2025 Audi S3 spy shots



Audi is working on a mid-cycle update for its A3 range and that means fiesty models like the S3 and RS 3 are also due to receive some updates.

Our latest spy shots show a prototype for the updated S3 which is expected to arrive alongside the updated version of the regular A3 late this year or early next. We should see the cars arrive at dealerships as 2025 models.

The prototype reveals new designs for the internals of the lights at both ends, plus a new grille, and new front and rear fascias. We know this prototype is for the S3 because of the uprated brake package which features an “S” clearly visible on the calipers. There are also quad exhausts up back, which is the traditional design for Audi’s S cars.

There will likely also be some minor tweaks in the cabin, including potentially a larger screen for the infotainment system. The current screen tops out at 12.3 inches.

2025 Audi S3 facelift spy shots - Photo credit: Baldauf

2025 Audi S3 facelift spy shots – Photo credit: Baldauf

It’s unclear whether any changes are planned in the powertrain department. The S3 is currently offered with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 rated at 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and sees the S3 sprint to 60 mph from rest in 4.5 seconds.

Buyers seeking more performance can opt for the RS 3 which boasts a 2.5-liter turbo-5 with 401 hp and 369 lb-ft on tap. Both the S3 and RS 3 come with all-wheel drive as standard.

2025 Audi S3 facelift spy shots - Photo credit: Baldauf

2025 Audi S3 facelift spy shots – Photo credit: Baldauf

The latest A3 range, which represents the fourth generation of the nameplate, is based on an updated version of Volkswagen Group’s front-wheel-drive MQB modular platform. It’s basically a twin under the skin with the latest Volkswagen Golf which is due to be updated about the same time as the Audi. We also have spy shots of the updated Golf.

Stay tuned for updates as development continues.


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