New Audi S3 - is it better than a BMW M135i?
This is the all-new Audi S3! It’s the slightly sportier version of Audi’s new A3, and it rolls in with an all-new meaner exterior design.
As for the specs? Well, not much has changed, to be honest. You’ll still find the same 2-litre 4 cylinder turbo under the bonnet, which will produce 310hp (just 10hp more than the old model), and the same 400Nm as before! And as for the 0-60mph time, it’s actually 0.1 sec SLOWER than the old model!
Sure it looks great from the outside, but when performance is almost identical to the old generation, is it worth the extra cash? Stick with Mat and find out!
00:00 Intro
00:24 Design
01:03 Engine
01:34 Interior
02:03 Performance
02:30 Driving
02:55 Practicality
03:22 Saloon
03:39 Tech
04:13 Edition One
04:44 Price
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  • carwow

    So is the new S3 better than the M135i or AMG A35? COMMENT with which of the 3 you'd rather choose!

    • Daniel Mclaren
      Daniel Mclaren

      M135i for me

    • Wiseman Nkuna
      Wiseman Nkuna

      I'd go for the M135 I feel like it's better than the 2 because of its Power, aggressive look and I feel like BWM this time around want an Extra mile

    • Xtiminator

      None!!! I'll stick with my mk7 golf r... They are all ugly, like u 😂

    • David Obinwa
      David Obinwa

      Amg's interior is too juvenile and bmw is ugly.

    • Αισχος Ντροπη
      Αισχος Ντροπη

      @BLACK BIMMER as for the m8 and the rs7 well rs7 costs 50.000 less than m8 and weights 200-250 kilos more...for that job vw group-audi has the porsche brand. dont forget that audi is the head of vw group. lampo porsche etc..


    Sportback looks 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 but saloon looks ugly 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

  • Yacub Ahmed
    Yacub Ahmed

    I’ve liked the s3 and R but in that segment of cars I preferred the m140i as it had character it was different but in this generation I’m genuinely loving the A35 it looks the best and interior is far more superior

  • Francisco Verdin
    Francisco Verdin

    We need more Sportbacks in the US

  • Lehutjo Maja
    Lehutjo Maja

    You actually lose 55 liters not 10 liters of boot space

  • Best Movie Scene
    Best Movie Scene

    Waiting for New Audi S5 Review? For so long's it gonna take???

  • Jose Yepez
    Jose Yepez


  • Haider Al-Seaidy
    Haider Al-Seaidy

    It looks horrible. Such a shame.

  • mc2w

    If not for these hideous air vents, I'd pre-order the RS on day1. Now all my hope is with the next facelift..

  • M1

    Personally i am disappointed because it costs so much more as its the basic " special " version cheaper than RS3 but doesn't stand out from the sline which is stupid imo

  • Didn’t ask
    Didn’t ask

    Hatchback looks ugly

  • Atik Sami
    Atik Sami

    I prefer the VW MK8 interior, waiting to see the R

  • Yury Kaygorodov
    Yury Kaygorodov

    I dont like audi anymore

  • Cameron Leighton
    Cameron Leighton

    I’m really unsure about the Front. Think I prefer the old one which is a shame

  • Toby Groves
    Toby Groves

    Not only slower than the outgoing model but that in turn was slower than the original 2017 facelift model which also had 310PS. So twice now they've replaced it with a slower model. Exterior has lost all its identity and looks like an inflated A1 whilst the interior is ruined by the ridiculous vents.

  • Karrarfrenemy

    Looks ugly wtf it’s not a hot hatch

  • Robin

    The designs of vehicles lately have been a true disappointment.

  • Shane Mitchell
    Shane Mitchell

    Don't buy it unless you only plan to keep it for 10 minutes. It will break down and VAG will tell you whopping great lies.

  • sarandonganosvamos

    Why it has roof racks?? Why?!?!?!?

  • Paully.G

    Do they find these exterior designers drunk or sumit? Why can’t they get it right both front and back😂 old models rear is way better, but new fronts slick. Thinking just to get an older s3 to save a lot of money. No difference in specs lmao? Lazy

  • James J
    James J

    I'd consider buying one if there were manuals available :(

  • Whayne Padden
    Whayne Padden

    1000x better looking than the butt ugly BMW.

  • nelson silva
    nelson silva


  • Phil Dawson
    Phil Dawson

    Parkers says 2012-2018 S3 0-60 in 4.4!

  • David Obinwa
    David Obinwa

    Awesome review. Sadly new car is no different. Ill await your golf r review!

  • Mark Phill
    Mark Phill

    I prefer the looks of the previous S3 - this looks a bit naff to be honest. I've owned 2 RS3's and will I get a third? I was hoping to buy the new version early next year, but based on this, might be ordering another TT RS, assuming I still can...

  • Den d
    Den d

    Nooo its crap

  • Sinan Demir
    Sinan Demir

    This is waaaaaaay more ugly than 8V FL...

  • Mike Li
    Mike Li

    The 2021 MY is not available in the US. Audi is skipping 2021 and will start with 2022 MY S3. What's up with that?

  • Francisco Bastos
    Francisco Bastos

    Their haldex never works when you need the grip

  • C U
    C U

    What’s going on with the hatchbacks at the moment. BMW and Audi have gone backwards! Mercedes all day every day and I’m an Audi fan boy!

  • J. M.
    J. M.

    old model also had 310 bhp btw

  • Dion Sanza
    Dion Sanza

    What's with these crap yellow colors

  • Andrés Vasquez
    Andrés Vasquez

    0:51 It’s not a problem, it’s a ME problem!

  • Savana keim
    Savana keim

    GooooooooooD Job

  • Priyam Gajjar
    Priyam Gajjar

    yawnnnnn....another boring audi loll

  • AM

    Surprised you still haven’t done a head-to-head review of the MG ZS EV vs Mazda MX-30...

  • Barend De Villiers
    Barend De Villiers

    I am an Audi fan but have to admit disappointment in the latest models. The new S3 shows almost no progression. I do get the feeling that Audi let's their finance department have a greater say in what new models should look like and how they should perform. I so much wish that Audi can let their S/RS divisions just do what they feel is best and leave sensibility within the A and Q (and I guess "e") series Audis.

  • Victoro 00
    Victoro 00

    Every brand creating shit

  • sello mabulane
    sello mabulane

    it ugly bby Q2,

  • René Kopeinig
    René Kopeinig

    I have the 2018 Audi S3 and I am super happy with it. I like the new design, however i wont change anytime soon. Keep up doing great videos!

  • Jorge Santos
    Jorge Santos

    You buy an S3 and you get Fake Air vents? Once again an overpriced VW.

  • rongosund111

    First impressions.. Old petrol engine, lots of LED lights to break down.

  • J o K e R
    J o K e R

    Drag race please. s3 vs A35 vs m135i

  • Andrew Sharples
    Andrew Sharples

    That is not a good looking car

  • Lebo Segopa
    Lebo Segopa

    So basically the new S3 is slower than the new A3?

  • Terry Lestrange
    Terry Lestrange

    Haha the stick of truth. Is this Harry Potter?

  • Tumi Mokoena
    Tumi Mokoena

    Ugly, makes m135i pretty!

  • stefano sassi
    stefano sassi

    the previous version is way better. as the golf

  • Suhas Bhise
    Suhas Bhise

    Please review for Ford Endever.

  • Basil Nadeem
    Basil Nadeem

    Yeah. BMW has won the car game 19-2021

  • Silvano

    Like the sedan model better especially in that colour and those wheels, the sportback looks like a shrunk station wagon

  • Billal mabuza
    Billal mabuza

    What em I looking at..a golf TRoc or Q3 or...

  • rgluck1

    Pls stop doing fake vents...

  • Ben Hodgson
    Ben Hodgson

    3 door RS3 is what we want

  • David Donaire
    David Donaire

    they ruined it

  • Firstname Lastname
    Firstname Lastname

    The front and rear lights look very Peugeot-esque. It reminds me of a 2019 208. 😬

  • paul taylor
    paul taylor

    Lovely Jubbly video, but that car is ugly, if they put that much cheap plastic on a Ford or Vauxhall and they charged Audi prices, no one would buy them.

  • Oscar Thorpe
    Oscar Thorpe

    as far as im concerned, the golf R, S3, A45 and M135 are all the same clown but with different masks.

  • alpenjodel24

    Calling the S3 or RS3 a Quattro system is still hilarious. It‘s a Haldex system, nothing else. Shitty rebranding for an economy car awd system.

    • D M
      D M

      alpenjodel24 but it works well, sticks to the road even with full throttle and turning at the same time. What else do you need ?

  • alpenjodel24

    Overpriced shit

  • dcappucino

    What are they over there smoking at audi with those headlights. Woah

  • Viper

    0:54 I guess they will make an exhaust check with the stick the truth in a seperate video?🤔😂 Because I didn't see it futher up the video or i just missed it.

  • Nicko Vdub
    Nicko Vdub

    Looks like a SUV 🤔😒

  • gulag

    I like it Yeah I dint really like the fake vents but hopefully the exhausts are real ! What a stupid trend putting fake exhausts in a car is !

  • d j 93
    d j 93

    New a3 horrible, new 1 series horrible and so is the new a class bar the a45s, I'll stick with the pre facelift 1 series for a while till these new shapes grow on me

  • Patrick Malejana
    Patrick Malejana

    Can you please focus on the sedan version next time??

  • Scott Evans
    Scott Evans

    Adaptive suspension not available on Audi configorator only S Line suspension as standard. Edition 1 not available yet either, just one trim level available.

  • Andrew Au
    Andrew Au

    So there's going to be a version of the S3 where they upgrade the screen size? What the hell is Audi thinking...

  • Joe

    Oh dear oh dear not good Audi! looks awful, talk about going backwards 😔

  • Francesco Ferri
    Francesco Ferri

    Ovvio che la prossima focus RS mi piacera' molto di +.

  • Geoff Burns
    Geoff Burns

    The saloon version certainly appears to be the more attractive one.

  • Minge Machine
    Minge Machine

    I’m sorry but Audi are the worst of the German cars

  • Stan Mathers
    Stan Mathers

    I thought its a PSA car with Audi logo

  • Snoop Dagg
    Snoop Dagg

    if the exhaust are fake its a real shame,

  • First name Last name
    First name Last name

    Any new VAG group car is ugly and boring af. Wake up Japanese market!

  • Tumi Ramss
    Tumi Ramss

    I can’t wait to have my S3

    • Tumi Ramss
      Tumi Ramss

      slender man Lol wow

    • slender man
      slender man

      So can the car thieves waiting for you to get it

  • Thomas Hume
    Thomas Hume

    Looks like an s1

  • Carlo Gori
    Carlo Gori

    I was expecting much effort on the exterior. Still an amazing vehicle but Merc is way better.

  • Luke

    Inside looks nice, outside looks like an SUV though

  • Anonymous Bullet
    Anonymous Bullet

    Well I'm keeping my 2017 s3 then. Looks way better

  • Pablo Escobar
    Pablo Escobar

    I am fan BMW,but this AUDI wonderful 🔥

  • GoriFlex

    Everything’s better than that shitty 4 cyl FWD

  • LSB

    *0-60 minutes n 4.8 seconds* seems quite slow for an *AWD launch with a Double Clutch* 🧐

    • slender man
      slender man

      Lol it will be getting beat by 125cc mopeds



  • Madern

    I like the new model it’s an evolution of the previous gen. With some weird stuff added though lol. The 8V is still relevant to me tbh. But that doesn’t say much since for many people the 8P also still is a beautiful and timeless car.

  • D S
    D S

    U didnt compare the m135i at all

  • Emil Johan Majani
    Emil Johan Majani

    S3 is not a hothatch. It's a short station. Also has roof bars.

  • showmetheworld

    Another loser job by Mat.

  • gengiz

    It looks very plain. Can’t even tell it’s a hot hatch

  • Sam Straus
    Sam Straus

    WAYYYYY better than the BMW

  • ALE750Rr

    Is it better than the a35 ?

  • StarsReact

    trash , cheap exterior

  • jeebs621

    Audi should sell their base engines in the S model tuning, and then bump up even more for the S and RS models

  • Firstname Lastname
    Firstname Lastname

    I like it!

  • Jubair Ahmed
    Jubair Ahmed

    I think it looks odd and out of place, just doesn’t sit right at all

  • jõřğəñ Þøýöđą
    jõřğəñ Þøýöđą

    If your gonna make a fwd car. Atleast make it good looking. Bmw was high designing that shit

  • Nathan De Pasquale
    Nathan De Pasquale

    Looks like an S-Line to me.

  • Justin Leck
    Justin Leck

    Was gonna buy the 2018 rs3 but i swear the ones in america come no where near the ones in Europe :(

  • Nik Gnashers
    Nik Gnashers

    No mention if the new model has been developed to be less boring to drive, or if the new one still understeers like a boat same as the old one ?