Audi unveils suggested retail price for S3 Sedan in the United States

Article by Andrew Christian, on June 18, 2014

Audi has unveiled the pricing for its MY2015 S3 performance Sedan, A3 Cabriolet and A3 TDI clean diesel Sedan – all new models joining the recently launched Audi A3 family. The new models effectively expand the lineup for the Audi S, Cabriolet, and TDI models. The MY2015 Audi A3 model line-up features new technologies as well as detailed craftsmanship typical of larger flagship sedans.

Offered as standard on the models are leather seating surfaces, power panoramic roof, power driver's seat and split folding rear seatback as well as Bluetooth technology with audio streaming, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD radio, and Audi pre sense basic. Also presented as standard are the Audi signature Singleframe grille, bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights. Aside from these standard features, also available are MMI technology, 4G LTE connectivity, full LED headlights and a Bang & Olufsen audio system.

Not only that, the new A3 family will feature the latest Audi connect, which includes picture navigation, read-aloud news headlines, Facebook and Twitter alerts, as well as access to more than 7,000 Web radio stations and personalized RSS news feeds. Customers could also avail of the Audi drive select, which renders adjustable a number of functions like throttle response, shift points, and the electromechanical steering effort.

This system offers four settings: Auto, Dynamic, Comfort, and Individual. Audi will start sales of the three new A3 variants in the United States summer this year. The S3 Sedan is considered as the performance version of the A3 sedan, with certain details that make it deserving to be grouped with the Audi S lineup. The S3 sedan – with quattro all-wheel drive -- is powered by 2.0L TFSI engine that returns 292 hp.

To make it look sporty enough, the S3 is given a Singleframe grille with aluminum-look, double horizontal bars and a chrome frame outline. Also visible are Aluminum-look double ribs and honeycomb inserts filling the air inlets in the bumper. Available as an option are the LED headlights. The S3 will be offered with a S3 specific sport suspension and S3 specific 18-inch wheels. The S3 specific 19-inch wheels are optional.

Inside the cabin, the instrument dials are rendered in an S specific dark gray metallic finish, with the numbers and needles in white. Its tachometer features a three-dimensional S3 logo and boost pressure indicator. To add more spice, there is a leather-covered, multifunction sport steering wheel and S3 badging and standard shift paddles with aluminum details. The S3 Sedan 2.0T q S tronic has a suggested retail price of $41,100.

On the other hand, the A3 Cabriolet will be available in the US in either a 1.8T FWD or 2.0T quattro powertrain. The Cabriolet features a soft cloth top stretched over a lightweight kinematic mechanism, which is in turn made of magnesium-steel. Opening or lowering the soft top would only take less than 18 seconds, even when the vehicle is on the move at up to 31 mph. The A3 Cabriolet may also come with an active rollover protection system, which may protect occupants during a rollover.

Also available are a fully automatic acoustic top with a glass rear window and thick inner foam layer. The suggested retail price for the A3 Cabriolet 1.8T FWD S tronic is $35,600 while for the A3 Cabriolet 2.0T q S tronic is $38,600.

Meanwhile, the Audi A3 TDI Sedan is powered by a dynamic and efficient 2.0 TDI FWD engine that returns 150 hp of output and 236 lb-ft of torque. Audi TDI vehicles have been known to offer an average of 30-percent better fuel economy and range than their gasoline counterparts. The suggested retail price for the A3 Sedan 2.0 TDI FWD S tronic is $32,600.

Press Release

Audi announces pricing for all-new 2015 S3 Sedan, A3 Cabriolet and A3 TDI Sedan

Audi today introduced pricing for the all-new 2015 S3 performance Sedan, A3 Cabriolet and A3 TDI clean diesel Sedan. These are the latest models to join the newly launched Audi A3 family, which went on sale in April and further expands the Audi S, Cabriolet, and TDI model lineups. The three new A3 variants all go on sale in the U.S. late summer of this year.

Suggested retail pricing for the all-new A3 TDI Sedan, S3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet:

  • A3 Sedan 2.0 TDI FWD S tronic: $32,600
  • S3 Sedan 2.0T q S tronic: $41,100
  • A3 Cabriolet 1.8T FWD S tronic: $35,600
  • A3 Cabriolet 2.0T q S tronic: $38,600

The all-new 2015 Audi A3 model line-up offers new innovative technologies and the detailed craftsmanship found in larger flagship Audi sedans. Premium standard features such as leather seating surfaces, power panoramic roof, Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, HD radio, power driver's seat, split folding rear seatback and Audi pre sense® basic. The A3 line-up will also come equipped standard with the Audi signature Singleframe® grille, bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights.

All A3 models offer available features including MMI® technology, 4G LTE connectivity, full LED headlights and a Bang & Olufsen® audio system. The new A3 family will feature the most advanced version of Audi connect®, including picture navigation, read-aloud news headlines, Facebook® and Twitter® alerts, access to more than 7,000 Web radio stations, personalized RSS news feeds and more. Also available in the A3 family is Audi drive select, this system allows the driver to adjust throttle response, shift points, and the electromechanical steering effort. Similar to other Audi models, Audi drive select has four settings that include Auto, Dynamic, Comfort, and Individual.

S3 Sedan
Now available for the first time in the U.S. the S3 Sedan expands upon the already sporty character of the A3 sedan, adding specific details that underscore the high-performance for which the Audi S lineup is known for. A powerful, high-output 2.0L TFSI® engine with quattro® all-wheel drive produces an impressive 292 horsepower. The S3 boasts a Singleframe® grille with aluminum-look, double horizontal bars and a chrome frame outline. Aluminum-look double ribs and honeycomb inserts fill the air inlets in the bumper and optional LED headlights add to an unmistakable look. The S3 will also come with a S3 specific sport suspension and unique S3 specific 18-inch wheels and optional S3 specific 19-inch wheels.

Inside, the S3 adds further character by offering instrument dials that are in an S specific dark gray metallic finish with the numbers and needles in white. The tachometer features a three-dimensional S3 logo and boost pressure indicator. A leather-covered, multifunction sport steering wheel with the rim flattened at the bottom and S3 badging and standard shift paddles with aluminum details are also standard on the S3.

A3 Cabriolet
Now offered for the first time in the U.S., the all-new A3 Cabriolet is available with either a 1.8T FWD or 2.0T quattro powertrain. The Cabriolet comes with a soft cloth top stretched over a lightweight kinematic mechanism made out of magnesium-steel, perfectly complementing the car's sporty design. The top can be opened or closed electro-hydraulically in less than 18 seconds, even while driving up to 31 mph, all at the press of a button.
The A3 Cabriolet also offers an active rollover protection system that helps protect the occupants in case of a rollover accident, as well as a fully automatic acoustic top with a glass rear window and thick inner foam layer.

A3 TDI Sedan
The Audi A3 TDI® Sedan offers consumers the fuel efficiency of the iconic TDI clean diesel powertrain. A powerful yet efficient 2.0 TDI FWD engine produces 150 horsepower and 236 lb-ft torque. Audi has been at the forefront of clean diesel since the introduction of TDI technology in the U.S. in 2009.
Since then, more than 40,491 Audi TDI vehicles have been sold in the U.S., delivering an average of 30% better fuel economy and range than their gasoline counterparts (based on EPA fuel economy estimates).

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