Celebrity Cars: Emma Watson (2015 Audi S3)


Net Worth: $70 Million
Famous For: As Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and as Meg in Little Women
MSRP: $43,000
Top Speed: 155 miles per hour
MPG: 22 city / 29 highway

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Emma Watson had only acted in school plays when she caught the break of a lifetime and was cast as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001. With the film earning blockbuster status, Watson was an overnight star and reprised her role in the film’s sequels—Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part I (2012), and Part 2 (2011).

With her quick rise to fame as part of the Harry Potter franchise, Watson didn’t have to look far for her next projects. She appeared in films like My Week with Marilyn (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), The Bling Ring (2013), and Noah (2014). She recently starred as Belle in Beauty and the Beast (2017) and as Meg March in Little Women (2018), the latter of which earned an Academy Award for Best Picture. These projects as well as many others have added to Watson’s fame and her net worth of $70 million! And to think… she’s only 29 years old! 

Audi S3 Specs

Watson’s impressive net worth makes it easy for her to afford a luxury car like the Audi S3. Before we talk about Watson’s 2015 Audi S3, let’s take a look at the S3’s specifications and how it handles on the road.

Marketed as the Audi S4’s younger and faster sibling, the Audi S3 is a beefy luxury car with a 2.0-liter TFSI inline-four engine that produces 292 horsepower and 280 foot-pound of torque. While the numbers seem low, the car proves it can handle high speeds of up to 155 miles per hour. In fact, its power takes the S3 from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.7 seconds for an impressive launch mode.

An upgrade to the base model of the Audi S3 is a $1,500 performance package. This includes 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 235/35R19 summer tires paired with Audi’s magnetic ride system. This is exclusive to Audi who fills the dampers with tiny particles of magnetic material submerged in oil. This changes the flow inside the piston to allow for better drivability and adaptability. Drivers can also switch between various drive modes—comfort, auto, and dynamic. Comfort mode offers a smoother ride while Dynamic mode stiffens the wheel.

The interior of the Audi S3 is luxurious, which is the case with all Audis thanks to the convenience and comfort of having all the knobs and panels within reach. The display is especially notable since it is wafer-thin and retracts at the push of a button when it isn’t needed. This adds to the driver’s visibility and the overall aesthetic of the car. Another upgrade includes an optional MMI touchpad that can read handwriting. This upgrade is ideal for those looking to quickly input their destinations into the state-of-the-art navigation system. The only glitch—ensuring the character strokes are read correctly!

The Audi S3 also offers an Advanced Technology package that takes the car to an entirely new level. This package includes forward emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot warning. These safety features earned the S3 the Top Safety Pick+ designation… and rightly so!

Watson’s 2015 Audi S3

Watson is an outspoken activist and does a lot to promote gender equality and a healthy environment. This is evident in the car she drives around Los Angeles—a Silver Toyota Prius that set the star back around $30,000. While the Prius is environmentally friendly and compact for buzzing around Hollywood, Watson isn’t afraid to ride around in style and that’s where her Audi S3 comes into play.

Watson purchased a blue Audi S3 in 2015. It’s one of her favorite cars to drive on longer journeys and set the Harry Potter star back over $43,000 thanks to its additional technology and safety packages. She often uses the car when she’s going out with friends on shopping sprees since the car is spacious enough for several passengers and their many shopping bags!

Watson also owns a beautiful black Cadillac Escalade that she only uses for special occasions. The four-door luxury SUV set the star back over $100,000 and costs a fortune to maintain. With a net worth of $70 million, that’s pocket change for the 29-year-old Watson who typically uses the car for special events and movie premieres. 

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