The sporty compact cars Audi S3, which is also the highest development of the Audi A3 is a featured by modern technology and equipment vehicle. The first generation, which was produced between 1999 and 2003, held as a three-door hatchback version with a 1.8 - liter inline four-cylinder engine feeder on the market today and is to get only as a used car. The Audi S3 has a 1.8 turbocharged and delivers 210 hp at first, after the Audi S3 Facelift in 2001 even 225 hp and is located in its class with the Renault Megane RS and the Ford Focus ST. Despite many modifications such as sporting a wider wing, the quattro four-wheel drive system, Recaro sports seats, redesigned bumpers, roof edge spoiler and a stainless steel exhaust, the middle class car weighs less than 1.4 tonnes. Since the end of 2006, the second generation was sold with a modified Audi S3 engine and a modern equipment package on the market. This Audi S3 delivers 265 hp and is sold alongside the three-door variant, from 2008 as a five-door version under the name Audi S3 Sportback and the Audi S3 Cabrio. To the Paris Motor Show 2012, the new Audi S3 has been presented, rolled to the other dealers in the spring of 2013. Based on the VW Golf VII makes the new S3 from a 2.0 - liter TFSI engine whopping 300 hp and a governed Höchstgeschwindikeit of 250 km / h Due to its lightweight construction could the consumption of the Audi S3 car, despite performance gains, reduced by 18%. Standard Audi S3 parts are used as the quattro all-wheel drive, Bi - Xenon headlights and 18-inch wheels. An Audi S3 diesel is not yet available.