Audi has published photos of the prototype S3 in the next generation, and also shared some information about the hot hatch. The car will get a little more powerful than its main competitor, the Mercedes-AMG A35.
The new Audi S3 will be equipped with an upgraded 2-liter “turboservice”, the impact of which will increase from 300 to 310 horsepower. Peak torque remains the same – 400 Newton metres. For comparison: the Mercedes-AMG A35 develops 306 HP and 400 Newton meters.
The engine will run with a seven-step “robot” with two clutches and four-wheel drive system, able to transfer up to 100% of torque to each axle as needed. According to preliminary reports, the next Audi S3 can accelerate from standstill to “hundreds” for 4.7 s, and its maximum speed limit enforced by electronics on a mark of 250 km per hour.
Taking orders for the new Audi S3 starts in may of this year, and the first cars will appear at dealers in July.
It is assumed that the public premiere of the Audi A3/S3 next generation will be held in March at the Geneva motor show. The model will be built on a modular platform MQB Evo will share the basic components and assemblies from the eighth Volkswagen Golf.
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