2021 Audi S3 Unveiled
The sleek 2021 Audi S3 was introduced in both sedan and hatchback styles. Both models will go on sale later this year in foreign markets. The output variant will top the range of fourth-generation Audi A3 before next year’s extreme RS3 comes in.
Audi fitted the S3 with the same 2.0 liter, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine as its siblings Volkswagen Golf GTI and Cupra Leon. Because it produces 310hp and 400Nm of torque in the S3, this is marginally rated above that of the preceding generation vehicle. This permits a 4.8sec time of 0-100kph and a peak speed of 250kph. Power is provided by a 7-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox to all four wheels as normal.
As with regular A3, the styling of the output model has grown slowly, rather than being completely overhauled.
Redesigned headlights – with an optional matrix LED system – sit above a new grille and front splitter with wider air intakes, while the rear-wheel arches have been reprofiled to the left. All models on the rear are set apart from the regular A3 with a prominent sport exhaust diffuser and quad-exit.
Within the output, the duo is fitted with the same updated interior as the A3. In addition to adding new sports seats and a smaller gear selector, the 2021 Audi S3 features a range of carbon fiber or aluminum trim elements as well as reshaped air vents that form a single unit with the digital display.
As standard, the 2021 Audi S3 comes with a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster that can be upgraded to the Audi Virtual Cockpit for 12.3-inches. There’s also a new-generation 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment device that can include audible input and handwritten letter recognition.
New connectivity features include live traffic details, a parking spot locator and the “Audi connect key,” which allows the vehicle to be unlocked, locked, and started via an Android smartphone.
Well, the 2021 Audi A3 is India-bound and is expected to launch in 2021, which is why both the sportier S3 and RS3 are on the cards, although nothing has been confirmed yet.
In addition to this, a bevy of new Audi models are scheduled to be launched in India, including the RS Q8 super-SUV – the next launch of Audi (later this month) – and the latest Q2, due later this year. The A4 and Q7 facelifts are also being planned for an India launch alongside the second-gen Q3. Therefore, the German carmaker aims to bring the Q5 facelift to the Indian market in 2021.
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