328 horsepower, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, with a “pre-charged” Turbo Antilag feature.

The 2025 Audi S3 is set to make waves in the automotive world with its revamped design and enhanced performance. As one of the beloved compact sports sedans, the S3 is getting a much-needed update to keep up with the competition and exceed expectations.

The exterior of the 2025 S3 has undergone significant modifications to give it a fresh and modern look. Both the front and rear of the car have been restyled to enhance its aerodynamics and overall aesthetic appeal. One of the most notable changes is the introduction of laser-cut backlit animated door panels, adding a touch of sophistication to the interior.

However, the real magic lies under the hood of the 2025 S3. The 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine has been upgraded with a “precharged” turbo system to improve throttle response and maintain high turbo rpm even at idle. This enhancement results in a wider maximum torque curve, spanning from 2,100 to 5,500 rpm. The power output has also been increased by 22 horsepower and 15 pound-feet of torque, bringing the total to an impressive 328 horsepower and 310 pound-feet. With more aggressive clutch engagement, the 2025 S3 can now accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, making it a force to be reckoned with on the road.

Despite the increased power, the 2025 S3 maintains its top speed of 155 mph, thanks to chassis improvements. The addition of a new “torque splitter” limited-slip rear differential with electronically controlled clutches enables the car to distribute torque between the inner and outer wheels based on the driving mode, improving control in all driving scenarios.

The suspension system of the 2025 S3 has been enhanced with stiffer bushings and retuned components, including variable-ratio steering, traction control, and adaptive damping. Customers can also opt for 19-inch wheels with 10mm wider Falken tires for improved performance. The addition of a standard “Dynamic Plus” driving mode allows drivers to increase engine idle rpm for harder starts and prioritize power to the outside rear tire. The front brake rotors and calipers have been slightly enlarged to improve the balance of the brakes and enhance cooling.

The 2025 Audi S3 is expected to arrive at US dealers later this year, although specific pricing and release dates have yet to be announced. Unfortunately, customers in the United States will not have access to the Sportback version of the S3 initially. However, fans of the Audi RS3 can look forward to an update of the five-cylinder model, which is known for channeling the spirit of the iconic Sport Quattro S1. The forthcoming RS3 is anticipated to be a worthy successor to its predecessor, offering performance and style that enthusiasts crave.

For more information or to share your thoughts with the author, you can reach out to James at james@thedrive.com. Stay tuned for updates on the 2025 Audi S3 and its release in the US market.