liter TFSI inline-4
hp per liter
(from Audi Press
Release) The new Audi S3 Sportback
• New 2.0 TFSI with
221 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque, but just
6.9 liters per 100 km (34.09 US mpg)
• From 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds
• Five doors for even better functionality
221 kW (300 hp). 380 Nm
(280.27 lb-ft) of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9
seconds. The new Audi S3 Sportback offers best-in-class performance.
Its efficiency is also exemplary. The 2.0 TFSI averages just 6.9
liters per 100 km (34.09 US mpg).
The four-cylinder engine in the S3 Sportback has been overhauled.
The only thing in common with its predecessor is a displacement of
1,984 cc. Its rated output of 221 kW (300 hp) is available at 5,500
rpm; maximum torque of 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) is constantly available
from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm.
The high-performance four-cylinder engine responds immediately to
the driver's wishes and boasts a sportily sonorous sound. When the
Audi drive select system is in dynamic mode, the engine's power is
also underscored acoustically. The 2.0 TFSI provides power and
exemplary efficiency alike by relying on many new technologies,
ranging from dual injection through the Audi valvelift system and an
exhaust manifold integrated within the cylinder head to innovative
When equipped with the optional six-speed S tronic, the S3 Sportback
sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in only 4.9 seconds. The
six-speed manual transmission needs just five-tenths of a second
more. Top speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h (155.34 mph).
Launch Control delivers the engine's power to the road with defined
tire slip. The 2.0 TFSI consumes just 6.9 liters per 100 km (34.09
US mpg) on average when paired with the S tronic (7.0 liters [33.60
US mpg] with the manual transmission). This engine thus requires 1.5
liters per 100 km less compared to the previous S3 Sportback.
The lower gears of both transmissions are tightly spaced for sporty
performance while the tall sixth gear reduces fuel consumption. The
dual-clutch transmission can be controlled via optional shift
paddles on the steering wheel and offers the automatic modes D and S
in addition to manual mode.
Equipped with quattro permanent all-wheel drive and a redesigned
multi-plate clutch, this new high-end vehicle in the model line can
accelerate more quickly and safely when exiting a corner. It is
dynamic and stable in all conditions, even rain or snow.
The front axle is 52 millimeters (2.05 in) farther forward compared
to the previous model. The 2.0 TFSI is more than five kilograms
(11.02 lb) lighter than the previous engine and is tilted backward
by 12 degrees.
In addition to a sophisticated suspension and the S sport
suspension, which lowers the body by 25 millimeters (0.98 in), the
axle-load distribution (59% to 41%, front to rear) and new,
progressive steering contribute significantly to sporty handling.
The key to progressive steering is that steering movements determine
the steering ratio. This results in stable and virtually neutral
steering characteristics for outstanding precision during sporty
driving and easier steering while parking.
The new Audi S3 Sportback features 7.5 J x 18 wheels. The low
rolling resistance of the 225/40-series tires helps reduce fuel
consumption. The calipers of the large brakes, which measure 340
millimeters (13.39 in) in diameter up front, are painted black and
bear S logos. They can optionally be red. The electromechanical
parking brake governs the rear axle. Electronic Stabilization
Control (ESC) reflects latest-generation technology.
The new S3 Sportback comes standard with Audi drive select. This
system handles characteristics of the electronic gas pedal, shift
points of the optional S tronic and the steering ratio for
At the push of a button, the driver specifies whether these systems
should operate in comfort, auto, dynamic or efficiency mode. An
additional mode, individual, is available in models equipped with
the MMI Radio or above. The optional Audi magnetic ride system,
which situationally regulates the shock absorbers, is also
controlled via Audi drive select.
Lightweight construction also contributes significantly to the very
dynamic performance of the Audi S3 Sportback. This five-door car has
a curb weight of 1,445 kilograms (3,185.68 lb) – 70 kilograms
(154.32 lb) less than the previous model. Most of this reduction in
weight is on account of the body.