Audi S3 8Y Facelift UK Configurator open

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The UK audi s3 configurator is now open, it seems if you do black edition with tech pack pro you will get the round wheel / same for vorsprung.

The Akraprovic exhaust comes in at 4,125.00 GBP when searching and comes under "Performance exhaust system"

All in all seems a fully loaded s3 Vorsprung is:

RRP£54,940.00
OTR1£57,420.00

Seems a bit much for an s3, whats everyones opinion on the configurator / choices we have recieved in the UK?
 
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I was considering getting it before the rs3 facelift came out but there’s just no way I can justify the price with such limited customisation. I thought the black edition / with the tech pro pack would be with the flat bottom steering wheel but only way is if you have no tech like you said. Don’t think a lot of people will be buying these as such prices. No seat options either. Disappointed indeed.
 
Massively disappointed here another s£$t show of a configurator for the UK
No design pack / coloured stitching for the interior
No front S3 badge
Lack of wheel options / one being from the pfl
The colour choices aren't anything to write home about either
and the prices are a joke .
 
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Massively disappointed here another s£$t show of a configurator for the UK
No design pack / coloured stitching for the interior
No front S3 badge
Lack of wheel options / one being from the pfl
The colour choices aren't anything to write home about either
and the prices are a joke .
Completely agree and there’s literally no point even choosing black edition + pro pack you might as well just get Vorsprung. If this is what the facelift rs3 is gonna be like then I think il be moving over to merc
 
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Massively disappointed here another s£$t show of a configurator for the UK
No design pack / coloured stitching for the interior
No front S3 badge
Lack of wheel options / one being from the pfl
The colour choices aren't anything to write home about either
and the prices are a joke .
pile of bullcrap mate, the uk Audi options / prices are laughable.

RS3 facelift will be no different.
 
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Completely agree and there’s literally no point even choosing black edition + pro pack you might as well just get Vorsprung. If this is what the facelift rs3 is gonna be like then I think il be moving over to merc
What is the difference between the Black edition with tech pack v Vorsprung
there doesn't seem to be much ?
 
pile of bullcrap mate, the uk Audi options / prices are laughable.

RS3 facelift will be no different.
I thought Audi uk might of listened to its customers after all the moaning about lack of options on the pfl
 
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What is the difference between the Black edition with tech pack v Vorsprung
there doesn't seem to be much ?
I think it’s like head up display I didn’t even notice 360 camera? Think only reverse cam, so PFL black edition gets 360 camera and this doesn’t???? Laughable.
 
I'am baffled I can't get my head around it .
There’s no way this is a nearly 53k car

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Was originally set on one of these but the lack of wheel options / flat steering wheel is poor.
Managed a good deal on a nearly new S3 8Y, black edition glacier white with tech pack pro. That will do me nicely. With actual decent badges as well.

Be interesting to see the RS3 facelift config but not holding my breath...

Why is Audi UK always so poor? The German and Irish configurators were much better.
 
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It’s been said above and a thousand times elsewhere, but there is nothing so depressing as checking out the Audi German configurator and then checking Audi UK. Wheel choice, seat stitching, it really is a load of rubbish.

difference between Black Edition with Tech Pack v Vorsprung is £2,495 (if my sums are correct)

As far as I can tell, the only differences are that Vorsprung has added:

adaptive dampers (which on RS3 were £960)
carbon mirrors
audi Beam (puddle lights saying Vorsprung)
Carbon Atlas inlays
there is also some of the assistance systems but it’s a bit of a con as some parts are already standard.

Flat bottom steering wheel versus full round wheel. that’s already been done to death when RS3 came out.

as they say… it’s the hope that kills you. I now hold out that RS3 facelift gets interior design pack option of red stitching….not that I’ll be able to afford one:tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
 
The UK audi s3 configurator is now open, it seems if you do black edition with tech pack pro you will get the round wheel / same for vorsprung.

The Akraprovic exhaust comes in at 4,125.00 GBP when searching and comes under "Performance exhaust system"

All in all seems a fully loaded s3 Vorsprung is:

RRP£54,940.00
OTR1£57,420.00

Seems a bit much for an s3, whats everyones opinion on the configurator / choices we have recieved in the UK?
pS fair play for tracking Akrapovic exhaust done….I even thought Audi UK we’re going on refuse to option that exhaust as I’ve not found it
 
After a brief (and disappointing) look at the S3 configurator yesterday, i see that it’s now offline, and so is the finance calculator. Let’s hope they’re making some improvements.

Very disappointing the lack of choice options compared to the German website. And the ££££ is a shocker. Still very likely to order one though :laughing:
 
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It’s been said above and a thousand times elsewhere, but there is nothing so depressing as checking out the Audi German configurator and then checking Audi UK. Wheel choice, seat stitching, it really is a load of rubbish.

difference between Black Edition with Tech Pack v Vorsprung is £2,495 (if my sums are correct)

As far as I can tell, the only differences are that Vorsprung has added:

adaptive dampers (which on RS3 were £960)
carbon mirrors
audi Beam (puddle lights saying Vorsprung)
Carbon Atlas inlays
there is also some of the assistance systems but it’s a bit of a con as some parts are already standard.

Flat bottom steering wheel versus full round wheel. that’s already been done to death when RS3 came out.

as they say… it’s the hope that kills you. I now hold out that RS3 facelift gets interior design pack option of red stitching….not that I’ll be able to afford one:tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
Is the steering wheel in the right place on the Uk configurator?
Audi Ireland hasn’t bothered to fix this yet

Drive comfortably it says
 

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Not been on the FL 8Y configurator given the price I never will,but I'd just like to say The 8Y was never the best looking A3/S3 and l thought Audi would have tried to correct this,but *** they've actually gone and made the car IMHO ugly the front from every angle looks heavy and ungainly,out of proportion,Audi, it seems to me think adding even fancier lighting in those oversized headlights will be enough to hide the fooking ugly front end,the angular dashboard design is already beginning to look dated alongside that centre console gimme a Golf 8 FL enough said
 
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Not been on the FL 8Y configurator given the price I never will,but I'd just like to say The 8Y was never the best looking A3/S3 and l thought Audi would have tried to correct this,but *** they've actually gone and made the car IMHO ugly the front from every angle looks heavy and ungainly,out of proportion,Audi, it seems to me think adding even fancier lighting in those oversized headlights will be enough to hide the fooking ugly front end,the angular dashboard design is already beginning to look dated alongside that centre console gimme a Golf 8 FL enough said
It actually looks worse
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I really do like the looks of the 8Y - the original design. Same goes with Q8. Haven't seen the facelifted version of either in real life yet but I see similar problems in the pictures of both. I don't get the new front styling details Audi's been using lately. Instead of being sharp and snappy they look odd and molten. Not literally ugly, but definitely not as good as the original designs.

One of the usual problems in car facelifts is that new design features are compulsively forced in even though they don't flow well with the remaining parts. The result may look newer and sometimes even better than the original but still less cohesive. At worst it's like there's two different cars trying to be one. (BMW these days have succeeded to make even the all-new models look like that...)
 
I really do like the looks of the 8Y - the original design. Same goes with Q8. Haven't seen the facelifted version of either in real life yet but I see similar problems in the pictures of both. I don't get the new front styling details Audi's been using lately. Instead of being sharp and snappy they look odd and molten. Not literally ugly, but definitely not as good as the original designs.

One of the usual problems in car facelifts is that new design features are compulsively forced in even though they don't flow well with the remaining parts. The result may look newer and sometimes even better than the original but still less cohesive. At worst it's like there's two different cars trying to be one. (BMW these days have succeeded to make even the all-new models look like that...)
Hence this section of the forum is nowhere near as popular as it once was...all down to the exterior design and the interior design and most of all cost cutting by Audi
 
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Hence this section of the forum is nowhere near as popular as it once was...all down to the exterior design and the interior design and most of all cost cutting by Audi
Worst Facelift of a car I’ve ever seen.
FL 8V was the nicest uplift Audi ever did.

Charge more for less too
 
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Worst Facelift of a car I’ve ever seen.
FL 8V was the nicest uplift Audi ever did.

Charge more for less too
How about previous gen BMW 7 series facelift? Never forget the shock when I first saw the pictures. There I got the point though, the original one was totally invisible.

The facelift for 8V basic model was very nice but I never liked the S-line front with the double chin at all. I think C7 A6 facelift was subtle but made already good design even better. Also the interior quality there was phenomenal.

When I saw the comparison pic you posted my first thought was like "no, this is wrong" but the more I look at the FL the more I kind of feel accepting it. Got to see it in the flesh to decide. Looks like that could happen next week.
 

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