2020 Audi S3 Sedan Coming For Mercedes-AMG’s CLA 35

Audi‘s next generation S3 model will also be available in Sedan form, featuring the same updated design and improved tech as its hatchback sibling.

We can see loads of sporty-looking bits underneath this prototype’s camouflage, such as the chunky front and rear spoilers, large dual-spoke wheels and most of all, the quad exhaust pipe setup which points to this being anything but slow in a straight line.

The new S3 Sedan will boast the same hexagonal grille and updated headlights as the rest of the fourth-gen Audi A3s. Still, the front bumper will feature bigger intakes, the profile will have more pronounced side sills, and the wheels will be bigger. At the rear, expect a slightly more elegant design compared to the current iteration, as well as updated taillights with modern graphics.

The interior of the next A3, regardless of variant, will have a surprisingly angular design judging by previous images. The dashboard is also driver-oriented, and is expected to feature the automaker’s 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as well as the latest in infotainment software.

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Under the skin we expect a similar setup to what’s available right now, namely a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch and Quattro all-wheel drive, altough power and torque figures could increase from the current model’s 295 HP (300 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). Its main competitor, the CLA 35, has 302 HP (306 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm), so a slight bump is not out of the question.

Since it’s possible we’ll see the all-new A3 and A3 Sedan debut before the end of this year, the more performance-oriented S3 will likely show up in 2020.

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  • driv3r

    I like that they seem to keep the good looks of the current A3 sedan but I hope this won’t result in the outcome Audi had when introducing the A4 in 2015 which got too similar to the outgoing model.
    But let’s wait until they pull off the camouflage of the A3.

  • Nordschleife

    The A3 is the best sized vehicle so I hope it stays that way.

  • SteersUright

    The A3 sedan was always such an awkwardly shaped vehicle, too tall, narrow and short with an utterly bland interior. I could never get past it poor design and so always crossed it off my list. In fact, the also dull looking Golf-R is still far better proportioned than any S3. Hope this new model addresses that, gains some width and road presence.

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