The Audi S3. There aren’t many other cars that can go so fast, so subtly. A 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and four wheel drive means that it’s got epic …
Build quality is terrible on my 2017 S3…. window washer tank leaking and QI charger in armrest broken on delivery from new. Gearbox malfunction warning within 6 months then every few months after without fault fixed or found. Cruise control failing all the time as well as the start stop. Heated driving seat broke. Then finally engine management light… rejected the car as not fit for purpose.
Golf R everyday of the week, Audis are just boring
I have this car now in this colour 😀
S3… How is that a sleeper?!
Golf R is much better. And I own an s3!
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Nice car and powerful but just a reminder that by 40,000km on the odometer the gearboxes start to fail
Back here to remind myself that the older audis are so much better. 2019 regulations are hitting hard 😑
1:00 – there is no more 3-door version of the S3 anymore, they dropped it 😭
My Dreamcar 😍
As a fast family car – the Sportback model is pretty good. As a hot hatch – not so good. Dead steering, awful passive suspension (get adaptive or regret it), a heavy feeling car in the corners that simply doesn't let the driver have any clue as to what the car is doing with that dead steering. You learn to have almost blind faith in its abilities rather than driving it to your limit (or it's limit) via feel and feedback. As a comparison to a Golf R (which I had for 2 years), there is no comparison in terms of feel and feedback – the Golf has it, the Audi doesn't. As a car to live with for day to day duties, its very good. Fits into day to day life and a truly excellent place to travel, if not very exciting to drive. I would suggest the Black Edition with technology pack as the minimum spec, but with the caveat that the active suspension is essential for the drivers out there. If you just want a refined, quality, rapid family car that eats miles, passive suspension will suffice, but it wont stir the soul when you hit the twisty bits. Don't expect great service from dealerships – they are at best patchy in my experience and not supplying a premium experience for the money or for the badge. I would have a Golf R again in a heartbeat, but would not have an S3 of this model again.
Get a golf R
it is not true 3-door S3 exists.
So the RS6 Avant is finally coming to North America. I hope they bring the S3 hatch as well. Love my A3 hatch, but want the S3 so badly for my next car.
To be honest I don’t like the electronic dials
This is not a sleeper lol no where near
Dream car !
Very helpful review, thanks
I wish they sold the Sportback or the three door version here. We only get the sedan.
It’s a not a sleeper if it has S badges lol
Can you do a review of the saloon ?
You could launch it over and over again as long you can fork out fo4 a new clutch and dsg gearbox 😱
Ooh goodie, there's some little "S" badges on the inside, which are "upgrades". That'll clinch the deal – if you're 7 years old.
As comfy as a big woolly jumpaa..
The 2019 Subaru WRX STI also has 310 horsepower & is AWD. I’d love to see the audi s3 sportback go against that!!! 🤩🔥
Poor stigma of tracksuit mafia
S3 is fast but a friend just bought the rs3 that thing is insane!!!
4.5😂 You do realise speedos add 10% of speed on? Try it with a satellite Speedo and you’ll be getting nowhere near 4.5 seconds.
Way better than vw golf in my opinion.
I'm not bored yet
Doesn’t look to sleepy to me
brothers got one of these ,mad.
Imagine that this thing dose 4.5 on a shitty weather Think of it doing on a dry suface Probably could achive around 4 seconds dead or 4.2..This thing is a beast audi rules car industry
Claimed by audi 4.7Claim by mat 4.5Same story with the r8 v10 plus motor trend tested 2016-2018 model year Claimed by audi 3.2 claimed by motor trend 2.6 with a good launch and warm tire Who else here think that audi's are underestimating them selfs
The best.. Eventho i prefer the saloon one
Do you feel the torque when you put your foot down? Is there a good ‘pulled back in your seat’ moment?
Shame the interior is the most boring thing I've ever seen
and its a nice shade of blue
S3 is NOT. And never will be a sleeper. Everyone is suspicious of Audi being fast…even slow ones lol
please can you do a seat leon cupra 290 review
Really nice really really nice. Mine got nicked.
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