Help please, S3 or RS3?


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Jun 10, 2012
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First of all I am new here so please go easy. But this seemed to be the best place to post this question.

Second of all here is some background about me.
I currently have an Audi A4 S-Line 2.0T 07 Plate in black & I live in Peterborough in Cambridgeshire

Third of all and on to the main part, the question isn't quite as simple as you would have thought.

I am currently trying to make my mind up whether to get an Audi S3 8P3 (as you call it here), or an Audi RS3.
My budget is around £45,000 but I can stretch it a bit.

I would ideally like a 3 Door car, so that is why I would prefer a S3 8P3 rather than an RS3.

There are the two that I am currently looking at:

Vehicle View - Audi S3 2.0 T FSI quattro Black Edition S Tronic - Peterborough

Vehicle View - Audi RS3 Sportback 2.5 T FSI quattro S tronic - Cambridge

How much would I have to spend to get the S3 on par with the RS3 for speed?
Not bothered about top speed, mainly 0 - 60 because there are some roads that I have to pull out on that are 60's.

Regarding speed, what would you have done. A remap I presume but then what?

Are there any major differences between the S3 and the RS3?
If it was your money which would you buy and why?

Arguably some of you are wondering why would I buy the S3 not the RS3, but I am looking at moving house soon so the extra money that I could save would go towards that.

Thanks in advance,