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Cars May, 15 2014

Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept

Audi is presenting the A3 Clubsport Quattro concept at this year’s Wörthersee Meeting in Reifnitz (Kärnten) from May 28-31. Based on the S3 Sedan, the show car is equipped with a powerful five‑cylinder TFSI engine that produces 525 hp for a specific output of 211.7 hp per liter. Maximum torque of 442.5 lb‑ft is available between 2,300 and 6,000 rpm, enabling the Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro concept to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.6 seconds. The Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro concept features a seven‑speed S tronic transmission with a compact three‑shaft layout. Its tall seventh gear reduces fuel consumption, and the final gear ratio has been modified accordingly. A launch control function manages starts with maximum power and controlled wheel slip. The heart of the Quattro all‑wheel drive system is a hydraulically activated, multi‑plate clutch on the rear axle that has been specially designed for the high torque of the powerful five‑cylinder. Like the engine management system, its electronic controller is integrated into the Audi drive select driving dynamics system and takes the combination of “fun to drive” and safety to a whole new level.

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