Audi S3 Sportback 2024: more power and details of the RS for the entry-level sports car

In terms of sportsmanship There are few models that match the Audi RS. However, for daily use there are much more complete options. For demanding users who are looking for precisely the middle ground between a radical car and a usable one, there are examples like the Audi S3 Sportback 2024 that has just seen the light. It is a renewal of the now legendary compact with a dynamic character and comes with great new features. It slightly increases its performance and has elements of its vitaminized brother, the RS.

As for the mechanics, there are few surprises and it maintains the 2.0 TFSI. The turbocharged four-cylinder block has some adjustments that serve to increase its power level and place it closer to the RS. Now delivery 333 HP and 420 Nm of torque (+23 HP and +20 Nm), which also contribute to improving its performance. As it could not be otherwise, it is linked to the seven-speed S tronic transmission (with improvements in the speed of change) and the quattro all-wheel drive. This element incorporates a torque splitter as in the RS to improve its agility and stability, distributing the torque efficiently between the wheels.

With these changes, the S3 Sportback is capable of accelerating 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and maintain its maximum speed at 250 km/h. It achieves this in the sportiest mode of Audi Drive Select, which is the new Dynamic Plus, with greater permissiveness in stabilization control. The behavior is more precise thanks to a optimized suspension through wishbones with stiffer bearings and an increase in negative camber of the wheels. With the S sports suspension, its height is reduced by 15 mm compared to the normal Audi A3 and the S sports suspension with adaptive dampers is also available.

Helping in this aspect are 19 inch wheels shod with high-performance Falken tires and have 357 mm diameter brakes and two-piston calipers on the front axle. On an aesthetic level, the differentiation it has with respect to the rest of the range is clear, since the frameless hexagonal Singleframe grille is larger and has a specific framework. There is no lack of details such as the front splitter, RS-style side reflectors or a diffuser with four circular exhaust outlets that make it more attractive.

In this model you can choose between four different signatures for its daytime running lights and also your equipment is completed inside. The center console is redesigned and there is greater use of space, but what stands out the most are details such as the ambient light plus package, the stainless steel pedals, the leather sports steering wheel or the specific upholstery of this version. The first units of the new Audi S3 Sportback will arrive during the second quarter and are announced with a starting price of 65,260 euros In our country.

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