Audi Will Charge An Extra $18,000 To Have Your S3 Look Like A Skittle

There is an ongoing debate in the VW/Audi community as to whether or not the S3 is worth the premium over the similarly powered, and more practical Golf R. Our friend Matt Farah, thinks the four-rings are worth the extra coin, but would you pay over $16,000 to get special paint and a fancy interior? »6/05/15 9:22am6/05/15 9:22am

Audi Needs to Invite Me to One of Their Hipster Parties

When news broke earlier today about Audi's 64 page guide to throwing sexy hipster A3 parties, lots of people made fun of them. Me though? I just felt an overwhelming need to go. I couldn't tell you what the actual parties are going to look or be like, but I just can't shake it. I have to be there to witness whatever… »3/11/14 9:37am3/11/14 9:37am

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 10:30am11/17/08 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 1:28pm10/01/08 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…

1962 Bentley S3 Parks Next To Chicago Dumpster, Doesn't Care What You Think

Here's a car you don't see parked on the street every day, particularly if you live in a crowded city with tough parking. The list price on the '62 Bentley S3 was $16,355, about $250 less than a brand-new Ferrari 250GT California would have cost you that year... and about the same as six Ford Galaxies. Reader Michael… »8/04/08 2:00pm8/04/08 2:00pm

Maniac Transplants Audi 4.2-Liter V8 Into 1981 Lotus Esprit

This is one of those rare occasions where the most appropriate reaction to an engine transplant is to stand from your chair, and begin a slow clap of awe-inspired appreciation. It takes a certain kind of bonkers maniac to wrest the 2.2 liter 4-cylinder Lotus engine and Citroen gearbox from an otherwise impeccable… »4/04/08 3:40pm4/04/08 3:40pm

S3 Driver Freaks Out, Goes on Rampage at Audi Gathering

DATELINE — Ocean City, Maryland. The apparent owner of a rare Audi S3 went batshit at the H20 gathering here, thrashing his Mexican-entry import on a nearby dirt track, before veering off the track, hitting a vendor's trailer and sideswiping a Jetta. He was finally cold-busted by Maryland state troopers after he… »10/02/07 10:11am10/02/07 10:11am

Clarkson Drives Audi S3, Visits Ice Station Impossible

Ol' JC spins a tale of finding himself stuck somewhere eight miles high in Canada at an abandoned weather station with a guy named Halli, an uncultured Icelandic type who, from the sound of Clarkson's fabulous hyperbole, undoubtedly rebuild a drawbridge with nothing but a found crate of Doublemint foil wrappers, the… »5/16/07 2:45pm5/16/07 2:45pm

Batten Down the Hatches: Audi Launching S3 This Week?

Could Audi be ready to launch its revived S3 (the first for the US market), amid a lazy August? That's what the guys at Carscoop say. Audi, reports a tipster, will unveil the sport A3 midweek ahead of an introduction at the Paris motor show. It'll have a juiced-up 2.0 TFSI that produces 260 hp, a choice of six-speed… »7/31/06 7:55am7/31/06 7:55am