Updated: Jul 16, 2019
What's our take on the Audi S3?
Let’s start off with acceleration. The quoted 0-60mph is 4.7 seconds however, when we tested it, with launch control in the rain, we managed to achieve a 0-60mph time of just 4.6 seconds. That’s even quicker than what Audi quote. That’s thanks to its small 2 litre capacity engine producing 300 horsepower's and 480 NM of torque. Most of the torque is available in the lower rpm range which means the S3 saloon pulls in any gear and the S3 Saloon’s engine has a nice grunt at the higher end of the rpm range meaning it’s 155mph top speed is capable.
Let’s talk about the handling. Simply put, the S3 handles. Even in the rain, because of Audi’s superb Quattro all wheel drive system, when the front end loses grip around the corners, the car sends power to the back to push you out where most front wheel driven cars give up.
The suspension has different settings, and in dynamic mode, the suspension stiffens up to give that extra grip. Having said that, the steering doesn’t give much feedback from the road and there’s not as much feel from it as you would get in a BMW, and putting the car into dynamic road makes the steering a bit heavier, but still doesn’t give the feel.
The steering is precise and driving the S3 Saloon feels very much like a go kart in the way that, whichever way you turn the steering wheel, that’s the way the car will go.
Few things you need to know about the Audi S3
Fuel Consumption Stats
Combined: 40.9 mpg
Urban: 32.1 mpg
Extra Urban: 47.9 mpg
Fuel Type: Petrol
Engine Size: 1,984 cc
0-60 mph: 4.7 secs
Top Speed: 155mph
Drivetrain: Four Wheel Drive
The Audi S3 is full of technology inside & out, giving you the best driving experience.
At Envy Self Drive our Audi S3 is available for hire and you can get the best you can get out of the Audi S3.
Audi S3 For Hire
Audi S3 Saloon won’t be using the public roads as a race track, instead, they’ll be driving it on normal straight roads and maybe even in traffic. That’s where the Audi S3 stands out because it feels special and you get a sense that the engine is alive.
Hire Audi S3?
We regularly service the S3 and maintain it before it is handed over to a customer, so the customer can gain optimum experience when driving this 4 wheel drive beast.
Rent A S3 For The Weekend?
Audi S3 weekend hire is available, not many companies are able to offer this however at Envy Self Drive we offer that luxury towards our customers.
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