Unveiled in 2020, the fourth-generation Audi A3 and its spicier S3 spinoff will arrive in American showrooms within the coming months. The German agency printed pricing and trim particulars about its two new entry-level sedans.
Pricing for the entry-level, front-wheel-drive 2022 A3 Premium begins at $34,945 together with a compulsory $1,045 vacation spot cost. Audi priced the mid-range Premium Plus and the range-topping Status fashions at $38,245 and $42,245, respectively. Including all-wheel-drive will increase the three aforementioned figures by $2,000. If it is the 2022 S3 you are after, plan on spending $45,945, $48,745 and $52,545, respectively, for the Premium, Premium Plus, and Status trims.
For context, the 2021 A4 (the following mannequin up in Audi’s sedan hierarchy) begins at $40,145 together with the identical vacation spot cost. Make a journey to crossover-land, and the most affordable automobile is the Q3 ($35,095 together with vacation spot).
No matter which trim degree you choose, or which taste of the three you order, the checklist of ordinary options contains LED exterior lighting, leather-based upholstery, heated and power-adjustable entrance seats (sport seats within the S3) and a 10.1-inch touchscreen that shows Audi’s MIB Three infotainment system. Patrons can order a 12.3-inch display at an additional value. Digital driving aids are a part of the bundle, too, together with a lane departure warning system.
Each sedans are provided in a single fundamental mechanical configuration. Energy for the A3 comes from a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid help rated at a mixed 201 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Entrance-wheel-drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission come normal, whereas winter-beating Quattro all-wheel-drive is non-obligatory. Stepping as much as the S3 brings a 2.0-liter turbo 4 that generates 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, will increase of 18 and 15 respectively over the outgoing mannequin. It is Quattro-only.
Trying forward, Audi will full the line-up with the next-generation RS3, which ought to pack a turbocharged five-cylinder engine. Judging by what we have seen to this point, the smallest RS sedan will put on a suitably muscular design.