The new model will be priced from £27,000 on-the-road and features a new 2.0-litre turbo FSI engine. It develops 263bhp and reaches 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds, going on to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.
The S3 comes with a six-speed manual transmission and quattro four wheel drive. It has revised sports suspension, spring and damper settings. The power steering has also been modified.