New transmission option on S3

New transmission option on S3

Audi S3 fq

The Audi S3 has recently become available with five doors, but now it has seven speeds courtesy of the S tronic twin-clutch transmission, which quickens shifts compared to the continuing manual version, but can also slow down fuel consumption.

Equipped with S tronic, the three-door S3 can touch 100kph from rest in 5.5 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than the manual version with which it shares its governed top speed of 249kph. The new transmission can boost the S3’s combined fuel economy figure from 33.2mpg to 34mpg. As a result, CO2 output in the S3 S tronic falls from 198g/km to 193g/km.

Advanced electro-hydraulic controls and the alternate use of two clutches enable the S tronic gearbox to deliver fast automatic or manual shifts with virtually no interruption of the engine’s power delivery across its seven ratios, and now gear changes can be made via steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for the first time in the S3’s nine-year history.  The first of the two clutches serves the odd-numbered gears and reverse, and the second the even-numbered gears, so when the S3 is being driven in third gear, for instance, fourth is already pre-selected in anticipation. As soon as the shift command is given, the first clutch is disengaged and the second engaged in just a few hundredths of a second.

Also faster reacting in this latest S3 model is the quattro four-wheel-drive system. Its central hydraulic multi-plate clutch now responds faster when the engine’s 265PS and 350Nm need to be redistributed between the front and rear wheels to maximize stability and traction.

Standard equipment for the S3 includes 18-inch parallel 5-spoke ‘S’ design alloy wheels, ‘S’ body styling and interior detailing and ‘S’ sports suspension. Heated and Silk Nappa leather-upholstered sports seats and Xenon Plus head lamps with LED strip daytime running lights are also part of the package.

Audi S3 fq

The Audi S3 has recently become available with five doors, but now it has seven speeds courtesy of the S tronic twin-clutch transmission, which quickens shifts compared to the continuing manual version, but can also slow down fuel consumption.

Equipped with S tronic, the three-door S3 can touch 100kph from rest in 5.5 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than the manual version with which it shares its governed top speed of 249kph. The new transmission can boost the S3’s combined fuel economy figure from 33.2mpg to 34mpg. As a result, CO2 output in the S3 S tronic falls from 198g/km to 193g/km.

Advanced electro-hydraulic controls and the alternate use of two clutches enable the S tronic gearbox to deliver fast automatic or manual shifts with virtually no interruption of the engine’s power delivery across its seven ratios, and now gear changes can be made via steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for the first time in the S3’s nine-year history.  The first of the two clutches serves the odd-numbered gears and reverse, and the second the even-numbered gears, so when the S3 is being driven in third gear, for instance, fourth is already pre-selected in anticipation. As soon as the shift command is given, the first clutch is disengaged and the second engaged in just a few hundredths of a second.

Also faster reacting in this latest S3 model is the quattro four-wheel-drive system. Its central hydraulic multi-plate clutch now responds faster when the engine’s 265PS and 350Nm need to be redistributed between the front and rear wheels to maximize stability and traction.

Standard equipment for the S3 includes 18-inch parallel 5-spoke ‘S’ design alloy wheels, ‘S’ body styling and interior detailing and ‘S’ sports suspension. Heated and Silk Nappa leather-upholstered sports seats and Xenon Plus head lamps with LED strip daytime running lights are also part of the package.

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