For American consumers that looking for a fast, compact and luxurious sedan, the 2017 Audi S3 is one of the options available for them. The car has a very sensitive handling system and a high-performance engine compared to its predecessors such as the A3. The manufacturer has availed details on the modifications the S3 is likely to undergo. The specifications are mainly for S3 models meant for the European market, but they give an accurate prediction of what is expected in the American market. Some of the changes has undergone include a slight modification of the exterior, the addition of a virtual cockpit, a more powerful engine, and the inclusion of new technologies to assist drivers.
2017 Audi S3 – Style but also Aggressiveness:
The exterior of the 2017 Audi S3 resembles the exterior of the previous models, with the exception of a few modifications. For instance, most Audi models have C-shaped headlights, but the S3 is fitted with a different form of headlights that have sharp bottom edges. This gives the S3 a flat outline with sharp corners. The headlights installed in the S3 provide drivers with the choice of using xenon lights as standard, and matrix LEDs and LEDs as options. The main difference between the 2017 Audi S3 and other models is evident in the rear end of the vehicle, which was slightly changed to make it appear wider. The size of the sedan is the same as that of previous models, and the vehicle has a total length of 13.91 feet and a wheelbase that measures 8.53 feet.
The interior of the new model has remained almost the same, but the main difference is the inclusion of a virtual cockpit. The virtual cockpit is made up of a TFT screen measuring 12.3 inches, which is meant to replace the mechanical gauge cluster that is traditionally located behind the steering wheel in most Audi models. In addition, the S3 is fitted with a 7-inch monitor that is placed at the top of the dashboard. The sedan comes with different types of navigation equipment. For instance, the S3 enables online connectivity, and provides a Wi-Fi hotspot, in addition to features such as Google View, Google Earth, parking information, weather, news, and destination search.
2017 Audi S3 – Top Speed and Accelerate Time:
Concerning the engine, very few changes have been made in the new model. The engine installed in the 2017 Audi S3 has been improved, and it has an output of 295 pounds per feet of torque and 306 hp. This means that Audi has added an extra 11 horsepower and 15 pounds of torque in the new S3 model. The manufacturer has not released the official performance specifications, but speculations indicate that the Audi S3 will have the capacity to speed from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 4.7 seconds. Moreover, the vehicle will be fitted with an S Tronic gearbox, and will have a maximum speed of 155 mph.
2017 Audi S3 – Arrival Date and Price:
Audi has not announced the official price for the S3, but experts have speculated that the price will stay within the normal range. It is expected that the starting price of the sedan in the U.S will be $43, 500. It is also speculated that the 2017 Audi S3 will be released in early May 2017.