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2015 Audi S3 - Road Test Specs

2015 Audi S3 Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automated Manual)


Year Make Model2015 Audi S3 2.0T Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Vehicle TypeAWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Estimated MSRP$41,995 ($49,945 as-tested)
Assembly locationGyor, Hungary


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected, inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,984/121
Block/head materialCast iron/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves/cylinder variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)292 @ 5,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)280 @ 1,900
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission type6-speed auto-double-clutch manual with console shifter and steering-mounted paddles with sport/competition modes
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 2.923; II = 1.833; III = 1.308; IV = 0.969; V = 1.037; VI = 0.812; R = 3.263
Final-drive ratio (x:1)I-IV: 4.769, V-VI: 3.444
Differential(s)Front: open, Center: electronically controlled clutch with full-lock (50/50) ability, Rear: open


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, optional driver-adjustable three-mode magnetorheological dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, optional driver-adjustable three-mode magnetorheological dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.3
Tire make and modelContinental ContiSportContact 5P
Tire typeSummer performance front and rear
Tire size235/35R19 91Y (18s standard, 19s optional)
Wheel size19-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, front13.4-inch one-piece ventilated discs with two-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear12.2-inch one-piece ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)4.7

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)26 combined (23 city/31 highway)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.5

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionOptional AM/FM/HD/SAT Bang & Olufsen sound system with 14 speakers and 705 watts
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard
Satellite radioStandard SiriusXM with three-month trial subscription
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional with 7-inch display screen
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Optional
Smart entry/StartStandard
Parking aidsOptional parking sonar front and rear, back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringOptional
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional
Night VisionNot available

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,450
Length (in.)175.9
Width (in.)77.2
Height (in.)54.8
Wheelbase (in.)103.6
Track, front (in.)61.1
Track, rear (in.)60.1
Turning circle (ft.)36.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.2
Legroom, rear (in.)35.1
Headroom, front (in.)36.5
Headroom, rear (in.)36.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)53
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)10


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years
Roadside assistance4 years
Free scheduled maintenance1 year/5,000 miles

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