Audi S3 buying guide - Audi S3 specification and costs

How much to pay for an Audi S3 and how much it'll cost to run

Audi S3

What to pay

You occasionally see an early high-mileage S3 for as little as £10,000, but £12k-13k is a more realistic budget for an ’07/’08 car with average to above-average miles and a solid service history. If you can stretch to £15k you’ll have a wide choice of ’08/’09 cars with all the desirable options, such as nappa silk leather, S-design alloys and RS4-style seats. £20k buys a top-spec 2011 car.

Specification

EngineIn-line 4-cyl, 1984cc, turbo
Power261bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque258lb ft @ 2500-5000rpm
TransmissionSix-speed manual (S-tronic option from 2008), four-wheel drive
Tyres255/40 R18
Weight (kerb)1455kg (three-door model)
Power-to-weight182bhp/ton
0-60mph (tested)5.6sec
Top speed (limited)155mph
Price when new£26,995 (January 2007)

 

Audi S3

Dave Smith

Audi S3 parts prices

(Prices from autops.co.uk. Tyre price from blackcircles.com. All prices include VAT but exclude fitting charges)

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Tyres (each) £102.39 (Continental ContiSportContact 5)Front pads (set) £106.72Front discs (pair) £228.48Damper (front) £83.56Exhaust downpipe (incl cat) £814.62Exhaust centre section/back box £626.77Clutch kit £276.78Dual mass flywheel £475Clutch release bearing £80.74Spark plugs (set) £64.80

Audi S3 servicing

(Prices from www.autops.co.uk, including VAT)

Service intervals at 10,000 miles or one year, whichever soonerOil change service £190Interim service incl brake fluid/Haldex oil £290Full service £515Cambelt/water pump service £580DSG gearbox service £160

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