The all-new Audi A3 and S3 have officially touched down on South African shores, with the local arm of the Ingolstadt manufacturer revealing pricing for the Sportback and Sedan variants. See pricing below…

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Dynamic indicators standard on S3 quattro.

Locally, the A3 Sportback and Sedan is offered with the choice of three turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine options. Powering the 35 TFSI-badged variants, a 1,4-litre motor directs 110 kW and 250 N.m to the front axle through Audi’s Tiptronic automatic transmission. The 30 TFSI is endowed with a 140 kW/320 N.m 2,0-litre engine, mated to the German manufacturer’s S tronic dual-clutch ’box. Spearheading the local line-up (until the RS3 quattro twins arrive, that is), the S3 quattro’s 213 kW/400 N.m 2,0-litre unit is coupled to a dual-clutch ’box.

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S3 quattro’s interior upgrades to standard dual-zone climate control.

According to Audi, 35 TFSI models can accelerate to 100 km/h from standstill in 8,2 seconds, while the 40 TFSI derivatives completes the zero to 100 km/h sprint in 7,4 seconds and the S3 twins in 4,9 seconds. Maximum speed is for each derivative is rated at 219 km/h for the 35 TFSI, 241 km/h for the 40 TFSI and 250 km/h for the S3 quattro.

Locally, the all-new Audi A3 is priced from R561 000. The S3 Sportback seen costs R795 000.

The A3 Sportback and Sedan’s list of standard specification includes, among others, a digital driver’s display; MMI Radio Plus, complete with a smartphone interface and six-speaker sound system; manual air conditioning; cruise control; auto-on headlamps and wipers, and tyre-pressure monitoring. As standard, the A3 Sportback and Sedan are equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels.

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Auto-on headlamps standard on all models. S3 quattro upgrades to full LED items.

As standard, the S3 quattro models are fitted with, among others, LED head- and taillamps, S sports suspension and 19-inch alloy wheels. The S3 quattro’s interior gains sports seats and steering wheel, and dual-zone climate, among others. 

As standard, all A3 derivatives come with Audi’s five-year/100 000 km maintenance plan. 

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Slightly detuned 2,0-litre in S3 quattro produces 213 kW.

Audi A3 Sportback pricing:

Audi A3 35 TFSI Sportback Tiptronic: R561 000
Audi A3 35 TFSI Sportback Advanced Tiptronic: R586 000
Audi A3 35 TFSI Sportback S line Tiptronic: R601 000
Audi A3 40 TFSI Sportback S line S tronic: R641 000
Audi S3 TFSI quattro Sportback S tronic: R795 000 

Audi A3 Sedan pricing:

Audi A3 35 TFSI Sedan Tiptronic: R576 000
Audi A3 35 TFSI Sedan Advanced Tiptronic: R601 000
Audi A3 35 TFSI Sedan S line Tiptronic: R616 000
Audi A3 40 TFSI Sedan S line S tronic: R656 000
Audi S3 TFSI quattro Sedan S tronic: R810 000