2024 Audi S3 Pricing, Specs, and Release Date

by George Kennedy

The 2024 Audi S3 is an athletic small luxury sedan with a flair for fun driving. It has an energetic powertrain, adept handling, and a handsome, driver-focused interior.

2024 Audi S3 Pricing, Specs, and Release Date

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What’s New for the 2024 Audi S3

For 2024, the S3 sees just a few updates, which include standard matte carbon-style interior trim. All but the base model are now available with Nappa leather upholstery.


Trims for the 2024 S3 are Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. All trims come with 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in summer run-flat tires. A Black Optics package is available, and a black-painted roof is a standalone option. The range-topping Prestige trim adds Matrix-design LED headlights.


The 2024 Audi S3 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which makes 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Power is routed through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) to Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive (AWD).

This setup allows the S3 on the standard summer tires to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 155 mph. (With all-season tires, this top speed drops to 130 mph.) The S3 also features an S Sport suspension to ensure adept cornering abilities. The Premium Plus and Prestige trims are available with an S Sport package that includes red brake calipers and an upgraded Sport suspension with damper control.

This powertrain returns fuel economy of 23 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined. The Audi S3 requires premium fuel.

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Standard features in the S3 Premium include tri-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic moonroof, push-button start, ambient cabin lighting, leather upholstery, and eight-way power-adjustable front sport seats. The Premium Plus trim adds features such as driver’s seat memory settings and Audi’s Advance Key. The Nappa leather upholstery that is optional on the Premium Plus and Prestige trims has a fetching diamond stitch pattern in the center panels of the seats. The Audi S3’s trunk provides just 8.3 cubic feet of cargo space.


No matter which trim you select, the Audi S3 comes equipped with a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It is easy to use and includes wireless Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. The S3 also comes with a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument panel, a 10-speaker stereo, and multiple USB ports. Stepping up to the Premium Plus trim adds wireless device charging, and the Prestige trim includes a Bang & Olufsen 15-speaker premium stereo system.


The S3 comes equipped with a suite of advanced driver-assistance features, including automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, rain-sensing wipers, automatic high beams, and lane-departure warning. Moving up to the Premium Plus trim adds adaptive cruise control with lane guidance, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The range-topping Prestige adds a head-up display and traffic-sign recognition.

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Pricing and Release Date

The 2024 Audi S3 is on sale now. At the time of this writing, it has a base MSRP of $47,400 for the Premium. The Premium Plus starts at $50,300, and the Prestige costs $54,300. On the Premium trim, the Convenience Package costs $1,700, and the Black Optics package costs $1,600. The Audi S3 is backed by a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.

Further Research on the Audi S3 and its Competitors

From open-wheel racecars to specialty off-road vehicles, George Kennedy has driven it all. A career automotive journalist, George has been a contributor, editor, and/or producer at some of the most respected publications and outlets, including Consumer Reports, the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Autoblog.com, Hemmings Classic Wheels, BoldRide.com, the Providence Journal, and WheelsTV.

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