AUDI hopes to broaden the appeal of its sporty S3 hatch with a new five-door Sportback model. The new, more spacious S3, joins the rorty three-door German hot-hatch that was introduced halfway through last year. Both the three and five-door S3s use a red-hot 2.0-litre turbocharged four that belts out a healthy 188kW of power. At this stage it is only available with a six-speed manual, but a dual-clutch auto is expected to follow at some stage. The S3 uses a constant all-wheel-drive system to make sure it has the best possible traction at all times. It can bolt to 100km/h in a claimed 5.8 seconds and maxes out at an electronically-limited 250km/h. There is also a swag of luxury gear, including supportive leather sports seats and a meaty Bose sound system.
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