With the new Audi A3 and S3, you can expect nothing less than stunning design and premium interiors. Couple this with a suite of high-tech features and a punchy engine, and you’ve got the ultimate hot hatch.
Both the new Audi A3 and S3 boast a premium look and feel from every angle. Choose the A3 and you can expect sleek, 16-inch five-spoke-star alloy wheels as standard, enhancing an already sharp exterior. Body-coloured door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators, along with a high-gloss black roof spoiler, provide a contemporary finish.
Opt instead for the S3 to gain a suite of sporty touches, like aluminium-look door mirrors and five-twin-spoke-star, 18-inch alloy wheels. All this, plus the subtle S3 badge, hint at this trim’s extra dynamism.
On board, you can expect a high-class finish throughout, with plush materials lining the cabin. The new A3’s three-spoke leather multi-function Sport steering wheel is both stylish and functional, with its adjustable height and reach. The split-folding rear seat bench (which can be split 40:60 or fully) is another practical touch, allowing you to create your perfect layout. Tasteful interior lighting heightens a refined atmosphere.
In the S3, you can enjoy the addition of Nappa leather front sport seats. They’ll keep you firmly in place whatever pace you’re travelling at – and they’re heated, too, for an extra touch of luxury.
Engines and performance
You can take your pick from a strong engine range. In the Audi A3, even the entry-level 1.0-litre TFSI is impressive, or you can upgrade to a 1.4 TFSI with 148bhp. If you want more power, there’s the new 2.0-litre petrol with 187bhp – it’ll give you better acceleration when you hit the road. Green-minded drivers will appreciate the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid, available in the Sportback bodystyle only.
Available in the energetic Audi S3 is a potent 2.0-litre TFSI engine, with 310PS capability for a lively performance. Cutting-edge ‘S’ Sport suspension is stiffer and firmer than standard Dynamic suspension, giving you more direct contact with the road and much sportier handling.
Safety and technology
Standards safety equipment across the line-up include a six-airbag system, complete with a driver’s knee airbag for enhanced protection. Electric stability control (including anti-lock braking) ensures you stay steady in all situations, while a tyre-pressure warning alerts you when action is required.
When it comes to in-car technology, you’re spoiled for choice. As standard on the new A3, you can enjoy the Audi Smartphone Interface – connecting your device to your car via USB to the multimedia display. Through this you can control navigation and calls via voice control, for total convenience. The S3 comes with the addition of the Audi Sound System for crystal-clear sound.
Contact Cameron Motor Group
Want to find out more about the new Audi A3 or the new Audi S3? You can contact the team here at Cameron Motor Group – we’re happy to answer your questions, or book you in for a test drive. Reach us online, call us, or head to our Perth showroom.
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