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Audi A3 Sportback, Audi S3: Debut at Paris Motor Show

Audi A3 Sportback, Audi S3

The Audi A3 Sportback and the Audi S3 will both have their debut at the Paris Motor Show.

The Sportback – the 
five-door version of the new 
A3 – sits on a 2640mm wheelbase, insiders have revealed. That’s 39mm longer than the three-door car’s and should result in a noticeable increase in rear legroom.

Aside from the extra doors, visual changes for the Sportback over the three-door are minimal but include a third side window and roof rails.

Spy pictures of the S3 reveal its twin exhausts, bodykit (including diffuser) and 18-inch alloy wheels. Under the bonnet is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 276bhp. Expect a 0-62mph time of around 5.5sec