Currently sited at the top of the Audi A3 line-up (until the RS3 arrives, that is), the Audi S3 quattro Sedan arguably forms a near-perfect balance between everyday usability and dynamic driving. The extended rear end offers added practicality, thanks to a generous 325-litre luggage capacity, while the 2.0-litre turbo-four and quick-shifting seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission add to an exhilarating driving experience. The quattro all-wheel-drive system, meanwhile, not only provides peace of mind in wet weather but, in the bends, ample grip.

APEX’s Vann van Staden and Marius Boonzaier take the S3 for a drive to find out whether it is, indeed, the perfect all-season sedan. Watch the video review below…

At a glance

Audi S3 quattro Sedan S tronic

Price: R830 000
Engine: 2.0 L, 4-cyl, turbopetrol
Transmission: 7-spd dual-clutch
Driven wheels: A
Power: 213 kW
Torque: 400 Nm
0-100 km/h: 4.9 seconds
Top speed: 250 km/h
Fuel consumption: 7.8 L/100 km
CO2: 182 g/km