Although the market is moving towards crossovers and SUVs with the sedans losing a lot of traction in terms of sales, the entry-level premium compact sedans segment is still pretty competitive and after refreshing the A3, Audi is all set to bring in the all-new 2022 S3 sedan to the US. Audi isn’t going to bring the Sportback variant unlike Europe and will get a standard 2-liter turbocharged engine as standard with a higher power output of 306 hp standard.
Sharing the platform, styling, and technology with the Audi A3, the 2022 S3 is intended to be the sportier sedan with the updated suspension setup and lowered stance. Apart from that, there is also a sportier exterior design and new sporty seats to make it feel more distinct from its conventional sibling. With the prices expected to be around MSRP of $45,000 for the base trim, It competes against the likes of the more popular compact performance sedans like the Alfa Romeo Giulia, BMW M235i Gran Coupe, and the Mercedes-Benz AMG A35.