2015 Audi S3 Sedan
Audi S3 Sedan
Telling exponent and innovational efficiency: The Audi S3 Saloon sets new standards. Its 2.0 TFSI is a high-output locomotive, producing 221 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torsion, yet consumes on median with S tronic fair 6.9 liters of fire per 100 kilometers (34.09 US mpg). The sturdy anatomy and taxonomical whippersnapper expression emphasise the dynamical fiber of the four-door modeling.
The nerve of the Audi S3 Saloon is the locomotive, the 2.0 TFSI with turbocharging and aim shot. Its forerunner was named “External Locomotive of the Yr” in its grade pentad multiplication in a row, and the new 2.0 TFSI boasts fifty-fifty more telling figures. Its crown yield of 221 kW (300 hp) is useable betwixt 5,500 and 6,200 rpm. It delivers a 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torsion to the crankshaft betwixt 1,800 and 5,500 rpm.
Opposite with the S tronic, the two-liter locomotive accelerates the S3 Saloon from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds on its way to an electronically governed top hurrying of 250 km/h (155.34 mph). In the NEDC, the four-door saloon with S tronic consumes fair 6.9 liters of fire per 100 kilometers (34.09 US mpg) on modal – a CO2 eq of 159 grams per km (255.89 g/mi).
The 2.0 TFSI is a bewitching variation locomotive and its resounding fathom makes for an intensifier get. When the stock Audi crusade choice kinetics arrangement is in dynamical manner, it responds eve more direct to catalyst commands, with abbreviated double-clutching underscoring the modify of gears by the optional S tronic. The vocalise flap in the exhaust out-of-doors at higher cargo and rpm. Two counterweight shafts insure marvelous eloquence.
2015 Audi S3 Sedan
With a bore-to-stroke proportion of 82.5 x 92.8 millimeters (3.25 x 3.65 in), it has a translation of 1,984 cc. High-load al pistons and higher-strength connecting rods with new bearings channel the forces to the crankshaft. The new aluminum-silicon metal put-upon for the cylinder drumhead (a new ontogenesis compared to the 1.8 TFSI) combines heat resistivity and durability with low burden.
The upgraded turbocharger promote increases outturn; it develops capable 1.2 bar of bearing press and can resist beat temperatures of capable 1,000 degrees Celsius. A limited guardianship air intercooler lowers the temperature of the tight air precipitously, olibanum increasing the batch of air usable for burning. The electronically controlled wastegate valve operates really cursorily and just. At share consignment, it reduces the backbone insistence and thusly the beat insistency resulting in rock-bottom charge-cycles.
The foursome cylinders are constantly good filled with the optimal mix of fire and air. “Swumble” flap (purl and twig) cause a targeted burster gesture in the influent air – this is the base for an optimal intermixture prep. The inlet camshaft can be familiarised variably by capable 60 degrees of crankshaft gyration, the discharge camshaft by 30 degrees. On the eject position, the Audi valvelift organisation (AVS) varies valve rhytidoplasty in two stages.
Extra proficient features from Audi’s modular efficiency program conduce to the low fire expenditure of the 2.0 TFSI. One lesson is the extra collateral shot as a postscript to FSI aim shot. Below office consignment, this minimises fire uptake and particulate emissions. FSI fire injectant comes into caper when start and at higher freight.
The forward-looking thermic direction arrangement uses two circular valves combined in a individual faculty to influence coolant menstruation and temperature. These valves insure that the locomotive oil heats capable its optimal operational temperature as presently as potential. The tucker multiply is incorporated into the cylinder caput, a encourage resolution that accelerates locomotive tune-up chase a frigidness jump and lowers the beat temperature. Over-the-counter efficiency measures admit decreased clash by agency of an innovational finishing for the plunger skirts and roll bearings for the counterweight shafts, too as a demand-controlled oil ticker and the start-stop organization.
Lightning-fast: The six-speed S tronic
A six-speed manual transmitting and the six-speed S tronic are useable. The glower gears of both transmissions are tightly separated for gaudy operation. The marvellous proportion of the top train lowers rpm and therefore fire uptake. The driver can manoeuvre the lightning-fast and virtually unnoticeably smooth-shifting S tronic in either the D and S robotlike modes or manually exploitation the optional paddles on the wheel.
For standing starts, Found Mastery (lone with S tronic) delivers the locomotive’s might to the route with outlined tyre slip-up. Another characteristic of the dual-clutch infection is the fuel-saving coasting mood. It is excited when Audi campaign choice is set to efficiency and the driver takes his or her substructure off of the gun.
The measure quattro perm all-wheel effort gives the Audi S3 Saloon the critical redundant when it comes to grip, kinetics and constancy. Its centrepiece is a new highly-developed, electronically controlled and hydraulicly actuated multi-plate clench; in gild to circularize angle more expeditiously, it is located ahead of the arse derivative. The covenant and comparatively jackanapes clench distributes the powerfulness. Nigh of it is sent to the battlefront wheels. If grip decreases thither, torsion is redirected steplessly to the backside wheels.
Highly advanced: The chassis
The frame harmonizes super swell with the herculean locomotive. The Audi S3 Saloon responds to steerage remark exactly and impromptu, pickings all types of corners at eminent speeding and with piddling soundbox motility.
A key gene is the balanced axle lading dispersion of 59 percentage to 41 percentage ‘tween the battlefront and arse axles. The 12-degree reverse tilt of the locomotive and the figurehead axle situated far to the battlefront lend to this. Both solutions are contribution of the Modular Thwartwise Matrix. The subframe and swivel bearings of the strawman hanging are made of al. The behind axle is a four-link innovation.
The athletics abatement lowers the consistence of the S3 Saloon by 25 millimeters (0.98 in) compared with the A3 Sedan. The standard feature progressive steering makes handling even sportier. Its steering rack is designed so that the steering ratio becomes increasingly direct when turning. The result is reduced steering effort when parking and when in city traffic. Steering is extremely precise during fast, sporty driving. Steering boost varies as a function of speed to ensure excellent steering characteristics for every driving situation.
The steering works closely together with various assistance systems on board the new S3 Sedan, such as the standard rest recommendation and the optional Audi active lane assist and park assist systems.
The new Audi S3 Sedan comes standard with 8 J x 18 wheels in a five parallel-spoke design. Flow forming technology makes them very lightweight. The rim well is rolled out under high pressure and at high temperature. This process strengthens the material, thus permitting thinner wall thicknesses. 18-inch wheels in a variety of designs are available as options. 19-inch wheels are also available in combination with the optional Audi magnetic ride damper control system. 225/40 R18 tires are standard.
With a diameter of 340 millimeters (13.39 in), the front brake discs are large. Their black (optionally red) calipers bear S3 logos. The latest evolution of the ESC electronic stabilization control system intercedes every bit as sportily as sensitively.
Also standard in the Audi S3 Sedan is the Audi drive select dynamics system, which controls the function of the accelerator, power steering and the optional S tronic. The driver can switch between the modes comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual at the push of a button. The individual mode allows the driver to specify his own profile of preferred settings.
Audi drive select also influences the optional Audi magnetic ride damper control system. Circulating inside the shock absorber pistons is a synthetic hydrocarbon oil containing tiny magnetic particles. When a voltage is applied to a coil, a magnetic field is generated in which the particles realign so that they are oriented perpendicular to the oil flow thereby impeding its flow in the shock absorber channels.
The system’s controller continuously analyzes the driver’s style and the condition of the road and adjusts the damping forces within milliseconds. The driver can choose between three modes. In auto mode, the dynamic four-door model is very balanced; in comfort mode, relatively soft. In dynamic mode, however, it assumes a taut stance on the road. The targeted support of the wheels provides for more neutral self-steering behavior and more precise steering response.
Aluminum and ultra high-strength steel: The body
The outstanding dynamics of the Audi S3 Sedan are also attributable to its lightweight construction, one of Audi’s great strengths. Equipped with the manual transmission, the four-door model has a curb weight (without driver) of just 1,430 kilograms (3,152.61 lb). Ultra high-strength steels are used in many areas of the occupant cell; the engine hood is made of aluminum.
The Audi S3 Sedan also expresses its dynamic nature visually, with an athletic design and a decisive look. The flat engine hood, the precisely drawn lines, the tautly curved surfaces and the flat roof arch stretch the body visually. The new top-of-the-line model is 4,469 millimeters (14.66 ft) long, 1,796 millimeters (5.80 ft) wide and 1,392 millimeters (4.57 ft) tall. The long wheelbase of 2,631 millimeters (8.63 ft) provides for a generously spacious interior.
Specific details underscore the high-performance character of the Audi S3 Sedan. The S-specific Singleframe grille has aluminum-look, double horizontal bars. A chrome frame surrounds the grille; the insert is finished in matt platinum gray. Aluminum-look double ribs and honeycomb inserts fill the air inlets in the bumper, which are framed with strongly flared edges. Audi offers optional LED headlights for excellent illumination of the road and an unmistakable look.
Aluminum-look exterior mirror housings and the sill strips catch the eye on the flanks of the four-door sedan. The rear bumper has been redesigned, and a subtle spoiler lip provides an aesthetic design feature at the top of the trunk lid. The rear lights predominantly employ LED technology. The platinum gray diffuser has an aluminum-look double bar and four ribs. It encloses the exhaust system’s four oval tailpipes with their chrome tips. Among the twelve paint finishes are the exclusive crystal-effect colors Panther black and Sepang blue. S3 badges adorn the rear and the front.
Entirely in black: The interior
The Audi S3 Sedan features an all-black interior, including the standard inlays in matt brushed aluminum. Many of the controls shine in an aluminum-look finish. As in every Audi, operation is simple and the quality uncompromising. The luggage compartment holds 390 liters (13.77 cubic ft).
Great attention to detail documents the sedan’s dynamic character. The dials of the instruments are in an S-specific dark gray metallic finish; the numbers and needles are white. The tachometer features a three-dimensional S3 logo and a boost pressure indicator. A color driver information system with lap timer is standard. The power-retractable monitor (standard with the MMI radio and above) powers up to display a special S3 screen.
A leather-covered sport steering wheel with an S3 badge is also standard in the Audi S3 Sedan. Audi also offers a leather-covered, multifunction sport steering wheel with the rim flattened at the bottom, and shift paddles with aluminum details are available as an option in combination with the S tronic. Other S-specific features are the pedals and footrest of brushed stainless steel as well as the red rings on the start-stop button and on the specially designed gear selector lever. The aluminum door sill trims with S3 badge round out the high-quality and exclusive package.
The front sport seats provide optimum hold and support. The seat cushions can be extended, and S3 logos are embossed in the backrests. The side bolsters come as standard covered in Pearl Nappa leather while the seat center sections are covered in cloth. Combinations of Alcantara and Pearl Nappa leather or Fine Nappa leather with Velvet leather are also available. Contrast stitching provides accents. Audi offers optional S sport seats with integrated head restraints and shoulder inserts with diamond quilting. The two-colour Audi design selection in black/parade red is an exclusive alternative.
The list of standard equipment in the S3 Sedan includes an anti-theft alarm system, deluxe automatic air conditioning, xenon plus headlights and the storage and luggage compartment package. Topping the range of infotainment choices is MMI navigation plus with MMI touch. The complementary Audi connect module supports the LTE standard to bring Audi’s tailored Internet services to the car. The range of advanced driver assistance systems is also groundbreaking. Delivery of the new top-of-the-line model in Germany begins in February 2014 at a base price of €40,400.