Spy photographers have caught the 2020 Audi S3 present process testing in Sweden and now we’re lastly getting a glimpse contained in the cabin.
Snapped at a distance, the inside of the upcoming S3 is noticeably sportier than its predecessor. Drivers sit behind a leather-wrapped steering wheel and discover themselves dealing with what is probably going a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Whereas we are able to’t see the cluster within the photographs, it’s flanked by two giant air vents which protrude from the dashboard in a Lamborghini-esque trend.
Additional beneath, we are able to see a driver-oriented infotainment system that seems to be the identical one used on the 2019 A1. This probably means it’s a 10.1-inch touchscreen show.
Extra styling particulars are exhausting to make out, however the cabin has metallic accents and what seems to be to chrome door handles.
On the surface, the S3 adopts an evolutionary design that’s immediately recognizable. The entrance of the new hatch is dominated by an enormous Singleframe grille with incorporates a honeycomb mesh insert. The mannequin additionally has giant air intakes and acquainted headlights.
The evolutionary styling continues aft of the A-pillar, however redesigned mannequin has a extra outstanding shoulder line and a sportier greenhouse. This explicit prototype additionally wears five-spoke alloy wheels which can be backed up by a beefy braking system with giant entrance discs.
The rear of the automotive is closely camouflaged, however we are able to see some aerodynamic styling modifications because the tailgate-mounted spoiler is now joined by vertical elements which assist to direct air across the again of the automobile. Additional beneath, we are able to see new taillights and a rounded bumper which contains wider reflectors. Lastly, there’s a well-recognized four-tailpipe exhaust system.
Audi has been tight-lipped concerning the upcoming S3, however the mannequin is predicted to experience on an up to date model of the MQB platform similar to the Volkswagen Golf Mk8. The up to date platform ought to allow the mannequin to be lighter and stiffer than its predecessor.
Efficiency specs stay unconfirmed, however the present S3 Sportback has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 295 hp (221 kW / 300 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. It’s related to a seven-speed S tronic transmission which sends energy to a quattro all-wheel drive system. This permits the hatchback to speed up from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds earlier than hitting a restricted high velocity of 155 mph (250 km/h).
The upcoming mannequin will probably be extra highly effective than its predecessor as Audi presumably needs to steal bragging rights away from the Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic which makes use of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 301 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. Regardless of being extra highly effective than the present S3 Sportback, the Mercedes additionally accelerates from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds and has a restricted high velocity of 155 mph (250 km/h).