2015 Audi S3 Review, Price and Specs

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2015 Audi S3 Review, Price and Specs – Welcome to Newcarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the Audi S3 Concept. 2015 Audi S3 changes is one brand new car from Audi that was released in 2015. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Audi S3 Release Date.

2015 Audi S3 Concept

The next-generation Audi A3 destined for American shores won’t be the four-door hatchback that we’ve come to know, but a small sedan instead. It’s an unconventional move from Audi, yet the automaker clearly hopes to win hearts, minds and dollars by positioning the Audi A3 as a premium compact four-door. The 2015 Audi S3 is a step above the A3 in terms of performance and features.

The S3 will be based on a new lightweight platform designed for front- and all-wheel-drive applications. This same platform will also underpin the next Golf and several future VW products. Compared to the current A3, the new S3 is slightly longer for improved proportions and interior space.

So here’s a question for Audi’s marketing department: Why should anybody buy an S4 sedan? The new S3 is cheaper, quicker (4.4 seconds to 60!), and, although this won’t trigger a buying impulse in everybody, considerably cuter. Sure, it’s down a couple of cylinders compared with its bigger brother, and it has to make do with a less sophisticated four-wheel-drive system. But this is 2014 and the world is downsizing; even the BMW M3 has given up two pots.

With the 2015 Audi S3, “sport sedan” is a merit badge. The S3 strains with turbocharged acceleration at its four-wheeled leash, and zip-ties itself to the road with elated, elevated road manners. It pulls all the right levers except one and that oversight has a readily available fix.

The S3 starts swinging for the sub-$40,000 lights this summer, seeking out first-time sport-sedan shoppers generally and specifically, aiming itself right at Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2014, the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG.

Let’s start with the obvious point that the S3 you’re looking at here has its steering wheel on the wrong side and wears a license plate that looks like an eye chart for myopic pensioners. That’s because, although the S3 doesn’t touch down stateside until September, it’s already on sale in England. So we sourced one in the U.K. and arranged to infiltrate a former U.S. airbase to record performance numbers, then did a whistle-stop tour of ridiculously quaint Shakespearean burgs with names like Kibworth Harcourt and Husbands Bosworth to see which one offers the best black pudding. If you don’t know what that is, don’t ask.

2015 Audi S3 Pictures

2015 Audi S3 Price

Pricing for the new 2015 Audi S3 has been set at $41,100 – $45,000 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 Audi S3 we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog Newcarsuv.Com.

2015 Audi S3 Interior

The 2015 Audi S3 is one of the first members of a new family of Audi small cars, all badged A3 in some way or the other. The family will eventually include the e-tron hatchback wagon, with plug-in hybrid technology; a cute A3 Cabriolet convertible; and the four-door A3 sedan, outfitted with diesel or gasoline engines. While we’re at it, we’d throw in the upcoming Q3 crossover, which is as much a part of the A3 family as the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is part of the CLA-Class compact family.

The S3 brings a slew of new technology to the table, starting with a platter of safety gear prepped for five-star crash ratings. Airbags and stability control are joined by pre-collision restraint prep and simulated torque vectoring on the front wheels via the S3’s anti-lock brakes. The options include adaptive cruise control that maintains a traffic crawl with a tap of the cruise’s resume button, and blind-spot monitors.

Every S3 will come with standard power windows, locks, and mirrors; cruise control; leather upholstery; Bluetooth; and a panoramic sunroof. There’s also a pop-up screen for the Multi-Media Interface (MMI), which powers up and down out of the way on command, a nice touch compared to the fixed, fragile-looking screens on the latest Benzes and BMWs.

The 2015 Audi S3 will benefit from the A3’s push upmarket, with improved interior quality, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, Bluetooth, an MMI navigation system, a WiFi hotspot connection, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, even a cell phone booster antenna. Audi’s pre-sense safety system, which preloads the brakes and seatbelts when it senses an impending collision, comes standard. Blind-spot warning and adaptive cruise control are also expected features, whether standard or as options.

That retractable screen serves as the output destination for the S3’s audio and phone systems. MMI now has a wide touch surface on its controller knob, for fingertip text entry just write out letters, Palm Pilot style, and MMI translates them into destinations or other data. The MMI interface has also been reworked slightly to fit on the S3’s console: it now has toggle switches to flip to navigation mode, which conserves space.

2015 Audi S3 Interior

2015 Audi S3 Exterior

The S3 knows mainstream appeal, though. Its tidy styling strays not an inch from Audi’s hugely successful formula, without looking small-car blunt or short. The LED eyeshadow it wears gives it the standard Audi signature, but there’s a full-LED treatment available to turn their keyhole shape into something instantly identifiable in the rearview mirror. Inside, it’s a more spartan affair than you’ll find in the outrageously cool A7. The lavish wood is gone, the leather is less prevalent, but there’s still a confident hand in the details especially those big, round vents that bullet through the dash.

The compact-class dimensions hide from front-seat passengers, and leap on back-seaters. At 175.9 inches long, on a 103.4-inch wheelbase, the S3 is almost nine inches shorter than the CLA-Class, with nearly three fewer inches of wheelbase which the Mercedes uses up with its laid-back profile, leaving lots of usable space under the glass. The Audi’s marginally wider, though, and in the front seat there’s plenty of headroom without the sunroof that will be standard in the U.S., at least. The VW Group lever controls for the seat are the usual confusion of levers and switches and knobs, but the seats are bolstered in red and the flat-bottom steering wheel opens up a little more leg space.

The ride quality is surface-dependent. Most English back roads have been laid over a combination of Saxon cobbles and dead Romans, and in comfort mode the switchable dampers of our test car struggled to deal with corrugated surfaces. Counterintuitively, changing to the firmer dynamic mode actually seemed to calm things down, although the S3 then became very firm over better surfaces. Our test car rode on optional 19-inch wheels; we suspect it will cope better with the 18-inch rims that will be standard in the U.S.

2015 Audi S3 Features

2015 Audi S3 Engine

The engine is the highlight. Two decades ago, engines with the EA888’s specific output came with turbo lag you could measure in Mississippis, whereas now you have to concentrate hard to detect it. Push the throttle pedal and there’s a fractional delay as the boost works through the system, but it’s so slight that you couldn’t really describe it as lag. Beyond that, the engine delivers perfectly proportional responses. There’s lots of low-down torque, yet the engine enjoys being revved, even beyond its 6200-rpm power peak. It sounds good, too, although like the rest of its turbocharged MQB brethren, it cheats slightly with a sound-enhancing loudspeaker on the cowl that supplements the engine’s natural noise.

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