The Mini Performance Car: Audi S3 Sportback
A hot hatch with youthful looks, big alloy wheels, some garish trims inside, deeply bolstered seats and enough room for a few shopping bags at the back is probably enough to spend for. 2013 Audi S3 offers all these to its buyers. The classy look, coupled with strong performance of the sturdy engine, will surely impress people who have an eye for elegance. Let’s look at the Audi S3 review to get up close with this mean machine.
The 2013 Audi S3 offers 261bhp shove courtesy with the help of its highly-tuned four-cylinder motor, TFSI with the same basic bits similar to that of Golf GTI. It offers 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds and a limit of up to 155mph. That is a quite respectable figure. Once this car hits the road, this can be listed among the fastest among its lot. This contains the 2.0-litre power-plant of VW Golf GTI. The engine of this car has been crafted with precision to produce a thumping 261bhp. Strong acceleration of more than 4,000rpm makes it one of the best among the lot.
The gearlever, rev counter and steering wheel add to the charm of the interiors. Aluminum trim pedals and heavily bolstered front seats can be found as the only available sporty features. The spacious cabin, high quality suspensions and overall quality of this car makes it a comfortable one. The sports seats are made of silk Nappa leather. Optional Alcantara or fine Nappa is also available for choosy buyers. Buyers can also opt for the matte brushed aluminum like interior inlay that gives a completely different feel to the car.
The new age performance models of cars are showing that understated looks can also attract classy car buyers. All the mainstream car makers have come up with models that have already hit the roads. It all began with VW launching its latest Golf GTI. But, Audi has the capability to challenge Golf’s capability by producing its own premium version with parts like that of VW.
Like its predecessor, this new machine is widely loved for its subtlety. A deeper front bumper, the silver mirrors, and a rear diffuser, all its exceptional features make it stand out among the regular A3s. The S3-embossed brake calipers add extra presence to its looks and features. The 18 inch 20 spoke wheels keep the vehicle firm on the road. The twin tail pipes and the xenon headlights add to its elegance.
‘Cool’ is a word that suites the funky, modern cars. This 2013 Audi S3 goes well with the term trendy and elegant. So, people with classy choice would love this one to be in their garage. The maximum torque capacity is 350 Nm. The engine offers the facility of 6 speed manual transmission or a 6 speed s tronic transmission. S tronic transmission helps in handling the car in a proper way, at the time of driving. Moreover, 2013 Audi S3 has been voted as the “International Engine of the Year”. For many, one of the major reasons of buying this car will be the availability of 5 doors.
One Cons about this car is in case of a ride on bumpy roads, this might not prove to be the best among its lot.
Pricing: The car will be available for £38,900 or more for the personal modifications opted.