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

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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  • So is the new S3 better than the M135i or AMG A35? COMMENT with which of the 3 you'd rather choose!

    carwowcarwow3 أشهر قبل
    • M135i for me

      Daniel MclarenDaniel Mclaren2 أشهر قبل
    • 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

      Wiseman NkunaWiseman Nkuna3 أشهر قبل
    • None!!! I'll stick with my mk7 golf r... They are all ugly, like u 😂

      XtiminatorXtiminator3 أشهر قبل
    • Amg's interior is too juvenile and bmw is ugly.

      David ObinwaDavid Obinwa3 أشهر قبل
    • @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..

      Αισχος ΝτροπηΑισχος Ντροπη3 أشهر قبل
  • RS3 gonna kill performance

    MothercityguyMothercityguy7 أيام قبل
  • Sportback looks 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 but saloon looks ugly 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

    XXX XXXXXX XXXأشهر قبل
  • 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

    Yacub AhmedYacub Ahmedأشهر قبل
  • We need more Sportbacks in the US

    Francisco VerdinFrancisco Verdin2 أشهر قبل
  • You actually lose 55 liters not 10 liters of boot space

    Lehutjo MajaLehutjo Maja2 أشهر قبل
  • Waiting for New Audi S5 Review? For so long's it gonna take???

    Best Movie SceneBest Movie Scene2 أشهر قبل
  • Always

    Jose YepezJose Yepez2 أشهر قبل
  • It looks horrible. Such a shame.

    Haider Al-SeaidyHaider Al-Seaidy2 أشهر قبل
  • If not for these hideous air vents, I'd pre-order the RS on day1. Now all my hope is with the next facelift..

    mc2wmc2w2 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    M1M12 أشهر قبل
  • Hatchback looks ugly

    Didn’t askDidn’t ask2 أشهر قبل
  • I prefer the VW MK8 interior, waiting to see the R

    AH SamiAH Sami2 أشهر قبل
  • I dont like audi anymore

    Yury KaygorodovYury Kaygorodov2 أشهر قبل
  • I’m really unsure about the Front. Think I prefer the old one which is a shame

    Cameron LeightonCameron Leighton2 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Toby GrovesToby Groves2 أشهر قبل
  • Looks ugly wtf it’s not a hot hatch

    KarrarfrenemyKarrarfrenemy2 أشهر قبل
  • The designs of vehicles lately have been a true disappointment.

    RobinRobin2 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Shane MitchellShane Mitchell2 أشهر قبل
  • Why it has roof racks?? Why?!?!?!?

    sarandonganosvamossarandonganosvamos2 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    Paully.GPaully.G3 أشهر قبل
  • I'd consider buying one if there were manuals available :(

    James JJames J3 أشهر قبل
  • 1000x better looking than the butt ugly BMW.

    Whayne PaddenWhayne Padden3 أشهر قبل
  • Boring

    Sitting on the PierSitting on the Pier3 أشهر قبل
  • Parkers says 2012-2018 S3 0-60 in 4.4!

    Phil DawsonPhil Dawson3 أشهر قبل
  • Awesome review. Sadly new car is no different. Ill await your golf r review!

    David ObinwaDavid Obinwa3 أشهر قبل
  • 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...

    Mark PhillMark Phill3 أشهر قبل
  • Nooo its crap

    Den dDen d3 أشهر قبل
  • This is waaaaaaay more ugly than 8V FL...

    Sinan DemirSinan Demir3 أشهر قبل
  • 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?

    Mike LiMike Li3 أشهر قبل
  • Their haldex never works when you need the grip

    Francisco BastosFrancisco Bastos3 أشهر قبل
  • 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!

    C UC U3 أشهر قبل
  • old model also had 310 bhp btw

    J. M.J. M.3 أشهر قبل
  • What's with these crap yellow colors

    Dion SanzaDion Sanza3 أشهر قبل
  • 0:51 It’s not a problem, it’s a ME problem!

    Andrés VasquezAndrés Vasquez3 أشهر قبل
  • GooooooooooD Job

    Savana keimSavana keim3 أشهر قبل
  • yawnnnnn....another boring audi loll

    Priyam GajjarPriyam Gajjar3 أشهر قبل
  • Surprised you still haven’t done a head-to-head review of the MG ZS EV vs Mazda MX-30...

    AMAM3 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    Barend De VilliersBarend De Villiers3 أشهر قبل
  • Every brand creating shit

    Victoro 00Victoro 003 أشهر قبل
  • it ugly bby Q2,

    sello mabulanesello mabulane3 أشهر قبل
  • 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!

    René KopeinigRené Kopeinig3 أشهر قبل
  • You buy an S3 and you get Fake Air vents? Once again an overpriced VW.

    Jorge SantosJorge Santos3 أشهر قبل
  • First impressions.. Old petrol engine, lots of LED lights to break down.

    rongosund111rongosund1113 أشهر قبل
  • Drag race please. s3 vs A35 vs m135i

    J o K e RJ o K e R3 أشهر قبل
  • That is not a good looking car

    Andrew SharplesAndrew Sharples3 أشهر قبل
  • So basically the new S3 is slower than the new A3?

    Lebo SegopaLebo Segopa3 أشهر قبل
  • Haha the stick of truth. Is this Harry Potter?

    Terry LestrangeTerry Lestrange3 أشهر قبل
  • Ugly, makes m135i pretty!

    Tumi MokoenaTumi Mokoena3 أشهر قبل
  • the previous version is way better. as the golf

    stefano sassistefano sassi3 أشهر قبل
  • Please review for Ford Endever.

    Suhas BhiseSuhas Bhise3 أشهر قبل
  • Yeah. BMW has won the car game 19-2021

    Basil NadeemBasil Nadeem3 أشهر قبل
  • Like the sedan model better especially in that colour and those wheels, the sportback looks like a shrunk station wagon

    SilvanoSilvano3 أشهر قبل
  • What em I looking at..a golf TRoc or Q3 or...

    Billal mabuzaBillal mabuza3 أشهر قبل
  • Pls stop doing fake vents...

    rgluck1rgluck13 أشهر قبل
  • 3 door RS3 is what we want

    Ben HodgsonBen Hodgson3 أشهر قبل
  • they ruined it

    David DonaireDavid Donaire3 أشهر قبل
  • The front and rear lights look very Peugeot-esque. It reminds me of a 2019 208. 😬

    Firstname LastnameFirstname Lastname3 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    paul taylorpaul taylor3 أشهر قبل
  • as far as im concerned, the golf R, S3, A45 and M135 are all the same clown but with different masks.

    Oscar ThorpeOscar Thorpe3 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    alpenjodel24alpenjodel243 أشهر قبل
    • alpenjodel24 but it works well, sticks to the road even with full throttle and turning at the same time. What else do you need ?

      D MD M3 أشهر قبل
  • Overpriced shit

    alpenjodel24alpenjodel243 أشهر قبل
  • What are they over there smoking at audi with those headlights. Woah

    dcappucinodcappucino3 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    ViperViper3 أشهر قبل
  • Looks like a SUV 🤔😒

    Nicko VdubNicko Vdub3 أشهر قبل
  • 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 !

    Dimitris PaliogiannisDimitris Paliogiannis3 أشهر قبل
  • 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

    d j 93d j 933 أشهر قبل
  • Can you please focus on the sedan version next time??

    Patrick MalejanaPatrick Malejana3 أشهر قبل
  • Adaptive suspension not available on Audi configorator only S Line suspension as standard. Edition 1 not available yet either, just one trim level available.

    Scott EvansScott Evans3 أشهر قبل
  • So there's going to be a version of the S3 where they upgrade the screen size? What the hell is Audi thinking...

    Andrew AuAndrew Au3 أشهر قبل
  • Oh dear oh dear not good Audi! looks awful, talk about going backwards 😔

    JoeJoe3 أشهر قبل
  • Ovvio che la prossima focus RS mi piacera' molto di +.

    Francesco FerriFrancesco Ferri3 أشهر قبل
  • The saloon version certainly appears to be the more attractive one.

    Geoff BurnsGeoff Burns3 أشهر قبل
  • I’m sorry but Audi are the worst of the German cars

    OSEHOSEH3 أشهر قبل
  • I thought its a PSA car with Audi logo

    Stan MathersStan Mathers3 أشهر قبل
  • if the exhaust are fake its a real shame,

    Snoop DaggSnoop Dagg3 أشهر قبل
  • Any new VAG group car is ugly and boring af. Wake up Japanese market!

    First name Last nameFirst name Last name3 أشهر قبل
  • I can’t wait to have my S3

    Tumi RamssTumi Ramss3 أشهر قبل
    • slender man Lol wow

      Tumi RamssTumi Ramss3 أشهر قبل
    • So can the car thieves waiting for you to get it

      slender manslender man3 أشهر قبل
  • I was expecting much effort on the exterior. Still an amazing vehicle but Merc is way better.

    Carlo GoriCarlo Gori3 أشهر قبل
  • Inside looks nice, outside looks like an SUV though

    LukeLuke3 أشهر قبل
  • Well I'm keeping my 2017 s3 then. Looks way better

    Anonymous BulletAnonymous Bullet3 أشهر قبل
  • I am fan BMW,but this AUDI wonderful 🔥

    Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar3 أشهر قبل
  • Everything’s better than that shitty 4 cyl FWD

    GoriFlexGoriFlex3 أشهر قبل
  • *0-60 minutes n 4.8 seconds* seems quite slow for an *AWD launch with a Double Clutch* 🧐

    LSBLSB3 أشهر قبل
    • Lol it will be getting beat by 125cc mopeds

      slender manslender man3 أشهر قبل
  • Carwow

    Al JAVAIRAAl JAVAIRA3 أشهر قبل
  • 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.

    MadernMadern3 أشهر قبل
  • U didnt compare the m135i at all

    D SD S3 أشهر قبل
  • S3 is not a hothatch. It's a short station. Also has roof bars.

    Emil Johan MajaniEmil Johan Majani3 أشهر قبل
  • Another loser job by Mat.

    showmetheworldshowmetheworld3 أشهر قبل
  • It looks very plain. Can’t even tell it’s a hot hatch

    gengizgengiz3 أشهر قبل
  • WAYYYYY better than the BMW

    Sam StrausSam Straus3 أشهر قبل
  • Is it better than the a35 ?

    ALE750RrALE750Rr3 أشهر قبل
  • trash , cheap exterior

    StarsReactStarsReact3 أشهر قبل
  • Audi should sell their base engines in the S model tuning, and then bump up even more for the S and RS models

    jeebs621jeebs6213 أشهر قبل
  • I like it!

    Firstname LastnameFirstname Lastname3 أشهر قبل
  • I think it looks odd and out of place, just doesn’t sit right at all

    Jubair AhmedJubair Ahmed3 أشهر قبل
  • If your gonna make a fwd car. Atleast make it good looking. Bmw was high designing that shit

    jõřğəñ Þøýöđąjõřğəñ Þøýöđą3 أشهر قبل
  • Looks like an S-Line to me.

    Nathan De PasqualeNathan De Pasquale3 أشهر قبل
  • Was gonna buy the 2018 rs3 but i swear the ones in america come no where near the ones in Europe :(

    Justin LeckJustin Leck3 أشهر قبل
  • 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 ?

    Nik GnashersNik Gnashers3 أشهر قبل