2022 Audi A3 price and specs

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The all-new small hatch and sedan will arrive early next year, with new features, more tech, and a price bump to show for it.


  • 2022 Audi A3 pricing and specifications
  • Two engine options, including a mild-hybrid
  • New technology and advanced safety features
  • Priced from $46,300 before on-road costs

The all-new 2022 Audi A3 Sportback hatch and Sedan will arrive in Australia early next year after several delays, priced from $46,300 before on-road costs for the entry-level model.

Two petrol engine options will be on offer: a 110kW/250Nm 1.5-litre turbo four-cylinder with mild-hybrid assistance (badged 35 TFSI), and a more potent 140kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder (without mild-hybrid tech) in the 40 TFSI Quattro S line.

Both are paired to seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions. The 35 TFSI is front-wheel drive, and the 40 TFSI Quattro S Line adds all-wheel-drive traction.



The new A3 35 TFSI and 40 TFSI models will be joined in showrooms by the new-generation S3 around the same time (detailed here), followed by the RS3 by the middle of the year.

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Externally, the new car’s design is an evolutionary step forward over the outgoing model. LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and an electric tailgate are fitted as standard across the range, with the 40 TFSI range-topper adding an S Line exterior styling pack.

Inside, leather-appointed trim, a three-spoke leather steering wheel, and dual-zone climate control are included on all variants, while 40 TFSI cars also pick up sport seats and an ambient lighting package.

Infotainment comes via a 10.1-inch centrally-mounted touchscreen (compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), while a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster sits behind the steering wheel. Two stacked USB charging ports reside in the console.

Standard safety features include autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, manual cruise control (with speed limiting), parking assist, a rear-view camera, and a tyre pressure loss indicator.

In ‘Sportback’ guise, the A3 measures 4500mm from nose to tail, 1820mm wide (not including mirrors), and 1430mm tall. The sedan variant – which has a 425 litre boot – is 150mm longer, but all other dimensions are identical.



A selection of 12 exterior hues are available, alongside three interior colour schemes. White and black are no-cost exterior options on the 35 TFSI, while white is the only no-cost colour on the 40 TFSI – all other paints are $1250.

Two option packs are also available: the Comfort Package for the 35 TFSI, and the Premium Package for the 40 TFSI.

The new 2022 Audi A3 model range will arrive in Australian showrooms in early 2022.

2022 Audi A3 Australian pricing

  • A3 Sportback 35 TFSI – $46,300
  • A3 Sportback 40 TFSI Quattro S Line – $52,900
  • A3 Sedan 35 TFSI – $48,800
  • A3 Sedan 40 TFSI Quattro S Line – $55,400

Note: All prices exclude on-road costs.

2022 Audi A3 35 TFSI standard features:

  • Leather-appointed trim
  • 18-inch alloys
  • Leather steering wheel
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
  • 12.3-inch digital cluster
  • Active safety suite
  • Paddle shifters
  • LED headlights (automatic)
  • Keyless start
  • Dual-zone climate control system

2022 Audi A3 40 TFSI Quattro S Line adds (over 35 TFSI):

  • Sport seats (front only)
  • Ambient interior lighting package
  • Auto-dimming interior mirror
  • S-line exterior styling package
  • Configurable drive modes (‘Audi Drive Select’)

The Comfort Package, available on the 35 TFSI, adds:

  • Four-way electric lumbar support
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
  • Adaptive drive assist including emergency assist
  • Electric front seats with heating
  • Auto-dimming interior mirror
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors with heating and auto-dimming

The Premium Package, available on the 40 TFSI Quattro S Line, adds:

  • Four-way electric lumbar support
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
  • Adaptive drive assist including emergency assist •
  • Aluminium-look interior elements
  • Upgraded Audi sound system
  • Head-up display
  • Electric front seats with heating
  • Colour ambient lighting package
  • Memory side mirrors and driver’s seat

William Davis has written for Drive since July 2020, covering news and current affairs in the automotive industry. He has maintained a primary focus on industry trends, autonomous technology, electric vehicle regulations, and local environmental policy. As the newest addition to the Drive team, William was brought onboard for his attention to detail, writing skills, and strong work ethic. Despite writing for a diverse range of outlets – including the Australian Financial Review, Robb Report, and Property Observer – since completing his media degree at Macquarie University, William has always had a passion for cars.

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