Audi S3 MK2 (facelift)

Description

The second generation of the Audi S3 (Typ 8P) launched in 2006 in three and five door body styles and received a mid-life facelift in 2008.

The car is equipped with an updated 2.0 TFSI engine producing 195 kW (265 hp) and 350 Nm of torque. The engine featured uprated high-performance pistons, revised boost/fuel mapping, increased turbocharger size (KKK K04) and larger intercooler. The Audi S3 MK2 needed 5,7 seconds for 0 to 100 km/h (5.8 seconds for the Sportback) while the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155.34 mph). A six-speed manual transmission sent the power from the engine to the standard quattro driveline and 18-inch wheels provide a firm grip with the road. The sport suspension with lightweight aluminum components lowered the car by 25 millimeters (0.98 in). Like its predecessor, although badged a “quattro” model, the S3 does not employ a Torsen centre differential, but instead uses the Swedish Haldex Traction system in its on-demand four-wheel drive transmission, due to the transverse engine layout.

The Audi S3 MK2 (facelift) features redesigned bumpers, new graphics for the headlights and the taillights and fresh rims that helped the car look more modern. Inside it featured sport seats with cloth, Alcantara/leather or all-leather upholstery and aluminum pedals.

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Additional information

Model

Audi S3 MK2 (facelift)

Production

2008-2012

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

AWD

Engine Displacement

1984 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Direct Injection

Power (hp)

265

Power (kw)

195

Power (@rpm)

@6000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

350

Torque (@rpm)

@2500-5000 rpm

0-100km/h

5,7 sec

Top Speed (km/h)

250 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

155 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,5

CO2 (g/km)

199 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1455 kg

Length

4204 mm

Width

1765 mm

Height

1420 mm

Wheelbase

2578 mm

Front Track

1537 mm

Rear Track

1516 mm

Boot Space

280 liters

Tire Size

225/40 ZR18

Front Brakes

345 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

310 mm Discs