- 1,300 Miles
- Reg Date: 2017/17
This 2017 Audi S3 Black Edition is finished in Nano Grey with Black Hide, Its travelled just 1,300 miles and is in As New condition throughout.
Standard Specification is comprehensive with Dual Zone Climate Control, Heated Seats, Cruise Control, LED Interior Lighting, Sat Nav 3D, Bluetooth, Bang and Olufsen Sound system – Extra Cost Options Include Metallic Paint £549 – Super Sports Seats £650 – Audi Magnetic Ride £995 – Heated Folding Door Mirrors £200 – Technology Pack Advanced £1,395 – Rear Parking Sensors £424 – 19″ Alloys £374
What the Magazines say
If you’re a head-rules-heart kind of buyer, the S3 will probably suit you down to the ground, across which it will be impressively rapid and make a stirring noise, especially if you opt for the S-Tronic double-clutcher which will insert a naughty exhaust ‘thrrapp’ between full-throttle upshifts. It’s easy to live with, won’t punish you at the petrol pumps, comes with a full measure of Audiness in its build, finish and tech and, in saloon form especially, it’s a pretty car too.
Measured against any reasonable benchmark, the Audi S3 is a very quick car. Stick with the standard six-speed manual, and 0-62mph falls in just 5.2sec. Opt for Audi’s dual-clutch S-Tronic transmission and you get there in a Porsche-baiting 4.5sec – no speed-slotting skills required, traction issues removed by Audi’s Quattro four-wheel drive. Top speed is electronically pegged to 155mph whichever gearbox you choose. It will be a rapid car indeed that kicks sand in the S3’s face.
The A3 has always been a tidy, sharp looking car and this subtle tweaks of the latest facelift have made it as equally as dashing as before.
The current generation A3, based on the MQB platform, was the first time Audi had turned the A3 into a saloon. Before, it had just been a hatch and a cabriolet. The saloon body looks great, we really like the balance of the three-box design. The three-door S3 might not look quite as neat as the saloon but it appears comparatively spry next to the slightly heavy-handed five-door Sportback.
Keeping its 300bhp potency very much on the down low, the aesthetic signifiers that differentiate S3s from their lesser A3 siblings are subtle. They include silver wing mirrors, quad exhaust pipes, 18- or 19-inch alloys and few bodywork details.
If you do look a little more closely, you’ll spot the single-frame grille with an aluminium-look finish and matt platinum grey inserts. The front bumper features aluminium-look double ribs worked into the air inlets. The rear bumper has also been redesigned and incorporates a platinum grey diffuser which houses the exhaust system’s four, chrome-tipped oval tailpipes. The modest roof spoiler claims to generate some downforce, which seems a little ambitious. But it does look good.
Audi interiors are a major selling point, and the S3’s is no exception. Stunningly well build and finished with beautifully resolved detailing, you’re nevertheless left with the impression that nothing’s there for show or embellishment.
The S3 is equipped with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit; a 12.3 inch TFT screen placed where you’d expect to see the rev counter and speed dial. The screen displays an animated set of dials but can also show a number of different options, from what’s on the radio to vehicle data. What’s best is having a map presented right in front of you; zoomed in to just the right scale, it can give you an idea about what sort of corner is coming up and whether there will be a straight soon. It’s like having a co-driver read notes to you, allowing you to drive unknown like you know them intimately.
S-Tronic equipped models have shift paddles that look as if they’re made from aluminium (sadly, they’re not), unlike pedals and footrest, which are. The sports seat in the front boast big lateral wings and have extendable squab cushions.
The three-door S3 offers 325 litres of space with the rear seats in place or a maximum 1,060 litres with them folded. That’s not as large as the BMW M140i or the VW Golf R, but still a usefully sized space. The Sportback has a longer wheelbase, so there’s more rear legroom and a 340-litre boot with the seats up, or 1,180-litres with the seats down. The S3 Saloon can’t compete with the seats down, with 845 litres, but its boot is more practical more of the time, with a 390-litre space with the rear seats up. Large door openings for the three-door S3 mean climbing into the back is easier than expected, but legroom is a little cramped for adults once you’re back there. Even so, the cabin opening is wider than the CLA 45 AMG’s. And with more headroom, wider doors and more legroom, rear passengers will be better off than in the Mercedes.
The S3’s drive assist systems are about as good as they get, too. Particularly impressive is ‘Audi pre sense front’ which, in conjunction with the adaptive cruise control, will bring the car to a stop autonomously from speeds below 19mph in the event of an impending collision. Further safety technology includes the usual blind spot warnings, active lane assist to keep your course straight and true and camera-based traffic sign recognition. Options include a park assist system, a variable headlight range control, LED headlights and a large panoramic glass sunroof. Dual-zone electronic climate control and the storage package are fitted as standard.
All of our sales cars undergo an Inspection before being placed on sale, a pre-delivery workshop check is also carried out before a car leaves us for its new owner and a HPI Clear Certificate is also provided too of course. Audi Warranty runs until April 22nd 2020
Call the Showroom on 01384 442369, or Ian 07801 389439 for further Information or to arrange a viewing.
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