Audi has pulled the sheets on the all-new, U.S.-bound 2022 Audi A3, introducing a fresh rival for the Cadillac CT4 luxury sedan.
Outside, the 2022 Audi A3 features a redesigned exterior inspired by the Audi RS line, as well as exterior measurements that are longer, wider, and taller than before. Up front, there’s a larger Singleframe grille with a honeycomb insert, while the four-door is offered with Matrix-design LED headlights. LED taillights are standard.
The interior of the 2022 Audi A3 is new as well, and offers more passenger room than before. Standard spec includes eight-way power seats with a heating function and four-way lumbar support, plus available memory function for the seating position and sideview mirrors. Leather seating surfaces with contrast stitching are also standard, as is a 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen infotainment with handwriting recognition and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. A 12.3-inch virtual cockpit with multiple viewing modes is available. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, while wireless phone charging is optional.
Safety and driver assist features include collision warning, high-beam assist, and lane departure warning, while blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and park assist are all optional.
The standard engine spec for the 2022 Audi A3 includes a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder, which produces 201 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The ‘four connects to a seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic transmission. There’s also a standard 48-volt mild-hybrid (MHEV) system for an extra torque boost at low engine speeds. The mild hybrid allows the 2022 Audi A3 to coast with the engine off in certain driving situations. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional.
Pricing starts at $33,900 for the 2022 Audi A3 Sedan 40 TFSI Premium, excluding a $1,045 designation charge and additional fees.