Audi introduces the all-new A3 and S3


2022 Audi S3 front view in red

Audi has announced the arrival of the all-new 2022 A3 and S3. The models feature increases in length, width, and height over the previous models in order to create more a spacious interior. The designers aimed for a more “muscular stance supported by dynamic profile” and we think they hit their mark. The all-new S3 (pictured here in red) is the sport version of the A3, representing another high performance entry to the Audi S-model portfolio. You can see the differences in the front grilles, but both offer impressive designs.

The Audi A3 comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, along with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Also, for the first time on the A3 models, a standard 48-volt mild-hybrid (MHEV) system is included to improve acceleration from take-off and additional torque during low engine speeds.

If you want more performance you can go with the S-3. The all-new S3 has more power with 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque through a powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI® engine. This is an increase of 18 horsepower, and 15 lb-ft of torque over its predecessor, and the sprint from 0 to 60 mph improves to 4.5 seconds. A newly available S sport suspension with damper control provides adjustability through the Audi Drive Select modes. Also, a new modular dynamic handling control unit closely links quattro all-wheel drive to the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and the available damper controlled suspension to support a more spirited driving experience.

The A3 will arrive in the U.S. next year as a 2022 model, and the S3 should arrive soon after. Audi is also expected to release a new version of the even more powerful Audi RS3, which will likely offer over 400 horsepower.

2022 Audi S3 rear view in red

2022 Audi A3 front view in grey

2022 Audi A3 side motion view in grey


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