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2019 Audi S3 sedan review

There’s no more mental Audi RS3 on sale, with its angry five-cylinder motor thrashing out 294kW and 480Nm. You could argue, however, that the smart money wouldn’t splash out the $85K required. Rather, it would plump for what we have here: the less ludicrous yet impressively quick 2019 Audi S3...

2017 Audi S3 sedan review

The Audi S3 sedan is the smart buyer's performance weapon from the Ingolstadt-based brand and has more than enough performance cred for the buyer in that segment.

2017 Audi S3 review

While the split personality Jekyll and Hyde doesn't apply in this instance, Audi's new S3 range is more than enough car to warrant a Jekyll and Mild analogy...

Audi S3 Sedan Review

The Audi S3 sedan remains a deeply impressive little luxury car with more than useful poke...

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Audi S3 Videos

2019 Audi S3 sedan review

The Audi S3 has made has been a solid choice for a sports hatchback or sedan for a number of years now, and with a 2019 update of inclusions, Trent Nikolic asks the question: is the S3 still an alluring proposition? In particular, sedan format?

Audi S3 : Driving Modes on the Track

More and more new cars these days, particularly those with a performance slant, are being offered with the functionality of different driving modes. But are they just a marketing gimmick or do they actually make a difference? Here with us is a loyal CarAdvice reader, Robin, who also happens to be the owner of a new Audi S3 Sedan that has such a variable mode system...

Audi S3 v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R: $60K all-wheel-drive shoot-out

Subaru's latest WRX STi is out to find a broader audience, while the new Golf R and S3 are faster and sportier than ever before - so, which has found the sweet spot?

Audi S3 Comparisons

2020 BMW M135i xDrive v Mercedes-AMG A35 v Audi S3 comparison

Three German performance hatchbacks with one shared formula: turbocharged four-cylinder power and all-wheel drive. But which car nails it?

Audi S3 Sportback Old v New: 2017 Sportback v 2011 Black Edition

Lately here at CarAdvice, we have been thinking of ways to get readers more involved in what we do. Late in 2016, we were the official media partner at the inaugural Motorworld festival at Sydney Motorsport Park, where we brought along 26 performance vehicles and SUVs from various manufacturers that punters and readers could book in to test drive as well as contribute to our mega tests which can be read here and here...

Audi S3 sedan v BMW 228i coupe : Comparison review

It’s not always body style or driveline specification that defines a good twin test — it’s also price. And on that count, the Audi S3 Sedan and BMW 228i Coupe are very similar indeed. The all-wheel-drive Audi is a classy compact sedan with a 206kW punch that retails for $62,200 plus on-road costs and without options...

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Audi S3 News

2022 Audi S3: Australian details revealed early, local launch due late 2021

The 2022 Audi S3 is due to go on sale in Australia in late 2021 with one highly-specified variant, a handful of options and a fully-featured 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, CarAdvice can reveal – though questions still remain over how much it will cost...

2021 Audi S3 receives 272kW Abt tuning treatment

German tuner Abt Sportsline has unveiled its high-performance take on the new-generation 2021 Audi S3 hot hatch, two months after the Audi model's sales launch in Europe. Abt's changes are concentrated under the bonnet, where the S3's 2...

2021 Audi S3 Sportback and sedan revealed, Australia confirmed

UPDATE: As part of a long-lead introduction, Audi has provided additional minor details about the new S3’s technical aspects. Check the bottom of this article for the latest. Audi has unveiled its new-generation challenger to the BMW M135i/M235i xDrive and Mercedes-AMG A35 premium hot small cars: the 2021 S3 Sportback and sedan...

2020 Audi S3 interior spied

The interior of the next-generation 2021 Audi S3 has been spied while undergoing cold weather testing in northern Europe. The exterior of the S3 looks to be an evolution of today's hatch, albeit with an all new body, and sharper detailing, especially around the intakes and lights. By comparison, the interior of the new A3 and S3 is quite a radical reinvention...

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Audi S3 Owner Reviews

2014 Audi S3 2.0 TFSI Quattro review

2014 Audi S3 Sedan: The Ultimate One Car Garage under $50K When I was shopping for a car to finally replace my rapidly ageing V35 Skyline, I had one goal in mind: finding the ultimate all ‘rounder car for under $50K. I didn't need any off-road capability, so the requirements were: a comfortable, luxury interior, daily drivable practicality (including reliability, but more on that later), plus great power and nimble handling...

2016 Audi S3 2.0 TFSI S Tronic Quattro review

My S3 gets the balance right. Friends told me the S3 is just a Golf R in a pretty dress. Not worth the extra outlay. Maybe, but my daily drive – VW’s Wolfsburg Edition Golf R – just didn’t feel like $61K worth (drive-away). Certainly a great car, but a lot of money for a Golf. I must admit, I’d been tempted by the seductive shape of Audi’s S3 sedan for some time...

2016 Audi S3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI S-Tronic review

The era of the hot hatch is very much upon us these days. A great number of manufacturers are offering very impressive bits of standard kit for around the $50–$60K mark to get your heart racing, palms sweaty, and pupils dilated on your daily commute to work in the mornings, as people hustle to spend their hard-earned cash on something smaller but quicker than the typical family sedan...

2001 Audi S3 1.8 review

At first, the classic 2000s German sports hatch doesn’t seem like much, although once you get up close, the car starts to open up and cover true enthusiast needs. The 2001 Audi S3 is a true driver’s car, with enough technology, space and comfort to surprise Warren East (current Rolls-Royce CEO), perfectly balanced with the performance of its 1...

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