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Used Audi S3 is One of UK's Hottest Hatchbacks

The used Audi S3 is one of the hottest hatchbacks on the second-hand market and so fast it could probably shake your fillings loose

The used Audi S3 is one of the hottest hatchbacks on the second-hand market and so fast it could probably shake your fillings loose. The second generation S3 was introduced in 2006 and slightly revised in 2008. This wolf in sheep's clothing is based on the capable A3 but this monstrous variant has more attitude than a multi-millionaire teenager.

Power comes courtesy of a 2.0-litre TFSI engine which produces 265PS. That is sufficient to propel this magnificent beast to 62mph in 5.7 seconds and on to an electronically limited 155mph. This powerful and responsive engine is teamed with duel-clutch S tronic transmission. This combines the thrill of a manual gearbox with the convenience of an automatic - and it smoothly slips between the cogs in only 0.2 seconds.

As well as plenty of power and versatile transmission the S3 handles beautifully. The legendary quattro four-wheel drive system inspires the confidence to push hard into corners, and once on the apex it remains flat and composed. The only significant criticism of this prestigious hot-hatch is the ride is harsher than an eighteenth century horse cart.

The used Audi S3 on a 2007 registration costs in the region of £18,000 - £20,000. New models start at a rather considerable £28,250.