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Audi S3 (8P1) facelift Hatchback (2008-2012)

Neo score 53%

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Product Overview

Audi S3 (Typ 8P1) facelift is the performance variant of the facelifted A3 compact hatchback in production from 2008 to 2012. It was powered by an inline-4 petrol engine that displaced 2.0 liters.
Compared to the pre-facelift model, Audi expanded the lineup and introduced a model with DCT alongside the manual offering. Unfortunately, in some markets where emission regulations went insane, Audi had to reduce the vehicle's output.
Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the Audi S3 uses MacPherson front suspension, which doesn't provide the best cornering performance.

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What we found**

Neo score 53% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Generally good styling
Cons
  • Only available with small engine
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Roughly unchanged from pre-facelift

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Specifications

2.0 TFSI 256 quattro2.0 TFSI 256 quattro DCT2.0 TFSI 265 quattro2.0 TFSI 265 quattro DCT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity281 L / 9.9 cu-ft ~ 1011 L / 35.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity8.6 L / 9.1 qt
Engine Oil Capacity4.6 L / 4.9 qt4.6 L / 4.9 qt5.3 L / 5.6 qt5.3 L / 5.6 qt
Fuel Capacity60.0 L / 15.9 gal
Passengers5
Payload560 kg / 1235 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearVentilated discs
Power SteeringHydraulic Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size225/40 R18225/40 R18225/40 R18225/45 R18
Turning Circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft

Construction

Body Style3-door Hatchback

Dimensions

Size | Height1399 mm / 55.1 in
Size | Length4230 mm / 166.5 in
Size | Width1765 mm / 69.5 in
Track Width | Front1522.0 mm / 59.9 in
Track Width | Rear1506.0 mm / 59.3 in
Weight1455.0 kg / 3207.7 lbs1475.0 kg / 3251.8 lbs1455.0 kg / 3207.7 lbs1475.0 kg / 3251.8 lbs
Wheel Size7.5J x 18
Wheelbase2578 mm / 101.5 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h5.9 sec5.7 sec5.7 sec5.5 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph5.6 sec5.4 sec5.4 sec5.2 sec
CO2 Emission198 g/km193 g/km199 g/km193 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.3300.330.3300.33
Fuel Economy8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (combined) | 11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (urban) | 6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (highway)8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (combined) | 11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (urban) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (highway)8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (combined) | 11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (urban) | 6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (highway)8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (combined) | 11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (urban) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (highway)
Top Speed250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 5Euro 5Euro 4Euro 4
EngineCDLCCDLCBHZ, CDLABHZ, CDLA
Engine | Bore82.5 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio9.8:1
Engine | Displacement2.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1984.0 cc
Engine | Power256.0 hp / 190.9 kW @ 6000 rpm256.0 hp / 190.9 kW @ 6000 rpm265.0 hp / 197.6 kW @ 6000 rpm265.0 hp / 197.6 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output129.0 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in129.0 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in133.6 hp/L / 2.2 hp/cu-in133.6 hp/L / 2.2 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke92.8 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque330 Nm / 243.4 lb-ft @ 2500-5000 rpm330 Nm / 243.4 lb-ft @ 2500-5000 rpm350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 2500-5000 rpm350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 2500-5000 rpm
Engine | TypeTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears6-speed
Transmission | TypeManualDCT S tronicManualDCT S tronic

Production

Availability2010 ~ 20122010 ~ 20122008 ~ 20122008 ~ 2012

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