2018 Audi A3 vs S3: What's The Difference?

At our Los Angeles area Audi dealer, our selection of new Audi models for sale contains some unique options, including the 2018 Audi A3 and S3. For luxury sedans with an unmistakably Audi presence, a feature-packed cabin, and a gripping ride every time, both models make for a head-turning option.

While both the A3 and S3 share a lot in common--almost all of the same dimensions, features, and strikingly sleek exterior, despite the S3’s slightly sportier appearance--there is one key difference between the two. What lies beneath the hood is what separates them.

2018 Audi A3

The award-winning 2018 Audi A3 gives Los Angeles area drivers the classic sedan that Audi has perfected over the years, perfectly blending luxury and performance to give you the most balanced ride possible for an all-around thrilling experience every time you get behind the wheel.

Under the hood of the A3 is the 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI® engine that churns out 186 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The available quattro® all-wheel drive model generates a more powerful 220 horsepower at 258 lb-ft of torque to push it’s 0-60 time to just 5.8 seconds.

With the base engine, the A3 is able to achieve up to 35 highway miles per gallon, making it a thrifty option that still has the ability to get you going when you need it.

2018 Audi S3

2018 Audi S3 for sale near Los Angeles

For Los Angeles area drivers who live for the thrill, the 2018 Audi S3 is the A3’s more powerful cousin that provides road-gripping performance and can go from 0-60 in a whopping 4.6 seconds. This is thanks to its turbocharged TFSI® engine that produces an insane 292 horsepower combined with 280 lb-ft of torque. The heart and soul of the S model lineup is equipped with S model sport suspension to truly make it feel like you’re floating above the road.

Contact us today with any questions about the availability of the A3 or S3 or to schedule a test drive.

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