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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 $64,200 S3 2.0 TFSI Quattro and capping off at the top-of-the-range $73,400 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 $64,200 and going to $73,400 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 $64,200 $64,200
    2022 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $65,800 $65,800
    2022 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $73,400 $73,400
    2021 Other 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $64,200 $64,200
    2021 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $65,800 $65,800
    2021 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $73,400 $73,400
    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
    See All Audi S3 Pricing and Specs

    Audi S3 Colours

    • Brilliant Black
    • Ibis White
    • Quantum Grey
    • Floret Silver
    • Glacier White
    • Mythos Black
    • Nano Grey
    • Navarra Blue
    • Tango Red
    • Daytona Grey
    • Ara Blue
    To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Audi S3 2019.

    Audi S3 Wheel Size

    The Audi S3 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x40 R18 for Convertible in 2021.

    Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
    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
    2017 Convertible 225x40 R18 18x8 inches 225x40 R18 18x8 inches
    2017 Hatchback 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches
    2017 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 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
    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
    2017 Hatchback 1404x1785x4324 mm 139 mm
    2017 Sedan 1402x1796x4469 mm 115 mm
    2017 Convertible 1396x1793x4434 mm 103 mm
    The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Audi S3 Dimensions

    Audi S3 Seats

    The following Audi S3 is available with five seats. All variants come with Fine Nappa leather with ‘S’ embossed logo in either Black or Rotor Grey.

    Audi S3 Seats
    Shown above are seat details for the Audi S3 2019.

    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 6.8L/100km for Convertible /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

    Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
    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
    2017 Convertible 6.8L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
    2017 Hatchback 7L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
    2017 Sedan 6.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
    * Combined fuel consumption See All Audi S3 Pricing and Specs for 2021