2022 Audi S3 Model Overview at Audi Louisville

Key Features

  • Starting at $44,900 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 2022 Audi S3 Sedan

The newly-redesigned 2022 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 2022 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

"The 2022 S3's performance figures and thoroughly upscaled underpinnings make us think Audi is on track to make this sport sedan the best it's ever been. The A3's shell provides an appealing starting point. Exterior styling is more complex and mature than before, while the interior appears to gain luxury, quality, and features. Now, there's more that makes it an Audi than the badge on its grille." - Motor Trend

"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 2022

All-new for 2022, the high performance Audi S3 sedan sees numerous changes and improvements both inside and out. The car has grown slightly longer and wider - 1.6 inches longer and 0.8 inches wider, to be exact. As a result, interior dimensions have grown slightly as well, so drivers and passengers alike will enjoy additional headroom, legroom, and shoulder room. They'll all appreciate the upmarket materials, as well as the improved infotainment. The 10.1" MMI® touchscreen interface, shared with much of the Audi lineup, is now standard. In addition, exterior styling has been revised, and horsepower and torque have increased by 18 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque over the previous S3.

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 2022 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

Like the rest of the S3, the styling is all-new for 2022. Subtle fender flares accentuate the natural shape of the A3 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 new pieces appear out of place; all are effortlessly integrated into the overall shape of the new A3. The whole is clearly greater than the sum of its parts. One look at the 2022 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 2022 Audi S3 juggles all of these responsibilities admirably. The interior of the newly-redesigned 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 Plus

S3 Premium

  • Starting at $44,900 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 $47,700 MSRP*
  • Driver's seat memory
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Active Lane Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Assist
Audi S3 Prestige

S3 Premium Plus

  • Starting at $51,500 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.