Finally! Now 2018-2019 Audi has officially presented another representative sports segment – a new three-charged, which was a traditional Sportback consoles, as well as changed the letter A to the letter S in its name. As a result, we face an interesting, dynamic, elegant, able to provide decent resistance on the track any car, 2018-2019 Audi S3 Sportback – model year. The official presentation took place in Geneva in the framework of the international motor show. It is here that visitors, media and other companies representing their cars, managed to look at the 2018-2019 Audi S3 Sportback with my own eyes in the completed form.
Outside view of the new five-door hatchback is already familiar to many on the previously presented three-door version, as well as the sedan. Drastic changes have occurred.
Of course, as the entire line of the Sportback, the front part of the body, characteristic grille, modern optics, which is like a form of the predator eyes, ready to pounce at any moment. Trim elegant hood perfectly complements the “front end” 2018-2019 Audi. Look at the photos themselves and personally verify this.
On the sides you can not fail to note the fine lines that give the swiftness of the image, well-chosen wheels and tires. As a result, a car with a profile does not look like a little dog on huge feet. All accurate, refined and harmonious.
As for the rear, then there should be noted the additional protection of a plastic bumper, on both sides of the bifurcated exhaust for a total of four nozzles, and, as always, beautifully tailored optics that fascinates with its activation. The trunk does not look massive, it is not currently on the unnecessary elements.
Find differences in five-door hatchback compared to the three-door predecessor is not necessary. Both vehicles are made in an identical style. As expected for this line, the vehicle used high-quality materials and finish trim.
Of course, if you buy the basic version, to count on the presence of the leather interior is not worth it. It will cost more. It should be emphasized ergonomics inherent in the interior.
Everything is convenient, all in their places, nothing seems odd, does not feel the need for something extra.
Since we are talking about the 2018-2019 Audi S3 Sportback, the interior will be different from the presence of the A3 sports elements. For example, aluminum pedals, door sill covers, lighting based on LEDs in most controls, the steering wheel is equipped with a variety of functions. Only you can get it only in case of ordering a complete set.
The car 2018-2019 Audi S3 Sportback equipment has quite serious. Unfortunately, the full list of standard equipment, as well as additional options the company is to distribute 2018-2019 Audi decided not immediately, but only after the start of sales. It is known that in the initial version of the buyer will receive a system that allows to manually change the settings by pressing the gas pedal response, shift points in the automatic transmission and the gear ratio. Also there is a good chance to see the base EBD and ABS, ESP system, wheels 18-inch, LED optics, sport seats, and full power accessories and air conditioning.
Optionally the customer can order the adaptive cruise control, and a modern entertainment system from 2018-2019 Audi. I recommend you watch the video about the new 2018-2019 Audi S3 Sportback – year and to study in detail what awaits buyers.
The first lucky ones who got a chance to buy an 2018-2019 Audi S3 Sportback were residents of Germany. The starting price in the country amounted to nearly forty thousand euros. In Russia the same for the base version with minimal equipment will have to pay 900 thousand rubles, and the maximum grade for the buyer will need to fork out about 1,2-1,5 million rubles. Of course, the car is not cheap, but the money he justifies.
The new 2018-2019 Audi specifications exceeded the expectations of many. Initially it was reported that the engine will use the same as in the previous generation. But in fact it was only formally.
Yes, the engine is actually created on the basis of the old, but made a number of improvements and upgrades. Because the motor can be safely called a new one. Cylinders is the same – four, and engine size did not change and remained two liters. However, the turbine, the system of dual direct injection yielded an impressive 300 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. Cutting-edge design have allowed the German engineers to achieve such impressive results. So now compact S3 Sportback can “do” almost all in a line, but at the same brisk maneuver in dense urban stream.
Dynamic figures were also impressive. Now the car need only 5 seconds to accelerate from a place to mark a hundred kilometers per hour. Clarify that this data with the condition of complete engine six-speed robotized gearbox. There is also a manual. With her acceleration takes 5.5 seconds.
As expected, the maximum speed is limited by the so-called e-collar. So to overclock the machine faster to 250 kilometers an hour will not work. Unfortunately, 2018-2019 Audi has not said how much their novelty can be dispersed without the limiter. Of course, at 300 horsepower, the aerodynamic capabilities of the body and ease the vehicle, its speed characteristics are much higher than 250 kilometers per hour. It is not known whether the 2018-2019 Audi to produce some market versions without the limiter. If so, it would be interesting to know the true potential of the car.
Another important point is the expense. With this power a hundred kilometers, the 2018-2019 Audi S3 – spends only 6.9 liters of gasoline with a robotic gearbox. If we take the car to the mechanics, the flow rate will rise, but only slightly, to just 7 liters per hundred kilometers of distance traveled. The result is that a dynamic, powerful, lightweight vehicle having a turbocharger, the system of dual fuel injection and a number of modifications, is still positioned as an economical car, fully satisfying all the requirements of environmental safety.
The car has received all-wheel drive system, the suspension is tuned for a sporty character, reduced the ride height by 25 millimeters compared to the A3 version. Due to modifications happen to achieve optimum control and smooth running in high-speed corners and on the straights. 2018-2019 Audi offers its customers an adaptive suspension that automatically adjusts settings to suit the current driving conditions. Of course, for such an option will have to pay.
What is the result?
As expected, the German manufacturer has released a worthy continuation of the Sportback range, focused on the comfort and safety, as well as emphasized the sporty 2018-2019 Audi S3 Sportback – year. This is evident both outside and inside. Numerous reviews of the owners show that the new generation of S3 was better than its predecessor, has lost the existing shortcomings and turn them into advantages.
Yes, this car can not afford one. However, if you buy it, you never regret their choice. Like it or not, but it’s an 2018-2019 Audi, and even Sportback series.