2018 Audi S3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus $449/mo Lease

Base INVOICE $40,596.00
Base MSRP $43,650.00
Lease Price (Per Month) $449.00
Downpayment $2,999.00
Residual $23,205.00
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MECHANICAL
Engine: 2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder
Transmission: S Tronic 7-Spd Dual-Clutch Automatic
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
Transmission w/Oil Cooler
Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
4.77 Axle Ratio
Engine Oil Cooler
60-Amp/Hr 320CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
140 Amp Alternator
4652# Gvwr 1102# Maximum Payload
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Sport Tuned Suspension
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
14.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Permanent Locking Hubs
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
EXTERIOR
Wheels: 8.0" x 18" 5-Arm-Dynamic-Design
Tires: 225/40R18 Summer Performance
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Clearcoat Paint
Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st And 2nd Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Bumper Insert
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Gray Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
Rocker Panel Extensions
Aluminum Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Metal-Look Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
Lip Spoiler
Colored Grille w/Chrome Surround
Front License Plate Bracket
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Programmable Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Auto-Leveling Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
Front And Rear Fog Lamps
Cornering Lights
Perimeter/Approach Lights
LED Brakelights
ENTERTAINMENT
Radio: Audi Concert AM/FM/1CD Player -inc: MP3 capable, SiriusXM satellite radio w/90-day trial subscription, 12-station presets, speed-dependent volume control, Audi music interface w/iPod integration includes 30-pin cable for iPod connection, 10 speakers w/180 watts including subwoofer, 6-channel amplifier, Bluetooth streaming audio and HD Radio technology
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
Audio Theft Deterrent
Window Grid Diversity Antenna
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
INTERIOR
Heated Front Sport Seats -inc: 8-way power front seats w/4-way power lumbar adjustment
40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Level, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
Sport Leather Steering Wheel
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Compass
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
Valet Function
Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
Cruise Control
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum Door Panel Insert, Aluminum Console Insert and Chrome/Aluminum Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Leatherette Door Trim Insert
Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob
Leather Seating Surfaces
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
Full Floor Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
Smart Device Integration
Driver And Passenger Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Display
Fixed Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru w/Storage
Perimeter Alarm
Immobilizer IV Engine Immobilizer
Air Filtration
1 12V DC Power Outlet
SAFETY
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Front And Rear Parking Sensors
Audi Side Assist Blind Spot Sensor
Audi pre sense front Forward Collision and Rear Cross Traffic Alert Rear Collision
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
SIDEGUARD Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Back-Up Camera
EMISSIONS
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
TRANSMISSION
DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code 
Trans Type7
Trans Description Cont.Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again 
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.56
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.53
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.02
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.79
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.76
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.79
Clutch Size (in)N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)4.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.64
VEHICLE
EPA ClassificationSubcompact Cars
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft)N/A
Front Head Room (in)39.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)54.8
Front Hip Room (in)N/A
Second Head Room (in)36.4
Second Leg Room (in)35.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)53
Second Hip Room (in)N/A
WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight (lbs)3462
MILEAGE
EPA Fuel Economy Est — Hwy (MPG)28
Cruising Range — City (mi)319.00
EPA Fuel Economy Est — City (MPG)22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)25
Cruising Range — Hwy (mi)406.00
EPA MPG Equivalent — CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent — HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent — CombinedN/A
Battery Range (mi)N/A
TRAILERING
Dead Weight Hitch — Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)N/A
Dead Weight Hitch — Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch — Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch — Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)N/A
ENGINE
Engine Order Code 
Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement2.0 L/121
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM292 @ 5400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM280 @ 1900
ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary)320
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)140
COOLING SYSTEM
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)N/A
SUSPENSION
Suspension Type — FrontStrut
Suspension Type — RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type — Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type — Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter — Front (mm)N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter — Rear (mm)N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter — Front (in)N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter — Rear (in)N/A
TIRES
Front Tire Order Code 
Rear Tire Order Code 
Spare Tire Order Code 
Front Tire SizeP225/40YR18
Rear Tire SizeP225/40YR18
Spare Tire SizeCompact
WHEELS
Front Wheel Size (in)18 X 8
Rear Wheel Size (in)18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)Compact
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
STEERING
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter — Curb to Curb (ft)36.1
Turning Diameter — Wall to Wall (ft)N/A
BRAKES
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc — Front Yes
Disc — Rear Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)13.4
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)12.2
Drum — Rear  
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 
FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)14.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)N/A
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in)103.6
Length, Overall (in)175.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)70.7
Height, Overall (in)54.8
Track Width, Front (in)61.1
Track Width, Rear (in)60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)N/A
Liftover Height (in)N/A
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Trunk Volume (ft)10

PROS

Compact size; upscale feel; clean styling; available all-wheel drive; three body styles, including convertible; hybrid model; high-performance S3; even higher performance RS3

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

The Audi A3 is offered as a sedan, convertible, or 5-door Sportback. Power comes from a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Audi A3 sends power to all four wheels via quattro all-wheel drive, though front-wheel-drive versions are available as well. A high-performance version of this same engine powers the Audi S3, where it makes 292 horsepowe — nough to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The RS3 comes only as an all-wheel drive sedan, and is powered by a 2.5L turbocharged 5-cylinder engine that makes an almost-unbelievable 400 horsepower.

Finally, the A3 Sportback e-tron hybrid utilizes an electric motor that makes 102 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque, plus a 1.4L turbocharged gasoline engine capable of 150 horsepower. When combined, the two powerplants make 204 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful hybrids available. The Sportback e-tron can drive on purely electric power for about 17 miles.

The Audi A3 is available in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The Premium trim includes leather seating with heated front seats, a panoramic glass sunroof, bi-xenon automatic headlights, power adjustable side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-way power adjustable driver's seat, rearview camera and parking sensors, "Alu-optic" interior trim, heated mirrors and washer nozzles, twin USB power/data ports, and a 10-speaker sound system with a 3-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio.

A convenience package adds keyless start, stop and entry, as well as Audi's music interface and better smartphone integration. The sport package on the other hand, adds sportier front seat, a driving mode selector and a flat bottom steering wheel with shift paddles. A sport suspension is also available that reduces the ride height by 15 mm.

The Premium Plus trim adds 18-inch wheels, aluminum interior accents, Audi side assist, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and keyless entry. The Prestige package, meanwhile, includes everything in Premium Plus, as well as an S-line exterior body kit, a navigation system, Audi connect and LED headlights.

Option packages on the Premium Plus include a technology package that features Audi Connect PRIME and PLUS, a navigation system, Audi's side assist system with rear traffic alert and what Audi calls their "virtual cockpit," which is a digital display in the instrument cluster featuring a view of the road ahead as well as plenty of relevant driving information.

The RS3 is, in its way, a separate beast. Besides the tremendous engine, the RS3 comes with a unique red-stitched Nappa leather interior as well as 19" 5-arm wheels, full LED headlamps, RS-specific fascias and diffuser and magnetic ride suspension.

Safety features on all the A3 models include anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system. Airbags include advanced driver and passenger front airbags, knee airbags, thorax side airbags as well as side curtain airbags. An anti-theft alarm system comes standard, while Active Lane Assist, Audi Pre-Sense automatic braking and adaptive cruise control are all optional on the A3 Prestige.

MODEL NEWS

The Audi A3 returns for 2018 with few changes. Heated front seats are standard, as are dual USB ports for data and charging. The A3 Premium Plus trim now features standard Audi side assist, while a Bang & Olufsen sound system is available. The S3 now includes an optional S sport package, with red brake calipers and Audi magnetic ride. An even higher-performing RS3 sedan becomes available this year.

VALUE WRITEUP

The Audi A3 competes against other compact premium cars such as the BMW 2-Series, the Mercedes CLA and, to a lesser extent, the MINI Cooper. In past decades, owning a small car meant dealing with little more than bare bones transportation. These days, though, owners of small cars need not be deprived of anything, and the A3 looks to continue that trend by offering a vehicle with a small footprint but with luxury-car performance and amenities. The A3 starts under $32,000.