• Audi S3

    Audi S3 -

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  • Audi S3

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Key facts

2012 Audi S3 information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4254 mm
How heavy?
1470 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1984 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
300 PS / 296 bhp / 221 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
380 Nm / 280 / 38.8 kgm @ 1800-5500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 5.2 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
9.1/5.8/7.0 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
162.0 CO2 g/km


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2012 Audi S3 technical specifications


Audi S3 is an automobile that has a 3 door hatchback body style with a front positioned engine powering all four wheels.
The 2 litre engine is a turbocharged, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that has an output of 296 bhp (300 PS/221 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 380 N·m (280 lb·ft/38.8 kgm) at 1800-5500 rpm.
The engine drives the wheels via a 6 speed manual transmission.
The quoted kerb weight is 1470 kg.
It is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph, manufacturer claimed fuel consumption figures are 9.1/5.8/7.0 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 162.0 g/km.
2012 Audi S3 data
2012 Audi S3 data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2595 102.2
Track/tread (front) 1535 60.4
Track/tread (rear) 1511 59.5
Length 4254 167.5
Width 1777 70
Height 1401 55.2
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1470 kg 3241 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.34
Frontal area 2.13
CdA 0.72
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Audi
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1984 cc
(121.071 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82.5 × 92.8 mm
3.25 × 3.65 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.89
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 300 PS (296 bhp) (221 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 149.2 bhp/litre
2.44 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 380 Nm (280 ft·lb) (38.8 kgm)
at 1800-5500 rpm
Specific torque 191.53 Nm/litre
2.31 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2406.9 kPa (349.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 496 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 5.2 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 204.16 PS/g
150.15 kW/g
201.36 bhp/ton
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.66 kg/kW
11.12 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 9.1/5.8/7.0 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km9.1/5.8/7.0 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre11.0/17.2/14.3 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG31.0/48.7/40.4 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG25.8/40.6/33.6 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 162.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 162.40 g/km
VED band (UK) G
CO2 Effizienz (DE) D
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7½J x 18
Wheel size rear 7½J x 18
Tyres front 225/40 x 18
Tyres rear 225/40 x 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.91
Final drive ratio 3.09
general ID298485
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2012 Audi S3 added 2012-12-05.
Last modified 2013-07-17.

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