The 2015 Audi S3 skips out on the “bigger is better” game that’s so common among today’s automakers. That’s good news for enthusiasts, since the S3′s smaller size is sure to make more nimble and involving to drive.In the U.S., drivers probably won’t get a choice of carrier; Audi will most likely partner with a single carrier owing to the fact that U.S. carriers operate on different LTE frequencies. Consequently, Audi and Sierra would have to make different versions of the LTE hardware, just as phone manufacturers sell phones tailored to each carrier’s network.
the engine delivers 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, helping the S3 reach 60 mph from rest in under 5.0 seconds. Top speed will likely be limited to 155 mph, just as it is overseas.The S3 will also feature Audi’s new ‘drive select’ function that allows the driver to adjust throttle response, shift points, and the electronic power steering. Similar to other Audi models, Audi drive select has four settings that include Auto, Dynamic, Comfort and Individual.
Inside, five adults can just squeeze in. Here, they will be treated to (if equipped) leather trim, an LED interior lighting package, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, a MMI interface with 7-inch display and touch pad incorporated rotary dial, and real metal accents. Audi connect mobile Internet is also fitted, offering 4G/LTE browsing speed.
2015 Audi S3 Price and Release Date
The 2015 Audi S3 is likely to hit dealer showrooms next summer, a few months after the A3 rolls out onto America’s streets. Expect the sticker to climb to about $50,000 for a well-equipped S3. Check back for a full review of the 2015 Audi S3, including specs, driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.