All-new Audi S3 Sportback on sale in December from $59,990

The all-new Audi S3 Sportback has arrived in Australia with a sharper than expected pricing. Available from December, the new Audi S3 Sportback is priced from $59,990 plus on-road costs.

Sadly, the new S3 is only available as a 5-door (Sportback), with Audi Australia dropping the sporty 3-door version due to low volume in the last generation.

Powered by a new 2.0-litre TFSI engine that developes 206kW and 380Nm, the new S3 Sportback takes just 5.0 seconds to launch from a standstill to 100km/h. Despite its blistering performance, the S3 consumes just 6.9L/100km of fuel.

It is paired with a six-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. Compared to its predecessor, the latest S3 Sport is 70kg lighter, thanks to Audi’s ultra-lightweight technology.

“The new S3 Sportback sets a benchmark for compact premium performance – it is a sensational package,” said Audi Australia’s Managing Director Andrew Doyle.

“Not only does the new S3 Sportback deliver exceptional performance, but it is equipped with all the sophisticated features expected in a luxury vehicle. This car will change the way enthusiasts view the premium ‘hot hatch’ market. Our positioning for this third-generation S3 Sportback makes progressive performance more accessible than ever before.”

Standard equipment is extensive on the S3 Sportback, and includes:

  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights
  • MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch
  • Audi parking system plus: park assist, front & rear sensors with rear view camera
  • 18-inch alloy wheels in 5-parallel spoke design
  • ‘S’ specific body kit
  • ‘S’ exhaust system with quad tailpipes
  • ‘S’ sports suspension
  • Sport seats in fine Nappa leather and heating for front seats
  • Audi Music Interface, Bluetooth interface with music streaming
  • Dual-zone climate control with digital display and rear air vents
  • Leather-wrapped, multi-function flat-bottom steering wheel

Also available for the new S3 Sportback is the S performance package, for $4,990. The package includes:

  • LED headlights
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Audi magnetic ride
  • ‘S’ sports seats in fine Nappa leather with diamond stitching
  • 18-inch alloy wheels in parallel-spoke ‘star’ design
  • Front and rear brake calipers in S design red

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