Audi S3 Sedan Owner’s Guide

The Audi S3 sedan model may look at lot like the A3, but there are distinctive differences between the two. The S3 is a step up in power and performance. The high-tech controls and features that Audi is becoming known for can also be found in the S3 sedan.

Drivers who want a sporty, compact four-door will be naturally drawn to the Audi S3 sedan. It’s expertly finished and beautifully designed for a price that’s lower than expected. Driving an Audi S3 sedan in Austin is an experience no car enthusiast will want to miss.

The Audi S3 Sedan Model Essentials

The Audi S3 sedan was released in 2015, and in a short span it has gained a reputation for being a high performance luxury vehicle. It may not have the most horses under the hood, but a combination of factors do make the Audi S3 sedan a nimble luxury car any driver can appreciate.

Performance
The Audi S3 sedan’s 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI® four-cylinder engine provides ample power and driver assistance technologies help make the ride a lot safer. You can also select from four different drive modes to enhance the driving experience.

The quattro® all-wheel drive system now comes standard in new S3 sedan models. Being able to independently distribute power to each wheel ensures responsive handling. Combined with cutting-edge technology, the Audi S3 sedan has been known to win over drivers.

Other noteworthy performance specs and features, including:

• Up to 292 horsepower
• 0-to-60 in as little as 4.6 seconds
• Up to 280 lb-ft torque
• Up to 25 MPG combined
• Top speed of 155 MPH
• Seven -speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission
• Quattro® all-wheel drive
• 4 driving modes: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual
• Parking assistance system
• Audi side assist with rear cross traffic assist
• Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
• Four-link rear suspension
• MacPherson strut front suspension
• Progressive steering

Audi S3 Sedan Model Pricing
The Audi S3 sedan Premier Plus model starts at $43,650. There’s also a Prestige model that has a slightly higher starting price of $48,950. The higher price tag comes with extra performance and tech features.

Interior Look and Features
The sportiness of the exterior is carried into the interior design of the Audi S3 sedan model. It offers a little more room and luxury compared to the A3 without being much more expensive. There’s also a higher level to the finishes that you won’t find in other small luxury sedans within the category.

From the cylindrical fans to the multifunctional 3-spoke steering wheel, the front seat creates the feel of a comfortable cockpit. Opt for the S sport seat package and you can experience body-hugging comfort that will make any ride easier.

Interior and tech features of the latest Audi S3 sedan, include:

• Audi connect®
• Audi smartphone interface
• Advanced driver assistance technologies
• Audi virtual cockpit
• Digital 12.3-inch instrument display
• MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition
• Panoramic sunroof
• Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
• Audi music interface with 2 USB ports
• Leather seating surfaces
• Heated front seats
• Audi pre sense® basic
• Panoramic sunroof
• Rear view camera and sensors
• Audi advanced key
• Audi side assist with rear cross traffic assist
• MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
• 14 speaker Bang & Olufsen® Sound System

Common Audi S3 Sedan Maintenance in Austin

Every 10,000 miles or so your Audi S3 deserves a little TLC. Regular maintenance is needed to keep the systems running smoothly and catch issues before they become a larger problem. The most common Audi S3 sedan maintenance needs we see in our Austin shop include:

• Minor service inspection
• Oil changes
• Oil filter replacement
• Brake fluid replacement
• Brake pad replacement
• Spark plug replacement

It’s always best to follow the maintenance schedule that was created by Audi. Our team can also help you create a custom maintenance schedule that takes the local weather, surrounding environment and your driving habits into consideration.

Audi S3 Sedan Repair in Austin

If you’re considering an Audi S3 sedan model you’ll be happy to know current owners have had few repairs to complain about in the last three years. The solidly built engine and high-quality design create a foundation for a sedan that needs little work to keep rolling along.

The most common Audi S3 sedan repairs include cleaning out carbon buildup in the intake system. It’s an issue that also plagues the A3 sedan. However, that’s about the only repair complaint most Audi S3 owners have.

To date there has only been one recall on the Audi S3. In March of 2017 a recall was made due to faulty passenger front air bags.

German Auto Center is the shop of choice for Audi S3 sedan service in Austin. We’ve been maintaining, repairing and upgrading Audi vehicles almost as long as the automaker has been in existence. Our Bosch-authorized service center is equipped to provide the quality of service you’d expect from a dealership but at a much more affordable rate.

Call us or schedule an appointment online today!