2022 Audi S3 spy shots and video

Audi in April unveiled a brand new era of the A3, the nameplate’s fourth, and included within the vary as soon as once more can be a sporty S3.

Our newest spy footage reveals a prototype for the brand new S3 in sedan guise. There may also be a hatchback physique type, which Audi refers to as a Sportback.

We know this prototype is for the S3 due to the extra aggressive aero package and quad-exhaust suggestions. And given the very fact there’s zero camouflage gear, the reveal have to be developing quickly. Unfortunately, the brand new A3 does not attain the United States till late 2021, and this S3 variant ought to arrive about the identical time. They ought to each arrive as 2022 fashions. And to make issues worse, solely the A3’s sedan physique type is predicted to succeed in the U.S., and the identical is probably going the case for the S3.

The present S3 encompasses a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-Four delivering 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, with the engine driving all 4 wheels by way of a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. An analogous configuration is predicted for the brand new S3, because the new A3 era represents extra of a heavy replace of the earlier era relatively than a real redesign.

2022 Audi S3 spy shots – Photo credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

We may nonetheless see energy dialed up barely for the brand new S3 and an additional gear added to the transmission. Don’t be shocked if the engine finally ends up being the two.0-liter turbo-Four that simply debuted within the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon R. It’s good for 316 hp and 310 lb-ft.

Whatever the case, we will count on the 0-60 mph time of the brand new S3 to enhance on the present mannequin’s 4.7 seconds.

2022 Audi S3 spy shots – Photo credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Rivals for the S3 embody the BMW M235i Gran Coupe, Cadillac CT4-V, and Mercedes-AMG A35 and CLA35.

Other A3 variants nonetheless within the works embody extra highly effective RS 3 and RS 3 Sportback fashions from Audi Sport. A brand new A3 plug-in hybrid also needs to be within the works, probably in each sedan and hatch physique types this time round (beforehand the A3 plug-in hybrid was solely out there as a hatch).

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