2022 Audi A3 / S3: First Drive Review

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Under the Hood
The 2022 Audi A3 draws power from a 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI engine producing 201 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque that gets combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch S tronic transmission. For the first time, the A3 also is equipped with a standard 48-volt mild hybrid system that improves both performance and efficiency by providing a boost of up to 12 horsepower and 37 lb-ft of torque during drive-off; it will also allow the A3 to coast with the engine off in certain driving conditions. Both the A3 FWD and quattro are now equipped with the same engine, including the mild-hybrid system. According to Audi, the A3 quattro will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and is rated at 28 mpg city / 36 mpg highway / 31 mpg combined; the A3 FWD is rated at 29 mpg city / 38 mpg highway / 32 mpg combined.

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