The completely undisguised prototype of the new generation of the Audi S3 hatchback was seen by photographers-spys during high-speed testing on the Nürburgring racing highway in Germany.
Now that civil modification is not a secret for anyone, Audi engineers are no longer worried about the masking of other car modifications.
The new generation A3 will go on sale in Europe this year. As for the sports version of the S3, it will appear next year. In addition, the sedan will enter the market.
As for the S3 hatchback, it differs from the usual version with a more aggressive body kit, which includes an advanced front bumper, short side thresholds, large wheels and exhaust system with four pipes.
Under the hood there will be a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit developing power from 260 to 280 horsepower. Although this is not much higher than 261 liters.With. The current generation, the new S3 is expected to be much easier, it is precisely due to this that additional performance will be achieved.
The power plant will work in pairs with a six-speed manual gearbox and a seven-speed S-Tronic with double clutch.