14 Aug 2020: Audi unveils the all-new S3 in sedan and hatchback forms
Both the variants share some design highlights and offer a host of new features like sports seats, an updated infotainment system, live traffic data, and "Audi connect key" which allows you to unlock/lock the car via an Android smartphone.
The S3 will go on sale in international markets later this year.
Exteriors: Audi S3: At a glance
Both Audi S3 Sedan and S3 Sportback have a sharp look, featuring a blacked-out trapezoidal grille, large air dams, a muscular bonnet, a prominent rear diffuser, and quad exhaust units.
On the sides, the cars are flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and designer alloy wheels.
For lighting, they get L-shaped headlamps with a matrix LED system as optional.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
The interiors of the Audi S3 Sedan and Sportback are somewhat similar to the standard A3. However, they offer sports seats, reshaped air vents, and aluminum or carbon fiber trim elements.
The cars also pack a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a new 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment console that can provide acoustic feedback and recognize handwritten letters.
Engine: Power and performance
The Audi S3 Sedan and Sportback draw power from a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol mill seen on the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Cupra Leon.
The motor comes mated to a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox and makes 310hp of maximum power and 400Nm of peak torque.
Both the cars can sprint from 0-100km/h in around 4.8 seconds and offer a top speed of 250km/h.
Fact: What about the pricing?
Details pertaining to the pricing and availability of the Audi S3 Sedan and S3 Sportback are not available as of now. However, they should carry a premium over the India-bound Audi A3 which is expected to sport a price-tag of around Rs. 35 lakh.