Audi tuner ABT Sportsline is offering a new upgrade package for the Audi S3 sedan which will make the car one of the fastest in the sedan category.
While for most drivers, 300hp motor in a sedan version is more than enough, some simply want more out of their car. And ABT is finally giving it to them.
If you’re looking for extra kick from their S3 sedan, there are two performance measures in ABT Sportsline’s sleeve that will bring the RS3 experience to the car.
Before we go to the performance kits, we must note that the Audi S3 sedan is already a powerful car. With a 2 liter turbocharged motor and four pumps, the S3 sedan packs 296 horsepower and 300 Newton meter torque.
ABT offers two performance kits. The first one bumps the power of the car up to 365 horsepower and 460 Newton meter. For those who want to take things to the extreme level, the tuner offers a 395 horsepower and 480 Newton meter motor that is even faster than the RS3 Sportback. ABT manages to make the increase in power thanks to the new exhaust system. The new system includes sporty catalytic converter and pre-pipes.
Apart from the motor, the two performance kits offer change in exterior as well. With the package, you are getting new sway bars for both the rear and the front axle, and some optional changes such as: fender inserts, 20 inch wheels, rear skirt set, black colored exhaust tips plated with Chrome and front grille. Other improvements include upgrade to the suspension of the car, as well as customized floor mats and entrance lights in the interior for better ambiance.
The power bump will make the RS3 much quicker than the standard version. For comparison, the standard version of the RS3 with manual control sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds, while the S-Tronic DSG model sprints for 4.9 seconds. Given the improvement, the new RS3 model of the Audi S3 sedan should sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in a little over 4 seconds. But don’t be surprised if the car sprints in less than 4 seconds.
The retail price for the S3 sedan is $62,000 at the moment. The price for RS3 model is unknown, but it should be in the range of $80,000 when the car finally hits the market.