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

    What would you love to see us drag race against the new Audi S3?

    • mehdi annane
      mehdi annane

      A35 amg golf r

    • ihsaan husain
      ihsaan husain

      S3 vs rs3 vs A3 vs golfs

    • Paweł Klm
      Paweł Klm

      the new cupra

    • Pa Fio
      Pa Fio

      A 35 amg please!

    • Lesetja Molefe
      Lesetja Molefe

      The old S3 M135i, A35 and A45 S, Golf R

  • SavageHobbit

    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.

  • IceWolf

    You neglected to mention all the fake vents at the back

  • John Thomson
    John Thomson

    So which you buy new S3 or Golf R...???

  • david thomas
    david thomas

    get and do a mk8 golf gti review ffs

  • Constantine Ls
    Constantine Ls

    We need a review of this against the A 35 AMG! 👍

  • Vikas Dhiman
    Vikas Dhiman

    Sir, please make an detailed video on jaguar f pace 2021🙏🙏.

  • Lehlohonolo Phalatse
    Lehlohonolo Phalatse

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

  • Eric Wong
    Eric Wong

    Impressed by the road quality in rural German lol

  • Freddo Flintstono
    Freddo Flintstono

    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..

  • Nayeem An-noor
    Nayeem An-noor

    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"

  • Tu Anh Truong
    Tu Anh Truong

    GooooooooooD Job

  • Lifted_Above

    Audi needs a factory tuning company like APR to offer customers with full warranty tunes, like Roush does for Mustang.

  • Mark Parnell
    Mark Parnell

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


    you were not in S SPORT mode

  • GPO

    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.

  • MrWalker1000

    german roads are impeccable

  • Txiri Txiri
    Txiri Txiri

    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.

  • 이영애

    ㅇ ㅇ ㅇㄷ닝ㅂ티ㅏㅇ아9ㄴ. 9f +inKf Bm

  • HmN

    9:25 =))

  • Evan Finch
    Evan Finch


  • I like frogs .
    I like frogs .

    Yellow and black again?

  • rayner1704

    Bought the previous facelift S3 loved it this does nothing for me

  • Jack Halliday
    Jack Halliday

    Looks to much like a a1

  • Tristan McVey
    Tristan McVey

    Camera man seems so handsome😏

  • II TheLordOfHonor2k6 ll
    II TheLordOfHonor2k6 ll

    Wer kommt auch alles von der Schule und hat des von der Klassengruppe bekommen lol

  • Seymanur Gümüs
    Seymanur Gümüs


  • Seymanur Gümüs
    Seymanur Gümüs

    Omg thats my nice school hahahah. Maria Ward zu wild.

  • Chevy Robs
    Chevy Robs

    When is the vorsprung coming that’s what I want.....

  • blabbydog

    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.

  • Y

    Its a shitter car

  • Michael mcc
    Michael mcc

    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

  • Lesetja Molefe
    Lesetja Molefe

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

  • Aaron Willis
    Aaron Willis

    I have the previous S3 and I prefer how my door kick plate, seat, steering wheel, gear stick and callipers say S3, not S.

  • Patrick Khwela
    Patrick Khwela

    As a lifetime Audi fan I am a little disappointed in this car. Great video though.

  • Alex Kelly
    Alex Kelly

    When will this be available on Carwow website to request quotes?

  • T A k E a ShoT
    T A k E a ShoT

    I love thé old model . are thé n'est

    • T A k E a ShoT
      T A k E a ShoT

      Are thé best

  • James Liston
    James Liston

    The autobahn is fun, I would love it in my country

  • XITSONGA: Bomba Mugaza
    XITSONGA: Bomba Mugaza

    13:48 did he just say "Hot hatch"😅

  • Neil Newman
    Neil Newman

    That thing looks terrible

  • FraG 23
    FraG 23

    Drag test M135 - S3 - A35 ?

  • Tecnologia

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

  • Sa3 Tv
    Sa3 Tv

    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 🔊👀

  • MarcraM82

    basically this is the new golf r (internally)

  • Bryan Pace
    Bryan Pace

    I really like the quad exhaust pipes

  • akarim pathan
    akarim pathan

    LoL im 10 but still wanna work at carwow😍😍

  • Hemolbeta

    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.

  • Audi Quattro
    Audi Quattro

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

  • OLgoods

    *SEAT Leon

  • Nue Bibaj
    Nue Bibaj

  • Round One Marketing
    Round One Marketing

    Not a big fan, looks too much like an A1

  • YoWhatsGood

    These new Audi’s are just aesthetics lol, nice exterior/interior but the performance is just not what is was.

  • Will Hale
    Will Hale

    F******* ads ruin the experience

  • Niek

    Golf color

  • Mohamed Amiin Haidar
    Mohamed Amiin Haidar

    This car good for me

  • David Zafra
    David Zafra

    4:06 Best comment ever! new sounds are so disapointing.

  • ce183

    Makes fun of the German accent, but the UK can't make anything on our level lol

  • Tobias Hjorth
    Tobias Hjorth

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

  • André Baumgartner
    André Baumgartner

    Stop rubbing the paint. Don't care if it's a press car

  • Jay Jay
    Jay Jay

    Can turn the traction fully off is ridiculous. Not to mention the manual mode! Bore off Audi.

  • Graham Walshe
    Graham Walshe

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

  • Martin Getliffe
    Martin Getliffe

    So it’s front wheel drive until it needs the rear wheels to step in.... Handlex?

  • marcus hubrich
    marcus hubrich

    Dont like the gril,hole Optic ruined because of that.

  • Anders Lind
    Anders Lind

    Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der Autobahn, great song

  • John Anderson
    John Anderson

    Driving around in Titting gave Mat a bigger knob...

  • Eenam

    Anyone want to buy me one? 😂

  • faustus t
    faustus t

    The Gareth Cheesemans' are queuing up now.

  • Rueben Mukamba
    Rueben Mukamba

    I would like to apply to be a cameraman🙃🙃

  • cars

    U should do first person on the closed road 🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑

  • jogli manonfire
    jogli manonfire

    1:43 when you're feeling abit German 😂

  • EnimeX

    Lol the viedeo is draped in my shool

  • Grim Reaper
    Grim Reaper

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

  • Philippe Gianessi
    Philippe Gianessi

    The S3 has no real design differences compared to a S-line model. Sad

  • Youcef Baroudi
    Youcef Baroudi


  • Aditya Chhugani
    Aditya Chhugani

    If you drive on Indian roads,you will miss your British roads!

  • SPG

    so...the intro is always done after the review??😂🤷‍♂️

  • Henry S
    Henry S

    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. ;-)

  • Phil B
    Phil B

    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.....

  • kernowoutdoors

    Is love to work for carwow

  • Neuro Weaver
    Neuro Weaver

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

  • robleake

    Needs to be a three door

  • Riazor1370

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

  • MaFyo ITA
    MaFyo ITA

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

  • ralph

    So what's the camera man's @? Asking for a colleague.


    check out the black one AUDI RS 7

  • Car Reviews by Mohammed Aryan
    Car Reviews by Mohammed Aryan

  • Batandwa Dlali
    Batandwa Dlali

    Never seen a Mazda review do something carwow

  • Wings 99
    Wings 99

    So its a Haldex 4WD system then, rather than a proper Quattro?! 🙄😳

  • Wings 99
    Wings 99

    Hands of Thomas' "Let's go!" 😆

  • Sonic 4 Ur Mind
    Sonic 4 Ur Mind that Christian Erland Harald von Koenigsegg ?

  • Toms Matisons
    Toms Matisons

    Thank`s for so good and funny reviews! Well done! B737 SFO

  • casey cooper
    casey cooper

    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

  • lhukhj hkihyj
    lhukhj hkihyj

    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

  • john brown
    john brown

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

  • Boss N
    Boss N

    BMW 135i and golf R

  • Ferly Kusumo
    Ferly Kusumo

    Whats the titles of this horror movie clips 4:15 Scared the shit out my cats.

  • Roger Barrett
    Roger Barrett

    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.

  • bluestblues

    Radio Bayern 3 is always on in every German car videos on SLtoos.🤷‍♂️😀

  • Prodoad Ramm
    Prodoad Ramm

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


    Looks great