The newest eye candy bound to turn heads comes from Audi. The automaker will release an ultra-limited S3 variant in the US. By limited we mean very limited. Audi will only build 25 of them, but they’re all bound for the U.S., so that’s something.
The folks at the Audi enthusiast Fortitude website first reported the news about Audi’s exclusive offering. The Exclusive Edition package includes colorful paint along with interior trim and it hikes the base price from $41,000 up to $57,250 or $59,900, depending on the color choice. The Misano Red or Sepang Blue are the less expensive versions, since those aren’t new colors. The pricier variants come in new eye-catching colors that will definitely get you noticed going down the road: Vegas Yellow, Viper Green, or Glut Orange.
The S3 limited-edition is based on the Prestige trim, which means standard equipment includes full LED headlights, navigation with voice commands, dual-zone A/C, a rear-view camera, parking sensors on both ends, 19-inch Performance Package.
As for interior, the S3 gets a Fine Nappa Leather Package upgrade, including contrast stitching, Audi exclusive inlays in body color, Audi exclusive extended leather package with contrast stitching including covered door armrests and knee pads, Audi exclusive leather controls with contrast stitching including steering wheel and gear shift. A 705-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system with 14 speakers provides the tunes.
Under the hood, you’ll find Audi’s turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder engine that makes 292 horsepower, just like the one that comes on the everyday S3. Linked to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission controlled by shift paddles, the turbo four sends the S3 from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 155 mph.