Audi S3 Exclusive Edition announced for United States

The Audi S3 Exclusive Edition has been introduced in United States and will be limited to only 25 examples. It will be offered in five different exterior paint schemes: Misano Red, Sepang Blue, Vegas Yellow, Viper Green and Glut Orange. Opt for one of the first two hues and you will have to pay $57,250 while the other three versions carry a starting price of $59,900.

All cars come nicely equipped with the Fine Nappa leather Package upgrade which includes contrasting stitching and the Audi Exclusive extended leather package. The list of goodies goes on with body-colored Audi Exclusive inlays, contrasting stitching on the knee pads and door armrests, along with Audi Exclusive leather controls and contrasting stitching on the gear shift and steering wheel.

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The Audi S3 Exclusive Edition is based on the Prestige Package version and comes with 19-inch wheels as well as the S Sports seats. Power comes from the same four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine delivering 292 bhp between 5,400 and 6,200 rpm and a maximum torque of 280 lb-ft available between 1,900 and 5,300 rpm.

In terms of performance, the hot compact premium sedan sprints to 60 mph from a standstill in 4.7 seconds and tops out at an electronically-limited 155 mph.

Adrian Padeanu

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