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2020 Audi S3 2.0T quattro Premium AWD
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2020 Audi S3
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Audi S3 is a subcompact sedan that sits at the top of the brand’s A3 model line. With plenty of visual and performance enhancements, the S3 is an interesting take on an otherwise p...

2020 Audi RS 3
2.5T quattro AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Audi’s A3 subcompact executive sedan, like many Audis, comes in three distinct flavors. The standard A3 is a nicely appointed and fun-to-drive little luxury car with adequate performan...


2020 Audi S3
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
2020 Audi RS 3
2.5T quattro AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 14.5 gal
Fuel Type
288 hp @ 1,900 RPM
394 hp @ 6,000 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 5,400 RPM
354 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
4 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 35.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 10 cu ft 10 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,102 lbs 992 lbs
Length 175.8 in 176.3 in
Width 77.2 in 77.2 in
Height 54.8 in 55 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 103.6 in

Available Options

2020 Audi S3
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
2020 Audi RS 3
2.5T quattro AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ara Blue Crystal Effect
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nardo Gray
  • Tango Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Audi Sport Carbon Fiber Inlays
  • Black Optic Package
  • Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps W/Side Assist
  • Dynamic Package
  • Navigation Package
  • RS Design Selection Interior
  • Side Assist & Driver Assistance Package

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