Any vorsprung owners received delivery with a reverse camera?

S3 TRS

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Nope. Looks like only part of comfort and sound pack. Annoying on top spec trim. Will be getting it retrofitted though.


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S3 TRS

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Build date was week commencing 12th April though I suspect sooner as it was in the uk port waiting for transport to dealer on 16th April. Collected 27th April.

Specifications on Audi configuration haven’t changed.

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TankMontana

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Keen to know about this too as I just ordered and noticed this missing from the spec sheet. Also had a brief look at retrofit options and they aren't cheap.

Pretty crazy in this day and age that something like this isn't standard across the range for a premium brand. Same goes with parking sensors.
 
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PeteN

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First post here as I just got my python yellow S3 Vorsprung yesterday . FYI, yep it's got enough technology to keep me reading the manual for weeks but no, it does not have a reversing camera . Baffled. According to my dealer it was built 4-5 weeks ago (ordered first week in February ) so pretty much up to date.
 

auzzam_crd

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First post here as I just got my python yellow S3 Vorsprung yesterday . FYI, yep it's got enough technology to keep me reading the manual for weeks but no, it does not have a reversing camera . Baffled. According to my dealer it was built 4-5 weeks ago (ordered first week in February ) so pretty much up to date.
Thanks Pete,

That pretty much confirms as of now there's no car that has it fitted.

What's strange is the dealership that the YouTube subscriber is getting it through confirmed the issue to him and said they will retrofit it if it comes without the camera.

He gets his at the end of the month so let's wait and see
 

TankMontana

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Came across this video yesterday evening of a base S3 uploaded at the end of March 2021 by Carlisle Audi, which has a reverse camera. The presenter states it is part of the Comfort and Sound pack so probably not retrofitted.



Anyone know around when they dropped this option? Hoping also that the "surround-view" makes a comeback one day.
 

auzzam_crd

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Came across this video yesterday evening of a base S3 uploaded at the end of March 2021 by Carlisle Audi, which has a reverse camera. The presenter states it is part of the Comfort and Sound pack so probably not retrofitted.



Anyone know around when they dropped this option? Hoping also that the "surround-view" makes a comeback one day.
Thanks bud, that is the standard s3 (chrome styling) so it does have it when expected with the comfort and sound.



The 360 camera on the vorsprung was dropped roughly December just before the cars became available to order.

It is strange that they never gave the standard camera as an alternative but let's see if some vorsprungs turn up with it in the next few weeks
 
Thanks bud, that is the standard s3 (chrome styling) so it does have it when expected with the comfort and sound.



The 360 camera on the vorsprung was dropped roughly December just before the cars became available to order.

It is strange that they never gave the standard camera as an alternative but let's see if some vorsprungs turn up with it in the next few weeks
The issue is that the Camera is part of the Comfort and Sound pack which you can't spec on a Vorsprung because it has everything on it already - The reverse Camera should be standard on the Vorsprung really but that's Audi for you
 

Dagger

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Interesting discussion, I’ve placed an order on 16th April for A3 Vorsprung 35TFSi saloon, Daytona Grey with storage pack. Have no news yet on build date but not in a great hurry. Wasn’t aware about the reverse camera so be interesting to see what transpires. Dealer not sure. New member on here currently over on the dark side with a BMW 330d xdrive 260bhp but will no longer need a 6 pot. Looking forward to the change
 

auzzam_crd

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Interesting discussion, I’ve placed an order on 16th April for A3 Vorsprung 35TFSi saloon, Daytona Grey with storage pack. Have no news yet on build date but not in a great hurry. Wasn’t aware about the reverse camera so be interesting to see what transpires. Dealer not sure. New member on here currently over on the dark side with a BMW 330d xdrive 260bhp but will no longer need a 6 pot. Looking forward to the change
Congrats on the order! You won't be disappointed with the vorsprung it's a lot of car for the money (all be it without a reverse camera lol)

Hopefully you've come across my YouTube channel which will show you everything you need to know about the new car, next week I'll be showing how the driver assistance pack works (so make sure to subscribe!) :)

 

Dagger

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Congrats on the order! You won't be disappointed with the vorsprung it's a lot of car for the money (all be it without a reverse camera lol)

Hopefully you've come across my YouTube channel which will show you everything you need to know about the new car, next week I'll be showing how the driver assistance pack works (so make sure to subscribe!) :)

Will do, thanks for the welcome. Spec‘d up to the Vorsprun firstly because as you say, you get a lot of bang for your buck and it looks amazing, but also having had a Head Up display in my current car for the last 4 years it was an absolute must in my next. Will miss my heated steering wheel though but you can’t have everything
 

Dave1000

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Thanks bud, that is the standard s3 (chrome styling) so it does have it when expected with the comfort and sound.



The 360 camera on the vorsprung was dropped roughly December just before the cars became available to order.

It is strange that they never gave the standard camera as an alternative but let's see if some vorsprungs turn up with it in the next few weeks
 

S3 TRS

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Dealer just sent me latest spec for the s3 vorspung they confirmed no camera why do that but can have on standard makes no sense at all to me stops me buying it near 50k car without is a joke.

So, turns out I can’t reverse without a camera haha
Haven’t hit anything just find it so convenient to look at the camera. Especially with 5 other vehicles in the driveway. I’m going to get one retrofitted. Or maybe look into doing it myself depending on coding etc.


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auzzam_crd

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Dealer just sent me latest spec for the s3 vorspung they confirmed no camera why do that but can have on standard makes no sense at all to me stops me buying it near 50k car without is a joke.
Yep definitely a strange ommission. There was rumours that it was missed off because some bright spark forgot to tick the reverse camera box when they removed the 360 degree camera.

But yet to see one have it on there from factory which would suggest the misbuild.

Currently looking into retrofit options that I could share with viewers of the channel to help out.
 

auzzam_crd

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I just received an email fromAudi UK confirming the Vorsprung does come with a reversing camera .
S3 Vorsprung turbo blue
Yep they've literally just changed the configurator and increase the price by £130ish.

I wonder whether people who ordered before this change and are waiting on their orders will receive it as there a price difference now.
 

Dagger

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Yep they've literally just changed the configurator and increase the price by £130ish.

I wonder whether people who ordered before this change and are waiting on their orders will receive it as there a price difference now.
Interesting, I placed an order for an A3 Vorsprung saloon, Daytona Grey on 16th April. Think I will contact my dealer next week to see if spec automatically upgraded or whether there’s an additional cost, which I would be inclined to pay
 

auzzam_crd

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Interesting, I placed an order for an A3 Vorsprung saloon, Daytona Grey on 16th April. Think I will contact my dealer next week to see if spec automatically upgraded or whether there’s an additional cost, which I would be inclined to pay
Yep definitley I would urge anyone waiting on their cars to confirm this and get it in writing that it will be included.

£135 is much cheaper than the retrofit option
 

TankMontana

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Had a similar thing happen back in the day when I ordered a VW Polo SEL and at the time, the headlights were halogen across the range unless you spec'd Xenon. They then updated the spec from a specific build week to include the LED lights on the SEL as the standard spec at no extra cost to existing orders. It was all just luck of when you ordered and when your build week was. The dealer also at the time explained they don't typically have a mixture of one markets configuration for the same trim on the line at one time, which logically makes sense as that would probably be a logistical nightmare, but who really knows.

I would assume this is similar given it's VAG but times have changed a bit since then. I've purchased on a lease so don't have a direct way of checking an order with Audi, but it might be possible for someone to find out from them when the spec changes come in. I'm not expecting delivery until end of September so fingers crossed.
 

S3 TRS

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Very annoying to finally have the black badges standard and the reversing camera, however I think the 360 degree cameras should be standard over just reversing.

I’ve been quoted £400 inc vat for supply and fitting of the reversing camera so not too bad.


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auzzam_crd

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Very annoying to finally have the black badges standard and the reversing camera, however I think the 360 degree cameras should be standard over just reversing.

I’ve been quoted £400 inc vat for supply and fitting of the reversing camera so not too bad.


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Agreed, I think retrofit is the only way forward.

Is the kit you've been quoted genuine Audi? From what I've researched most retrofit kits are third party and plug and play rather than requiring coding that the genuine ones require.
 

TankMontana

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Spoke with my leasing company and they’ve got confirmation from Audi that my car will be coming with the new features as standard. Currently expecting delivery end of September, having ordered second week of May.
 

Dagger

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Spoke with my leasing company and they’ve got confirmation from Audi that my car will be coming with the new features as standard. Currently expecting delivery end of September, having ordered second week of May.
That’s sounds good for me. Ordered 16th April with a projected build date sept/Oct so hopefully will have new spec. What is it with main dealers. Have had 3 previous new BMW’s and each time ended up chasing for updates which annoys me when you’re spending £30-40K. I’ve rang and texted my Audi dealer 3 times this week and still no response on spec confirmation. Must be in their DNA
 

auzzam_crd

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Spoke with my leasing company and they’ve got confirmation from Audi that my car will be coming with the new features as standard. Currently expecting delivery end of September, having ordered second week of May.
thats great bud, as long as its all in writing you'll be able to hold them to it.

I've heard of stories where some dealers go back on their "word"
 

Dagger

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That’s sounds good for me. Ordered 16th April with a projected build date sept/Oct so hopefully will have new spec. What is it with main dealers. Have had 3 previous new BMW’s and each time ended up chasing for updates which annoys me when you’re spending £30-40K. I’ve rang and texted my Audi dealer 3 times this week and still no response on spec confirmation. Must be in their DNA
thats great bud, as long as its all in writing you'll be able to hold them to it.

I've heard of stories where some dealers go back on their "word"
Had confirmation via text from my dealer finally that my order will include Vorsprung 2022 spec ( reverse camera etc.) and that it’s price protected, so happy days
 

S3 TRS

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great! would you mind sharing where you're getting it done? PM me if you prefer.

Would love to find out more about it. Thanks

Sure, will post some pics when it’s done.


A Guy called Ryan. Has lots of positive reviews. Based in Durham, north east which is perfect because I don’t want to drive hundreds of miles to get it fitted.


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auzzam_crd

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Sure, will post some pics when it’s done.


A Guy called Ryan. Has lots of positive reviews. Based in Durham, north east which is perfect because I don’t want to drive hundreds of miles to get it fitted.


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Thanks bud! Would be great to know if he uses coding or if it's plug and play.

Apparently the coding stuff will be wiped if there is ever a software update done to the car (which we know there are a few due lol)

I've never really looked into it in great detail, so definitely looking forward to your review
 
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