Coming Soon to a US Road Near You: The Audi S3 Sedan

It’s official, the 2022 Audi S3 Sedan will be coming stateside. Officially revealed last month in European guise, the new S3 is set to pick up where the last S3 left off.

The diminutive Audi is powered by a familiar Volkswagen-derived four-pot making 306 hp and sending power to all four wheels. The new generation also brings the styling up to the current fashions and ensures that you’ll be well-furnished with gadgets to impress all your friends.

As we wrote back in August:

Audi estimates that the new S3 will be able to hit 62 mph in just 4.8 seconds. That speed will mount to a limited top speed of 155 mph.

With drive-select, drivers will be able to pick how loud their engine sounds and a 7-speed S tronic transmission will take on shifting duties. Naturally, quattro AWD is a given.

The S3 should be pretty handy around the bends, too, with a suspension that’s 15 mm (0.6-inches) lower than on the standard A3. Damper control will be available with the S sport suspension option.

Audi has fitted the car with an electric brake booster, which has advantages, but which Audi describes as “strong and spontaneous.” We want half of those things…

The car sits on standard 18s but you can get 19-inch wheels if you feel like ticking some options boxes. As was originally reported by Periodiso del Motor in late July, the S3 has “digital daytime running lights.” That means that a pixel array made up of 15 LED segments have been arranged to be a fun little design.

Like the standard A3, the S3 grows in size all over. It’s 1.2 inches wider and the sedan is about an inch and a half longer than the outgoing S3. It also benefits from fancy new infotainment powered by MIB 3, which means you get Google earth, information about traffic flow, and car-to-X services.

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