1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dismiss Notice

Next Gen RS3, or not ???

PeteRS3lee Jun 27, 2019

  1. lee_fr200

    lee_fr200 Registered User

    1,014
    263
    83
    So in theory if we leave we should also not get them
     
    PeteRS3lee likes this.
  2. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  3. TYb

    TYb Registered User

    1,956
    2,273
    113
    Yeh let’s remove the filters and allow more pollution into the air we breath.....
     
    PeteRS3lee, sve170 and infernox like this.
  4. Monkeychops

    Monkeychops Registered User

    107
    46
    28
    Will never happen, leave or not we’ll more than likely just mirror any European standards.
     
    PeteRS3lee, JohnM100 and FBF01 like this.
  5. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Registered User

    1,183
    1,019
    113
    Decent times recorded on this OPF RS3 hitting 0-62 in 4 secs dead and 100-200kmh times of 9.6 secs apparently very similar to the pre OPF cars?

    No idea if the 2nd comment is true and know that there has been some high 3 secs times recorded on pre OPF’s but 4 secs is very pleasing and could possibly get lower depending on fuel/driver/conditions etc.
     
    PeteRS3lee likes this.
  6. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Registered User

    1,183
    1,019
    113
  7. terminator x

    terminator x Registered User

    4,702
    5,367
    113
    My PFL was 3.6s at Rockingham so you'd hope the newer cars would be quicker.

    TX.

    Sent from my BBB100-2 using Tapatalk
     
    PeteRS3lee, infernox and DW81 like this.
  8. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Registered User

    1,183
    1,019
    113
    .8 secs quicker than the manufacturers times, that’s pretty impressive and quicker than some stated times of the FL pre OPF!!

    All I’m saying is a 4 second recorded time on an OPF model is still damn good when it’s supposed to have been heavily affected by the changes, I’m sure someone will get sub 4 seconds at some point with the right conditions.
     
    PeteRS3lee likes this.
  9. banny650

    banny650 Registered User

    88
    45
    18
    I already have in mine

    [​IMG]
     
    PeteRS3lee and Riko0073 like this.
  10. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Registered User

    1,183
    1,019
    113
    Amazing, well done mate!

    Glad to see the performance is still pulling in figures below the stated manufacturers : )
     
    PeteRS3lee and banny650 like this.
  11. banny650

    banny650 Registered User

    88
    45
    18
    0-100 km/h was 4.05 seconds with an incline of 2.27%
     
    PeteRS3lee and Riko0073 like this.
  12. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  13. X3man

    X3man Well known member

    6,602
    8,571
    113
    PeteRS3lee likes this.
  14. infernox

    infernox Registered User

    1,023
    534
    113
    PeteRS3lee and X3man like this.
  15. terminator x

    terminator x Registered User

    4,702
    5,367
    113
    PeteRS3lee and X3man like this.
  16. PeteRS3lee

    PeteRS3lee Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

    211
    317
    63
    still gonna wait
    i like quiet in my old age
     
    Riko0073 likes this.
  17. beanoyip

    beanoyip Registered User

    79
    37
    18
    RSQ3 already facelifted, not sure why the RS3 is taking so long. But i reckon the new RS3 would have up rated power on the 2.5 and similar interior to the RSQ3..
     
  18. PeteRS3lee

    PeteRS3lee Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

    211
    317
    63
    Yep im liking the RSQ3 Looks
    apart from how it sits to high though
    dont like SUV type cars
    think the RS3 will be a lot better though hopefully
     
    X3man likes this.
  19. terminator x

    terminator x Registered User

    4,702
    5,367
    113
    New A3 not out yet though so surely the RS3 will just be a more aggressive version of that when we eventually see it?

    TX.

    Sent from my BBB100-2 using Tapatalk
     
  20. infernox

    infernox Registered User

    1,023
    534
    113
    I had a new Q3 for a day as a courtesy car while my car was being serviced. Not a fan of the new interior, in some places it is better though. The new screen looks great but I hated the fingerprint magnet gloss panels near it. If they improve the design for the A3 then it could be alright other than the fact that no MMI wheel is a downgrade. The drive select button was placed lower and kind of far away which is annoying. I prefer the older virtual cockpit UI to this new one too.
     
    PeteRS3lee likes this.
  21. PeteRS3lee

    PeteRS3lee Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

    211
    317
    63
    Riko0073 likes this.
  22. PeteRS3lee

    PeteRS3lee Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

    211
    317
    63
    Deposit On and on a list for One of the first RS3 Saloon 8Y (if thats its official title) ( sure i read it somewhere),
    So just like everyone here that has patiently gone through the process .
    the waiting starts as of today with an official down payment and an invoice for the deposit amount
    Just got to wait for the official specs and pics
    im thinking 18 Months ish to finally get in 1

    Need a new sub forum just for me or are there others out there yet ?????????
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2020
    Riko0073 likes this.
  23. terminator x

    terminator x Registered User

    4,702
    5,367
    113
    Lol don't worry as I can't mention it anymore, keep getting banned ;)

    TX.

    Sent from my BBB100-2 using Tapatalk
     
    PeteRS3lee likes this.
  24. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Registered User

    1,183
    1,019
    113
    Nice one, hope it’s a great new RS3.

    How does it work with negotiating discount etc if that’s even possible on a brand new release car, or are you just accepting the list price?
     
    Bryant1998 likes this.
  25. X3man

    X3man Well known member

    6,602
    8,571
    113
    I would imagine it would be a case of putting down a deposit now as intent to purposes then negotiate when prices announced, but yes, unlikely to be any discount I would have thought
     
    Bryant1998 and Riko0073 like this.
  26. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Registered User

    1,183
    1,019
    113
    Yes makes sense. I’ve always managed a decent discount but on models out a good year or so, nice to have one of the first released I guess.
     
    X3man likes this.
  27. infernox

    infernox Registered User

    1,023
    534
    113
    Haha reading this comment back now, I realised they actually made the interior worse than the Q3. Heres 2 pics comparing them. Removed the climate temp control wheels with, I think touch sensitive + and - minus buttons. I don't like how misaligned the air vents are now on the new A3. Gear lever has changed to that thing (although I'm guessing the RS3 will still have the normal one?) The volume wheel has been replaced with a touch sensitive one which is strange to use. Aesthetically I can see some people saying that it looks better but functionally its worse.

    Q3 interior:
    [​IMG]

    A3 interior:
    [​IMG]
     
    X3man and PeteRS3lee like this.
  28. PeteRS3lee

    PeteRS3lee Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

    211
    317
    63
    New Model ,doubt they will discount anything will have to suck up the big bill im guessing
    after adding options to the max probably not much change from £60 K
     
    Riko0073 and X3man like this.
  29. PeteRS3lee

    PeteRS3lee Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

    211
    317
    63
    exactly right and to be one of the first 1 in a New model you will have to take the hit
     
    X3man likes this.
  30. infernox

    infernox Registered User

    1,023
    534
    113
    Just a random thing I found while looking at car leasing, the A45S is cheaper than the RS3 so I don't expect its residual value to be good. Just take a look at here - https://www.carwow.co.uk/mercedes/amg-a45/lease?contract_type=pch

    You can get an A45S for £415 on lease, 48 months, 8k miles, £3735 deposit. RS3 in comparison (https://www.carwow.co.uk/audi/rs3/lease?contract_type=pch), cheapest is £515, so £100 more a month for an older car. Doesn't seem like the A45S is doing well sales wise, or they got a bunch extra they need to get rid of so got cheap lease deals on.
     
    Enbarr, Riko0073 and X3man like this.
  31. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Registered User

    1,183
    1,019
    113
    The RS3 was an expensive car once spec’d at over £50k but I understand for the A45s you’re looking at £60k+ which for a small hatchback for me is just getting ludicrous so I reckon the only way they’ll shift them is on competitive lease deals!

    I know the new RS3 will likely be similar pricing to the A45s so for me I’m out and will be looking for a lovely used car next along the lines of Porsche or the TTRS.
     
    infernox, X3man and Bryant1998 like this.
  32. wuta3

    wuta3 Registered User

    1,351
    480
    83
    I'm just glad that

    • They kept knobs and dials for the right stuff! YAY
    • They did away with the pop up screen

    But I like using the "gear stick" in manual mode in mine for shifting. Getting rid of that sucks.
     
    Riko0073 likes this.
  33. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  34. royalsteve68

    royalsteve68 Registered User

    1,804
    577
    113
    Like:
    The way the dash is angled to the driver
    Hopefully more power/faster
    Hopefully better handling
    Integrated mmi screen looks tidier
    Kept the toggle wheel - WELL DONE!!

    Don't like:
    Likely silly price
    Not sure about the looks
    Likely muted sound
    Lack of kit in the standard car - last gen folding mirrors are STILL an option, REALLY? My peugeot 307 xsi came with them as standard and no issues with them, unlike my one on my Audi S3 that had to be replaced
    MMI touchscreen is handy but finger magnet and distracting/a pain for some things
    Stupid gearstick

    As for a specced A45S at over £60K that's crazy! Its quick, looks ok but has NO ISP. At least the RS3 has an ISP, the engine/sound, which is one of the best production engines on sale today
     
    infernox and Riko0073 like this.
  35. T-1000

    T-1000 Registered User

    961
    834
    93
    Those Vents though :sadlike:
     
  36. X3man

    X3man Well known member

    6,602
    8,571
    113
    I agree, really really don’t like them
     
    infernox and T-1000 like this.
  37. T-1000

    T-1000 Registered User

    961
    834
    93
    Ghastly in my opinion, ruin the overall dashboard look............
     
    Snake Pliskin and infernox like this.
  38. T-1000

    T-1000 Registered User

    961
    834
    93
    At least on the Q3 there is a symmetry of sorts, but that just looks like the designers ran out of ideas.......
     
    infernox and X3man like this.
  39. sve170

    sve170 Registered User

    428
    330
    63
    Agree, it looks like they forgot to add the vents and just stuck whatever they could find on top of the drivers console. It looks horrendous


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    infernox, X3man and T-1000 like this.
  40. infernox

    infernox Registered User

    1,023
    534
    113
    Very true. This RS3 when it came out had a bit of hype to it too and from what I remember didn't get discounted that much until the PPF version came which was end of gen anyway. In terms of future cars, I'm also looking at used cars, maybe a 991 911 Turbo/Turbo S or for something more special, a gen 1 R8 (V10 Plus manual or GT/LMX).

    If you're talking about the new A3 interior, there's no knobs/dials left lol. The volume control is a touch sensitive scrolling thing but luckily theres still the normal one on the steering wheel. Air con temp controls are now using buttons but at least they aren't touch screens or touch sensitive ones, so only a minor downgrade I'd say as I still thing the dials were faster.
     
    Riko0073 likes this.
  41. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

    4,623
    6,916
    113
    I have to concur on the dash / vents.

    mite a huge departure from the usual Audi classy interior and just looks unbalanced & dis jointed plus those vents truly are vulgar.

    exterior looks like it will be fine & power could be up to 440 bhp which is cool but not sure I could cope with that interior.

    I totally love the cabin of my 45, it’s a genuine wow every time I step in the car and at night it looks incredible.


    30D80C67-D6A0-437E-AABD-5ECCAA871705.jpeg
     
    SPIKE_S3 and Riko0073 like this.
  42. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Registered User

    1,183
    1,019
    113
    My wife has a lesser A200 AMGline and have to say the interior does have the wow factor for a small hatch the ambient lighting is great and even visible in daylight! however I still love the simplicity and elegance of the current RS3 interior and find the A class interior to be a little distracting and it’s harder to clean especially with the gloss black and dash design.
     
    infernox and Snake Pliskin like this.
  43. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

    4,623
    6,916
    113
    Totally agree ... the current (facelift) RS3 is bang on the money ... I even considered getting one as my next car (to replace my pre FL RS3). But as i had the car 4 years, a face lift as nice as they are might not feel different enough for another 4 years.

    the new A class had turned my head from the first time I saw it. I’d considered the previous A class on 2 occasions but both times bought an Audi again (S5 & RS3) but this time round the Merc really appealed to me.

    But yeah if you’ve got a lovely face lift RS3 now, the new car dash is no where near is nicely laid out or balanced is it. I think Audi will radically change it on the face lift in a few years more in keeping with the look us long term Audi owners prefer.
     
    infernox and Riko0073 like this.

Share This Page

Do Not Sell My Personal Information