2019 Audi A3 S Line ‘Plus’ headed for Australia

August 7, 2019

Audi Australia will soon spice up the A3 range, PerformanceDrive has learned, with the launch of the A3 S Line Plus edition for the Sportback, sedan and cabriolet.

As far as we know Audi will be offering the S Line Plus package in 35 TFSI and 40 TFSI guise, in all three body styles. The Plus edition adds bonus features and sportiness (above the usual S Line), as well as increased technology and safety. All of this boosting overall value for money for the popular small car.

PerformanceDrive understands the S Line Plus package includes unique 18-inch alloy wheels (of varied spoke design for each body style), a sunroof (Sportback and sedan), as well as upgrades to the Virtual Cockpit and MMI Navigation Plus system, with smartphone integration.

The Sportback and sedan add wireless phone charging, electric front seats with heating functions, and auto-folding mirrors. It looks the cabriolet misses out on these features, however, the drop-top comes with Audi Side assist, exclusively as standard.

No changes appear to be made under the bonnet. For the 35 TFSI power comes from a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder producing 110kW and 250Nm. It’s able to cover 0-100km/h in a claimed 8.2 seconds in the auto Sportback. Moving up to the 40 TFSI gets you a 2.0-litre turbo developing 140kW and 320Nm. Acceleration across 0-100km/h drops to a claimed 6.8 seconds in the auto Sportback form.

As far as we know there will be minimal price increases across the three body styles – if any increase at all – over the standard outgoing S Line. Audi is yet to formerly announce the news, however, PerformanceDrive understands value is boosted by up to $11,200. It’s understood ordering is now open.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.