New Audi S3 - is it better than a BMW M135i?

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This is the all-new Audi S3! It’s the slightly sportier version of Audi’s new A3, and it rolls in with an all-new meaner exterior design.
As for the specs? Well, not much has changed, to be honest. You’ll still find the same 2-litre 4 cylinder turbo under the bonnet, which will produce 310hp (just 10hp more than the old model), and the same 400Nm as before! And as for the 0-60mph time, it’s actually 0.1 sec SLOWER than the old model!
Sure it looks great from the outside, but when performance is almost identical to the old generation, is it worth the extra cash? Stick with Mat and find out!
00:00 Intro
00:24 Design
01:03 Engine
01:34 Interior
02:03 Performance
02:30 Driving
02:55 Practicality
03:22 Saloon
03:39 Tech
04:13 Edition One
04:44 Price
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carwow - 3 måneder siden
So is the new S3 better than the M135i or AMG A35? COMMENT with which of the 3 you'd rather choose!
Daniel Mclaren
Daniel Mclaren - 2 måneder siden
M135i for me
Wiseman Nkuna
Wiseman Nkuna - 3 måneder siden
I'd go for the M135 I feel like it's better than the 2 because of its Power, aggressive look and I feel like BWM this time around want an Extra mile
Xtiminator - 3 måneder siden
None!!! I'll stick with my mk7 golf r... They are all ugly, like u 😂
David Obinwa
David Obinwa - 3 måneder siden
Amg's interior is too juvenile and bmw is ugly.
Αισχος Ντροπη
Αισχος Ντροπη - 3 måneder siden
@BLACK BIMMER as for the m8 and the rs7 well rs7 costs 50.000 less than m8 and weights 200-250 kilos more...for that job vw group-audi has the porsche brand. dont forget that audi is the head of vw group. lampo porsche etc..
Mothercityguy - 18 dager siden
RS3 gonna kill performance
XXX XXX - 2 måneder siden
Sportback looks 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 but saloon looks ugly 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮
Yacub Ahmed
Yacub Ahmed - 2 måneder siden
I’ve liked the s3 and R but in that segment of cars I preferred the m140i as it had character it was different but in this generation I’m genuinely loving the A35 it looks the best and interior is far more superior
Francisco Verdin
Francisco Verdin - 2 måneder siden
We need more Sportbacks in the US
Lehutjo Maja
Lehutjo Maja - 2 måneder siden
You actually lose 55 liters not 10 liters of boot space
Best Movie Scene
Best Movie Scene - 2 måneder siden
Waiting for New Audi S5 Review? For so long's it gonna take???
Jose Yepez
Jose Yepez - 2 måneder siden
Haider Al-Seaidy
Haider Al-Seaidy - 2 måneder siden
It looks horrible. Such a shame.
mc2w - 2 måneder siden
If not for these hideous air vents, I'd pre-order the RS on day1. Now all my hope is with the next facelift..
M1 - 2 måneder siden
Personally i am disappointed because it costs so much more as its the basic " special " version cheaper than RS3 but doesn't stand out from the sline which is stupid imo
Didn’t ask
Didn’t ask - 2 måneder siden
Hatchback looks ugly
AH Sami
AH Sami - 3 måneder siden
I prefer the VW MK8 interior, waiting to see the R
Yury Kaygorodov
Yury Kaygorodov - 3 måneder siden
I dont like audi anymore
Cameron Leighton
Cameron Leighton - 3 måneder siden
I’m really unsure about the Front. Think I prefer the old one which is a shame
Toby Groves
Toby Groves - 3 måneder siden
Not only slower than the outgoing model but that in turn was slower than the original 2017 facelift model which also had 310PS. So twice now they've replaced it with a slower model. Exterior has lost all its identity and looks like an inflated A1 whilst the interior is ruined by the ridiculous vents.
Karrarfrenemy - 3 måneder siden
Looks ugly wtf it’s not a hot hatch
Robin - 3 måneder siden
The designs of vehicles lately have been a true disappointment.
Shane Mitchell
Shane Mitchell - 3 måneder siden
Don't buy it unless you only plan to keep it for 10 minutes. It will break down and VAG will tell you whopping great lies.
sarandonganosvamos - 3 måneder siden
Why it has roof racks?? Why?!?!?!?
Paully.G - 3 måneder siden
Do they find these exterior designers drunk or sumit? Why can’t they get it right both front and back😂 old models rear is way better, but new fronts slick. Thinking just to get an older s3 to save a lot of money. No difference in specs lmao? Lazy
James J
James J - 3 måneder siden
I'd consider buying one if there were manuals available :(
Whayne Padden
Whayne Padden - 3 måneder siden
1000x better looking than the butt ugly BMW.
Sitting on the Pier
Sitting on the Pier - 3 måneder siden
Phil Dawson
Phil Dawson - 3 måneder siden
Parkers says 2012-2018 S3 0-60 in 4.4!
David Obinwa
David Obinwa - 3 måneder siden
Awesome review. Sadly new car is no different. Ill await your golf r review!
Mark Phill
Mark Phill - 3 måneder siden
I prefer the looks of the previous S3 - this looks a bit naff to be honest. I've owned 2 RS3's and will I get a third? I was hoping to buy the new version early next year, but based on this, might be ordering another TT RS, assuming I still can...
Den d
Den d - 3 måneder siden
Nooo its crap
Sinan Demir
Sinan Demir - 3 måneder siden
This is waaaaaaay more ugly than 8V FL...
Mike Li
Mike Li - 3 måneder siden
The 2021 MY is not available in the US. Audi is skipping 2021 and will start with 2022 MY S3. What's up with that?
Francisco Bastos
Francisco Bastos - 3 måneder siden
Their haldex never works when you need the grip
C U - 3 måneder siden
What’s going on with the hatchbacks at the moment. BMW and Audi have gone backwards! Mercedes all day every day and I’m an Audi fan boy!
J. M.
J. M. - 3 måneder siden
old model also had 310 bhp btw
Dion Sanza
Dion Sanza - 3 måneder siden
What's with these crap yellow colors
Andrés Vasquez
Andrés Vasquez - 3 måneder siden
0:51 It’s not a problem, it’s a ME problem!
Savana keim
Savana keim - 3 måneder siden
GooooooooooD Job
Priyam Gajjar
Priyam Gajjar - 3 måneder siden
yawnnnnn....another boring audi loll
AM - 3 måneder siden
Surprised you still haven’t done a head-to-head review of the MG ZS EV vs Mazda MX-30...
Barend De Villiers
Barend De Villiers - 3 måneder siden
I am an Audi fan but have to admit disappointment in the latest models. The new S3 shows almost no progression. I do get the feeling that Audi let's their finance department have a greater say in what new models should look like and how they should perform. I so much wish that Audi can let their S/RS divisions just do what they feel is best and leave sensibility within the A and Q (and I guess "e") series Audis.
Victoro 00
Victoro 00 - 3 måneder siden
Every brand creating shit
sello mabulane
sello mabulane - 3 måneder siden
it ugly bby Q2,
René Kopeinig
René Kopeinig - 3 måneder siden
I have the 2018 Audi S3 and I am super happy with it. I like the new design, however i wont change anytime soon. Keep up doing great videos!
Jorge Santos
Jorge Santos - 3 måneder siden
You buy an S3 and you get Fake Air vents? Once again an overpriced VW.
rongosund111 - 3 måneder siden
First impressions.. Old petrol engine, lots of LED lights to break down.
J o K e R
J o K e R - 3 måneder siden
Drag race please. s3 vs A35 vs m135i
Andrew Sharples
Andrew Sharples - 3 måneder siden
That is not a good looking car
Lebo Segopa
Lebo Segopa - 3 måneder siden
So basically the new S3 is slower than the new A3?
Terry Lestrange
Terry Lestrange - 3 måneder siden
Haha the stick of truth. Is this Harry Potter?
Tumi Mokoena
Tumi Mokoena - 3 måneder siden
Ugly, makes m135i pretty!
stefano sassi
stefano sassi - 3 måneder siden
the previous version is way better. as the golf
Suhas Bhise
Suhas Bhise - 3 måneder siden
Please review for Ford Endever.
Basil Nadeem
Basil Nadeem - 3 måneder siden
Yeah. BMW has won the car game 19-2021
Silvano - 3 måneder siden
Like the sedan model better especially in that colour and those wheels, the sportback looks like a shrunk station wagon
Billal mabuza
Billal mabuza - 3 måneder siden
What em I looking at..a golf TRoc or Q3 or...
rgluck1 - 3 måneder siden
Pls stop doing fake vents...
Ben Hodgson
Ben Hodgson - 3 måneder siden
3 door RS3 is what we want
David Donaire
David Donaire - 3 måneder siden
they ruined it
Firstname Lastname
Firstname Lastname - 3 måneder siden
The front and rear lights look very Peugeot-esque. It reminds me of a 2019 208. 😬
paul taylor
paul taylor - 3 måneder siden
Lovely Jubbly video, but that car is ugly, if they put that much cheap plastic on a Ford or Vauxhall and they charged Audi prices, no one would buy them.
Oscar Thorpe
Oscar Thorpe - 3 måneder siden
as far as im concerned, the golf R, S3, A45 and M135 are all the same clown but with different masks.
alpenjodel24 - 3 måneder siden
Calling the S3 or RS3 a Quattro system is still hilarious. It‘s a Haldex system, nothing else. Shitty rebranding for an economy car awd system.
D M - 3 måneder siden
alpenjodel24 but it works well, sticks to the road even with full throttle and turning at the same time. What else do you need ?
alpenjodel24 - 3 måneder siden
Overpriced shit
dcappucino - 3 måneder siden
What are they over there smoking at audi with those headlights. Woah
Viper - 3 måneder siden
0:54 I guess they will make an exhaust check with the stick the truth in a seperate video?🤔😂 Because I didn't see it futher up the video or i just missed it.
Nicko Vdub
Nicko Vdub - 3 måneder siden
Looks like a SUV 🤔😒
Dimitris Paliogiannis
Dimitris Paliogiannis - 3 måneder siden
I like it Yeah I dint really like the fake vents but hopefully the exhausts are real ! What a stupid trend putting fake exhausts in a car is !
d j 93
d j 93 - 3 måneder siden
New a3 horrible, new 1 series horrible and so is the new a class bar the a45s, I'll stick with the pre facelift 1 series for a while till these new shapes grow on me
Patrick Malejana
Patrick Malejana - 3 måneder siden
Can you please focus on the sedan version next time??
Scott Evans
Scott Evans - 3 måneder siden
Adaptive suspension not available on Audi configorator only S Line suspension as standard.
Edition 1 not available yet either, just one trim level available.
Andrew Au
Andrew Au - 3 måneder siden
So there's going to be a version of the S3 where they upgrade the screen size? What the hell is Audi thinking...
Joe - 3 måneder siden
Oh dear oh dear not good Audi! looks awful, talk about going backwards 😔
Francesco Ferri
Francesco Ferri - 3 måneder siden
Ovvio che la prossima focus RS mi piacera' molto di +.
Geoff Burns
Geoff Burns - 3 måneder siden
The saloon version certainly appears to be the more attractive one.
OSEH - 3 måneder siden
I’m sorry but Audi are the worst of the German cars
Stan Mathers
Stan Mathers - 3 måneder siden
I thought its a PSA car with Audi logo
Snoop Dagg
Snoop Dagg - 3 måneder siden
if the exhaust are fake its a real shame,
First name Last name
First name Last name - 3 måneder siden
Any new VAG group car is ugly and boring af.
Wake up Japanese market!
Tumi Ramss
Tumi Ramss - 3 måneder siden
I can’t wait to have my S3
Tumi Ramss
Tumi Ramss - 3 måneder siden
slender man Lol wow
slender man
slender man - 3 måneder siden
So can the car thieves waiting for you to get it
Carlo Gori
Carlo Gori - 3 måneder siden
I was expecting much effort on the exterior. Still an amazing vehicle but Merc is way better.
Luke - 3 måneder siden
Inside looks nice, outside looks like an SUV though
Anonymous Bullet
Anonymous Bullet - 3 måneder siden
Well I'm keeping my 2017 s3 then. Looks way better
Pablo Escobar
Pablo Escobar - 3 måneder siden
I am fan BMW,but this AUDI wonderful 🔥
GoriFlex - 3 måneder siden
Everything’s better than that shitty 4 cyl FWD
LSB - 3 måneder siden
*0-60 minutes n 4.8 seconds* seems quite slow for an *AWD launch with a Double Clutch* 🧐
slender man
slender man - 3 måneder siden
Lol it will be getting beat by 125cc mopeds
Al JAVAIRA - 3 måneder siden
Madern - 3 måneder siden
I like the new model it’s an evolution of the previous gen. With some weird stuff added though lol.
The 8V is still relevant to me tbh. But that doesn’t say much since for many people the 8P also still is a beautiful and timeless car.
D S - 3 måneder siden
U didnt compare the m135i at all
Emil Johan Majani
Emil Johan Majani - 3 måneder siden
S3 is not a hothatch. It's a short station. Also has roof bars.
showmetheworld - 3 måneder siden
Another loser job by Mat.
gengiz - 3 måneder siden
It looks very plain. Can’t even tell it’s a hot hatch
Sam Straus
Sam Straus - 3 måneder siden
WAYYYYY better than the BMW
ALE750Rr - 3 måneder siden
Is it better than the a35 ?
StarsReact - 3 måneder siden
trash , cheap exterior
jeebs621 - 3 måneder siden
Audi should sell their base engines in the S model tuning, and then bump up even more for the S and RS models
Firstname Lastname
Firstname Lastname - 3 måneder siden
I like it!
Jubair Ahmed
Jubair Ahmed - 3 måneder siden
I think it looks odd and out of place, just doesn’t sit right at all
jõřğəñ Þøýöđą
jõřğəñ Þøýöđą - 3 måneder siden
If your gonna make a fwd car. Atleast make it good looking. Bmw was high designing that shit
Nathan De Pasquale
Nathan De Pasquale - 3 måneder siden
Looks like an S-Line to me.
Justin Leck
Justin Leck - 3 måneder siden
Was gonna buy the 2018 rs3 but i swear the ones in america come no where near the ones in Europe :(
Nik Gnashers
Nik Gnashers - 3 måneder siden
No mention if the new model has been developed to be less boring to drive, or if the new one still understeers like a boat same as the old one ?