The Blistering New Audi S3 Sportback has Arrived in Australia
ZETLAND, AUSTRALIA – Dec 13, 2013: The new benchmark for affordable premium performance has arrived in Australia.
Never before has this kind of dynamism, quality of finish and outstanding specification been available to Australian premium sports car buyers at such an affordable price.
Powered by a new 2.0 TFSI engine that develops a formidable 206kW and 380Nm, the new S3 Sportback will leap from rest to 100km/h in just 5.0sec. This kind of acceleration approaches supercar-like performance, and is typical of an Audi S model. Another characteristic is outstanding fuel efficiency, at just 6.9 litres per 100km.
The sporty six-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive system combine to offer enthusiasts an incredible drive. A six-speed manual gearbox is also available as a no-cost option. Compared to its popular predecessor, this latest generation S3 Sportback is 70kg lighter – a direct result of Audi ultra lightweight technology.
“The new S3 Sportback sets a benchmark for compact premium performance – it is a sensational package,” said Audi Australia’s Managing Director Andrew Doyle.
“Not only does the new S3 Sportback deliver exceptional performance, but it is equipped with all the sophisticated features expected in a luxury vehicle. This car will change the way enthusiasts view the premium ‘hot hatch’ market. Our positioning for this third-generation S3 Sportback makes progressive performance more accessible than ever before.”
Despite the lean price tag, the Audi S3 Sportback features a hefty list
of standard equipment, including:
Also available for the new S3 Sportback is the S performance package,
for $4,990, which combines a host of highly desirable features for drivers
who want the maximum from their vehicle. The package includes:
The S3 Sportback is now officially on-sale in Australia.