Site Title

Compare Audi S3 (8Y) Sedan vs Audi A3 8Y Sedan

Reviews

Neoscore
50%
21%
Pros
  • Decent performance
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Good 0.25 drag coefficient
  • Low official fuel consumption
Cons
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Poor performance
  • Only available with tiny engines
  • Poor handling
  • Ugly
  • No independent rear suspensions

Variants

30 TDI
30 TFSI
30 TFSI DCT
35 TDI DCT
35 TFSI
35 TFSI DCT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
325 L / 11.5 cu-ft
425 L / 15.0 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
10.0 L / 10.6 qt
30 TDI12.1 L / 12.8 qt30 TFSI12.1 L / 12.8 qt30 TFSI DCT12.1 L / 12.8 qt35 TDI DCT12.1 L / 12.8 qt35 TFSI11.2 L / 11.8 qt35 TFSI DCT11.2 L / 11.8 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
5.7 L / 6.0 qt
30 TDI5.5 L / 5.8 qt30 TFSI4.0 L / 4.2 qt30 TFSI DCT4.0 L / 4.2 qt35 TDI DCT5.5 L / 5.8 qt35 TFSI4.3 L / 4.5 qt35 TFSI DCT4.3 L / 4.5 qt
Fuel Capacity
55.0 L / 14.5 gal
30 TDI45.0 L / 11.9 gal30 TFSI45.0 L / 11.9 gal30 TFSI DCT45.0 L / 11.9 gal35 TDI DCT50.0 L / 13.2 gal35 TFSI50.0 L / 13.2 gal35 TFSI DCT50.0 L / 13.2 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
520 kg / 1146 lbs
30 TDI555 kg / 1224 lbs30 TFSI550 kg / 1213 lbs30 TFSI DCT555 kg / 1224 lbs35 TDI DCT550 kg / 1213 lbs35 TFSI550 kg / 1213 lbs35 TFSI DCT555 kg / 1224 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Disc
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Semi-independent, coil spring
Tire Size
225/40 R 18 92 Y XL
30 TDI205/55 R1630 TFSI205/55 R1630 TFSI DCT205/55 R16 91V35 TDI DCT205/55 R16 91V35 TFSI205/55 R16 91V35 TFSI DCT205/55 R16 91V
Turning Circle
11.1 m / 36.4 ft
11.1 m / 36.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan
30 TDI4-door Sedan30 TFSI4-door Sedan30 TFSI DCT4-door mild-hybrid Sedan35 TDI DCT4-door Sedan35 TFSI4-door Sedan35 TFSI DCT4-door mild-hybrid Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1415 mm / 55.7 in
1425 mm / 56.1 in
Size | Length
4504 mm / 177.3 in
4495 mm / 177.0 in
Size | Width
1816 mm / 71.5 in | 1984 mm / 78.1 in (mirror unfolded)
1816 mm / 71.5 in | 1984 mm / 78.1 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1545.0 mm / 60.8 in
1554.0 mm / 61.2 in
Track Width | Rear
1519.0 mm / 59.8 in
1525.0 mm / 60.0 in
Weight
1505.0 kg / 3318.0 lbs
30 TDI1350.0 kg / 2976.2 lbs30 TFSI1225.0 kg / 2700.7 lbs30 TFSI DCT1285.0 kg / 2832.9 lbs35 TDI DCT1415.0 kg / 3119.5 lbs35 TFSI1285.0 kg / 2832.9 lbs35 TFSI DCT1320.0 kg / 2910.1 lbs
Wheel Size
8 J x 18
30 TDI7 J x 1630 TFSI7 J x 1630 TFSI DCT7J x 1635 TDI DCT7J x 1635 TFSI7J x 1635 TFSI DCT7J x 16
Wheelbase
2630 mm / 103.5 in
2636 mm / 103.8 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.8 sec
30 TDI10.1 sec30 TFSI10.6 sec30 TFSI DCT10.6 sec35 TDI DCT8.4 sec35 TFSI8.4 sec35 TFSI DCT8.4 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
4.6 sec
30 TDI9.6 sec30 TFSI10.1 sec30 TFSI DCT10.1 sec35 TDI DCT8.0 sec35 TFSI8.0 sec35 TFSI DCT8.0 sec
CO2 Emission
165 ~ 166 g/km
30 TDI90 ~ 95 g/km30 TFSI104 ~ 108 g/km30 TFSI DCT97 ~ 102 g/km35 TDI DCT96 ~ 101 g/km35 TFSI108 ~ 114 g/km35 TFSI DCT107 ~ 113 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.29
0.25
Fuel Economy
7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (combined) | 9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (urban) | 6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (highway)
30 TDI3.4 L/100km / 69.2 MPG (combined) | 3.9 L/100km / 60.3 MPG (urban) | 3.1 L/100km / 75.9 MPG (highway)30 TFSI4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (combined) | 5.7 L/100km / 41.3 MPG (urban) | 3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (highway)30 TFSI DCT4.2 L/100km / 56.0 MPG (combined) | 5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (urban) | 3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (highway)35 TDI DCT3.6 L/100km / 65.3 MPG (combined) | 4.2 L/100km / 56.0 MPG (urban) | 3.4 L/100km / 69.2 MPG (highway)35 TFSI4.7 L/100km / 50.0 MPG (combined) | 6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (urban) | 3.9 L/100km / 60.3 MPG (highway)35 TFSI DCT4.7 L/100km / 50.0 MPG (combined) | 6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (urban) | 3.9 L/100km / 60.3 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
30 TDI210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph30 TFSI210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph30 TFSI DCT210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph35 TDI DCT232.0 km/h / 144.2 mph35 TFSI232.0 km/h / 144.2 mph35 TFSI DCT232.0 km/h / 144.2 mph
Towing Capacity
30 TDI710 kg / 1565 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1800 kg / 3968 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)30 TFSI650 kg / 1433 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)30 TFSI DCT680 kg / 1499 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)35 TDI DCT740 kg / 1631 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1800 kg / 3968 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1600 kg / 3527 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)35 TFSI680 kg / 1499 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1700 kg / 3748 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)35 TFSI DCT690 kg / 1521 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1700 kg / 3748 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
EURO 6
30 TDIEURO 6d ISC - FCM30 TFSIEURO 6d ISC - FCM30 TFSI DCTEuro 6d - ISC - FCM35 TDI DCTEURO VId - TEMP - EVAP - ISC35 TFSIEURO VId - TEMP - EVAP - ISC35 TFSI DCTEURO VId - TEMP - EVAP - ISC
Engine
DNF
30 TDIDSUD30 TFSIDLAA30 TFSI DCTDLAA35 TDI DCTDSRB35 TFSIDPCA35 TFSI DCTDPCA
Engine | Bore
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
30 TDI81.0 mm / 3.2 in30 TFSI81.0 mm / 3.2 in30 TFSI DCT81.0 mm / 3.2 in35 TDI DCT81.0 mm / 3.2 in35 TFSI74.5 mm / 2.9 in35 TFSI DCT74.5 mm / 2.9 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.3:1
30 TDI16.0:130 TFSI16.0:130 TFSI DCT16.0:135 TDI DCT16.0:135 TFSI10.5:135 TFSI DCT10.5:1
Engine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1984.0 cc
30 TDI2.0 L / 120.1 cu-in / 1968.0 cc30 TFSI1.0 L / 61.0 cu-in / 999.0 cc30 TFSI DCT1.0 L / 61.0 cu-in / 999.0 cc35 TDI DCT2.0 L / 120.1 cu-in / 1968.0 cc35 TFSI1.5 L / 91.4 cu-in / 1498.0 cc35 TFSI DCT1.5 L / 91.4 cu-in / 1498.0 cc
Engine | Power
310.0 hp / 231.2 kW @ 5450-6500 rpm
30 TDI116.0 hp / 86.5 kW @ 2750-4250 rpm30 TFSI110.0 hp / 82.0 kW @ 5500 rpm30 TFSI DCT110.0 hp / 82.0 kW @ 5500 rpm35 TDI DCT150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 3000-4200 rpm35 TFSI150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 5000-6000 rpm35 TFSI DCT150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 5000-6000 rpm + 4.0 hp / 3.0 kW (electric motor)
Engine | Specific Output
156.2 hp/L / 2.6 hp/cu-in
30 TDI58.9 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in30 TFSI110.1 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in30 TFSI DCT110.1 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in35 TDI DCT76.2 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in35 TFSI100.1 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in35 TFSI DCT100.1 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
30 TDI95.5 mm / 3.8 in30 TFSI95.5 mm / 3.8 in30 TFSI DCT95.5 mm / 3.8 in35 TDI DCT95.5 mm / 3.8 in35 TFSI85.9 mm / 3.4 in35 TFSI DCT85.9 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque
400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 2000-5450 rpm
30 TDI300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 1600-2500 rpm30 TFSI200 Nm / 147.5 lb-ft @ 2000-3000 rpm30 TFSI DCT200 Nm / 147.5 lb-ft @ 2000-3000 rpm35 TDI DCT360 Nm / 265.5 lb-ft @ 1600-2750 rpm35 TFSI250 Nm / 184.4 lb-ft @ 1500-2500 rpm35 TFSI DCT250 Nm / 184.4 lb-ft @ 1500-2500 rpm + 50 Nm / 36.9 lb-ft
Engine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
30 TDITurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder30 TFSITurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinder30 TFSI DCTTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinder35 TDI DCTTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder35 TFSITurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder35 TFSI DCTTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
7-speed
30 TDI6-speed30 TFSI6-speed30 TFSI DCT7-speed35 TDI DCT7-speed35 TFSI6-speed35 TFSI DCT7-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic S tronic
30 TDIManual30 TFSIManual30 TFSI DCTAutomatic S tronic35 TDI DCTAutomatic S tronic35 TFSIManual35 TFSI DCTAutomatic S tronic

Production

Availability
2020
2020
Debut
2020-08-11
Made In
Germany
Remove
Remove
Add up to 6 products to the comparison using the search bar above
Information on this page is provided on an as-is basis. No warranty on accuracy is implied. This page may contain affiliate links to third-party merchants such as Amazon and eBay. If you make a purchase using the supplied link, we may receive a commission. Neofiliac places the utmost respect for your privacy. We use no cookie whatsoever beyond that needed for the proper functioning of the website.