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2015 Audi S3 Preview

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Pros: Really, what’s not to like about the S3? All joking aside, the new Audi S3 arrives on the heels of the brand new 2015 Audi A3 sedan that greeted an anxious car-buying public. 

Cons: No sportback version available in North America, at the moment.  

2015 Audi S3 Price: There are two versions of the beefed-up S3 available: 

  • 2015 Audi S3 2.0 TSFI Progressiv: $46,095
  • 2015 Audi S3 2.0 TFSI Technik: $49,595

2015 Audi S3 Fuel Economy: Fuel economy for the 2015 Audi S3 2.0L is rated at 10.1L/100km on the highway, and 7.7L/100km in the city. 

Improvements and Changes: The Audi S3 follows the redesign of the A3 lineup. With a new exterior look and interior, the S3 continues its modern, aggressive look and stance on the road. However, besides the look, the engine remains the same and Audi’s renowned AWD Quattro system is still in place. 

Powertrain: Speaking of the same engine, the 2015 Audi S3 is equipped with a 2.0L TFSI turbocharged I4 that produces 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro system, and the only transmission available is Audi’s 6-speed S tronic automatic. 

Cargo Capacity: Cargo capacity 283 liters, however, legroom and headroom remain the same as in the A3 sedan. 

Safety: The 2015 Audi S3 comes with all the latest in safety technology including four-wheel disc brakes, ABS, EBD, ESC, ESP, front and rear passenger curtain airbags, dual-stage front airbags, safety-belt automatic pretensioning with force limiters, and more. 

Comparing the 2015 Audi S3: Subaru WRX STI, VW Golf R, Volvo S60 T6 AWD, BMW 335i xDrive.