S3 black edition

dmw

Registered User
Hi All.

Does anyone have any pictures of the S3 black edition...preferably in phantom black.

I know it won't differ too much from standard car...just be nice to see a couple of photos if anyone has any.

Thanks.
 

lake_m

Soon to be S3'd up.
I think the first BE's will be rolling off the production line anytime soon. There'll be plenty of photo's flying around after the lucky owners start taking delivery:beerchug:
 

warren_S5

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Just been to Audi's site to look for this. Is it a Special Edition, or just an everyday S3 with a 'black pack' on it for £300?
 

Phil_T

Revo Stage 2+ Audi S3
Just been to Audi's site to look for this. Is it a Special Edition, or just an everyday S3 with a 'black pack' on it for £300?

I think thats all it is tbh
 

PH1L

Gievf Buckets
may have different coloured alloys or centres or something aint that the norm with black packs
 

lake_m

Soon to be S3'd up.
It's just a regular S3 with the 'Black Edition' options. (BOSE, titanium 'rs4' wheels, black optics, privacy glass, piano black inserts, etc, etc,)
 
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elton121272

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It's just a regular S3 with the 'Black Edition' options. (BOSE, titanium 'rs4' wheels, black optics, privacy glass, piano black inserts, etc, etc,)

Spot on....or at least that is what I believe I have ordered :)
 

crypric23

Never satisfied
"piano black inserts,'

When will Audi learn they are NOT a good thing , they look like plastic , dirty and covered in finger prints , when the sun hits them they look awful !
 

crypric23

Never satisfied
My S3 with black optics , not a black edition , but the wheels are so dirty they could pass as titanium colour ! Gives you an idea ..

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RicoS3

Sprint Blue is the new Ibis!
It's just a regular S3 with the 'Black Edition' options. (BOSE, titanium 'rs4' wheels, black optics, privacy glass, piano black inserts, etc, etc,)
Spot on....or at least that is what I believe I have ordered :)
"piano black inserts,'

When will Audi learn they are NOT a good thing , they look like plastic , dirty and covered in finger prints , when the sun hits them they look awful !

Guys, you can alter the spec of the S3 Black Edition from piano black inlays to whatever. I posted in another thread the options in the new A3/S3 brochure. I personally hate them too, cheap. Brushed alu all the way!
 

Theone

Registered User
piano black inlays looks the dogs on my Mini and look great on the BMW's i have been in.

Seems a bit silly to order a BE and delete the piano black inlays. might affect resale also.

as for finger prints, don't touch them :sm4:
 

RicoS3

Sprint Blue is the new Ibis!
piano black inlays looks the dogs on my Mini and look great on the BMW's i have been in.

Seems a bit silly to order a BE and delete the piano black inlays. might affect resale also.

as for finger prints, don't touch them :sm4:

It's all down to personal preference at the end of the day. You like them , I don't. Doubt it would affect resale negatively. From what I've read, I think it would boost resale IMO.
 

Quietlife

Registered User
My BE was a car sat in the showroom, which I nought because I got a fantastic deal. It has te piano blacl inlays. If it was a factory order, it would definitely have had brushed aluminium. Lifts the interior no end I think.
 

lake_m

Soon to be S3'd up.
A friend has just taken delivery of a new Q5 S-Line which has the piano black inserts - they were set into a brushed aluminium surround which looked good. Does the S3 BE have this same set-up?
 

Japper

Ibis S3 Fan Club
piano black inlays looks the dogs on my Mini and look great on the BMW's i have been in.

Seems a bit silly to order a BE and delete the piano black inlays. might affect resale also.

as for finger prints, don't touch them :sm4:

The piano black inlays on the BMW / MINI range are far better than the Audi ones so not really relevant. As for resale value...............not a jot of difference, it's an option to change just like any othe Audi model.
 

Japper

Ibis S3 Fan Club
A friend has just taken delivery of a new Q5 S-Line which has the piano black inserts - they were set into a brushed aluminium surround which looked good. Does the S3 BE have this same set-up?

Nope, not unless they've changed it especially for S3, which i'd be very surprised.
 

RAPS3

Registered User
"piano black inserts,'

When will Audi learn they are NOT a good thing , they look like plastic , dirty and covered in finger prints , when the sun hits them they look awful !

I specced the Piano black inserts and love them, IMO adds class not detracts it. But each to their own. Everyone keeps on talking about finger prints and scratches etc. I have two little ones who stick their fingers all over them and have not had any issues at all. A quick wipe over with a fine glass or microfibre cloth and they're as good as new. I dont know what people are doing to scratch them - cleaning them with brillo pads or something?

The S3 I test drove had the Alu inserts and IMO it overpowered the interior rather than complemented it.

I suppose it goes back to the old saying Opinions are like a#se holes everyones got one and I like mine :yes:
 

Japper

Ibis S3 Fan Club
I specced the Piano black inserts and love them, IMO adds class not detracts it. But each to their own. Everyone keeps on talking about finger prints and scratches etc. I have two little ones who stick their fingers all over them and have not had any issues at all. A quick wipe over with a fine glass or microfibre cloth and they're as good as new. I dont know what people are doing to scratch them - cleaning them with brillo pads or something?

The S3 I test drove had the Alu inserts and IMO it overpowered the interior rather than complemented it.

I suppose it goes back to the old saying Opinions are like a#se holes everyones got one and I like mine :yes:

Depends how fussy you are, try looking at them at night with the Light pack lights shining on them...................swirl city :-(
 

RAPS3

Registered User
Not on mine bud - bit of love that's all they need :)
 
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