Fun in all the right places.
Since it was first released, the Audi S3 is slowly becoming a favorite of tuning companies all around the globe for its relatively familiar components, its potential, and its affordable price compared to other performance-oriented Audi models. SR Performance is one of the latest to have their fun with the sporty red German sedan.
The 2.0 TFSI turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine is packed with potential waiting to be tapped into by enthusiasts. The team at SR Performance gave the engine a new MTM – Motoren Technik Mayer M-Cantronic software module along with a new BN Pipes downpipe and HJS 200-cell catalytic converter. The pipes measure 85- and 76 mm and are paired up with the factory pipes from the middle muffler to the tailpipes. That’s a recipe for a whopping 380 horsepower and 339 lb-ft. of torque and equates to a 0-62 mph acceleration time of just 4.6 seconds.
The boosted engine of the Audi S3 provides plenty of entertainment, but the chassis completes the performance package. A full KW coilover system helps to sharpen up handling dynamics and allows the driver to adjust settings on the front axle. Instead of tapping into the large range of aftermarket wheels, SR Performance opted to go OEM for a clean, quality wheel setup. The 4G-generation Audi S6 forged wheels were given a polished finish to contrast the vibrant red body and fitted in a large 8.5 x 20 ET45 setup on both axles. The ten-spoke, single-piece wheels were also equipped with 225/30 R20 Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta tires and a set of 5-mm spacers to give the S3 a more muscular stance.
With the engine, chassis, and body showing off the red hot character of the Audi S3, SR Performance’s final modification was a 3F black wrap installed around the already-black panorama roof.
All of the upgrades featured on the SR Performance Audi S3 are currently available as individual accessories for the new S3 models.
SR Performance Audi S3 Specifications
Displacement: 2.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: Inline-four
Maximum Horsepower: 380
Maximum Torque: 339 lb-ft. / 470 Nm
-MTM M-Cantronic ECU tuning module
-BN Pipes downpipes
-200-cell HJS catalytic converter
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.6 seconds
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: OEM 4G Audi S6 ten spoke, forged single-piece wheels with polished finish
Wheel Size: 8.5 x 20
Wheel Accessories: 5 mm spacers
Tires: Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta
Tire Size: 225/30 R20
Suspension: KW coilovers with adjustable front axle
-3F black roof wrap
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Source: SR Performance