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18 Apr 2013

The roar of the new Audi S3

  • Written by Aitor

The new Audi S3 offers excellent performance (300 CV, 380 Nm of torque and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 4,8 seconds), with exemplary efficiency (liters 6,9 100 km). The third generation of this compact powerful sports continues its development.

2.0 TFSI motor mounted within the Audi S3, Has been completely developed from scratch, the only thing still has in common with its predecessor is the displacement of 1.984 cc. Among 5.500 6.200 rpm and offers a nominal power 300 CV (221 KW). The 380 Nm of torque are available over a wide speed range, from the 1.800 5.500 rpm.

The response of the four-cylinder sport fascinates as much as their sound, which is perceived as a particularly intense when the driving dynamics system Audi drive select is in the dynamic mode. Advanced technologies such as dual injection, the Audi valvelift system and innovative thermal management, to name a few examples, get the four cylinder combine high power with high efficiency.

In combination with the optional S tronic, the new Audi S3 acceleration solves 0 to 100 km / h in just seconds 4,8, 5,2 seconds with manual transmission. Top speed electronically limited reaches 250 km / h. At 100 km, the average 2.0 TFSI requires 6,9 liters of fuel, which rises to 7,0 liters 100 km with manual gearbox. Compared with the previous model equipped with manual transmission, the new Audi S3 consumed less per liter 1,5 100 km, equivalent to a reduction of 35 CO2 grams per km.

Both the manual six-speed S tronic and the six-speed is available as an option, combined with dynamic efficiency. Lower gears are characterized by a short spreading sports and, while the ratio of the long transmission reduces the consumption sixth gear. The permanent all-wheel drive makes use of a newly developed multi-disc clutch that helps Audi S3 to achieve a decisive advantage in both traction and agility. At the exit of a curve, the new Audi S3 can accelerate more quickly and more safely, also presents a dynamic and stable behavior in all circumstances.

The new Audi S3 has an S sport suspension and some elaborate suspensions, which together with progressive direction is critical to accurately and respond spontaneously to steering movements and so masterfully draws all curves at high speed. The zipper is serrated so that the transmission ratio varies with the angle of the steering wheel. Thus, the progressive steering becomes even more direct when steering movements are more pronounced.

The new Audi S3 wheels fitted as standard format 7,5 J x 18; tires have dimensions of 225 / 40. The black painted brake calipers incorporate large enrollment S3.

El Audi S3Also equips the driving dynamics system Audi drive select. Integrates electronic throttle curves, the shift points of the S tronic optional and attendance of progressive steering. The driver can choose at the touch of a button whether these systems have to work in comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency or individually. Optional damper adjustment, is also subject to regulation by the Audi drive select.

The new Audi S3 is very light, weighing just 1.395 kg load. Compared to the previous model, the weight has been reduced by 60 kg largely due to the lightweight body. In the body and the accessories a high percentage of maximum strength steels are used, while the front wings and bonnet are made of aluminum.

As for the exterior design, the Audi S3 highlighted by the low bonnet, the characteristic line tornada below the windows and sharply angled C pillars, which visually stretch the body. The Audi S3 measured 4.254 mm long, 1.777 mm wide and 1.401 mm high.

As an alternative to the standard xenon plus headlights, Audi offers LED headlights in the S3. The LED lights provide a distinctive look to the model and further enhance the lighting.

The housings of the exterior mirrors in aluminum finish and flashy skirts bring a different touch to the side of the new Audi S3. The rear bumper has a new design. The platinum gray diffuser insert with dual chrome frames the four oval tailpipes of the exhaust system, incorporating chrome strips. The roof edge spoiler design S3, Painted in the body color and black lateral aerodynamic elements, visually prolongs the roof. The rear lights have been built in LED technology.

Made entirely in black, the inner dynamism endorses the outside. The areas of the instruments are gray, and white needles. The counter scale incorporates an indicator of the boost pressure. The driver information system color belongs to the standard equipment, the on-board monitor 11 mm thick (from standard MMI radio) electrically deployed and the driver gets a logo S3 when the ignition.

The multifunction sports steering wheel, leather available as an option, has a flattened wreath in the lower part and shift paddles fitted to the vehicle if the shift S tronic. The pedals and footrest are made of stainless steel. As an alternative to the standard sports seats in S sport seats with integrated headrests are offered and area diamond quilted shoulders. Decorative moldings are made in brushed aluminum or matt black.

Beyond the standard equipment, the new Audi S3 is available with many extras, including infotainment systems are counted, he led by MMI navigation plus with MMI touch. An optional add-Audi connect uses a UMTS module to download the vehicle custom Internet services brand. A request Audi equips the new S3 all driver assistance systems that are available in the series.

The new Audi S3 arrives in dealerships in mid-2013. The price in Spain is € 42.800 for manual version and € 43.400 Stronic change.

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Well, like the last post, I have to "autoresponder" for the absence of help. . For those novice mechanics like me, who are looking for answers here from the experts, investigate the problem further. The teeth of the press, as the screws are tightened, should be lowered to no less than 7 or 10 mm from the flywheel (depending on each vehicle model). This movement is what allows the press to keep the clutch disc pressed against the steering wheel, as the disc is worn out with use. If when mounting a disc and tightening the nuts of the press, the teeth remained in the same place without descending, when starting the engine, there would simply be no traction, what it would do is slide when releasing the clutch. If, on the contrary, the teeth descend too much, remaining stuck to the steering wheel (which was my case), because there will be nothing that the collar can move, therefore the car will not have a clutch, the disc always being pressed against the steering wheel. This happens for two reasons, the first is that the press is not working well, or that the paste of the disc is very thick, forcing the teeth to fall too low. This was what I could find out about my doubt. I hope this information is useful to someone.


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