2017 Audi A3 and S3 to get updated styling, safety features

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Drivers looking to get into Audi’s entry level A3 and S3 will see prices for the 2017 models remain relatively the same or increase slightly, while getting updated styling and new safety features.

The A3 Sedan, which comes in three trim levels, starts at $34,200 for the Premium trim level, which is the same as 2016’s prices. For the Premium Plus level, prices start at $37,450, and for the Prestige, prices start at $43,150, which are slightly higher than 2016’s prices.

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For the A3 Cabriolet, which is the convertible version, starting prices will increase slightly and will be $40,300 for the Premium, $43,550 for the Premium Plus and $49,250 for the Prestige trim levels.

The S3 Sedan comes in two trim levels. The Premium Plus will start at $42,900, a slight increase from 2016’s prices, and the Prestige will start at $48,400, a slight decrease from 2016’s prices.

The A3 Sedan and Cabriolet models come equipped with a 2.0 TFSI turbocharged, four-cylinder engine and a six-speed S tronic dual clutch automatic transmission and the well known Quattro all wheel drive that produces 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

The S3 Sedan also comes with the 2.0 TFSI engine and Quattro all wheel drive, but produces 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The S3 can go from zero to 60 in 4.7 seconds, according to Audi.

Some of the new features drivers will see on the A3 Sedan, Cabriolet and S3 include advanced driver assistance systems including a pre sense front and rear cross traffic assist. The new features also include design enhancements to the interior and exterior.

For the A3 Sedan and Cabriolet, new updated headlight designs and an all new front fascia with a wider grille are some of the changes drivers will see. On the higher end Premium Plus and Prestige models, drivers will see a new rear bumper and diffuser insert with a standard S-line appearance. The roof also can be closed within about 18 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.

The sportier S3 will also see a new front fascia along with some exterior and interior enhancements.

Check out this related TFLcar video of the 2016 Audi A3 Quattro taking on the snowy Colorado winter: