Audi introduced the S3 to North American buyers in 2015, and refreshed this subcompact sport sedan in 2017. For 2020, the S3 is carried forward largely unchanged.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
The sole cosmetic change is an upgrade to standard 19-inch wheels from last year's 18s. Other additions to the car's standard features list are detailed below.
The S3 sedan comes in Progressiv and Technik trim levels. Both use a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and Quattro AWD.
Along with its new wheels, the S3 gains standard magnetic ride suspension, passive keyless entry, an anti-theft system with interior motion sensor, front and rear parking sensors, and a first aid kit.
Exterior items include heated side mirrors, sport suspension, lighted door sills, LED headlights, all-weather lights and taillights with dynamic turn signals, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic on/off headlights.
Inside, the S3 comes with leather seating, a panoramic sunroof, a 7.0-inch infotainment display, satellite radio, a smartphone interface with USB connector, aluminum pedals, auto engine start/stop, power-adjustable and heated front seats with lumbar, a colour driver info display, automatic climate control, aluminum dash inlays, and drive modes.
Safety-wise, S3 buyers benefit from a basic forward collision warning system.
Technik trim adds a digital gauge cluster, Audi Connect services, navigation, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, an advanced parking system, and a B&O stereo system.
Buyers can option a Progressiv model with a navigation package, while both trims offer sport seats with manual controls and lumbar.
Technik can be had with a tech package that bundles adaptive cruise control, active lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, park assist, and forward collision detection with automatic braking.
Among S3's stand-alone options is wireless smartphone charging.
Audi rates the S3 sedan's fuel consumption at 10.7/8.0 L/100 km (city/highway)
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