The redesigned Audi A3 packs a posher new interior, more standard equipment and a new base engine.

    The new Audi A3 will arrive in Australia in early 2022 after a series of delays.

    UPDATE, 11/02/2022 – Audi Australia has announced price increases across most of its models. We’ve updated this article with the new pricing.

    Prices now start at $46,900 before on-road costs for the Sportback 35 TFSI, rising to $56,000 before on-roads for the A3 Sedan 40 TFSI quattro S line.

    That means the base price has risen by $6200 (including the $600 increase announced in February), though the priciest sedan is up by only $1600 compared to the top-spec last-generation sedan.

    There’s additional standard equipment however, with all models getting standard semi-autonomous parking assist and lane-keep assist.

    The S3, for which pricing has previously been announced, rings up at $70,700 and $73,200 before on-roads for the Sportback and Sedan, respectively. Those are increases of $6500 and $7400.

    While the new A3’s bolder exterior styling is evolutionary, the interior has been dramatically overhauled.

    A larger 10.1-inch infotainment system with touch functionality is standard, while there’s a stubby shift-by-wire gear selector and a more angular look overall.

    The base 35 TFSI uses a new turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine with both cylinder deactivation and a 48V mild-hybrid system, which results in a fuel economy saving of 0.1L/100km on the combined cycle in both body styles.

    Power and torque, however, is unchanged from last year’s 1.4-litre at 110kW and 250Nm. The 40 TFSI quattro models also continue to put out 140kW and 320Nm from a 2.0-litre turbo.


    • 2022 Audi A3 Sportback 35 TFSI: $46,900
    • 2022 Audi A3 Sedan 35 TFSI: $49,400
    • 2022 Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSI quattro S line: $53,500
    • 2022 Audi A3 Sedan 40 TFSI quattro S line: $56,000

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The 2022 Audi A3 is available with a choice of two engines and drive layouts.

    The front-wheel drive 35 TFSI uses a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine with cylinder deactivation and a 48V mild-hybrid system, and produces 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque.

    The all-wheel drive 40 TFSI uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 140kW and 320Nm.

    Both use a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2022 Audi A3 uses 4.9L/100km on the combined cycle in Sedan 35 TFSI guise, 5.0L/100km in the Sportback 35 TFSI, 6.6L/100km in the Sedan 40 TFSI and 6.7L/100km in the Sportback 40 TFSI.

    The 35 TFSI has a 50L fuel tank and the 40 TFSI a 55L fuel tank.


    The 2022 Audi A3 measures 4343mm long and 1449mm tall in the Sportback and 4495mm long and 1425mm tall in the Sedan. Both body styles are 1816mm wide, or 1984mm including the mirrors, and ride a 2636mm wheelbase.

    The Sedan has a 425L boot.

    Under the boot floor is a tyre repair kit.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2022 Audi A3 is covered by a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. It’s offered with a five-year service plan, priced at $2250.


    The Audi A3 has a five-star rating from ANCAP based on Euro NCAP testing conducted in 2020, however this applies to front-wheel drive variants only. Quattro versions remain unrated.

    It received an adult occupant protection score of 89 per cent, child occupant protection score of 81 per cent, vulnerable road user protection score of 68 per cent, and a safety assist score of 73 per cent.

    All A3 models come standard with the following safety equipment:

    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Safe exit warning
    • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags

    Standard Equipment

    The 35 TFSI comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Satellite navigation
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay
    • Wired Android Auto
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • LED headlights
    • Leather upholstery
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Paddle shifters
    • Automatic headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Hands-free power boot lid (Sedan only)
    • 18-inch alloy wheels

    The 40 TFSI gains:

    • Ambient lighting
    • Frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Front sports seats
    • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
    • S line exterior package
    • Selectable drive modes

    Just two option package are available: the Comfort Package for the 35 TFSI and the Premium Package for the 40 TFSI.

    The $2600 Comfort Package includes:

    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Power-adjustable front seats with four-way power lumbar
    • Heated front seats
    • Frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Adaptive Drive Assist
    • Emergency assist

    The $4500 Premium Package includes:

    • Power-adjustable front seats with four-way power lumbar
    • Memory for driver’s seat and exterior mirrors
    • Colour-adjustable ambient lighting
    • Head-up display
    • Heated front seats
    • Aluminium interior trim
    • Adaptive Drive Assist
    • Emergency assist
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • 10-speaker 180W sound system

    Standalone options include:

    • Hands-free power tailgate (Sportback): $650
    • 15-speaker 680W Bang & Olfusen sound system (40 TFSI): $1500
    • Panoramic sunroof: $2000
    • Privacy glass: $650
    • Heated front seats: $650


    Ibis White is the standard colour on the 2022 Audi A3, with Brilliant Black a no-cost option on the 35 TFSI.

    Optional finishes are:

    • Turbo Blue (40 TFSI only)
    • Manhattan Grey metallic (35 TFSI only)
    • Daytona Grey pearl (40 TFSI only)
    • Glacier White metallic
    • Mythos Black metallic
    • Navarra Blue metallic
    • Python Yellow metallic
    • Tango Red metallic
    • Floret Silver metallic
    • Atoll Blue metallic

    All optional finishes are $1250 except for Turbo Blue, which is $650.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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