Is the Audi S3 Fast?

The 2018 Audi S3 is turning some heads at our Orange County area due to its sleek styling and engaging performance. Since it falls into the compact category, many drivers are wondering if the Audi S3 is fast? In the end that’s up to you, but it does provide some impressive numbers and has received many positive reviews. Here are the basic stats:

  • 2.0L turbocharged TFSI® four-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission
  • 292 horsepower
  • 280 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds
  • quattro® all-wheel drive

What That Means

Those are some impressive numbers for a compact sedan and according to the reports of those industry experts who have driven it. They say it feels fast when you get behind the wheel. The team over at Jalopnik loved how effortlessly the dual-clutch transmission shifted gears and how the turbo felt when it engaged. You could hear the roar of the engine and that was quite satisfying to them. They felt the torque kick instantly.

That seems like plenty of reason to consider buying or leasing a new Audi S3 at our Orange County dealer, but they weren’t the only experts singing its praises. The team at described it as subtle, yet fast with an impressive 0-60 mph time and a top speed that comes out around 155 mph. They also touted Audi drive select, which allows you to tailor the driving characteristics needed for different situations. If you’re looking to go fast, then Dynamic Mode is what you want to choose because it makes the suspension harder and tightens up the steering so you can put the engine through its paces. They also love how the quattro® all-wheel drive delivers when it comes to taking curves in the road at speed.

So there are definitely some industry experts out there that think the 2018 Audi S3 is fast, but there’s only one way to really find out. Schedule a test drive at Walter’s Audi today and see for yourself. You can give us a call to learn more at (888) 567-6428.

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