20 years ago, Audi opened up the sporty premium compact market segment with the first S3. Now we have the new generation S3 Sportback.
The new S3 Sportback display its dynamic character from the very first glance. The front is dominated by the Singleframe with its large rhombus-patterned grille and impressive air inlets, while the housings of the exterior mirrors have a gleaming aluminium look.
The strikingly sporty design of the new S3 Sportback continues on the inside – with the new, compact shifter for the seven-speed S tronic and decorative aluminium or carbon inlays whose design evokes the cut of the headlights. The cockpit is focused on the driver. A 10.25-inch digital display is offered as standard. The sport seats have been newly developed, and their standard series upholstery is largely made from recycled PET bottles, accentuated by stylish contrasting stitching.
The MMI operating concept of the new S3 Sportback is powered by the third generation modular infotainment platform. Route guidance is flexible and accurate. Navigation offers predictions on the development of the traffic situation, high-resolution satellite images from Google Earth, and information about the traffic flow. Individual settings, such as frequently selected destinations or air conditioning preferences, can be stored in up to six user profiles.
Audi pre sense front, swerve assist with turn assist, and lane departure warning all have the potential to prevent accidents and are included as standard. Further assist systems, such as lane change and exit warnings as well as the cross-traffic and park assist systems, are available optionally. The adaptive cruise assist helps with longitudinal and lateral guidance. It maintains the speed and distance to the vehicle in front and assists with lane guidance by means of gentle interventions in the steering. The efficiency assist supports an economic driving style.