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

15 ספט 2020
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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?

    carwowcarwowחודש לפני
    • A35 amg golf r

      mehdi annanemehdi annane11 ימים לפני
    • S3 vs rs3 vs A3 vs golfs

      ihsaan husainihsaan husain20 ימים לפני
    • the new cupra

      Paweł KlmPaweł Klm24 ימים לפני
    • A 35 amg please!

      Pa FioPa Fio26 ימים לפני
    • The old S3 M135i, A35 and A45 S, Golf R

      Lesetja MolefeLesetja Molefe27 ימים לפני
  • 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.

    SavageHobbitSavageHobbit4 ימים לפני
  • You neglected to mention all the fake vents at the back

    IceWolfIceWolf7 ימים לפני
  • So which you buy new S3 or Golf R...???

    John ThomsonJohn Thomson7 ימים לפני
  • get and do a mk8 golf gti review ffs

    david thomasdavid thomas10 ימים לפני
  • We need a review of this against the A 35 AMG! 👍

    Constantine LsConstantine Ls10 ימים לפני
  • Sir, please make an detailed video on jaguar f pace 2021🙏🙏.

    Vikas DhimanVikas Dhiman12 ימים לפני
  • 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 Phalatse12 ימים לפני
  • Impressed by the road quality in rural German lol

    Eric WongEric Wong15 ימים לפני
  • 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 Flintstono15 ימים לפני
  • 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-noor15 ימים לפני
  • GooooooooooD Job

    Tu Anh TruongTu Anh Truong16 ימים לפני
  • Audi needs a factory tuning company like APR to offer customers with full warranty tunes, like Roush does for Mustang.

    Lifted_AboveLifted_Above16 ימים לפני
  • Both Audi and VW have ruined the looks of the new hot hatches

    Mark ParnellMark Parnell17 ימים לפני
  • 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.

    GPOGPO17 ימים לפני
  • german roads are impeccable

    MrWalker1000MrWalker100018 ימים לפני
  • 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 Txiri18 ימים לפני
  • ㅇ ㅇ ㅇㄷ닝ㅂ티ㅏㅇ아9ㄴ. 9f +inKf Bm

    이영애이영애18 ימים לפני
  • 9:25 =))

    HmNHmN19 ימים לפני

    Evan FinchEvan Finch20 ימים לפני
  • Yellow and black again?

    I like frogs .I like frogs .20 ימים לפני
  • Bought the previous facelift S3 loved it this does nothing for me

    rayner1704rayner170420 ימים לפני
  • Looks to much like a a1

    Jack HallidayJack Halliday20 ימים לפני
  • Camera man seems so handsome😏

    Tristan McVeyTristan McVey20 ימים לפני
  • Wer kommt auch alles von der Schule und hat des von der Klassengruppe bekommen lol

    II TheLordOfHonor2k6 llII TheLordOfHonor2k6 ll22 ימים לפני

    Seymanur GümüsSeymanur Gümüs22 ימים לפני
  • Omg thats my nice school hahahah. Maria Ward zu wild.

    Seymanur GümüsSeymanur Gümüs22 ימים לפני
  • When is the vorsprung coming that’s what I want.....

    Chevy RobsChevy Robs22 ימים לפני
  • 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.

    blabbydogblabbydog24 ימים לפני
  • Its a shitter car

    YY26 ימים לפני
  • Sounds like a Dyson..👌👌 is there any point in buying the top of the ranger models anymore they are shi#e let's be honest I'll stick to older models

    Michael mccMichael mcc27 ימים לפני
  • The German accent you do is what makes me laugh hard 🤣🤣🤣🤣 "Titting"... sounds more the slang word for "breasts"... sorry about that

    Lesetja MolefeLesetja Molefe27 ימים לפני
  • 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 Willis28 ימים לפני
  • As a lifetime Audi fan I am a little disappointed in this car. Great video though.

    Patrick KhwelaPatrick Khwela29 ימים לפני
  • When will this be available on Carwow website to request quotes?

    Alex KellyAlex Kelly29 ימים לפני
  • I love thé old model . are thé n'est

    T A k E a ShoTT A k E a ShoTחודש לפני
    • Are thé best

      T A k E a ShoTT A k E a ShoTחודש לפני
  • The autobahn is fun, I would love it in my country

    James ListonJames Listonחודש לפני
  • 13:48 did he just say "Hot hatch"😅

    XITSONGA: Bomba MugazaXITSONGA: Bomba Mugazaחודש לפני
  • That thing looks terrible

    Neil NewmanNeil Newmanחודש לפני
  • Drag test M135 - S3 - A35 ?

    FraG 23FraG 23חודש לפני
  • Here you go, we have the Golf 8 R review, just add to it: "slightly less poch"

    TecnologiaTecnologiaחודש לפני
  • 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 Tvחודש לפני
  • basically this is the new golf r (internally)

    MarcraM82MarcraM82חודש לפני
  • I really like the quad exhaust pipes

    Bryan PaceBryan Paceחודש לפני
  • LoL im 10 but still wanna work at carwow😍😍

    akarim pathanakarim pathanחודש לפני
  • I don't know but I think matt isn't really happy, Carwow forcing him to make content he doesn't want to using him as a cash cow.

    HemolbetaHemolbetaחודש לפני
  • 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 Quattroחודש לפני
  • *SEAT Leon

    OLgoodsOLgoodsחודש לפני

    Nue BibajNue Bibajחודש לפני
  • Not a big fan, looks too much like an A1

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

    YoWhatsGoodYoWhatsGoodחודש לפני
  • F******* ads ruin the experience

    Will HaleWill Haleחודש לפני
  • Golf color

    NiekNiekחודש לפני
  • This car good for me

    Mohamed Amiin HaidarMohamed Amiin Haidarחודש לפני
  • 4:06 Best comment ever! new sounds are so disapointing.

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

    ce183ce183חודש לפני
  • Isn't is a standard feature to map the button on the steering wheel to drive select? It is on my Allroad..

    Tobias HjorthTobias Hjorthחודש לפני
  • Stop rubbing the paint. Don't care if it's a press car

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

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

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

    Martin GetliffeMartin Getliffeחודש לפני
  • Dont like the gril,hole Optic ruined because of that.

    marcus hubrichmarcus hubrichחודש לפני
  • Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der Autobahn, great song

    Anders LindAnders Lindחודש לפני
  • Driving around in Titting gave Mat a bigger knob...

    John AndersonJohn Andersonחודש לפני
  • Anyone want to buy me one? 😂

    EenamEenamחודש לפני
  • The Gareth Cheesemans' are queuing up now.

    faustus tfaustus tחודש לפני
  • I would like to apply to be a cameraman🙃🙃

    Rueben MukambaRueben Mukambaחודש לפני
  • U should do first person on the closed road 🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑

    carscarsחודש לפני
  • 1:43 when you're feeling abit German 😂

    jogli manonfirejogli manonfireחודש לפני
  • Lol the viedeo is draped in my shool

    EnimeXEnimeXחודש לפני
  • Here to learn about the next choice of car for fast cunts!

    Grim ReaperGrim Reaperחודש לפני
  • The S3 has no real design differences compared to a S-line model. Sad

    Philippe GianessiPhilippe Gianessiחודש לפני
  • 😍❤️💔

    Youcef BaroudiYoucef Baroudiחודש לפני
  • If you drive on Indian roads,you will miss your British roads!

    Aditya ChhuganiAditya Chhuganiחודש לפני
  • so...the intro is always done after the review??😂🤷‍♂️

    SPGSPGחודש לפני
  • 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 Sחודש לפני
  • 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 Bחודש לפני
  • Is love to work for carwow

    kernowoutdoorskernowoutdoorsחודש לפני
  • The Germans are trying to see for how much money they can sell a reskinned VW Golf for.

    Neuro WeaverNeuro Weaverחודש לפני
  • Needs to be a three door

    robleakerobleakeחודש לפני
  • That metallic green yellow gold hybrid painting job is getting more awesome every time.

    Riazor1370Riazor1370חודש לפני
  • Great s3 did Why don't you work for us to win this beautiful car.

    MaFyo ITAMaFyo ITAחודש לפני
  • So what's the camera man's @? Asking for a colleague.

    ralphralphחודש לפני
  • check out the black one AUDI RS 7


    Car Reviews by Mohammed AryanCar Reviews by Mohammed Aryanחודש לפני
  • Never seen a Mazda review do something carwow

    Batandwa DlaliBatandwa Dlaliחודש לפני
  • So its a Haldex 4WD system then, rather than a proper Quattro?! 🙄😳

    Wings 99Wings 99חודש לפני
  • Hands of Thomas' "Let's go!" 😆

    Wings 99Wings 99חודש לפני
  • that Christian Erland Harald von Koenigsegg ?

    Sonic 4 Ur MindSonic 4 Ur Mindחודש לפני
  • Thank`s for so good and funny reviews! Well done! B737 SFO

    Toms MatisonsToms Matisonsחודש לפני
  • Matt, it’s so obvious that you prefer Mercs and BMW’s to Audi’s. Don’t know why I bother watching your Audi reviews anymore

    casey coopercasey cooperחודש לפני
  • Why can't audi make cars that can drift and where you can fully turn the esc off. Why do they always put tech in that interferes? The car changing up for you at the red line is next level smh

    lhukhj hkihyjlhukhj hkihyjחודש לפני
  • Gee, It looks nearly as good as a Hyundai, but much poorer bang for your buck, VeeWee crap. Future Money pit./

    john brownjohn brownחודש לפני
  • BMW 135i and golf R

    Boss NBoss Nחודש לפני
  • Whats the titles of this horror movie clips 4:15 Scared the shit out my cats.

    Ferly KusumoFerly Kusumoחודש לפני
  • When we look back in time at all these ugly SUV’s with their stupidly ginormous grills and vents, people will say “WTF” was that about- Designers have been watching too many Fast and Furious movies.

    Roger BarrettRoger Barrettחודש לפני
  • Radio Bayern 3 is always on in every German car videos on ILworld.🤷‍♂️😀

    bluestbluesbluestbluesחודש לפני
  • Inside and outside waaaaay better and more beautiful than the a class :) this interior is amazing! So clean, so tidied up, so modern...

    Prodoad RammProdoad Rammחודש לפני
  • Looks great

    WAD WADWAD WADחודש לפני