2015 Audi S3 Review

OVERALL RATING 3.8 of 5.0
  • Performance
    4.0 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.0 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.0 of 5.0
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25 Jun 2014
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Audi is a renowned car manufacturer and its vehicles are known to be among the best. Recently, the company added a new model to its lineup. Without a doubt, the car is a spectacular piece of engineering. The 2015 Audi S3 is a small package full of surprises. Let’s look at the car’s specifications in detail:

Engine Specifications

The engine specifications of the 2015 Audi S3 may not seem like much, but it certainly packs a punch under the hood. The S3 is equipped with an inline type engine and it has four cylinders. The capacity of this engine is 2 liters. But do not let this engine’s small size fool you. This small engine runs on direct injection technology. Moreover, this engine also has forced induction. This gives this engine immense power. The power of this engine gives it excellent acceleration times and a truly astounding top speed.

Transmission Specifications

The exact specifications of the 2015 Audi S3 in terms of transmission options have not been revealed as yet. The European version of the S3 comes with a six-speed paddle shifter. This transmission runs on a dual-clutch system. There are reports that this transmission option is going to be included in the US versions as well. The standard drivetrain of the S3 across all variants regardless of the region will be uniform. All the 2015 Audi S3s will feature four-wheel drive. This will give the S3 immense handling abilities.

Performance

The small engine of the 2015 Audi S3 can easily be mistaken as a measly four-cylinder. However, Audi always packs surprises under the hood. The same is the case with the S3. The four-cylinder engine of the S3 delivers an incredible 290 horses. It is quite extraordinary for such an engine to deliver immense power.

This is due to the fact that it is turbocharged and direct-injected. The most astounding part of the 2015 Audi S3 is the acceleration time. This car is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 in a mere 4.8 seconds. If you are impressed with this, wait till you hear about the top speed. This incredible piece of engineering can reach speeds of up to 155 miles an hour without breaking a sweat. Since the engine is small, it is fuel-efficient.

Interior Design

The 2015 Audi S3 is available in two variants. There is a two-door and a four–door version. The two-door variant is perfect for car enthusiasts or for owners who want to keep the 2015 Audi S3 as a second car. However, it lacks the space to seat enough passengers in the back. Even though passengers can fit into the two-door variant, they won’t be comfortable.

However, the four-door variant makes up for this shortcoming. It is spacious and has plenty of cargo space as well. The styling of the 2015 Audi S3 is topnotch. Each and every aspect of the interior styling shouts elegance and sophistication. If you live in a warm area, the convertible is the best option for you. During the hot summer days, you can pull the top down and go for a cruise around the city.

Exterior Design

Audi is famous for its impeccable styling. The 2015 Audi S3 looks great. It retains the traditional aspects from previous model Audis but presents something new to Audi lovers.