All-new Audi S3 hathback debuts prior Paris

Audi unveiled today the new S3 hatchback, a model which will go on sale in Europe starting 2013.

Meanwhile, we will get a closer look at the new sporty German hatch at the upcoming Paris Motor Show which opens its gates in the coming days.

2013 Audi S3

2013 Audi S3

Under the hood of the new S3 is a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol unit capable to deliver 296 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 380Nm of torque between 1,800 and 5,500 rpm.

2013 Audi S3

2013 Audi S3

Thanks to a six-speed manual gearbox, the new Audi S3 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5,4 seconds. An optional S tronic dual clutch transmission is also available and manages to improve the acceleration time to 5,1 seconds while the top speed remains the same, at 250 km/h.

2013 Audi S3

2013 Audi S3

Fuel economy figures are rated at 6,9 liters/100 km (S Tronic) and 7 liters/100 km (manual) with CO2 emissions of 159 g/km.

2013 Audi S3

2013 Audi S3

Aesthetic features include a new front grille, LED daytime running lights, new bumpers and side skirts. The new Audi S3 hatchback will be priced from €38,900 in Germany.

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