vehicle in a convenient way and the sound system from Bang & Olufsen offers excellent sound quality, with LED light guides adding a bit of theatre to the door woofers. The assistance systems in the S3 come directly from the full-size class. The range begins with adaptive cruise control, which when combined with the safety system 'Audi pre sense front' brings the car to a stop autonomously from speeds below 19mph. Safety technology continues through Audi side assist, Audi active lane assist and camera-based traffic sign recognition all the way to the park assist system that'll steer you into a space. There are also a number of convenience options, including 'adaptive light' for the headlamps (also offered with variable headlight range control), and the keyless 'advanced key' system.

Cost of Ownership

The flipside of not being quite as aggressive and fire-breathing as some of the all-wheel drive sports salons of the past is that the S3 Saloon gets some very contemporary efficiency figures. Despite its complexity and high output, the 2.0 TFSI engine tips the scales at just 148 kilograms - shaving five kilos off the weight of the S3's previous unit. This reduction, combined with the extensive use of aluminium parts, helps to pare weight back to as little as 1,430kg. That's not at all bad for a four-door saloon. By contrast, a Nissan 370Z coupe is, for example, a hefty 1,526kg and is slower, thirstier and less practical than the Audi. The S3 Saloon records a combined fuel consumption figure of 40.9mpg with the S tronic gearbox and 40.4mpg with a manual 'box. The emissions figures are equally as good, the S tronic logging 159g/km and the manual 162g/km. That difference might well be significant for company car operators.

Summary

Let's wind the clock back a little to see what Audi has achieved with the latest S3 Saloon. In 2004, Audi gave us the S4 saloon, with its thunderous V8 engine. It got to 62mph in 5.4 seconds, averaged 21mpg, emitted 321g/km of carbon dioxide and cost just over £36,000. Today, we have the S3 Saloon, a car that's better built, better equipped and safer. It'll do 62mph in an identical time, yet nearly doubles the fuel economy and halves the emissions. It's lighter, more agile, offers more room inside and is cheaper to buy. What's not to like? Audi's problem is that we don't buy cars like this in isolation. And four-door saloons? If there's an alternative bodystyle, we tend not to buy those at all. The S3 Saloon is a smart and capable addition to Audi's range but it sits in a niche within a niche. Audi seem comfortable with that, but it means it'll remain a rare sight on our roads. Progress for the sake of progress doesn't guarantee sales.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
50%
Equipment
80%
Economy
50%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
50%

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£428.61
Deposit£3000
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£29,998
Credit amount£26,998
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£13,975
Total amount payable£37,120.67
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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