When it comes to the Audi S3, many find it difficult to describe. While it may technically be engineered with the same line of thinking as a hot hatch, there’s no fifth door. In fact, it’s the only four door vehicle in its class with sporty roots. But while it stands alone, it’s definitely not boring by any stretch of the imagination.

The entire A3 family has been updated for 2017, with a new grille and headlamps, and a few cosmetic tweaks in back. Power comes by way of a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which sends all 292 horses and 280 lb-ft of twist to all four wheels with the aid of a DSD dual-clutch automatic transmission. 4.7 seconds is the rule of the road in the sprint department.

Of course, looks and power are just the tip of the iceberg for the new S3. It can be had with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit (Technology package), and comes standard with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, and the new Audi Drive Select system.

Want to try your hand behind the wheel? Stop by our Audi dealership in Santa Monica, CA and we’ll schedule you take one for a spin!

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