Audi S3 Model Overview at Audi Louisville

Key Features

  • Starting at $45,900 MSRP*
  • 2.0-Liter turbocharged TFSI® four-cylinder engine with 306 horsepower and 295 lb/ft of torque
  • 7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission with quattro® All-Wheel Drive
  • Smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™
  • Standard panoramic sunroof
  • Available Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 3D sound
  • Standard MMI® touch with 10.1" screen and handwriting technology
  • Standard LED lighting

About the 2023 Audi S3 Sedan

The 2023 Audi S3 boldly pushes the high-performance envelope, offering an unmatched blend of luxury, utility, safety, and excitement. The powerful 2.0 liter TFSI® engine produces an impressive 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, while the sport-tuned suspension and upgraded brakes tame the power of this impressive performer. Naturally, quattro all-wheel drive is standard.

The Audi S3 offers unmatched levels of refinement and engagement in a compact sports sedan. Inside, you'll be treated to heated, 8-way adjustable leather sport seats and a 10.1" MMI® touchscreen with state-of-the-art handwriting recognition. The Audi Virtual Cockpit, seen in flagship Audi models, is available as an optional extra and includes a heads-up display. Available premium audio from Bang & Olufsen® will provide incredible sonic clarity and accuracy thanks to 3D sound technology. Cutting-edge driver assistance technology, such as newly-standard blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning, keep you safe while you're on the open road.

 Audi S3 Styling

What the Critics Say

"Our favorite thing about the S3 is the way it drives, as it's fun-to-drive factor is high and its acceleration is impressive, despite some turbo lag. Considering the S3's relatively affordable starting price, it provides an impressive combination of luxury and performance." - Car & Driver

"The new A3 and its performance-oriented S3 counterpart ought to provide stiff competition for its competitors in the compact luxury sedan segment." - Consumer Reports

What's New for 2023

Last year saw a total redesign of the S3, so changes for 2023 are predictably minor. Adaptive cruise control is now available for the Premium trim, and the Convenience option package now includes wireless smartphone charging.

Audi S3 Features

Audi S3 Performance


For the first time ever, the Audi S3 rolls out of the factory with over 300 turbocharged horsepower. The 2.0 liter TFSI® engine produces 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, and is sent through all four wheels thanks to quattro all-wheel drive. The seven-speed dual-clutch S-tronic® transmission pulls off rapid-fire shifts, helping the S3 to reach 60 miles per hour from a standing start in just 4.5 seconds. There's more to the Audi S3 than just raw power, though. A new sport suspension that sits 15mm lower than the A3 helps you carve corners with precision, and a new dynamic handling control unit allows the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) unit to work in perfect harmony with the quattro all-wheel drive system to provide superior control during high-speed maneuvers. When it's time to slow things down, larger 357mm front brake rotors will offer impressive braking performance.

2021 Audi S3 Styling

Audi Sport Styling

Subtle fender flares accentuate the natural shape of the S3 and pay tribute to past Audi models. An aggressive, sporty front grille makes a statement, while the restyled front bumper, side skirts, and rear diffuser aid high-speed stability without appearing gaudy or tasteless. A rear spoiler adds downforce at higher speeds, and quad exhaust tips round out this high-performance package. None of these pieces appear out of place; all are effortlessly integrated into the overall shape of the S3. The whole is clearly greater than the sum of its parts. One look at the 2023 Audi S3 is all it takes to see that this is no ordinary luxury sedan.

2021 Audi S3 Interior

Driver-Centric Interior

Safety, comfort, and control are equally important. The Audi S3 juggles all of these responsibilities admirably. The interior of the S3 features more headroom, legroom, and shoulder room than the previous model, and materials have moved noticeably upmarket throughout. In addition, the standard infotainment system has been upgraded to a 10.1" Multi-Media Interface (MMI®) touchscreen that recognizes handwritten inputs. The available Audi Virtual Cockpit with heads-up display utilizes technology shared with flagship Audi models. Speaking of technology, standard driver assistance features include Lane-Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Audi pre sense® basic, which can reduce the severity of an imminent impact by pre-tensioning the seatbelts among other precautions. Heated leather sport seats cradle you and keep you planted during aggressive cornering, and their 8-way adjustability means that you'll never struggle to find a perfect setting.

Trims & Specs

Audi S3 Premium

S3 Premium

  • Starting at $45,900 MSRP*
  • 18" 5-arm-flag design wheels
  • 8-way power front sport seats with 4-way power lumbar
  • Audi smartphone interface with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Panoramic sunroof
Audi S3 Premium Plus

S3 Premium Plus

  • Starting at $48,800 MSRP*
  • Driver's seat memory
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Active Lane Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Assist
Audi S3 Prestige

S3 Premium Plus

  • Starting at $52,800 MSRP*
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus (12.3" screen) with heads-up display
  • Audi MMI® Navigation plus
  • Matrix-design LED headlights

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is subject to change and does not include taxes, fees, or destination charges.