After unveiling their 2012 A3 Sportback this week, Audi pulls back the cover on their upcoming S3 model, which boasts some solid engine upgrades. It will officially debut at the Paris Motor Show next week, but here’s the details from the official press release.
The new model feature a 2.0-liter TFSI direct-injection, turbocharged engine, putting out a respectable 296 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to go from 0 to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds with the six-speed S-tronic, 5.4 seconds in the six-speed manual. It also includes it’s signature all-wheel drive and a standard six-speed manual gearbox or optional dual-clutch transmission.
The 2012 Audi S3 is slated to go on sale early next year with a pricetag of over $50,000.