2015 Audi S3

Base AWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 auto trans

Base AWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 auto trans

New 2015 Audi S3 Pricing

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$38,903
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
$41,100
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2015 Audi S3 Rebates

  • 2015 AFS OWNER LOYALTY
  • Audi announces a Bonus incentive on select models for customers who finance through AFS.
  • Cash Incentive: $750
  • 2015 NON-CAPTIVE OWNER LOYALTY
  • Audi announces a Bonus incentive on select models for customers who do not finance through AFS.
  • Cash Incentive: $500
  • 2015 SUMMER OF AUDI SALES EVENT
  • Audi announces an APR, Lease or Premier Purchase Bonus through Audi Financial Services using AFS Standard or Special rates.
  • Cash Incentive: $600
  • 2015 APR
  • Audi announces APR rates on select models.
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  • 2015 APR
  • Audi announces APR rates on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 APR
  • Audi announces APR rates on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 APR
  • Audi announces APR rates on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 APR
  • Audi announces APR rates on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 PREMIER PURCHASE
  • Audi announces a Balloon Finance offer on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 PREMIER PURCHASE
  • Audi announces a Balloon Finance offer on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 PREMIER PURCHASE
  • Audi announces a Balloon Finance offer on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 PREMIER PURCHASE
  • Audi announces a Balloon Finance offer on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 PREMIER PURCHASE
  • Audi announces a Balloon Finance offer on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 LEASE
  • Audi announces Lease rates on select models.
  • Lease Incentive
  • 2015 LEASE
  • Audi announces Lease rates on select models.
  • Lease Incentive
  • 2015 LEASE
  • Audi announces Lease rates on select models.
  • Lease Incentive
  • 2015 LEASE
  • Audi announces Lease rates on select models.
  • Lease Incentive
  • 2015 LEASE
  • Audi announces Lease rates on select models.
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2015 audi s3 Reviews and News

2015 Audi S3
2015 Audi S3

New for 2015

The Audi S3 is all-new for the 2015 model year.

Vehicle Overview

The Audi S3 is a higher-performance variant of the newest small Audi, with a powerful turbocharged engine paired with all-wheel drive and an interior that shows little evidence of cost cutting. The Audi S3 should appeal to buyers who became interested in the late-90s A4/S4, before that model got bigger and more refined.

Summary

The 2015 Audi S3 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 that produces 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, which is paired with a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. EPA-estimated fuel efficiency is 23/31 mpg city/highway. Despite being based on the “entry-level” Audi, the S3 is the genuine article, with LED headlights, heated leather seats, LED taillights and turn signals, the MMI infotainment system (supports touch and handwriting character entry), Bluetooth with streaming audio, heated power-folding exterior mirrors, and hands-free keyless entry with push button start.
The 2015 Audi S3 received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars), and is considered a 2015 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS (in A3 form).

What We Think

The 2015 Audi S3 surprised us with its looks and demeanor, which are a significant improvement over the base A3. In that same Driven review of a 2015 Audi S3 we said, “It reminds you of a petite Audi S4. Details such as the optional 19-inch wheels, an inch lower ride height, purposeful, four-outlet exhaust, and aggressive rocker panels transform the entry-level Audi into a welcome addition to Audi’s S model lineup.”
We also noted, “The standard A3 has a refreshingly simple, almost Scandinavian design aesthetic throughout … The S3 builds on the A3 by adding brushed aluminum trim, sport seats, and a D-shape steering wheel (both with contrast stitching), aluminum pedals, and a new instrument cluster with a turbo boost gauge … It’s clear the S3 is a 100 percent true Audi inside and out. You’ll struggle to find any cost-cutting measures.”
In another Driven review of a 2015 Audi S3 we commented on the exhaust note saying, “The sound is just OK. We goose the throttle in tunnels hoping to get an earful, but the reply is only a grunting, buzzy note.” We speculated that it was perhaps the non-U.S.-spec six-speed manual we sampled was partly to blame. Regarding the six-speed automatic we commented that “S tronic holds the gears longer, and the engine sounds better, thanks to the flaps in the quad exhaust system that open at a higher load.” We wished the steering was more communicative, as the electric assist is rather “dead,” but couldn’t fault “the S3’s pace or its ability to laugh off changing weather conditions.”

You’ll Like

  • Baby S4 styling
  • Confidence-inspiring suspension remains planted in all weather
  • High-quality interior despite being based on the entry-level model

You Won’t Like

  • Volkswagen Golf offers same powertrain with a manual for about $5,000 less
  • Uncommunicative power steering Exhaust note not particularly soul-stirring

Key Competitors

  • Acura ILX
  • BMW 1 Series
  • Buick Verano
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
  • Volkswagen Golf R

Rating

4
2015 Audi S3 Exclusive Edition Group Front
If the standard 2015 Audi S3 compact sport sedan’s color palette is too staid for your tastes, then this new Audi S3 Exclusive Edition is for you. Created by the Audi Exclusive customization division, the Exclusive Edition offers five bright color options: Glut Orange, Viper Green, Vegas Yellow, Misano Red, and Sepang Blue.
2015 Audi S3 LTD Ed Rear Three Quarter View
Early adopters of the 2015 Audi S3 may be able to get their hands on a Limited Edition version of the car, but only if they're quick. Audi will sell just 350 examples of the S3 Limited Edition, which adds several visual upgrades compared to the standard performance sedan.
2015 Audi S3 Front Three Quarter View 1
Austin, Texas - The base Audi A3 isn’t exactly gorgeous. The four-ring brand’s all-new compact sedan sits tall, with large gaps in the wheel wells that remind you of that kid in elementary school whose pants were always prepared for an impending flood. The A3 also lacks the lovely proportions of the German automaker’s larger offerings. Given this, we expected the hotter, faster Audi S3 to be a similar story but with some added go-fast parts.
2015 Audi S3 Front Profile
Audi has released full pricing for the 2015 Audi S3 sedan. The high-performance compact sedan starts at $41,995 for the Premium Plus model and $47,895 for the Prestige model (both prices include $895 destination fee). Click all the option boxes and a fully-loaded S3 sedan can top out at around $52,000.
2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet Front Three Quarter
Three new variants of the 2015 Audi A3 will join the existing A3 sedan by the end of this summer, and Audi has now released pricing for the performance-oriented S3 sedan, the droptop A3 Cabriolet, and the efficient A3 TDI sedan.

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2015 Audi S3 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
23 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
Horsepower:
292 hp @ 5400rpm
Torque:
280 ft lb of torque @ 1900rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 48 months
Maintenance
5,000 miles / 12 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2015 Audi S3

Depreciation
40.5%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$19,964
40.5%
Insurance
$8,755
17.8%
Fuel Cost
$9,971
20.2%
Financing
$4,094
8.3%
Maintenance
$4,034
8.2%
Repair Costs
$1,989
4%
State Fees
$495
1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $49,302 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent