2013 Audi S3 Sportback showcased in Geneva

After a February online reveal, Audi is presenting the 2013 S3 Sportback at the Geneva Motor Show.

It shares the same turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI direct-injection engine with the three-door variant, generating 300 HP (221 kW) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm). With the standard six-speed manual gearbox it will do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 5.5 seconds while with the optional six-speed S Tronic needs just 5 seconds. Audi has limited top speed to 155 mph (250 km/h).

The vehicle tips the scales at 3,185 lbs (1,445 kg) which makes it 154 lbs (70 kg) lighter than the model it replaces. As a result of this diet, the manual version returns 33.6 mpg (40.3 mpg UK or 7 liters / 100 km), while the automatic model will do 34.09 mpg (40.8 mpg UK or 6.9 liters / 100 km).

Power is sent to the 18-inch wheels via Audi's quattro permanent AWD system. Compared to the standard model, the S3 Sportback is 25mm lower and comes with 340mm black front calipers which can get a red finish upon request.

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Motor show Geneva Motor Show
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