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Audi S3

The Audi S3 is a premium small sports car that originally arrived in Australia as in 1999.

Initially offered as a small hot-hatch with 152kW, today's model boasts more than 210kW and features a wide variant range, rising from the base $69,900 S3 2.0 TFSI Quattro and capping off at the top-of-the-range $73,200 S3 2.0 TFSI Quattro.

The punchy 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic are the only drivetrain offerings. All variants come with Audi’s 'Quattro' all-wheel drive system.

The Audi S3’s class rivals include the Mercedes-AMG A45, BMW M140i, and Volkswagen Golf R.

If after a more potent version of the S3, you can always find Audi’s more aggressive RS3 model.

Audi S3 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Audi S3 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $69,900 and going to $73,200 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 Other 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $69,900 $70,700
2022 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $72,400 $73,200
2021 Other 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $52,200 $73,040
2021 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $55,100 $75,680
2021 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $59,700 $75,460
2020 Other 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $48,600 $61,490
2020 Hatchback 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $52,500 $66,330
2020 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $52,900 $68,090
2020 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $55,600 $75,900
2019 Other 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $46,000 $59,290
2019 Hatchback 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $46,900 $61,710
2019 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $48,100 $64,460
2019 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $52,500 $67,870
2018 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $42,900 $59,730
2018 Hatchback 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $44,100 $58,300
2018 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $48,300 $64,020
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Audi S3 Colours

The S3 is available in two solid finishes - 'Ibis White', and 'Turbo Blue', five metallic shades - 'Glacier White', 'Myth Black', 'Navarra Blue', 'Python Yellow', and 'Tango Red', as well a single pearl effect colour - 'Daytona Grey.'

  • Ibis White
  • Turbo Blue
  • Glacier White
  • Myth Black
  • Navarra Blue
  • Python Yellow
  • Tango Red
  • Daytona Grey
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Audi S3 Speed

The S3 will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds.

Audi S3 Wheel Size

The Audi S3 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x35 R19 for Other in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 Other 235x35 R19 235x35 R19
2022 Sedan 235x35 R19 235x35 R19
2021 Convertible 225x40 R18 225x40 R18
2021 Other 225x40 R18 225x40 R18
2021 Sedan 225x40 R18 225x40 R18
2020 Convertible 225x40 R18 18x8 inches 225x40 R18 18x8 inches
2020 Hatchback 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches
2020 Other 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches
2020 Sedan 225x40 R18 18x8 inches 225x40 R18 18x8 inches
2019 Convertible 225x40 R18 18x8 inches 225x40 R18 18x8 inches
2019 Hatchback 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches
2019 Other 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches
2019 Sedan 225x40 R18 18x8 inches 225x40 R18 18x8 inches
2018 Convertible 225x40 R18 18x8 inches 225x40 R18 18x8 inches
2018 Hatchback 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches
2018 Sedan 225x40 R18 18x8 inches 225x40 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Audi S3 Wheel Sizes

Audi S3 Accessories

The S3 runs to S-specific trim and presentation (instrument display, steering wheel) standard heated, powered, four-way lumbar-adjustable sports seats, a black headliner and the 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo that’s a $1500 option on some variants of the A3.

The interior is also home to a 10.1-inch info screen, dual-zone climate-control, an auto-dimming mirror, keyless entry and push-button start, wireless phone charging, rain-sensing wipers, park-assistance and acts as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Connectivity runs to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and sat-nav.

Helping the image match the performance, the S3 also gets dark aluminium accents, alloy pedals, ambient lighting and gloss-red brake calipers.

Audi S3 Accessories

Audi S3 Interior

No lack of room in the S3 and the hatchback version has a wide hatch opening to make loading easier. The sedan, however, is a full 150mm longer than the hatch and that extra is all behind the rear seat. The S3's interior design is classic modern-era Audi where the game is to make a complex layout look as simple as possible. The face-level air vents also seem to have borrowed a little Lamborghini (part of the Audi family) DNA.

Audi S3 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Audi S3 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Audi S3 - refund wanted?

    You have been treated appallingly. To have had your car for 15 weeks in the eight months you have owned it since new and not fixed it is an absolute disgrace, and should be a warning to anyone thinking about buying an Audi. The dealer is clearly out of his depth and needs head office help, which doesn’t appear to be coming. You’ve also highlighted the problem with Australia’s consumer laws: they are so weak to be useless. If there were ever a case for a refund or a new car then yours is it. You should have had your money refunded a long time ago, or Audi should have offered you a replacement car. That neither has happened says the company cares little for its customers. That they’re arguing over who is at fault is not your problem, you simply want your car fixed. I understand your concern about taking legal action, but I would urge you have a solicitor write to Audi, with a copy to the dealer, setting out your experience and asking for the company’s help to resolve it.

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  • S3 or WRX?

    The WRX is a hottie and great fun, but the S3 is a much classier car. That’s in things like the materials and the way it feels on the road. It gets The Tick from me and I think it’s worth the extra cash.

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Audi S3 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Audi S3 Other, Sedan, Convertible and Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 Other 1441x1816x4351 mm 137 mm
2022 Sedan 1418x1816x4504 mm 120 mm
2021 Other 1451x1785x4322 mm 119 mm
2021 Sedan 1402x1796x4469 mm 115 mm
2021 Convertible 1396x1793x4431 mm 119 mm
2020 Hatchback 1451x1785x4322 mm 119 mm
2020 Other 1451x1785x4322 mm 119 mm
2020 Sedan 1402x1796x4469 mm 115 mm
2020 Convertible 1396x1793x4431 mm 119 mm
2019 Other 1451x1785x4322 mm 119 mm
2019 Sedan 1402x1796x4469 mm 115 mm
2019 Hatchback 1451x1785x4322 mm 119 mm
2019 Convertible 1396x1793x4431 mm 119 mm
2018 Hatchback 1451x1785x4322 mm 119 mm
2018 Sedan 1402x1796x4469 mm 115 mm
2018 Convertible 1396x1793x4431 mm 119 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Audi S3 Dimensions

Audi S3 Seats

The S3 seats five and the front sports seats feature four-way lumbar-adjustment. The rear seat in sedan and Sportback variants is handily split 40/20/40.

Audi S3 Seats

Audi S3 Boot Space

The sedan's boot is very useable with a capacity of 325 litres. Audi claims the same 325 litres for the Sportback, but that figure jumps to 1145 litres with the rear seat folded flat.

Audi S3 Fuel Consumption

The Audi S3 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.4L/100km for Other /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 Other 7.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2022 Sedan 7.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2021 Convertible 6.8L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2021 Other 6.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2021 Sedan 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2020 Convertible 6.8L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2020 Hatchback 6.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2020 Other 6.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2020 Sedan 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2019 Convertible 6.8L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback 6.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2019 Other 6.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2018 Convertible 6.8L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 7.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Sedan 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Audi S3 Pricing and Specs for 2022