| Lyna Mohamad |
TCY Motors Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Audi in Brunei Darussalam, hosted a media test drive yesterday for the new Audi S3.
The new Audi S3 Sedan, a highly practical vehicle, is capable of showcasing a high level of power with its quattro permanent all-wheel drive and ample features.
Offering superior performance and groundbreaking efficiency, its 2.0 TFSI engine produces 210kW (285hp) and 380Nm (280.3lb-ft) of torque while its high-performing four-cylinder unit combines cutting-edge technologies.
These technologies comprise a dual injection system into the combustion chambers and induction manifold, integration of the exhaust manifold in the cylinder head and utilises a valve-lift system and rotary valve module for its thermal management system.
In tandem with its six-speed dual-clutch S tronic, the car can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds.
Audi Marketing Executive, John Tan, who was on hand during the test drive pointed out that the S3 will surprise you at first chance as it boasts a wealth of S-specific design details, which will once again exceed the pronounced sportiness of the Audi A3 Saloon.
A key factor in the dynamic performance of the premium compact model, he said, is its lightweight construction. The car weighs just 1,430 kilogrammes, by far the best figure in its class.
The S3, which is now available to the public, can be viewed at the Audi showroom in Kiarong.