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2021 Audi S3 Hatchback Leaked... Err...

larbel Jan 29, 2020

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  3. JohnM100

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    Good find on the link.

    Without the clamshell bonnet and larger keel on the headlights into the bumper, I wouldn’t have noticed, and they aren’t that obvious.

    I suspect anything more than a nudge to the bumper or front wing now more likely to cause collateral damage to the headlights. £££ €€€ $$$

    TBF - I preferred PFL when the FL first came out but FL grew on me.
     
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  4. terminator x

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    333hp so the future RS3 must be 433 or so?

    Leaves the RS4 at 450hp in the cold though!

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  5. wab172uk

    wab172uk Now in an X3 M40i

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    Doesn't look that different to the current car, so from an external design point of view, it looks ok. I'm more interested in the Saloon.

    But it's the interior that will be the most divisive. And on current `spy pics` it's a No from me.

    33bhp will be a nice step up in performance. Nothing silly, but enough to feel quicker than the current car. Which lets be honest, is quick enough for most people / situations.
     
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  6. Jcbmally

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  7. Damo S

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    Maybe, and if it's re-mappable to 550 I might be tempted.
     
  8. JonW

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    I quite like it, but then I live the look of the new A4....the bumper is similar to the BMW and Focus IMO, but then I saw my first new 135i at the weekend and that was pretty nice in the flesh.

    If they've kept the cabin at a similar level of quality and they improve the exhaust noise over these current WLTP cars I'll be interested in a couple years if my circumstances stay the same, but if I'm commuting again I'll be in a Smart EV or similar :0(
     
  9. jassyo06

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    Front end looks very aggressive indeed l like it,headlights are a little too large and will look even larger on lighter coloured cars,as for the rear well it's a hatchback that's about it.333 BHP...S3 Saloon yes please and keeping my current car for another 18 months l couldn't have timed it any better
     
  10. BrummieLad

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    Doesn’t look too different to the current car and I too would be interested in the saloon when it comes long. Thinking about selling my current car for the new BMW 330d m sport for now, but long term definently has to be an Audi.
     
  11. cuke2u

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    Do those rearlights look massive...

    audi-s3-2020-1.jpg
     
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  13. Flying Scotsman

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    I doubt that grill design will be on the A3 or S3...that is RS territory....looks not bad, but I am a saloon guy and will wait to see that and S design to make judgement.
     
  14. eribaMotters

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    I'm glad I cannot afford one. I suspect the white is a bit of camoflague but the front is not cohesive, actually it looks terrible, reminds me of a computer game car for children. The lights on the back also look a mess. shame as the profile and stance are nice but your eye goes to the lights first.

    Colin
     
  15. Mr Freeze

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    From what i can see I like it but the interior will be a big factor for me
     
  16. mfl

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    A better view without the camo. - leaves me indifferent (plus not touching another Audi down-under until they improve their warranty)


    (thanks to the Oz Audi forum for the link)
     
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    Glad I bought last year... :)
     
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  18. Bristle Hound

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    Ohhh white wall tyres ! :hubbahubba:

    Audi playing it safe, again. Not a vast change IMHO
     
  19. Evil Derboy

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    The one in the video looks tremedous in my eyes. The top pics less so but theres a lot of camo going on.

    ahem...

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  20. Ormesome

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    Wow wow wow! That looks amazing.
     
  21. VWNCC

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    The 2020 A4/A5 S-line and S4/S5 all got honeycomb grill. That's the direction that Audi is going with the line up.

    I'd say it is almost guaranteed that the A3 Sline and S3 will have such honeycomb grill design.
     
  22. JohnM100

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    Looks good and I like some bonnet sculpting.

    Side skirts look almost like mini running boards.

    Scarily exposed radiators though.
     
  23. TYb

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    I thought this was a mock up that was shared quite a while ago?
     
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  24. mfl

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    :laughing: anything possible - German not my forte ...
     
  25. TYb

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    Haha we need a translator, I’m pretty sure I saw that link on the Rs site a month or 2 ago.
     
  26. RGBARGEE

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    This is a mock up. According to Audi dealer this morning new A3/S3 has been delayed but will be shown at Geneva in March.
     
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    I recall seeing a so called Mock Up of the 2016 A3 facelift back then from Autocar prior to its launch and it was very accurate indeed
     
  28. RGBARGEE

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    I'm pretty sure it's accurate given the latest styling cues from Q3/Q8 etc..
     
  29. cuke2u

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    The s3 will have a 1.4 petrol engine with a hotpoint washer motor in it :whistle2:
     
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  30. Bristle Hound

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    PMSL :D
     
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  31. RGBARGEE

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    Hope it doesn’t catch fire!
     
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  32. wab172uk

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    If it looks like that, then it's a `Yes` from me.
     
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  34. Jimbob76

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    Looks pretty epic to me as well. Mock up or not, would be great to see flared front AND rear wheel arches on the new RS3 - they look ace in that picture. Unlikely that flared arches will make it onto the S3 though unfortunately. My next car will have bold paint - that red suits the aggressive RS styling.
     
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  36. The_Ironist

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    Love the lights. Audi always style the lights so well. Like them on the new A1.
     
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    Video of the car...
     
  38. jassyo06

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    Ain't a fan at all of the - - - - style especially at the rear, the facelift rear tail lights are nicer but l do like the front of the car...its a S3 is it not? So more aggressive with a styling kit on it,basic car wont look as good
     
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  39. T-1000

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    Maybe they’ll tweak the RS4 at FL time ?


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  40. terminator x

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    Already been facelifted Sean, no increase! Perhaps the new RS4 when it eventually arrives will be diesel :tearsofjoy:

    TX.

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  41. T-1000

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    It’ll have another 4 years to go then if the model lifespan is 7 years won’t it ?


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