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Following yesterday’s reveal of the 2013 Audi A3 Sportback, the 2013 Audi S3 Hatchback is scheduled to greet the general public for the first time in the 2012 Paris Auto Show before going on sale in the beginning of next year in Europe. It will have a base price of €38,900 ($50,500) in its home country of Germany.
With a curb weight of 3,075 lbs (1,395 kg), the Audi S3 Hatchback around 132 pounds lower than the outgoing model. Overall dimensions are a length of 14 feet; a height of four years old.7 feet; a wheelbase stretching 8.5 feet along with a width of 5.8 feet.
The 2013 Audi S3 equipped a model-specific grille, a revised front bumper, 18-inch alloy wheels are standard, updated side skirts, a different rear bumper that incorporates a diffuser, LED DRLs and aluminum-look mirror caps.
Inside the cabin you will find gray instrument dials with white needles; sports seats; the back seats are folded; round air vents; clear and intuitive controls and storage capacity up to 39 cubic-feet.
Under the 2013 Audi S3′s hood lies a 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine that features a turbocharger and direct injection, four delivering 296 hp and 280 pound-feet of torque to all or any four wheels. The S tronic seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, can run from 0-60 mph within 5.1 seconds and electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.