Performance Saloons/Hatchbacks under R615,000

2017 Audi S3 Sportback S-Tronic (228kW) 2017 BMW 240i (A) 2017 Nissan 370Z (A) 2017 Subaru WRX 2.5 STI Premium 2017 VW Golf R (DSG)

2017 Audi S3 Sportback S-Tronic (228kW)

2-Litre 4-cylinder Turbo Petrol|6.5-litres/100km|R 528 900.00

Year: 2017

Recommended Retail Price:
R 671 000.00

Price as Tested: R 528 900.00

Maintenance Plan: 5-year/100 000Km

Service Intervals: Service interval indicator (Max 30 000Km)

Original Value Retained Since Registration: 86.21%


  • Model: 2017 Audi S3 Sportback S-Tronic (228kW)
  • New Vehicle Price: R 671 000.00
  • Pre-Owned Retail Price: R 528 900.00
  • Percentage of value retained after 2 years: 86.21%
  • Warranty: 3-Year/120 000Km
  • Maintenance Plan: 5-year/100 000Km
  • Service Intervals: Service interval indicator (Max 30 000Km)

An uprated 228kW powertrain, agile chassis and quattro four-wheel drive ensures that the attractive Audi S3 remains one of the most sought-after hot hatch vehicles at the moment. Sharing many parts with its sister model, the Golf R, the Audi does feel quite a bit different behind the wheel. Although the chassis feels pretty sharp, it’s not quite on par with the best-handling cars available, it's still a lot of fun though. All-round comfort is good too and there is a lot of bells and whistles to play with as well. Interestingly enough the Golf R and Audi S3 also offer top resale values in this category.

Car Specifications

  • Engine: 2-Litre 4-cylinder Turbo Petrol
  • Power and Torque: 228kW/400Nm
  • 0-100km/h: 4.6-seconds
  • Drivetrain: AWD/6-speed Auto (DSG)
  • Fuel Consumption (combined): 6.5-litres/100km
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 55-litres
  • Tare Mass: 1 465kg
  • Boot Capacity (seats up): 340-litres
  • Boot Capacity (seats folded down): 1 180-litres
  • Wheels and Tyres: 225/40R18 (Alloys)
  • Spare Wheel: Space Saver

Standard Features

  • Dual-Zone Climate Control air-conditioning
  • Central Locking
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • On-Board trip computer
  • Multi-media infotainment system with screen
  • Rain Sensor
  • Power steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Isofix rear seats
  • USB and Aux ports
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Paddle shifters
  • Stop/Start
  • PDC front and rear
  • Electric windows
  • CD-Player
  • 12V Connector
  • Front and rear fog lights
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Daytime driving lights
  • Auto headlights on
  • High beam assist
  • Voice Command
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor

Safety Features

  • ABS Braking: Yes
  • EBD: Yes
  • Brake Assist: Yes
  • Airbags: Front and side (7)
  • Traction Control: Yes
  • Stability Control: Yes

Pro's & Con's


  • Good resale values
  • Well-rounded package
  • Cheaper than Golf R
  • Decent amount of luxury and safety kit


  • Styling not as sporty as you would have expected
  • Options are expensive