Is the Audi S3 2022 better than the Golf R or is it a Lovechild A3 and RS 3?
The most notable aspect of the Audi S3 2022 is its powertrain. All S3 are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission, developing 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Like the previous generation of the S3, the 2022 model can go from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The S3 is lower, runs on an all-wheel drive system and has a tuned suspension.
The new S3 comes with the same engine as the Golf R and GTI but is tuned differently. From Jakub and Yuri’s driving experience, it’s pretty quick and quite similar to the Golf R. Even though there is a bit of understeer on the S3, the duo feel the Quattro and Golf. 4 movement are pretty much the same.
The S3 has exemplary handling. Although it comes with adaptive suspension like the RS 5, it is not as stiff but smoother in all driving modes. Behind the wheel, you’ll immediately feel the powertrain’s eagerness to deliver.