What Car? says...
Hot hatches used to be about cheap thrills. That's what made the category the Audi S3 slots into so irresistible – you could have a bigger engine and sharper handling for only a few thousand pounds more than you’d pay for an unspectacular runaround.
Well, there are still hot hatches that offer smiles on a relative shoestring, but the S3 is definitely not one of them. Indeed, it's among the most expensive options in the class, although it does come with the firepower to compete with the BMW M135i and Volkswagen Golf R. Indeed, it's as fast in a straight line as a V8-powered Audi R8 from just a decade ago.
|RRP price range||£41,150 - £41,150|
|Number of trims (see all)||1|
|Number of engines (see all)||1|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||34.9 - 34.9|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£493 / £3,471|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£985 / £6,942|