Audi S3 saloon review – the saloon body only enhances the appeal - MPG and running costs
Kinder on the eye, the saloon ultimately delivers the same competent driving experience as the hatch.
In keeping with the S3 range, the saloon gains frugality along with performance. The faster S-Tronic delivers 40.9mpg with 159g/km. With a manual gearbox the S3 saloon trails only slightly behind at 40.4mpg and carbon dioxide emissions of 162g/km.
Mixed driving with occasional full throttle blasts will see fill ups every 300 miles or so putting economy in the low 30s but 40mpg is easily achievable on a gentle motorway cruise. Insurance won’t be too stiff for typical S3 buyers but a group 36E means premiums will be slightly higher than those for a Golf R