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Facelift 8V Black Edition

DJAlix Oct 7, 2016

  1. RyanCudlip

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    Any idea if these key covers are available in non Quattro?


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  3. Flying Scotsman

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    I really hummed and hawed over the "Black Optics Package" prior to placing my order September 1st.( available in Canada at that date ) If it had been a black honeycomb design like the RS3 a with a chrome surround I would have taken it in a flash. The standard front fascia (grill/air vents) with chrome removed and replaced in black in my opinion makes it look similar to an A3, even from a short distance and therefore not enough distinction.
    Just my thoughts.
     
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  4. VWNCC

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  5. Flying Scotsman

    Flying Scotsman Registered User

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    Above pics are the "Black Optic Package" which includes the wheels for the North American Market and also shows the Magna Red seats.

    Thanks VMNCC
     
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  6. FBF01

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    Love those wheels above, especially with the mythos black. Goes so damn well!!!!
     
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  7. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Yeah agree that's a really sweet combination.
     
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  8. jassyo06

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    ln the UK Thats a £44,000 S3.....with a very poor GMFV.....it costs uber money......on a pcp deal with all them options..............
     
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  9. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Yer Dilusional...lol
     
  10. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    l went in this week and optioned 2 cars...one a TTS B-Ed...other S3 saloon B-Ed....plus a few options....both came out around £46k.....£8000 DEPOSIT BOTH WHERE HITTING ...£500/Month.....mental money
     
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  11. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    So what's the plan now mate, bigger deposit..................sell yer backside on the steps of the town hall......................or ride the bouncy castle for another 20 years?? lol
     
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  13. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    You know well and truly what the script is....a £44k S3...will cost more than a £46k RS3 Vidal Sassoon Salon.....Big Dipper deposit mate keep the monthly manageable indeed....Fire up the Solar Quattro,...lol
     
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  14. pburv

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    I just had a look on the configurator and put an S3 saloon together just for a giggle....When all was done the price came to £49948....:scared2:
    over £10000 of extras...which includes the red painted calipers...Ha Ha
     
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  15. FBF01

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    Eh...that must have been top dollar surely?! That's so god damn pricey given 8k down. Sack that.

    I'm looking, or well hoping rather, that for a 39k S3, 2k down over 4 years and 8k miles per annum, then no more than 500 a month. No idea if that's unrealistic now going from your quote above
     
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  16. Civuck

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    Why do those wheels look different versus Audi Canada website?

    Those have triangle shaped spokes versus parallel double spokes on website.
     
  17. Flying Scotsman

    Flying Scotsman Registered User

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    Those wheels are only available with US "Black Optics Package".....Canadians get the five parallel double spokes 19" wheels only, regardless of package.
     
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  18. Flying Scotsman

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    Have a look at the Canadian configurator for the S3 saloon and look at the loaded Technik package and add the few options that are available, add S2,000.00 for delivery.....multiply that figure by 0.62 and you will have sterling. .....Please make sure that you have a crying towel handy. I can assist you in your immigration process :whistle2:
     
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  19. pburv

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    ****** Hell!......Why does Audi think that the sun shines out Canada's ****?...lol
    $59000Canadin dollars all in = £36580 ......I just don't get it....??......They are practically giving them away..HaHa
     
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  20. Daz4311

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    Just been looking at this black edition...and I just don't like it...much prefer fl with the chrome grill ect
     
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  21. jassyo06

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    Go 5k miles over 47 months it'll be easier to get into financially ditch it after 3 years
     
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  22. jassyo06

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    Don't think its Audi's doing mate lower taxation on cars in Canada more like
     
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  23. RVP20

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    Have a look on orange wheels, £5k discount on a £44k S3 with all the extras.


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  24. CHCCubs

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    Had the same thoughts with Black Optics package. I don't mind the black front grill and rear diffuser, but lack of the brushed aluminium mirrors make it look too similar to the A3.

    Good to finally see some pics of North American cars, can't wait to get mine in December (here in Toronto).
     
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  25. VWNCC

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    Doesn't matter if it is more similar to the A3, the S3 is part of the A3 family anyways...but the black optics package make the car look so much better than with the stanard chrome.

    I mean, if one really wants it to be different, get the RS3, the S3 shares the same bumper as the A3 S-line anyways...
     
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  26. WarwickL

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    The FL Black Optics doesnt have the silver finish wing mirrors ?

    The PFL Black Optics here retains the silver finish wing mirrors, only the grill, window surrounds and rear diffuser trim is piano black.

    I dislike honeycomb grills - had it on my GTI and a biatch to keep clean and looks dated. Just as fake chrome looks dated.
     
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  27. CHCCubs

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    Not in Canada, the black optics package changes the mirrors to body colour.
     
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  28. WarwickL

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    Well if you like the black optics otherwise, rather easy to change the wing mirrors to silver aftermarket.

    Personally, the fake chrome effect just looks so dated
     
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  29. VWNCC

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    It doesn't just look dated...it looks very cheap as well. It looks extremely plasticy last time I saw an S3. I'd much rather get body-colored mirror caps. Carbon fiber is another option.
     
  30. WarwickL

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    The silver mirror caps are an S trademark though.

    CF is as dated as chrome (I wasn't referring to the silver caps btw but the chrome trim in the grill and window surrounds)

    Thought about body colour caps when we ordered but wife said silver and I do agree, as I should :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2016
  31. Flying Scotsman

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    I totally agree on the cleaning of honeycomb grills...have them on my GLI, but I like the look especially on the RS3. I damn near cancelled my order for the 2017 S3
    I still prefer the standard look for an S3, as you know it is an S3 rather than the black optics and the US package wheels are not to my taste. That is why it is nice to have options to suit our preferences
     
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  32. RyanCudlip

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    I was considering changing to a TTS as my next car from my 8V 2.0tdi 150, but after running up the spec I want on the Configurator for an S3 black edition I think my decision has been made
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    Spec is as follows:
    3dr Stronic
    Black edition S3
    19s, Mag-ride
    Sports seats
    Red callipers
    Tech pack advanced
    Advanced key

    Not too many options as I'm keeping it realistic, should hopefully be in a position to order it in the new year!


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  34. Don76

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    Nice spec.
    Will you be selling off some of your parts from the TDi??

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  35. SPIKE_JCW

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    Very nice. Keeping it Daytona as well?
     
  36. RyanCudlip

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    Yeah mate, will sell everything off it apart from the carbon mirrors


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  37. RyanCudlip

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    Most likely yeah, although I could be tempted by Merlin purple


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  38. Audi Bairn

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    Totally realistic mate. Very similar to my deal and I got a decent amount under the £500 mark, including optional extras and GAP & Alloy/Puncture packages.
    I do exactly what jassy refers to too, they never charge us for excess mileage.
    Wouldn't go past Stirling Audi, always come up with the deals for me and Mrs Bairn.
     
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  39. jassyo06

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    Yeah 5k miles miles on a 47 month pcp...is the side gate into a car...lol..wee tip a got from me son......lol
     
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  40. jassyo06

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    Merlin Purple is...a bit old fashioned mate....young man like yerself into detailing....gotta be a Mica paint colour...or Voodoo Bloo lol
     
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  41. jassyo06

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    Right gone over and over all types of configurations Black Editions and normal editions.....on a S3 saloon may i add...and have come to the conclusion that these black editions are a rip off....on a S3 Saloon same spec roughly they are £1200 bangers more than a similar specced chrome grill car....why the stand alone Black Optics Package was'nt made as option is clear to see,they aint great value for money chaps....and they also limit you specific option....to a extent the same can be said with the TTS Black Edition...but you can delete a few interior options to bring the price down plus it has far better wheel options
     
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  42. RVP20

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    I agree. The wheels on the black edition look horrible so it costs to change them for a start. You are basically paying a load just for the black styling bits on the outside - cheaper just to keep them silver then spec all the other bits.


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  43. Migwire

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    Have you VTd a 5k mile PCP deal and gone over the mileage yet?

    My current car is on 12k miles pa. Currently looking at changing cars though. Giving that I'm over 2½ years into my 4 year deal and with 27k on the clock they put me around £2000 in negative equity. If I'd taken a 5k mile deal would that make me better or worse off than at present?

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