While both S3 trims feature the same 288-hp, 2.0-liter turbo-four, along with all-wheel-drive and a seven-speed automatic transmission, there are key differences between the two, features-wise.
The base S3 Premium gets a generous standard equipment list, which includes LED taillights, dual-zone climate control, a twelve-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and a ten-speaker audio system. S-line trim and a panoramic sunroof spice up the smart exterior. Over and above these features, the Premium Plus now gets a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system - there are 14 speakers and 705 watts of power to enjoy. Premium Plus also means the addition of high-beam assist, full LED headlights, and auto-dimming, power-folding, and heated exterior mirrors. While both models have eight airbags, a backup camera, and Audi’s crash-detection system, the Premium Plus also has front and rear parking sensors, Audi side assist, and rear cross-traffic assist.