Many people seem to be going the compact route, and manufacturers have taken note and responded with plenty of options to choose from. However, what about a performance luxury compact option? Enter the 2018 Audi S3, which offers impressive performance, an eye-catching design, and a great set of standard and available safety features.

If you're a buyer in the market for a 2018 Audi S3 in the Peabody, Danvers, or Beverly areas, this vehicle review by our team at Audi Peabody will supplement your vehicle research process. 

2018 Audi S3: Performance

Both 2018 Audi S3 trim levels come standard with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder TFSI® engine that generates 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

This engine is paired with a dual-clutch 7-speed S tronic® automatic transmission and the storied Audi quattro® all-wheel drive system to enhance performance and help you brave any weather conditions that you may encounter.  

It is also not lacking in fuel efficiency as it offers an EPA-estimated 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway.1  

2018 Audi S3: Interior

The 2018 Audi S3 has a driver-focused interior that was designed to maximize convenience for the driver.

While the S3 comes standard with leather seats, it also offers an available S Sport seat package that adds Fine Nappa leather front S Sports seats with contrast diamond stitching to the already luxurious interior.

The available MMI® Navigation plus with voice control allows you to access Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and input destinations without ever having to take your hands off the wheel.

Perhaps the most advanced feature in the S3 is the available Audi virtual cockpit, which is a 12.3-inch instrument display behind the steering wheel that provides drivers with a bundle of important information, such as a satellite turn-by-turn navigation map, a virtual speedometer, and more. 

2018 Audi S3: Safety  

The 2018 Audi S3 received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for its comprehensive package of intelligent active and passive safety features.

It comes standard with a host of advanced safety features, including Audi pre sense® basic, Audi pre sense® front, and Audi side assist with rear cross traffic alert. These advanced safety features analyze the information provided by the ESP radar sensors around the body to detect and alert you of unseen objects or pedestrians to prevent a collision or lessen the impact of one.

Schedule a 2018 Audi S3 Test Drive Today

The strong standard powertrain, interior amenities, and premier safety rating and features help solidify the Audi S3 as one of the top options in its class. Our lovely team at Audi Peabody would love to help you get behind the wheel of one.    

If you're shopping for a 2018 Audi S3 in the Peabody, Danvers, or Beverly areas, don't hesitate to get in touch with our professional team or visit our showroom. 

Schedule a test drive today!


1 EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See for details.

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