Climb inside the S3, and you'd be hard-pressed to say that the fundamental interior architecture first made an appearance back in 2013.
As with all S3 models, the new will get a front bumper with bigger air intakes, deeper side sills, a set of larger alloys and quad exhaust tips.
Certain S3 models manufactured between 2015 and 2016 were recalled due to a malfunctioning connector as part of the passenger occupant detection system.
An appealing assortment of brushed aluminum inlays tie in nicely with the S3's positioning as a sportier, racier A3.
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|In fact, you pick the S3 sedan if you just want to go fast and not really stand out or get noticed all that much only car guys will know your car is a more special S3 and not a regular A3 with some sporty bits stuck to it||Small-item storage is catered for by door pockets front and rear, along with anti-tip cupholders in front|
|Eight airbags are standard, with rear-passenger thorax side airbags being available as a standalone option||At the time of writing, curb weight wasn't available for the revised S3 sedan trims, but we expect the sedan to weigh in around 3,500 lbs again|
|Three driver-assistive technologies are built into this package: Audi side assist, rear cross-traffic assist, and the Audi parking system with both front and rear parking sensors||On the safety front, there are eight airbags, Audi's collision detection system, a rearview camera, and an automatic function for both the windshield wipers and headlights|
|Performance specifications remain unconfirmed, but the current S3 Sportback has a turbocharged 2||With Quantum Gray a newly added color, there are now nine shades available for the S3, though more than half of them are either gray or black|
|Performance from the turbo-four is excellent and it's matched by sure-footed dynamics||Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies|
|The upcoming model will likely be more powerful than its predecessor as Audi presumably wants to steal bragging rights away from the which uses a turbocharged 2||For 2020, Audi has reshuffled the trim levels, adding a new base Premium trim below the Premium Plus, but getting rid of the former top-tier Prestige trim|