Used Audi A3 S3 (2013 - 2016) Costs

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 28 Jul 2015
The new Audi S3 is a very impressive take on the ‘warm hatch’ – a hatchback which isn’t as hard-edged as a dedicated performance model yet still boasts decent performance. Rivals include the Ford Focus ST and the BMW M135i.

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Running costs

Compared to many cars with nearly 300bhp, Audi S3 running costs aren’t all that high. Claimed fuel economy is 40.9mpg on the combined cycle, which is mightily impressive.

Servicing costs are likely to be pretty high compared to some competitors, but Audi’s variable servicing schedules go some way to dulling the pain.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

To try and keep costs down, there are two packages available, a fixed one at every 9,000 miles or one year (with a larger service every 19,000 miles and two years), and a variable one which can extend to a maximum of 19,000 miles and two years depending on driving style.


All Audis get the same warranty deal - Three years/60,000 miles and extendable to four years/75,000 miles or five years/90,000 miles at extra cost. Also gets a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty and three-year paint warranty.

Road tax (12 months)

£205.00 - £205.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Audi S3 emissions range from 159g/km in the S Tronic car up to 162g/km in the manual model. Although nowhere near as low as many family cars these days, that’s significantly lower than the previous S3 and also less than competition from the Focus ST or the BMW M135i.

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