Features & Specs

Audi S3 S-Tronic

Performance hatchback

The Audi S3 still offers the kudos of being a more upmarket brand, with a slightly more upmarket feel. This said their residual values are similar. This however ensures that the Audi S3 delivers good all-round value for money on the used car market.

In 2015-guise the Audi S3 is identical to the VW Golf R if you look under the bonnet. The same FSI turbocharged power unit does duty in both models and even the power figures of 206 Kilowatts and 380Nm of torque is identical. This is not a negative at all, as this FSI turbo engine is well respected in terms of performance and even economy. The 0-100km/h dash will take just over 5-seconds and naturally the top speed comes limited at 250km/h.

Combine the fact that this super hatch will drink only 6.9-litres of fuel per 100km and its clear that the Audi S3 offers buyers quite a versatile package for the price. The engine also proved very smooth and quiet, maybe even too quiet for some performance enthusiast. This said, like the Golf R the four tailpipes still emitted a nice rasping howl when driving at full tilt.

Value For Money

  • R480 200

Fuel Economy

  • 6.9 Litres/100km

Performance

  • 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds
  • Power and Torque at 106kW/365Nm

The Look

  • Exceptional build quality