I Chased Allan McNish Around COTA In An Audi S3 (And Didn't Die)

What if you could test your mettle a against a motorsports legend whose name is synonymous with speed and victory, all on on one of the best and most challenging racetracks in the world? It's like a dream come true. That's how Allan McNish must have felt when he learned he'd be doing a hot lap with me — Patrick George… » 9/25/14 4:50pm 9/25/14 4:50pm

Audi S3 and S3 Sportback Get S-tronic Paddle Shift Transmission

Ready yourself for the inevitable screed of Clarksonian denigration ending in successively more nonsensical similes for how awful the Audi S3 and S3 Sportback featuring the flappy paddle shifters of the S-tronic transmission are. For the new model year, the S3s get the twin-clutch six speed selectable automatic… » 11/17/08 10:30am 11/17/08 10:30am

2009 Audi S3 Gets S-Tronic Seven-Speed Twin-Clutch Gearbox

Audi’s fancy seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox will be an optional extra on the Euro-market 2009 Audi S3 » 10/01/08 1:28pm 10/01/08 1:28pm, reducing the 0-60 time and upping fuel economy. The 2.0-liter TFSI engine makes 265 HP and 258 lb-ft, scooting the hatch to 60 MPH in 5.7 seconds and delivering 27.6 MPG when equipped with a boring old manual…

2009 Audi S3 Sportback Breaks Cover In Cat Carrier?

Though not the next generation of the Audi A3 line which winked at us from the cover of Autobild, this shot of what appears to be the new Audi S3 Sportback sure does look good in a shrunken, well-powered wagon sort of way. Snapped somewhere in Germany behind the oppressive bars of what we're assuming to be some sort… » 3/27/08 8:45am 3/27/08 8:45am