The roomy interior of the new Audi S3 continues the dynamics of the exterior design. A detached arch runs round the low, slender instrument panel, which seems to be hovering above the center console. The round air vents and the operating panel for the air conditioning are visual and tactile highlights. As in every Audi, operating them is intuitive, the quality high-end. The trunk offers a base capacity of 325 liters (11.48 cu ft), which can be increased to 1,060 liters (37.43 cu ft) by folding down the split rear seat backs.
The sporty character of the premium compact car is apparent in many of the details. The instrument dials have an S-typical design, with gray taken as the color of the dial faces, and the numerals and needles are in white. The rev counter boasts the S3 logo with a 3D look and tire pressure indicator. The colored driver information system with rest recommendation is standard; the power-retractable on-board 11-millimeter-thin screen (standard with the MMI radio and above) powers up to display a special S3 screen when the ignition is turned. A leather sports steering wheel bearing the S3 emblem is likewise a standard feature and on request Audi can provide two multifunctional leather sports steering wheels, both with the rim flattened downwards. Together with the optional S tronic, the wheel comes with aluminum switches. Other S-specific features include the red ring on the start-stop-button and foot pedals made of brushed stainless steel.
The sports seats have been specially developed. The seat cushions can be extended and the armrests bear the S3 logo. The angle and lengthwise position of the central armrest can be adjusted, optimizing comfort.
There are three upholstery versions available. In the first, the large side bolsters are covered in Pearl Nappa leather while the seat center sections are covered in cloth. The second consists of a combination of perforated Alcantara and Pearl Nappa leather; the third combines Velvet and Fine Nappa leather. Audi also offers optional S sport seats with integrated head restraints and diamond quilting. All versions can be combined with seat heating.
The interior of the new Audi S3, and this includes the inside roof lining, is finished in black. Decorative trim in satin brushed aluminum or in black set refined highlights. An especially exclusive version: the two-color Audi design selection in black/korso red. The Audi exclusive line also provides any number of other special fine veneers.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions accepted.