Is the 2018 S3 different to the 2017?

CROCOP

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I'm reading on an American forum that the new 2018 s3 has some slight differences. Is this the case for the UK S3, too?
 

jassyo06

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Aye more expensive loll
 

jassyo06

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Ah so in the UK the models remain the same?
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No not entirely the 2018 model has rear parking sensors as standard and a dimming rear view mirror
 

JM 772

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If my order was placed mid-October, do you think mine will be a 2018?

I ordered mine July 17 & came standard with rear parking sensors & auto dimming rear view mirror.
 

Metalmicky

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Mine is a year old & have just bought it used oddly enough because i got it from a non Audi franchise the only extra they specified was metallic paint however it also has virtual cockpit rear parking sensors but no auto dim rare view mirror does that mean rear parking sensors was also an extra ?
Seems like they didn't have a clue of spec being non Audi which in my case was a result as got it for a fraction of its new our price
 

jassyo06

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Mine is a year old & have just bought it used oddly enough because i got it from a non Audi franchise the only extra they specified was metallic paint however it also has virtual cockpit rear parking sensors but no auto dim rare view mirror does that mean rear parking sensors was also an extra ?
Seems like they didn't have a clue of spec being non Audi which in my case was a result as got it for a fraction of its new our price
Yes but it may just have been a stock model direct from audi so not a configured car by a customer
 

TYb

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Mine is a year old & have just bought it used oddly enough because i got it from a non Audi franchise the only extra they specified was metallic paint however it also has virtual cockpit rear parking sensors but no auto dim rare view mirror does that mean rear parking sensors was also an extra ?
Seems like they didn't have a clue of spec being non Audi which in my case was a result as got it for a fraction of its new our price
Mine is a MY17, delivered Feb 2017, doesn’t come with sensors as standard. Simple rear sensors were a £450 option when I ordered, I didn’t bother to spec but it’s a 3 door so no real need.
 

jassyo06

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Wait and see whats standard on 2019 models bet the price of the tech pack comes down to around a grand and youll start to see a lot more cars in exclusive paints in showrooms
 

TYb

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Wait and see whats standard on 2019 models bet the price of the tech pack comes down to around a grand and youll start to see a lot more cars in exclusive paints in showrooms

Will be some nice ones for people to sweep up before the next generation comes in. I didn’t realise how much GTD’s, GTI’s and R’s get as standard nowadays. I know they don’t get leather but tech wise they get pretty much the lot.
 

Mythos

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Wait and see whats standard on 2019 models bet the price of the tech pack comes down to around a grand and youll start to see a lot more cars in exclusive paints in showrooms

The prices will go down on next years model? I thought the new look was coming out then?
 

Flying Scotsman

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Will be some nice ones for people to sweep up before the next generation comes in. I didn’t realise how much GTD’s, GTI’s and R’s get as standard nowadays. I know they don’t get leather but tech wise they get pretty much the lot.

The S3 in North America comes standard with leather, pano roof, power seats and a few other goodies. Two "standard options" are offered. The next one adds VC , B&O and some other bits. The options are SS seats, nanny devices etc. I much prefer the UK ordering system that allows you to order pretty much what you want. The North American order system probably results in a cheaper standard package, than the same bits as options but I dislike the fact that you are forced to order a way more expensive standard package to get B&O as an example. Check out the Canadian Audi site and you will see that all Audi models are offered with heavily loaded standard packages that do not allow you to delete any of those items, or even offer cloth seats as an example. Mercedes and BMW are even worse in forcing you to buy an expensive package to get one item you really would like.
 

jassyo06

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The prices will go down on next years model? I thought the new look was coming out then?
You wish all models get a price rise in the spring
 

jassyo06

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But are there gonna be any actual changes to the car itself?
No but spec and options will differ slightly, discounts should go up a tad like they did prior to the face lift
 

jassyo06

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The S3 in North America comes standard with leather, pano roof, power seats and a few other goodies. Two "standard options" are offered. The next one adds VC , B&O and some other bits. The options are SS seats, nanny devices etc. I much prefer the UK ordering system that allows you to order pretty much what you want. The North American order system probably results in a cheaper standard package, than the same bits as options but I dislike the fact that you are forced to order a way more expensive standard package to get B&O as an example. Check out the Canadian Audi site and you will see that all Audi models are offered with heavily loaded standard packages that do not allow you to delete any of those items, or even offer cloth seats as an example. Mercedes and BMW are even worse in forcing you to buy an expensive package to get one item you really would like.
You forgot to mention they are cheaper though lol
 

jassyo06

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But less powerful ;)
Power difference is negligible ,it's the 7 speed box that makes all the difference

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