2017 Audi S3: What You Need to Know

2017 Audi S3
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If you’ve already begun looking into the Audi S3, you may have noticed something curious: It doesn’t have much competition. Sure, there are plenty of speedy small cars out there, but how many are all-wheel drive? How many have four doors? And how many of those are as luxurious as the 2017 Audi S3?

The S3 is based on the same platform as the Volkswagen Golf R. While those two cars share a lot of similarities, the Golf R is a hatchback and it can’t hang with the Audi in terms of luxury. What you get in the S3 is a fast, nimble sport sedan in which space is at a premium everywhere you look.

While those space limitations mean the S3 isn’t a practical family car, it is nonetheless a four-door sedan than can run low 13s in the quarter mile while getting 28 mpg on the highway, and looking like a nicely tailored suit.

Click through the following slides to see more images of the S3 and learn more details about its performance and features.