Other safety enhancements include standard lane departure warning, as well as options like Audi cruise assist with lane guidance and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Park assist is also offered.
Under the hood, a 2.0-liter produces 201 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. This is helped along by a standard 48-volt mild-hybrid system for the first time, giving EPA-estimated figures of 28/36/31 mpg city/highway/combined. This is an improvement of 2 mpg across the board.
For those who are more concerned with performance, the S3 will come with a more powerful version of the same four-pot, here developing 306 hp and 295 lb-ft. Pricing for the A3 starts at $33,900, while the S3 will carry a base MSRP of $44,900, swelling to $51,500 for the top trim.