A Little of the official presentation of the new generation of the A3, in an oversight of Audi, the design of its sports version, the S3, has also just leaked, in this case in its sedan body, although it is already known that the Sportback variant of 5 doors. As usually happens, the novelty managed to be photographed by the paparazzi at Automedia during the shooting tests for which it circulated without any camouflage on its body.
Without camouflage and with a striking blue color: this makes it very difficult to go unnoticed and it was quickly captured by the cameras revealing its appearance in great detail. Without going to the extreme of what the RS3 will be, the S3 has a more aggressive image, given by the specific bumper, with the huge hexagonal format singleframe grille and the huge air intakes located at the ends of the bumper. Also highlighted are the specially designed alloy wheels fitted with Bridgestone tires (designed specifically for this version) and the mirror casing finished in a glossy black tone. At the rear, the bumper features two simulated air vents and a prominent diffuser with four exhaust vents.
Of course, in addition to aesthetic modifications, the combo will be accompanied by novelties in its mechanics. In this case, the engine will be the Volkswagen Group’s well-known EA288, or 2.0 TFSI as the Ingolstadt firm calls it. It will develop no less than 306 hp (20 hp more than the previous generation) and 40.8 kgm of torque, always associated with the 7-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission together with the Quattro all-wheel drive system, with a cast of traction that can reach 100% to a certain axis.
Additionally, there will also be other important modifications to the suspension and steering, with progressive assistance and a specific set-up and according to its greater benefits. With them, Audi promises that the new S3 will be the most dynamic vehicle in the segment.
With such a leak and considering that the brand did not worry about hiding its design and characteristics too much, it is expected that its presentation will materialize in the coming weeks, as happened with the new A3. Its arrival at the European dealerships will take place shortly after, while for its arrival in our country, we estimate that it will be necessary to wait until the beginning or the middle of next year.