2017 Audi S3 Car Review by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®

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2017 Audi S3

 

Automotive expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® reviews the 2017 Audi S3, Cabriolet and A3 plus E-Tron. Learn about the brakes, the power, the handling, the technology and of course the value.

 

30% market share in that segment

 

Fun to drive

Driving Performance

Advanced Technologies – First with 4G LTE, and faster MIB infotainment

 

Design:

Value – leather seating, sunroof, quality materials

 

Competes with: BMW, Mercedes, Lexus

Brining advanced technologies and excellent driving dynamics.

New sportier design – 17 or 18″ rims, new front end, rear diffuser and light signatures. More premium materials standard. S-Line now available on mid level models.

 

Interior:

leather, multifunction steering wheel, alumnus interior and 6-way driver and passenger seats.

Virtual cockpit available

Smartphone interface

Bang & Olufsen 705 watt audio system

MMI Touch

 

Power:

2L TFSI 186 hp, 221 torque

O-60 6.6 sec

Quattro- 220 hp, 258 torque

0-60 5.8 sec

 

Driver Assistance system : All have Audi Pre-Sense, side assist with rear traffic assist. Adaptive cruise control with stop and go, Audi lane assist, High beam assistant

 

E-Tron –

Special signature lighting

Efficiency without sacrificing performance, all-electric driving when you want it.

More technology.

16 mile all-electric range

MPGe 380 miles total gas & electric

 

2017 Audi S3 –

more technology, more styling, updated Quattro. Possible RS3 coming.

Different modes: dynamic, auto, comfort and

2L high output Turbo – 292 hp, 280 lb-ft of torque

0-60 in 4.7sec.

Virtual cockpit with a new Sport mode setting

Updated infotainment

Flat bottomed steering wheel

S Sport seats – fully adjustable

Quad exhaust pipes

19″ 5-spoke wheel

Red brake calipers

LED headlights standard with dynamic turn signals

 

Enhanced design, improved technology, better performance and handling.

 

New Audi ride sharing fleet program in Durham, NC national launch in 2017.

 

 

 

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Car Courtesy of Audi
Destination: Raleigh, North Carolina
Music: by AudionautiX.com
Disclosure: Free Royalty Music

 

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