Audi S3 Quattro the Fiery PlayMobile

The Red PlayMobile

The Red PlayMobile - the name is for the Audi S3 2.0 TFSI Quattro on hand, even for us who no longer Flash came in the enjoyment of the children TV show with the horribly built-up Opel. The bright red S3, which stands before us, is enough to understand him as a game device handy. And with its 221 kW / he is challenging almost 300 PS to play. But unlike the TV Opel the S3von calls for expertise and responsibility his "players" rather.

300 HP and a curb weight of 1490 kg - there should be steering staff already know what it's doing and abide by its limits, with the latter in the S3 very difficult, because everything is so seemingly effortlessly by hand. The turbo engine just already at low speeds on the four wheels brings 380 Newton meters (nm) maximum torque. This allows a standard Sprint from 0 to 100 km/h and a top speed of 250 km/h in 4.8 seconds. With all-wheel drive, the onrushing Los lochlos turbo engine and with the six-speed double clutch transmission S-tronic is an impressive forward.

Since emotions cook up, you might not expect in a compact car of the golf-class first. We enjoyed the feeling to be fast and to sit still in a modest little car. Already, the bright red of our copy and the sharper cues can be little doubt that car and driver develop ambition however the Viewer. Who is sitting in an andersfarbenen S3, can rely on, that the sport exhaust makes for attention and the car runs from no one, because he didn't hear the S3. Amazing what sonorous sounds today experts the exhaust of a four-cylinder can elicit. One hears more than 300 Horsepower and suspected at least two more cylinders.

Two cylinder more - fits with the impression that you can experience inside the Audi S3. Of course, the Interior in sporty black piano finish with decorative inserts in carbon optics presents itself coupled with Matt brushed aluminum. The sport seats are comfortable and provide the right support. The thick, flattened bottom leather steering wheel can be adjusted far so that an optimum seating position set can on a small scale to fit giant. In the typical objective modern-style high-quality Audi setting to be housed, so lifts the mood, even if you are in a traffic jam.

You have also the opportunity to meet all of this exactly, what has to offer the S3 as infotainment and assistance systems. The selection of high-tech systems are unique in the vehicle class, says one at Audi also on "Audi connect", the system by which the S3 is an Internet Hotspot and other systems, which have been offered so far only in higher vehicle classes.

We want to rule out that a color other than red better going to the friends of understatement. But we had our fun on the tight and twisty country roads East of Munich. We could imagine to meet him to play more often.

By the way. Still, there is the Red PlayMobile. It is available in the Opel factory Museum in Rüsselsheim, Germany. (ampnet/SM)

Data of Audi S3 2.0 TFSI Quattro S-tronic

Length x width x height (m): 4.25 x 1.78 x 1.40 engine: I4, 1984 CC, Turbo, direct injection power: 221 kW / 300 HP at 5500-6200 RPM Max torque: 380 nm at 1800 – 5500 RPM consumption (according to EU standard): 6.9 liter CO2 emissions: 159 g / km (Euro 6) top speed: 250 km/h acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h: 4.8 s trunk volume : 325 l, expandable to 1060 l weight / payload: 1490 kg / 485 kg wheels / tires: 7,5J x 18 / 225/40 R 18 base price (DSG): 39 800 EUR