The base engine offered on the 2018 Audi S3 is a 2-liter Gas that makes 292 hp @ 5400 rpm and 280 lb.-ft. @ 1900 rpm. It is mated to a 7 speed automated manual. Equipped with this engine, the 2018 Audi S3 takes 4.7 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and achieves the quarter-mile in 13.4 seconds.

Another engine available here is a 2-liter I4 that makes 292 hp @ 5400 rpm and 280 lb.-ft. @ 1900 rpm. It is mated to a 7 speed auto shift Manual w/overdrive and auto manual. Powered by this engine, the 2018 Audi S3 takes only 4.7 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and covers the quarter-mile run in 13.4 seconds.

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2018 Audi S3 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18
Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18
4.7 sec---
Tech Premium Plus Quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Premium Plus quattro Summer of Audi 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Prestige quattro Summer of Audi 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
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4.7 sec13.4 sec155 mph117 ft.

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2019 Audi S3 Premium Plus

2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

$27,900
Est. $378/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,732 Below market
RMV: $33,632
Amityville, NY
6

2018 Audi S3 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18

$28,900
Est. $392/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,350 Below market
RMV: $34,250
Costa Mesa, CA
19

2017 Audi S3 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)

$27,900
Est. $378/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,041 Below market
RMV: $32,941
Whittier, CA
17

2017 Audi S3 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)

$27,450
Est. $372/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,054 Below market
RMV: $31,504
Sacramento, CA
17

2017 Audi S3 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)

$23,500
Est. $319/mo
Good Deal
$2,526 Below market
RMV: $26,026
Wesley Chapel, FL
10

2019 Audi S3 Premium Plus

2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

$37,950
Est. $515/mo
Good Deal
$3,808 Below market
RMV: $41,758
Whittier, CA
11

2018 Audi S3 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18

$34,987
Est. $475/mo
Good Deal
$3,239 Below market
RMV: $38,226
Stratham, NH
12

2018 Audi S3 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18

$32,498
Est. $441/mo
Good Deal
$2,855 Below market
RMV: $35,353
West Palm Beach, FL
19

2017 Audi S3 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)

$32,995
Est. $447/mo
Good Deal
$2,724 Below market
RMV: $35,719
Orem, UT
Competing with the 2018 Audi S3 here are rivals like the 2018 BMW M3, the 2018 Cadillac CTS, and the 2018 Cadillac ATS. It becomes hard to differentiate between the competitors here. The time each of the cars takes to reach 60 mph from 0 is very comparable, with the technical leader being 2018 BMW M3, leading by 1 seconds. The picture becomes a little clearer when we compare quarter-mile runs, where the 2018 Audi S3 shines. Beating out the second in the class, the 2018 Audi A7, by 0 seconds, the 2018 Audi S3 takes the longer route to solidify its name in the class.
Performance of the 2018 Audi S3 during the emergency braking test was subpar for the class. The 2018 Audi A3 carries the best braking performance for the class with 88 feet, that is 117 feet better than the 2018 Audi S3.

2018 Audi S3 vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2018 BMW ALPINA B73.4 sec----
2018 BMW M33.7 sec----
2018 Cadillac CTS3.7 sec----
2018 Cadillac ATS3.8 sec----
2018 Audi RS 33.9 sec----
2018 Audi S44.2 - 4.3 sec----
2018 Infiniti Q504.5 sec----
2018 Audi S34.7 sec13.4 sec155 mph-117 ft.
2018 Audi A74.9 sec13.4 sec190 mph-109 ft.
2018 Jaguar XF5 sec----
2018 Lincoln MKZ5.2 sec----
2018 Subaru WRX STI Sedan5.2 - 5.3 sec----
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia5.2 - 5.4 sec----
2018 Lexus GS 3005.7 sec----
2018 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe5.6 - 6 sec----
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class5.9 sec----
2018 Audi A45.1 - 7 sec13.8 sec130 mph152 ft.-
2018 Audi A36.1 sec14.8 sec130 mph-88 ft.
2018 BMW 3 Series6.3 sec----
2018 Jaguar XE6 - 6.6 sec----
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class6.3 sec----

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2017 Audi S3 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPH
Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
4.7 sec
Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
4.6 sec

2017 Audi S3 vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class6.3 sec---
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia5.4 sec---
2017 Cadillac CTS3.7 - 5.7 sec---
2017 Audi S34.6 - 4.7 sec---
2017 Audi A45.1 - 5.3 sec---
2017 Lexus GS 200t6.6 sec---
2017 Infiniti Q504.5 sec---
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class5.9 - 6.2 sec---
2017 Jaguar XF4.9 - 5 sec---
2017 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe5.6 - 6 sec---
2017 Mercedes-Benz C 350e plug-in hybrid5.8 - 6.2 sec---
2017 Lincoln MKZ hybrid Sedan5.2 - 8.7 sec---
2017 Cadillac ATS3.8 - 5.7 sec---
2017 BMW 3 Series5.4 - 6.3 sec---
2017 Audi A35.5 - 6.1 sec---
2017 Audi A65.6 sec14 sec155 mph112 ft.
2017 Lincoln MKZ4.8 - 5.2 sec---
2017 Jaguar XE4.5 - 6.6 sec---
2017 BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid Sedan5.4 sec---

2016 Audi S3 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop Speed
Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
7.6 sec16.3 sec-
Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
4.4 sec13 sec155 mph

2016 Audi S3 vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2016 Audi S34.4 - 7.6 sec13 - 16.3 sec155 mph-
2016 Infiniti Q509.3 sec---
2016 BMW 3 Series4.8 - 8.1 sec13.3 - 15.3 sec146 mph115 ft.
2016 Acura TLX5.7 - 7.2 sec14.2 - 15.6 sec155 mph120 ft.
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