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2023 Audi S3 2.0T quattro Premium AWD
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Specs

2023 Audi S3
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
2023 Volkswagen Golf R
2.0T 4Motion AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
23 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
30 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
306 hp @ 5,400 RPM
315 hp @ 5,900 RPM
315 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1,900 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,900 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,900 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
9.3:1
9.3:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 35 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.3 cu ft 19.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 860 lbs 926 lbs
Exterior
Length 177.3 in 168.9 in
Width 78.1 in 70.4 in
Height 55.7 in 57.7 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 103.5 in

Available Options

2023 Audi S3
2.0T quattro Premium AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • NAVARRA Blue Metallic
  • Python Yellow Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Turbo Blue

Option Packages

  • Black Optic Package
  • Carbon Fiber Spoiler
  • Carbon Fiber Spoiler & Mirror Caps W/Side Assist
  • Convenience Package
  • Sport Exhaust Resonator
2023 Volkswagen Golf R
2.0T 4Motion AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Pure White

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