2022 Audi A3 / S3: First Drive Review

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On the Road
The new exterior design fits the new car to a T — even the entry A3 Premium looks crisp, sporty and perfectly proportioned for its size, and the car drives as well as it looks. The 2022 Audi A3 sedan feels like a European sport sedan should: nimble, responsive and fun. The 2.0-liter mild-hybrid engine delivers plenty of power, and the 7-speed DCT S tronic has been one of the best transmissions in the industry for a while now. While the A3 quattro is down slightly on power compared to the outgoing model (which had ratings of 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque), the extra boost from the mild-hybrid system fills the gap while also providing seamless start-stop functionality.

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