I have gone off the panther black option now after seeing one this week. In certain light it took on a brown hue. It looked almost bronze. I assume the crystal has a strong cherry hint that has been countered with the bronze.
Just a word of warning, drive the deal have recently cut the discount to about 6.5% from around 8.5%. I purchased a printed quotation for the price of £35 just 3 days ago before the cut and enquired today about purchasing and DTD stated they would not honour the quote!. So I have paid £35 for thin air, I asked about a refund for the quotation and was told no refund, however I could write an email to the company director and plea with him, grrr.
Quick question from Down Under... Our S3's are due to arrive in December and mine in Feb/March; with the 'S Sport Seats', can you order the red interior in conjunction with those seats?
My dealer here in Aus believes you can but on all the Audi websites around the world, it's not letting me select the 'S Sport Seats' AND the red interior option.
What's everyone's understanding of this? (and apologies if you have no idea what I'm talking about haha)
i'm sticking with a standard S3 as oposed to the RS3 as I'm down-grading performance for a bit more compliance and civility :) but would've preferred a Recaro in my S3.
It is not brown at all ?
It DOES have a purple tint in certain lights though .....
I must admit when I saw Panther black I didn't notice any brown whatsoever. Then again I also didn't notice any greeny tints at the time but I've since seen videos that show otherwise! It's a paint of many secrets which I love!
LOOKING AT SOME HI-RES IMAGES OF THE SUPERSPORT QUILTED SEATS AND INTERIOR AND IT APPEARS THAT THE STITCHIN IS IMPROVED ON THE ANCILLIARY LEATHER SECTIONS [SHIFT GAIT / DOOR BOLSTERS].
anybody else noticed this and consioder it an improvement in interior environment ?
Interesting that some people think that having 4WD on their S3 will mean their car suddenly develops amazing all weather ability! I've been driving cars with 4WD for a very long time, right back to my Integrale days then R32, S3's TT's S4 and RS4, etc. and believe me, yes you get good levels of traction on dry and especially the wet, but on greasy roads and in snow, on summer tyres, you still need to be careful, very careful. In fact in snow, my last S3 SB and then my TT RS were both pretty crap to be frank about it. OK, better than owning a BMW with rear wheel drive I suppose ...
The S3 will have a set of 4 Winters come winter. Surely with 4WD and the appropriate tyres it will perform better than my FWD + diff ?
EDIT: I just checked... it doesn't change according to the super sports seats. This stitching is just the extended mono.pur finish option for about £300 and isn't dependent on those seats.
i've bottled it - gone monsoon with the super sport quilts in black :)
Good choice the_lecht_rocks - same as my order!
mono.pur adds door armrests and knee pads in fake leather with stitching to match rest of interior. Haven't seen an 8v S3 on Audi Approved without it - really adds to the look of the interior IMO.
Has anyone seen the sports seats?
Audi S3 sportback ordered! :)
After the disappointment with drive the deal (current discount rate circa 6%, having paid 35 quid for a printed quote of 8.5% which wasn't honored) I secured 7% at my local dealer which I am happy with.
If you want to go through a local dealer I would wait until the day you want to order, ring up and secure the discount over the phone before attending the dealership. That way you don't have a wasted journey and have to watch the sales exec to sales manager circus routine.