Audi S3 convertible time! If you are lucky, the sun may just have started to shine in your area. That’s the case in England at the moment; the spring sun has emerged and some folks are preparing to buy convertible cars. I know this sounds uncharacteristically optimistic but the UK has the highest demand for convertibles, even though there is no sun for 95% of the year!
So, here is the cure for the common convertible – the Audi S3 convertible. I had the chance to take some photos of this car at a Mayfair dealership in London. It is now the second most powerful Audi A3 after the RS3. However, this does not change the fact that the Audi S3 is really really fast. And when you consider its size and Quattro all-wheel drive system, the S3 will be an epic ride.
However, never forget that the Quattro always hinders the understeer effect due to its character. Based on what I’ve heard from people who have driven the S3; if you push hard, the S3 has a tendency to understeer. What’s the problem? Understeering is something that you really don’t need in a car when you push hard on the corner. What to expect? Oversteering, that’s better!
The Audi S3 is powered by a 2-lt TFSI petrol engine with 300 HP and 380 nm of torque. It only needs 5.4 seconds to reach 100 km/h with a top speed of 250 km/h. As expected, the S3 is coupled with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. Just right for that sunny weekend in the country.