New Audi S3 vs old S3: DRAG RACE *Is it any quicker?*
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New Audi S3 vs old S3: DRAG RACE *Is it any quicker?*

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It’s time to find out whether the new Audi S3 is an improvement on the old model!

So what does the new S3 bring to the party? Well underneath the bonnet you’ll find a 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine which can deliver 310hp & 400Nm of torque. It’s also AWD (which is a good thing, given the conditions!) and has a seven-speed automatic gear box.

As for the old S3? Well, that’s also got a 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine which can deliver 310hp & 400Nm. What’s more, it’s also AWD and (yep, you guessed it) has a seven-speed automatic gear box!

So you’re probably asking yourself – what have Audi been doing for the past four years?! Well there’s one key difference – the weight! While the new S3 comes in at 1,575kg, the old model only weighs in at 1,445kg! Will that be the deciding difference? There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!
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carwow
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carwow
1 month ago

Right, let's settle this… New S3 vs old S3, which would you rather have? VOTE in the comments below!

Ibrahim Mokhtari
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Ibrahim Mokhtari
1 month ago

Mat you're ready to act in movies…

Hamza Sini
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Hamza Sini
1 month ago

shame on audi. over priced for nothing

Joseph Holgate
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Joseph Holgate
1 month ago

Moral of the story then… the new S3 isn’t really worth the extra £14K

Mrmorrisniceguy98
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Mrmorrisniceguy98
1 month ago

a simple ecu tune will do wonders to this car both gearbox and Engine

Peter Brinkworth
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Peter Brinkworth
1 month ago

This will hopefully silence all the haters that said the yellow S3 was tuned in the other video

thethingonlymalehave
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thethingonlymalehave
1 month ago

new one is more aerodynamic

Andrei Ghita
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Andrei Ghita
1 month ago

I would for sure buy the old version as the price difference is too much and the performance is quite the same

bloodwork91
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bloodwork91
1 month ago

brand new model (not a facelift), same hp, more weight? Who on audis team looked at this and said yes, go into production… wow

Andyuk911
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Andyuk911
1 month ago

The old S3 is probably all carboned up, unless it has the dual fuel injection that they introduced and have now dropped …. so the carbon build up will return in the 2021 S3. Go and see Charlie at Surrey Rolling Road… I bet the old S3 is down on power.

A Macke
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A Macke
1 month ago

But but is it any exciting to drive?

Alessandro Bot
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Alessandro Bot
1 month ago

OLD FOREVER!!! Audi is ruining years and years of success…

lenard gor
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lenard gor
1 month ago

17 probably just a bit dirty carbon build up

A F
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A F
1 month ago

Spoiler

The S3 is the better car of the two, hence it won.

Mr.
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Mr.
1 month ago

The point is the 0.1 sec the new one is faster dont worth the extra 25k to buy one. And the are many people who dont like the new Design. Especially inside the gearbox thing looks horrible. Somewhat like a button to open the Windows.

olx satu
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olx satu
1 month ago
Victor
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Victor
1 month ago

shoutout the Carwow team

Dariusz Ciesielski
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Dariusz Ciesielski
1 month ago

Nice like always – Matt so maybe All Renault Megane RS drag race ?

shirawi 1999
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shirawi 1999
1 month ago

7:18 Donald Trump face on.

Calum S
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Calum S
1 month ago

Not a good advert for the new one. Sounds horrendous and for that reason alone I wouldn't buy it. Its faster but barely. Wouldn't notice the difference if they weren't side by side. Old s3 for me.

Nhlakanipho Zimu
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Nhlakanipho Zimu
1 month ago

When is the golfR dragrace coming

William Hale
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William Hale
1 month ago

The weight should be considered in responsiveness
The pork shows on the new s3

Richard Norman
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Richard Norman
1 month ago

They made a big thing about improved aerodynamics on the newer car, flat floor etc which makes perfect sense to the result launch and low speed nothing in it but at speed the aero difference means the new car pulls ahead.

J1 UP
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J1 UP
1 month ago

I sold my s3 64 for 19K

Ville Bruh
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Ville Bruh
1 month ago

why didnt audi add 333hp..

Adam Sandin
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Adam Sandin
1 month ago

Old one looks better, sounds better and are as fast as the new one i would say. to bad they both have shit ugly interior.

lotek16
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lotek16
1 month ago

better sound, quiet like new one with speed, but it is Audi so I take M2 XD

Hagop Sarkarian
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Hagop Sarkarian
1 month ago

Stop cheating Carwow. The down-counter at the drag race is a MALE, not a female in this video!!!

Thendos All about cars
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Thendos All about cars
1 month ago

Sz

Hans Wurst
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Hans Wurst
1 month ago

1:29 Hahahahaha, sounds almost like an E-car XD

Napoleon Blownapart
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Napoleon Blownapart
1 month ago

Every video from every british youtuber has rain in the background.
Fact

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