New Audi S3 Sportback Revealed [VIDEO]

Audi has unveiled the new S3 Sportback ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The new model has a longer wheelbase and a new 297bhp 2.0-litre TFSI engine linked to either six-speed manual gearbox or the optional S tronic twin-clutch transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive. 0-62mph comes in 5.5 or 5.0 seconds respectively and the top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.

The exhaust system also includes a sound flap that opens at certain engine speed ranges to give this even greater depth.

Compared to the outgoing model, the new S3 Sportback is 70kg lighter, tipping the scales at 1,455kg. The main weight savings come from ultra-high-strength steel passenger cell and light aluminium wings and bonnet.

Exterior highlights include aluminium-look single-frame grille, aluminium-look exterior mirrors, side sills, platinum grey diffuser, which houses four oval tailpipes and a large roof spoiler.

The S3 Sportback gets xenon headlights with LED daytime running lamps as standard, while the all-LED headlights are optional.

Order books open from April with first deliveries in September. Pricing details were not released, but Audi says UK pricing will be no higher than outgoing model, meaning the new S3 Sportback will start at around £34,000.

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