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2014 Audi S3 Sportback Debuts

2014 Audi S3 Sportback Debuts

Feb 13 2013, 12:45pm CST | by

This car won't be coming to the United States

Audi is known to make some very interesting performance vehicles and a new car from the brand has turned up called the 2014 S3 Sportback. Sadly, the car isn't coming to the United States. Fans of...

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2014 Audi S3 Sportback Debuts

Feb 13 2013, 12:45pm CST | by

This car won't be coming to the United States

Audi is known to make some very interesting performance vehicles and a new car from the brand has turned up called the 2014 S3 Sportback. Sadly, the car isn't coming to the United States. Fans of hot hatchbacks in Europe will be able to pick up the S3 Sportback and it is powered by a 300 hp 280 pound-foot of torque two-liter direct injection turbo engine.

The little car is able to hit 62 mph in 5 seconds when equipped with the S Tronic transmission. Despite its performance, Audi promises 40.9 mpg. The vehicle uses Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system and has a number of options.

The Sportback is 1.37-inches longer than the standard three-door S3. Options include magnetic ride suspension, and full LED headlamps. The car comes stock with Napa leather with Alcantara as a no-cost option.

 
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LeMons New England: Many Audis, Many Forgotten GM Cars, and the World’s Most Evil Vanagon

Oct 24 2014 9:20pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The 24 Hours of LeMons has returned to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the third annual Halloween Hooptiefest, and we’ve got some fascinating machinery among the 130 or so entries that rolled into the garage for our traditional Friday car inspections. Let’s take a look! First of all, the Mod Squad Vanagon made everyone stagger back in awe. The recipe: Take one third-gen Toyota MR2 that was wrapped ...
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2014 Mini Cooper/Cooper S Hardtops drop in EPA mileage

Oct 24 2014 8:33pm CDT | Source: KBB

Fuel economy ratings for the 2014 Mini Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop models have been dropped as the result of a disparity in original testing discovered ...
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Car Review: 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Oct 24 2014 7:08pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview: Five-passenger, mid-size, front-wheel-drive sedan Pros: Excellent front seats, new grille treatment adds some needed style Cons: Limited legroom in rear seating area; odd dash trim panel will be a dirt and grime magnet; manual shift mechanism is poorly designed. Value for money: Fair What would I change?: Make steering-wheel paddles available, find more rear legroom, Instrument cluster, dash trim pane ...
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Report: Porsche working on turbo V12 for Putin limo project?

Oct 24 2014 4:50pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Technology, Porsche, Specialty, Russia, Design/Style Porsche is best known for building very well-regarded sports cars and better-selling utility vehicles. Come to the company with a big enough bag of cash, though, and the Porsche Engineering division can create just about anything. The group's past projects include working with Harley-Davidson, Mercedes-Benz and corporate cousin Audi, but if rumors prove true, then its latest partner might be the last one you'd ex ...
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VW vs. Toyota—FIGHT! The Tale of the Tape as Two Behemoths Vie to Be Number 1

Oct 24 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

There is safety in sales numbers, and as it becomes more and more costly to turn a profit in the car industry, we’ll continue to see brands consolidate under immense corporate umbrellas, such as Chrysler’s marriage to Fiat. But while some fight to survive, others fight to rule. Today, Toyota and Volkswagen dominate as the world’s largest automakers. But economic crises, natural disasters, and recall hysteria can cha ...
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Weekly Roundup: Most popular stories and new car reviews

Oct 24 2014 10:51am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Most popular stories:  1. People, keep your feet off the dashboard: Not only is it kind of tacky, but it’s also very unsafe 2. Motor Mouth: Not everyone is rejoicing falling gas prices: Our wallets may finally be getting a break at the pumps thanks to dropping oil prices. But not everyone’s cheering 3. Dear John: I need an affordable AWD sedan under $35,000: This reader is looking to move on from his dependable, front-wheel-drive Coroll ...
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Here are the 10 safest SUVs you can buy

Oct 24 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

More than likely, you’re considering buying a new SUV or crossover to haul a bunch of people and their stuff around in a safe and comfortable manner. And to find out just how safe your next new vehicle could be, buyers can turn to the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Privately run, the IIHS annually conducts its own crash tests and safety ratings. The safest vehicles receive Top Safety Pick (TSP) and Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) awards. This ...
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Recall Alert: 2013-2015 Audi A4, S4

Oct 24 2014 10:08am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 102,000 model-year 2013-15 Audi A4 and S4 sedans The Problem: The front-impact airbags may not deploy as designed in a crash due to improper algorithm/coding within the airbag control module, according to The Detroit News. Front-seat occupants may not have the intended protection from the frontal airbag system in a secondary impact, putting them at risk for an injury, the newspaper reported. The automaker discovered the problem during routine quali ...
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Audi is recalling more than 850,000 A4 sedans from model years 2013 to 2015 globally, including 102,

Oct 24 2014 9:24am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Audi is recalling more than 850,000 A4 sedans from model years 2013 to 2015 globally, including 102,000 in the U.S. The problem is faulty airbags. Not those airbags , different airbags. I can't e ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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