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ABT Sportsline offers power package for the 2017 Audi S3 Cabrio

Would you like to shred the streets riding an Audi S3 Cabrio that has had its engine boosted? You're in luck, as a leading auto tuning company has stepped up its game and remade the Audi S3 into a raging speed sports car.

Audi S3 Cabriolet is the convertible, roofless variant of the S3 hatchback that is largely influenced by the S3 Saloon, and is geared to compete against the BMW 2 Series Convertible and the Porsche Boxster. The S3 Cabriolet comes with a 2.0 L turbocharged petrol engine that delivers around 305 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. Features come with direct and indirect injection system, high strength connecting rods, twin balancer shaft and pure aluminium pistons.

But this convertible will be getting the makeover, ABT Sportsline style. The tuner's ABT Power S package produces speed that has been deemed impressive by the car enthusiasts. It has been compared to a hurricane, but even a hurricane can rarely achieve a wind speed that’s faster and stronger than what the tweaked S3 Cabrio can dish out.

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ABT Sportsline modifies Audi S3 to be as powerful as new RS3 Sedan

With the recent unveiling of the new Audi RS3 Sedan, discerning S3 owners with an eye for sporty dynamic performance are presented with several options. They could sell off their S3 rides and get the new RS3 Sedan. Or they could contact German-based tuner ABT Sportsline and settle for more powerful version of the S3.

ABT could transform the Audi S3 Sedan into a sportier riding machine by offering a number of tweaks from the engine to its exhaust. Specifically, ABT is offering two ABT Power software units that tune the sedan’s 2.0 four-cylinder TFSI engine to a whole new level. For instance, the ABT Power software could hike the TFSI’s power from 228 kW (310 hp) of output and 400 Nm of torque to around 272 kW (370 hp) of output and 480 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the ABT Power S software could significantly hike the engine’s power to 294 kW (400 hp) of max output and 500 Nm of peak torque.

That is higher than the 362 hp of output and 465 Nm of torque developed by the 2.5-liter TFSI engine under the hood of the Audi RS3. With the ABT Power S software, the 2.0 four-cylinder TFSI engine is as powerful as the improved variant of the 2.5-liter TFSI powerplant that develops 394 hp of output and 480 Nm of torque available between 1,700 rpm and 5,850 rpm. Since the Audi RS3 could sprint from zero to 100 km/ (62 mph) in around 4.1 seconds, we could expect the ABT-tuned S3 to perform about the same.

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2017 Audi A3 Facelift updated with new engines, lights, driver assistance tech

2017 Audi A3 Facelift is once ready to hog the spotlight with its new engines, new driver assistance systems and newly designed headlights and taillights as well as the new Audi virtual cockpit. Customers can avail of the A3 in different variants: a three-door, a Sportback, a sedan and a Cabriolet.

It can also be availed as the athletic Audi S3, which features a more dynamic performance and comes with an array of technological elements. Moreover, the A3 features alternative drive systems like the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron and the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron.

Thanks to its lightweight design, the Audi A3 features a lighter curb weight. In particular, the Audi A3 with 1.0 TFSI engine comes with a curb weight of just 1,150 kg (2,535.3 lb). Despite its lightweight nature, the A3 has a crash-proof and rigid body.

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2015 Audi S3 Sedan Limited Edition announced for the United States

Audi has quietly announced the S3 Limited Edition in the United States and if you hurry up, you might get your hands of one of the 350 examples that will be built. Each unit will get visual upgrades such as a Daytona Gray pearl-effect paint, a two-tone (Black/Magma Red) interior, LED headlights and red brake calipers.

Morever, the S3 Sedan Limited Edition gets the 19-inch Performance package that normally costs $1,500 and includes 19-inch wheels wrapped in summer high performance tires and the magnetic ride suspension.

Under the hood, there is the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four petrol engine that develops 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, bolted to a dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission that delivers the power to the road via the permanent Quattro all-wheel drive system.

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Audi has unveiled the pricing for its MY2015 S3 performance Sedan, A3 Cabriolet and A3 TDI clean diesel Sedan – all new models joining the recently launched Audi A3 family. The new models effectively expand the lineup for the Audi S, Cabriolet, and TDI models. The MY2015 Audi A3 model line-up features new technologies as well as detailed craftsmanship typical of larger flagship sedans.

Offered as standard on the models are leather seating surfaces, power panoramic roof, power driver's seat and split folding rear seatback as well as Bluetooth technology with audio streaming, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD radio, and Audi pre sense basic. Also presented as standard are the Audi signature Singleframe grille, bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights. Aside from these standard features, also available are MMI technology, 4G LTE connectivity, full LED headlights and a Bang & Olufsen audio system.

Not only that, the new A3 family will feature the latest Audi connect, which includes picture navigation, read-aloud news headlines, Facebook and Twitter alerts, as well as access to more than 7,000 Web radio stations and personalized RSS news feeds. Customers could also avail of the Audi drive select, which renders adjustable a number of functions like throttle response, shift points, and the electromechanical steering effort.

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Yesterday we’ve told you that Volkswagen is planning an even more powerful version of the Golf R for the 2014 Beijing Motor Show called Golf R Evo but it appears that the German company will apply the same strategy with the Audi S3. Dubbed Audi S3 Plus, the new model will fill the gap between the S3 and the top-of-the-range RS3 Sportback.

If the RS3 Sportback is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine rated at 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque, the S3 Plus will use the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine boosted to an impressive 375 hp and 500 Nm of torque. With the S3 Plus, Audi aims to create a more powerful engine and take on Mercedes-Benz AMG’s division 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine found on the A45 AMG and capable to deliver 360 hp and 450 Nm of torque.

The new Audi S3 Plus will be introduced in 2015 and it is expected to be even faster than the current RS3 Sportback, at least until the next-generation arrives. For those who don’t know, the RS3 Sportback is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h. The next-generation RS3 Sportback is expected to carry the same 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine that will generate over 400 hp.

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Audi is bringing more smiles to its luxury car fans in the United States, particularly to those planning to acquire their first premium vehicle. It isn’t only that Audi is known for sometimes offering less expensive cars than main rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the German luxury group is also planning to launch not just one but five new vehicles in the US.

Audi has already leaked plans to launch the A3 sedan four-door ($29,900 MSRP) and is launching four new cars in the next 16 months. Yes, the carmaker is planning to bring to the US the complete A3 family, including the cabriolet, TDI clean diesel, S3 and A3 e-tron PHEV.

S3 is basically a performance version of the A3 while the A3 TDI is an A3 saloon fitted with a Golf engine. The Audi e-tron is basically a plugin hybrid – it is just the way the carmaker wants to call it.

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There will soon be four all-wheel-drive Audi S quattros sporting 300PS of power -- the new S3 Saloon and the three-door and five-door Sportback and the upcoming S3 Cabriolet. The latest ‘three-box’ version of the latest Audi S quattro Series could now be availed for ordering starting from £33,240 OTR, with the first deliveries to the United Kingdom to take place in March 2014.

The new S3 Saloon is powered by a long-stroke 2.0-litre TFSI engine that shares only its 1,984cc displacement with its predecessor, providing max power of 300PS at 5,500rpm, and max torque between 1,800 and 5,500 rpm. When paired to the S tronic twin-clutch transmission, the engine allows the S3 Saloon to accelerate from zero to 4.9 seconds to 62mph to reach a limited 155mph top speed (5.3 seconds with the manual transmission).

The car has combined fuel economy that stands at 40.9mpg for the automatic, and 40.4mpg for the manual. This four-cylinder engine features new technologies that allow it to boast improved output and economy -- use of both direct and indirect injection; integration of the exhaust manifold into the cylinder head; and use of innovative thermal management for faster warm-up.

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Audi is now the first carmaker to fully integrate the superfast 4G/Long Term Evolution data transfer standard into a production car. Audi has made the 4G’ technology available in the Audi S3 Sportback and will offer it to all other variants in the premium compact range in November.  The Audi connect system will be more sophisticated and more state-of-art as the integration of 4G/LTE networks the car with the driver and the Internet.

The 4G/LTE system may also provide an interface with the infrastructure and with other vehicles.  4G/LTE, which could significantly widen the possibilities with in-car ‘infotainment,’ is only available on a relatively small scale in the United Kingdom, but is set for a wider roll-out during this. This most advanced of mobile communication standards allows the transfer of larger data like HD music and films, through the Internet.

The MMI navigation plus installed in the Audi S3 Sportback employs 4G/LTE to provide the services of Audi connect to the driver. These services include navigating with Google Earth and Google Street View, music streaming, and taking online traffic information.  Access to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is now vehicle-friendly through a text-to-speech function and a status function with prepared text modules. 

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At the 2013 New York Auto Show, Audi unveiled the all-new 2014 S3 Sedan. Set to make its debut on the market just a few months after the launch of the new sedan model series, the new S3 Sedan will be powered by the 2.0-liter TFSI engine delivering 221 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb ft) of torque. Using the S tronic, the S3 Sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds, while with the manual transmission it takes 5.3 seconds.

Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155.34 mph). Still, fuel consumption is just 6.9 liters per 100 km (34.09 US mpg) or 7.0 liters (33.60 US mpg) (with S tronic or manual transmission).

CO2 equivalent of 159 or 162 grams per km (255.89 or 260.71 g/mile). Comparing it with the A3 Sedan, the S3 Sedan is with 25 mm lower and features larger brakes behind the standard 18-inch wheels: the front discs are 340 mm (13.39 in) in diameter.

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For the first time ever, the Audi A3 cabriolet will be offered as an S3. It will be four-wheel drive and will deliver 296bhp. Meanwhile, the new cabriolet (which has more power) will be presented this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It was spied to feature quad tailpipes. The cabrio is based on the new A3 saloon. It’s likely to have a bigger boot space than the old model, which has already stopped production.

Because of switching to the saloon body, the car becomes a bit longer too. The two cars will be produced at the same plant located in Hungary. The new model will keep the existing car’s fabric roof in order to maintain its weight and complexity as well as its costs. The S3 cabrio is believed to offer a strong performance.

The S3 hatch, when equipped with a dual-clutch automatic gearbox, can accelerate from zero to 62mph in 5.1sec. This means that the cabrio is easily capable of hitting a time of less than 5.5 seconds.

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Audi unveiled today the latest S3 Sportback and announced that it will bring the hot hatchback next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Comparing it with the two-door S3, the brand new S3 Sportback has something special: two extra doors! Under the hood we find the same 2.0-liter TFSI engine delivering 300 hp and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque.

The new S3 Sportback will be capable to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.0 seconds and will have a top speed limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h. Still, this will not be enough to overtake the new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG.

Launch Control delivers the engine's power to the road with defined tire slip. The 2.0 TFSI consumes just 6.9 liters per 100 km (34.09 US mpg) on average when paired with the S tronic (7.0 liters [33.60 US mpg] with the manual transmission).

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A new, 276bhp Audi S3 will be launched this September at the Paris Motor Show. It competes with the other hot hatch units in Europe with a boost in its premium-brand performance. This newest model from Audi’s S-badged line-up was previewed in an artist impression.

The S3 has a price tag of around £32,000 and will arrive at UK showrooms early next year. Its closest rivals would be the £30,000 BMW M135i hatchback announced last week and the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG that will be featured with the S3 at Paris. Audi had hoped to equip the new all-wheel-drive S3 with a detuned version of the 2.5-litre five-pot engine of the RS3 Sportback.

What happened instead is that the S3 will use a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that will be used in an entire host of other Volkswagen Group models because of its compatibility with the new modular MQB platform.

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A landmark in transmission technology is now on hand in the Audi S3 and S3 Sportback athletic compact versions. The S tronic dual-clutch transmission combines the powerful two-liter TFSI motor with the road in a way that is both athletic and economical.

This guarantees faster acceleration, high agility and ride comfort together with improved fuel economy. A true wonder of engineering, the ground-breaking S tronic dual-clutch transmission has been a phenomenon ever since it was introduced in the Audi TT 3.2 quattro in spring 2003. It unites the advantages of a compact six-speed manual transmission with the traits of a contemporary automatic.

The driver therefore benefits from massive agility and driving pleasure with acceleration that is both united and active, without any detectable disturbance in the flow of power. This goes together with good economy due to low fuel utilization, and comfortable operation. The ultracompact S tronic with dual multi-plate clutch can at the same time preselect two gears.

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