Expected to arrive stateside next fall, the 2013 Audi S3 will be Audi’s biggest push yet towards premium compact cars. The Audi S3 will be the first A3 variant to wear Audi’s sporty “S” badge in the US.
Like the Audi A3 on which it is base, the 2013 S3 will ride on Volkswagen Group’s all-new MQB platform. With the MQB platform, engines are transversely mounted. MQB cars feature struts at the front axle and either a torsion-beam rear suspension or a multilink rear setup.
An S3 sedan will most likely be the body style that arrives in the US. The S3 is expected to have an aggressive body bit, quad tailpipes, and 18-inch wheels.