Audi S3 review: 0-60mph + 1/4-mile tested... and almost crashed on Autobahn!?!

15 სექ 2020-ში
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Introducing the all-new Audi S3!
Audi’s new mid-range hot hatch (there’s no new RS3… yet!) arrives with all the styling cues you’d expect, from a deeper more aggressive front bumper through to a bigger roof spoiler and quad tailpipes… oh, and of course it includes Quattro all-wheel-drive!
Under the bonnet, you’ll find a 2-litre 4 cylinder turbo that can produce 310hp & 400Nm of torque. Sure the specs aren’t bad, but when you consider the last S3 produced 300hp, it doesn’t seem to offer much of an upgrade, does it?
So… does this all-new hot hatch offer enough change over its predecessor? And more importantly, is it a strong enough competitor to the likes of the A35 or M135i? You’ll have to stick with Mat for his latest review to find out!
00:00 Intro
00:45 Exterior Design
02:16 Interior Design
03:01 Back Seats
03:13 Boot
03:42 Five Annoying Features
04:55 Five Cool Features
06:57 Engine
07:25 0 - 60mph
08:40 Town Driving
09:27 Autobahn Driving
11:50 Twisty Road Driving
Audi S3 Specifications:
Engine: 2-litre 4 Cylinder Petrol
Acceleration (0 - 60mph): 4.8 seconds
Fuel Economy: 35mpg
Emissions: 183 CO2
First year road tax: £870
RRP from: £38,765
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  • What would you love to see us drag race against the new Audi S3?

    carwowcarwow2 თვის წინ
    • Golf 8 r vs new cupra vs mini gp vs t roc R (seems faster than golf 7 R) vs New S3

      Ivan OctavianIvan Octavian4 დღის წინ
    • A35 & 135i

      Fan YangFan Yang15 დღის წინ
    • a35, old s3, and m135i or m235i

      Joanna YuenJoanna Yuen19 დღის წინ
    • Golf r a35

      mehdi annanemehdi annane26 დღის წინ
    • Speaking of which click on the pop out banner to see if I'd like to see you drag race the new Audi S3 ;)

      Jose AnthonyJose Anthony26 დღის წინ
  • How much is that?

  • Holy it's fast as hekk for an S3

    Audi quattroAudi quattro12 დღის წინ
  • 6:02 Isn't this false? Haldex cannot physically transfer more than 50% of power to the rear?

    jeetsupajeetsupa12 დღის წინ
  • It’s not „fun, fun, fun on the Autobahn“ but „fahr´n, fahr´n, fahr´n auf der Autobahn, meaning „riding, riding, riding on the Autobahn“. It’s fun to see Matt enjoying the freedom of no Speed restrictions like me as a boy going with my father in his S6 4.2 Avant (C4) 25 years ago.

    Simon DehnSimon Dehn13 დღის წინ
  • What is the adjective used at 7.29 - 7.30 ? .... 'load of ???'

    Vitus YuVitus Yu16 დღის წინ
  • Stopped watching when Matt says the car changes up for you. No thanks

    STOSTO17 დღის წინ
  • shortlist it... surprise

    gas gazmangas gazman18 დღის წინ
  • WHY cant we get this beautiful hatchback in the US?

    Evan MartinEvan Martin18 დღის წინ
  • Give us a hatch in Canada!

    David JervisDavid Jervis18 დღის წინ
  • What a beauty that Gray colored Mercedes Benz SL 300 Convertible 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

    Agustin LidénAgustin Lidén20 დღის წინ
  • Great review as always from Matt! Just one thing: it would have been good to see the screen split between the speedo and the front camera view on the unrestricted stretch of autobahn. Felt I was missing the exhilaration of the fast bits by too much focus on the speedo.

    LeastTangoLeastTango20 დღის წინ
  • Ngl I prefer the previous S3

    SabirSabir22 დღის წინ
  • front somehow looks exatly like an a1 to me

    hofgofhofgof25 დღის წინ
  • M135i a35amg golf r

    mehdi annanemehdi annane26 დღის წინ
  • Get a new job, I bet you drive ford focus you have no ability as a critic.

    Rob BeddallRob Beddall27 დღის წინ
  • Not liking the new S3. Feels a bit... I don't know, decent.. You want this thing to look more like a beast or something. The round steering wheel is not helping, so is the sound. My Polo GTI sounds a lot better.

    JVBJVB28 დღის წინ
  • There are other downgrades as well like the metal door sill plates without the S3 badge. You wil now get a boring standard S badge for all the S models. Also missing that on the steering wheel. Won’t give you that specific S3 or S4, S5, RS5, RS6 feeling. All the RS models have the same standard badges. SUPER BORING! Not a great job Audi! They are all on their money savings 😤

    cemeray187cemeray18728 დღის წინ
  • They bumped the power on the new mk8 golf r to 320 bhp, but not the new s3?... strange

    TraderBoy 2020TraderBoy 202029 დღის წინ
  • Vw gte please

    Jahmall ProsetikoJahmall Prosetiko29 დღის წინ
  • stupud person test a smart car

    dexieme comptedexieme compteთვის წინ

    Cristian CalitanellaCristian Calitanellaთვის წინ
  • You tube are either dumb by infuriating viewers by ruining videos with constant ads or they know exactly what they are doing and want to coerce everyone into paying money to not see the adverts......i dont think theyre dumb. Its is wrecking viewer enjoyment.......

    fatwalletboy2fatwalletboy2თვის წინ
  • 2:44 To Mat, no it don't have the quattro system, this got the Haldex fake system. No A3 got the Thorsen AWD system Audi is known for.

    SavageHobbitSavageHobbitთვის წინ
  • You neglected to mention all the fake vents at the back

    IceWolfIceWolfთვის წინ
  • So which you buy new S3 or Golf R...???

    John ThomsonJohn Thomsonთვის წინ
  • get and do a mk8 golf gti review ffs

    david thomasdavid thomasთვის წინ
  • We need a review of this against the A 35 AMG! 👍

    Constantine LsConstantine Lsთვის წინ
  • Sir, please make an detailed video on jaguar f pace 2021🙏🙏.

    Vikas DhimanVikas Dhimanთვის წინ
  • I thought I was seeing things wrong. The S3 looks more beautiful than the RS3. Not just the tail pipe, but the wheels too

    Lehlohonolo PhalatseLehlohonolo Phalatseთვის წინ
  • Impressed by the road quality in rural German lol

    Eric WongEric Wongთვის წინ
  • That fuel use is a lot better than it used to be - I had the old unaspirated S4, and its V8 wanted 53l/100 at its top speed (rev limiter), which was 267km/h on the GPS. At that speed it would go from fully tanked up to "I'm thirsty, again" in under 15 minutes..

    Freddo FlintstonoFreddo Flintstonoთვის წინ
  • nobody absolutely no manufacturer german manufacturers: "we make our cars significantly faster to 0-60 than the stated times and also under-tune them so teenagers can get extra couple hundred horsepowers on remaps"

    Nayeem An-noorNayeem An-noorთვის წინ
  • GooooooooooD Job

    Tu Anh TruongTu Anh Truongთვის წინ
  • Audi needs a factory tuning company like APR to offer customers with full warranty tunes, like Roush does for Mustang.

    Lifted_AboveLifted_Aboveთვის წინ
  • Both Audi and VW have ruined the looks of the new hot hatches

    Mark ParnellMark Parnellთვის წინ
  • you were not in S SPORT mode

  • Matt if you look at the sign it says it's only restricted to 100 kph between 22pm-6am that means during the day it's unlimited.

    GPOGPOთვის წინ
  • german roads are impeccable

    MrWalker1000MrWalker1000თვის წინ
  • Que cosa mas fea ese S3. Del concepto original de lo que fue el primer s3 (8l), a lo que es hoy en dia... todo un mundo de diferencia y no para bien.

    Txiri TxiriTxiri Txiriთვის წინ
  • ㅇ ㅇ ㅇㄷ닝ㅂ티ㅏㅇ아9ㄴ. 9f +inKf Bm

    이영애이영애თვის წინ
  • 9:25 =))

    HmNHmNთვის წინ

    Evan FinchEvan Finchთვის წინ
  • Bought the previous facelift S3 loved it this does nothing for me

    rayner1704rayner1704თვის წინ
  • Looks to much like a a1

    Jack HallidayJack Hallidayთვის წინ
  • Camera man seems so handsome😏

    Tristan McVeyTristan McVeyთვის წინ
  • Wer kommt auch alles von der Schule und hat des von der Klassengruppe bekommen lol

    II TheLordOfHonor2k6 llII TheLordOfHonor2k6 llთვის წინ

    Seymanur GümüsSeymanur Gümüsთვის წინ
  • Omg thats my nice school hahahah. Maria Ward zu wild.

    Seymanur GümüsSeymanur Gümüsთვის წინ
  • When is the vorsprung coming that’s what I want.....

    Chevy RobsChevy Robsთვის წინ
  • 0 to 60 times I seem to remember are for two up with a full tank of fuel.,so a solo driver will better the official figures.

    blabbydogblabbydog2 თვის წინ
  • Its a shitter car

    YY2 თვის წინ
  • The German accent you do is what makes me laugh hard 🤣🤣🤣🤣 "Titting"... sounds more the slang word for "breasts"... sorry about that

    Lesetja MolefeLesetja Molefe2 თვის წინ
  • I have the previous S3 and I prefer how my door kick plate, seat, steering wheel, gear stick and callipers say S3, not S.

    Aaron WillisAaron Willis2 თვის წინ
  • As a lifetime Audi fan I am a little disappointed in this car. Great video though.

    Patrick KhwelaPatrick Khwela2 თვის წინ
  • When will this be available on Carwow website to request quotes?

    Alex KellyAlex Kelly2 თვის წინ
  • I love thé old model . are thé n'est

    T A k E a ShoTT A k E a ShoT2 თვის წინ
    • Are thé best

      T A k E a ShoTT A k E a ShoT2 თვის წინ
  • The autobahn is fun, I would love it in my country

    James ListonJames Liston2 თვის წინ
  • 13:48 did he just say "Hot hatch"😅

    XITSONGA: Bomba MugazaXITSONGA: Bomba Mugaza2 თვის წინ
  • That thing looks terrible

    Neil NewmanNeil Newman2 თვის წინ
  • Drag test M135 - S3 - A35 ?

    Francesco GFrancesco G2 თვის წინ
  • Here you go, we have the Golf 8 R review, just add to it: "slightly less poch"

    TecnologiaTecnologia2 თვის წინ
  • I'm loving the front but the back isn't my cup of tea.. i think it will take time to grow on me for sure.. get my hands on one eventually and transform it completely 🔊👀

    Sa3 TvSa3 Tv2 თვის წინ
  • basically this is the new golf r (internally)

    MarcraM82MarcraM822 თვის წინ
  • I really like the quad exhaust pipes

  • LoL im 10 but still wanna work at carwow😍😍

    akarim pathanakarim pathan2 თვის წინ
  • Wish you tested these cars without launch control first, and then with launch. I also assume the 1ft rollout is included in your times?

    Audi QuattroAudi Quattro2 თვის წინ
  • *SEAT Leon

    OLgoodsOLgoods2 თვის წინ

    Nue BibajNue Bibaj2 თვის წინ
  • Not a big fan, looks too much like an A1

    Round One MarketingRound One Marketing2 თვის წინ
  • These new Audi’s are just aesthetics lol, nice exterior/interior but the performance is just not what is was.

    YoWhatsGoodYoWhatsGood2 თვის წინ
  • F******* ads ruin the experience

    Will HaleWill Hale2 თვის წინ
  • Golf color

    NiekNiek2 თვის წინ
  • This car good for me

    Mohamed Amiin HaidarMohamed Amiin Haidar2 თვის წინ
  • 4:06 Best comment ever! new sounds are so disapointing.

    David ZafraDavid Zafra2 თვის წინ
  • Makes fun of the German accent, but the UK can't make anything on our level lol

    ce183ce1832 თვის წინ
  • Isn't is a standard feature to map the button on the steering wheel to drive select? It is on my Allroad..

    Tobias HjorthTobias Hjorth2 თვის წინ
  • Stop rubbing the paint. Don't care if it's a press car

    André BaumgartnerAndré Baumgartner2 თვის წინ
  • Can turn the traction fully off is ridiculous. Not to mention the manual mode! Bore off Audi.

    Jay JayJay Jay2 თვის წინ
  • pure boring design , not a fan of audis new styling both inside & out . im an Audi fan and all

    Graham WalsheGraham Walshe2 თვის წინ
  • So it’s front wheel drive until it needs the rear wheels to step in.... Handlex?

    Martin GetliffeMartin Getliffe2 თვის წინ
  • Dont like the gril,hole Optic ruined because of that.

    marcus hubrichmarcus hubrich2 თვის წინ
  • Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der Autobahn, great song

    Anders LindAnders Lind2 თვის წინ
  • Driving around in Titting gave Mat a bigger knob...

    John AndersonJohn Anderson2 თვის წინ
  • Anyone want to buy me one? 😂

    EenamEenam2 თვის წინ
  • The Gareth Cheesemans' are queuing up now.

    faustus tfaustus t2 თვის წინ
  • I would like to apply to be a cameraman🙃🙃

    Rueben MukambaRueben Mukamba2 თვის წინ
  • U should do first person on the closed road 🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑

    carscars2 თვის წინ
  • 1:43 when you're feeling abit German 😂

    jogli manonfirejogli manonfire2 თვის წინ
  • Lol the viedeo is draped in my shool

    EnimeXEnimeX2 თვის წინ
  • Here to learn about the next choice of car for fast cunts!

    Grim ReaperGrim Reaper2 თვის წინ
  • The S3 has no real design differences compared to a S-line model. Sad

    Philippe GianessiPhilippe Gianessi2 თვის წინ
  • 😍❤️💔

    Youcef BRDYoucef BRD2 თვის წინ
  • If you drive on Indian roads,you will miss your British roads!

    Aditya ChhuganiAditya Chhugani2 თვის წინ
  • so...the intro is always done after the review??😂🤷‍♂️

    SPGSPG2 თვის წინ
  • Matt, if you want to have an impression of bad roads, you just have to get out of Bavaria. Sadly it's not as if they wouldn't exist here. ;-)

    Henry SHenry S2 თვის წინ
  • Mat, I love your pothole comment. Transport Minister if you’re watching try and keep up with the Germans.... it would be nice if our government could get things right.....

    Phil BPhil B2 თვის წინ
  • Is love to work for carwow

    kernowoutdoorskernowoutdoors2 თვის წინ
  • Needs to be a three door

    robleakerobleake2 თვის წინ
  • That metallic green yellow gold hybrid painting job is getting more awesome every time.

    Riazor1370Riazor13702 თვის წინ