Audi S3 Model Overview at Sewickley Audi

Key Features

  • Starting at $45,900 MSRP*
  • 2.0-Liter turbocharged TFSI® four-cylinder engine with 306 horsepower and 295 lb/ft of torque
  • 7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission with quattro® All-Wheel Drive
  • Smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™
  • Standard panoramic sunroof
  • Available Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 3D sound
  • Standard MMI® touch with 10.1" screen and handwriting technology
  • Standard LED lighting

About the 2023 Audi S3 Sedan

The Audi S3 represents the focused blend of luxury, performance, and practicality that only Audi can provide. Underneath recently refreshed bodywork, you'll find larger brakes, a lowered sport-tuned suspension, and a more powerful turbocharged engine compared to the standard A3. Inside, you'll find a roomy interior with high quality materials and tech, such as the standard 10.1" MMI® touchscreen interface that's shared with flagship Audi models. Heated, 8-way power adjustable sport seats keep you planted - and comfortable - during high-performance maneuvers. A dynamic handling control unit allows the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) unit to link with the quattro all-wheel drive system, providing confidence-inspiring traction and control in all situations.

Audi S3 Styling

What the Critics Say

"Our favorite thing about the S3 is the way it drives, as it's fun-to-drive factor is high and its acceleration is impressive, despite some turbo lag. Considering the S3's relatively affordable starting price, it provides an impressive combination of luxury and performance." -- Car & Driver

"The new A3 and its performance-oriented S3 counterpart ought to provide stiff competition for its competitors in the compact luxury sedan segment." -- Consumer Reports

What's New for 2022

Changes for 2023 have been mild, as you expect following a total redesign just last year. The Convenience package now includes wireless smartphone charging, and the Premium trim now has the option of adding adaptive cruise control.

Audi S3 Features

2021 Audi S3 Performance

Power & Performance

With over 300 horsepower on tap, you'll never find yourself wanting for power. In fact, the Audi S3 can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds. The powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI® engine produces 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, an improvement of 18 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque over the previous model. Power is nothing without control, however. Shifting duties are handled by a seven-speed dual-clutch S-tronic® transmission and sent through all four wheels thanks to legendary quattro all-wheel drive. The sport-tuned suspension is 15mm (0.6") lower than the A3 for superior handling. Upgraded 357mm (14.1") front brakes with vented rotors at all four corners provide the stopping force necessary for this powerful, sure-footed machine.

2021 Audi S3 Styling

Audi Sport Styling

The Audi S3 differentiates itself from the A3 in several ways. Up front, the unique grille gives the S3 a one-of-a-kind high-performance presence even when the car is at rest in a parking lot. The reworked front bumper, modified side skirts, and rear spoiler all work together to optimize airflow and improve the look of the A3. The rear bumper, with its integrated diffuser, was also updated to house the larger quad exhaust tips. As you would expect from an Audi, though, these aerodynamic accoutrements are never gaudy, always subtle. These S3-specific features perfectly accentuate the restyled A3 body shape, with its integrated fender flares and traditional Audi design. From every angle, the Audi S3 looks like it's ready for action.

2021 Audi S3 Interior

Driver-Focused Cockpit

The interior of the Audi S3 is designed for optimal control and driver engagement without sacrificing quality and luxury. The S3 includes standard 8-way power adjustable sport seats, finished in a handsome quilted leather. These seats will hold you in place during hard cornering, while offering supreme comfort during long trips. The standard 10.1" Multi-Media Interface (MMI®) touchscreen recognizes handwritten inputs, and serves as your control center for infotainment functions. Standard safety technology, such as Lane-Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Audi pre sense® basic, which prepares the vehicle for imminent impacts by closing the windows and pre-tensioning the safety belts to keep you safe. The available Audi Virtual Cockpit includes a heads-up display - technology that's shared with flagship Audi models.

Trims & Specs

Audi S3 Premium

S3 Premium

  • Starting at $45,900 MSRP*
  • 18" 5-arm-flag design wheels
  • 8-way power front sport seats with 4-way power lumbar
  • Audi smartphone interface with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Panoramic sunroof
Audi S3 Premium Plus

S3 Premium Plus

  • Starting at $48,800 MSRP*
  • Driver's seat memory
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Active Lane Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Assist
Audi S3 Prestige

S3 Prestige

  • Starting at $52,800 MSRP*
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus (12.3" screen) with heads-up display
  • Audi MMI® Navigation plus
  • Matrix-design LED headlights

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is subject to change and does not include taxes, fees, or destination charges.