The Audi S3 Saloon gets an upgrade by swapping its already potent 300 PS motor for a more powerful 525 PS engine to produce this: the Audi A3 Clubsport quattro concept. The new super saloon will be revealed at the annual meeting of fans of Volkswagen Group brands in Reifnitz, Germany from May 28 to 31.
With this, the automaker says the A3 Clubsport quattro concept will be the “Audi star” of a show that will also include the 420 PS Audi TT quattro sport concept and other models.
“The Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept shows our car and tuning fans at the Wörthersee just how much sporty potential there is in the A3 family and in our top‑of‑the‑line engines such as the 2.5 TFSI. We have pushed the limits in every respect with this show car: power, dynamics, sound, design,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development.
The exterior of the A3 clubsport quattro concept has a ‘Magnetic Blue’ paint finish. The front fascia of the vehicle has a singleframe grille that is framed in matt aluminum. A quattro badge adorns the grille’s high-gloss black honeycomb insert. The A3 clubsport quattro concept also has an LED headlights.
On the side, it has two straight edges above the wheel. It has a round fuel cover in the C-pillars and equipped with a compact side mirrors. The side sill trims are made entirely of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP).
At the rear, it has a large diffuser and a high-gloss black honeycomb insert.
Inside, the Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept features racing seats with high side bolsters. The instrument cluster of the vehicle has the following elements: black faces, red needles and white numbers.
It has a sport steering wheel infused with two separate buttons which are used to start and stop the engine as well as to choose Audi drive modes. The upholstery has light gray piping and ‘Sepang Blue’ stitching. The headlining and the pillars are covered in black Alcantara and the decorative inlays are in aluminum.
The Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder TFSI engine that delivers 525 PS with 600 Nm of torque. It can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 309 km/h.