2019 Audi S3 Specs, Release Dates, Prices

ABOUT THE 2019 AUDI S3

2019 Audi S3 is the bold performance sedan that pairs a sharp, eye-catching exterior design with blistering performance and dynamic handling. Based on the popular Audi A3, the 2019 S3 adds 104 additional horsepower and 59 lb ft of torque for ultimate driving thrills. Standard quattro® all-wheel drive provides precise traction for the 292 turbocharged horsepower found under the hood of the S3. Massive 13.4 inch front and 12.2 inch rear ventilated disc brakes with available S3 logo calipers help bring Audi S3 to a quick stop. Step inside the S3 and you will find an interior that is unmistakably Audi. From the flat-bottom race-inspired multifunction steering wheel to the available S Sport Seat package with Fine Nappa leather with contrast diamond stitching, drivers will feel instantly connected to the road.

Starting at $44,500 MSRP, the 2019 Audi S3 offers standard features such as Audi progressive steering, full LED headlights, and Audi drive select. Technology is plentiful on the S3, with available MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology, Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™, Audi connect® PRIME and connect® PLUS online services, and Audi virtual cockpit. Drivers who demand the ultimate performance from a compact luxury sedan should look no further than the Audi S3.

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2019

The dynamic Audi S3 receives some slight revisions and updates for the 2019 model year. S3 models feature standard brushed aluminum illuminated inlays or available Audi Sport® carbon illuminated inlays. New this year, 19-inch 5-arm-wing design anthracite wheels with summer tires are available. An updated Black optic package for the S3 includes new 19-inch 5-arm rotor design, titanium matte wheels with summer tires, black optic exterior kit, and exterior mirror housings in high gloss black. Lastly, S3 Prestige trims include a new Park assist feature as standard equipment.

KEY FEATURES

  • Starting at $44,500 MSRP

  • 2.0 TFSI® turbocharged engine with 288 horsepower and 280 lb ft of torque along with standard quattro® all-wheel drive

  • Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission

  • Three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with paddle shifters (with S3 exclusive badging)

  • Available S model exclusive Black optics package featuring 19-inch 5-arm-rotor design matte Titanium wheels and performance tires

  • S model exterior appearance (Platinum Gray Singleframe® grille, Aluminum optic front/rear blades and exterior side mirror housings, body-colored extended side sills, and rear trunk lip spoiler)

  • S model quad exhaust outlets

  • Standard twelve-way power front sport seats with S embossing

Audi Sport Styling

Styling cues exclusive to the 2019 Audi S3 include body-colored extended side sills, aluminum optic front/rear blades and exterior side mirror housings, and rear trunk lip spoiler. Unique S3 exclusive wheel designs are available in 18" and 19" sizes with performance tires. A Platinum Gray Singleframe® grille announces the presence of the S3 before you even step inside. Drivers looking for a distinctive look should opt for the optional Black optics Dynamic package which offers gloss black trim accents, upgraded wheels, and Audi magnetic ride suspension.

Performance

Rocket from 0-60 in just 4.6 seconds on your way to a top speed of 155 MPH with the standard turbocharged 288-hp TFSI® engine found in the 2019 Audi S3. Experience crisp, precise gear changes from the advanced seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Standard quattro® all-wheel drive ensures ideal traction in any environment, from high speed cornering to snow-covered streets. S3 offers available exclusive Sport suspension with adjustable magnetic ride control, giving drivers the ability to firm up the suspension for superb handling and control or dial it back for a smoother feel. Upgraded ventilated front and rear disc brakes help keep the outstanding power of the S3 under control.

Driver-Centric Interior

Behind the wheel of the 2019 Audi S3, drivers are immediately "at-one" with the road. The available S sport seat package offers fine Nappa leather with S3 embossing and diamond stitching provides optimum support and comfort. Grip the three-spoke flat-bottom multifunction sport steering wheel with paddle shifters to maximize control and feedback. Adjust the optional Audi magnetic ride suspension settings with the push of a button. Audi virtual cockpit provides a wealth of information to the driver via a 12.3-inch fully digital information cluster.

2019 AUDI S3 TRIMS & SPECS

Premium Plus

  • Starting at $44,500 MSRP*

  • Heated twelve-way power front sport seats with leather seating surfaces featuring contrast stitching and S embossing

  • Three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with paddle shifters (with S3 exclusive badging)

  • S model specific front/rear fasciae and side sills and optional red painted brake calipers with S3 logos

  • Full LED headlights and LED taillights with dynamic turn signals

  • S model sport suspension

Prestige

  • Starting at $49,800 MSRP*

  • Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 14 speakers and 705 watts

  • Aluminum door sill inlays with S badging

  • MMI® navigation plus with voice control system

  • Available Black optic package with 19-inch 5-arm rotor design, titanium matte wheels with summer tires

  • S model quad exhaust outlets

 

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