The sporty and expressive lines give the Audi A3 Sportback a dynamic appearance. Supplemented by a large selection of driver assistance systems, the Audi A3 models are ideal for the city and at the same time will win you over on spontaneous excursions. An additional highlight is the optionally-available Audi virtual cockpit.
With its innovative design and sophisticated technology, the Audi S3 Sportback is the perfect example of Vorsprung durch Technik. With plenty of room for the whole family and plenty of power for the open road.
The dynamic roof contour underlines the athletic character of the Audi A3 Sportback. The distinctive tornado line along the edge of the windows and the dynamic line above the sills show its lean side of the five-door. The rear view is dominated by the three-dimensional combination rear lights, the clearly separated lines and a wide diffuser. In keeping with its dynamic character, the Audi A3 Sportback with the optionally available S line selection appears to be in the fast lane and also emphasises the individuality and dynamic demands of the vehicle and the driver alike.
The chassis of the Audi A3 Sportback impresses with its sportiness: with the optional sports suspension the body is 15 millimetres lower, with the S line sports suspension it is 25 millimetres lower. The electromechanical power steering works sensitively and efficiently. The electrically assisted progressive steering system is also available as an option. All engines will impress with an agile drive with simultaneous high efficiency.
The S3 comes with the strengthened 2.0 TFSI engine with 228 kW (310 hp), and shares the same exterior design language with the other members of the S3 family. Such as, for example, the S-specific twin-pipe exhaust system, which gives both of the two sets of oval exhaust pipes their impressive width. A distinctive roof-edge spoiler gives this five-door more contact with the road surface. LED headlights are standard for all versions; the red brake calipers on the 17-inch ventilated brake disks are optional. Equipped with the optional seven-speed S tronic, which comes with a freewheeling function, the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) takes just 4.6 seconds in the Audi S3 Sportback.
On the exterior, the RS 3 Sportback shows off its power in the form of a striking Singleframe with a gloss black honeycomb grille, large air inlets and angular sill trims. The redesigned blade in the bumper gives the front end an even wider look. At its ends it forms narrow, upright funnels. LED headlights with their distinctive lighting signature are standard. It's equipped with sport seats in black fine Nappa leather. RS sport seats with more contoured profiles and integrated head restraints for the driver and front passenger are available. RS emblems are emblazoned on the seatbacks of both seating variants. The RS sport leather steering wheel is flat-bottomed and features buttons for operating the infotainment system. Behind the impressive performance of the Audi RS 3 Sportback is the world’s most powerful production five-cylinder engine – the 2.5 TFSI. It delivers 294 kW (400 hp) of output – 33 hp more than the predecessor engine – and is 26 kilograms (57.3 lb) lighter thanks to its aluminium crankcase, among other features.