The engine of the vehicle is a 2.0L TFSI inline-four powerplant. The exterior of the S3 differs from standard A3 models with aggressively styled bumpers and 18-inch alloy wheels.
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Need for Speed: Shift
The S3 appears in Need for Speed: Shift as an unlocked tier 1 vehicle with a $30,000 price tag, and a 4.10 car rating. It can be modified with a Works Conversion upgrade.
Shift 2 Unleashed
The S3 appears in Shift 2 Unleashed as a Modern Road class vehicle with a $19,000 price tag. It has a D 370 performance rating and a 2.58 handling rating.
In corners, the S3 rarely loses traction and responds well to steering inputs of the player. It is a better handling car than the Audi S4 and other heavier class rivals. The S3 has enough power to compete against similar opponents but might be lacking during later stages of the career mode.
- Players can swap the engine with that of the Audi R8 4.2 FSI quattro in Shift 2: Unleashed.