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2016 Audi S3 Overview (See Available Styles)

The S3 is a performance version of the A3 sedan that comes with a 292-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder and standard Quattro all-wheel drive. A six-speed dual-clutch automatic is the only transmission.

What's Special:
  • Sport suspension
  • Larger brakes
  • Unique grille and other exterior and interior enhancements
  • New Black Optic Performance Package includes matte-finish wheels, black exterior trim and an adaptive suspension
Here's info on the regular A3:
Audi redesigned the subcompact A3 line last year, replacing the previous generation hatchback with sedan and convertible body styles while adding a performance-oriented S3 sedan model. Engine choices include turbocharged 1.8- and 2.0-liter gas four-cylinders and, for the A3 sedan, a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel. Both body styles are available with front- or all-wheel drive.  Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, Acura ILX and BMW 2 Series.

New for 2016
The A3 adds a backup camera, parking sensors, heated side mirrors and washer nozzles, and Alu-optic interior trim as standard equipment.

Significant Standard Features
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED running lights and taillights
  • Leather upholstery
  • Retractable multimedia screen
  • Panoramic sunroof (sedan)
  • Active rollover protection (convertible)
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
Significant Available Features
  • 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to eight devices
  • LED headlights
  • Forward collision warning
  • Blind spot warning
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EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 23 MPG
  • Highway: 31 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

8 of 8 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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