Facelift UK RS3 Saloon/SB (400ps) Order Thread...

phantom_s3

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Long time lurker, but first post. Have found all of the conversation and debate extremely helpful. Have an order for a sportback RS3 current build week 31, very pleased. No stranger to audi having had a 8L S3 (my first brand new car), 8L S3, Mk 1 TT 3.2, Mk2 TT RS and currently a RFL 8V S3 and in-between various R and GTI VWs and an E92 M3 - so hopefully I can add some value to the forum.
 

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So if its like the S3, Sport mode should sound even louder right?

That was in dynamic, wouldn't get any pops and you can tell with the tone of the note. In comfort it is a very flat, smooth noise.
 

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Long time lurker, but first post. Have found all of the conversation and debate extremely helpful. Have an order for a sportback RS3 current build week 31, very pleased. No stranger to audi having had a 8L S3 (my first brand new car), 8L S3, Mk 1 TT 3.2, Mk2 TT RS and currently a RFL 8V S3 and in-between various R and GTI VWs and an E92 M3 - so hopefully I can add some value to the forum.

That's a great car history, good to have you here :D
 

Steff s3

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matt...you should be a test driver for Audi U.K. you've had more Audi's for your age than I can remember in my life time.
And that's me going back some..
 
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What do most of you guys chose with the Sportback, Rotors or Blades? Haven't seen blades on a SB so far, a bit apprehensive about how it might look.
 

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matt...you should be a test driver for Audi U.K. you've had more Audi's for your age than I can remember in my life time.
And that's me going back some..

That would be a dream job for sure!! Haha.

The RS3 will be my 5th car, 3rd Audi.

- Ford Fiesta MK5 Zetec S 1.6
- Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Zetec S
- Audi A3 Sportback S Line 1.4TFSi
- Audi S3 Sportback FL
- RS3 Sportback (on order :D )

In total in the Audi range that I can recall I've driven, A1 (a few), A3 (several bottom to top of range), A4 (2 of our own, few of Audi's), A4 Allroad (our own), A5 Sportback (Audi's), A6 Allroad (our own and Audi's), TT Sport 1.8TFSi (Audi's).
Driven a GTI Clubsport (great car), then a few run of the mill cars.. girlfriends Corsa, Polo, Fiat 500, MG3 (awful car).

Then onto the interesting stuff; S3 (my own, 3 loan cars), RS3 (driven 4, rides in 4 others), RS4 (test drive), RS5 (test drive), S5 FL (test drive) and an R8 V10 Spyder on a track day.
 
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What do most of you guys chose with the Sportback, Rotors or Blades? Haven't seen blades on a SB so far, a bit apprehensive about how it might look.

Blades aren't an option on the SB. I normally hate the rotors, far too common and boring in most cases. But the RS3 has the 'carved' rotors with more aggressive lines and they look far better than those on all other cars in the range.
 

festuc

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In Europe we can have blades on the sportback:

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I was over to my dealer collecting my moms car and was talking to him a bit, had him draw up a offer for a RS3 Sedan with a decent spec list, I ticked Ara blue, the black rotors with the wider tires at the front, comfort pack (auto dimming and folding mirrors, seat heaters and lumbar support), super sports seats, alu race design, extended leather pack, Alu optics pack, VC, Matrix LED, 40:20:40 folding rear seat, magnetic ride, sports exhaust, reversing camera, B&O sound, extra USB outlet, Assistance pack (parking help Plus, active lane assist, adaptive cruise control up to 200 km/h) and extended warranty to 4 years.

Any good options I missed?

They want around £58k for that so I would be getting a 8% discount, a little less than I expected but it is what it is. Apparently looking at september for their demo car to come in if I want to test drive it.
 
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I was over to my dealer collecting my moms car and was talking to him a bit, had him draw up a offer for a RS3 Sedan with a decent spec list, I ticked Ara blue, the black rotors with the wider tires at the front, comfort pack (auto dimming and folding mirrors, seat heaters and lumbar support), super sports seats, alu race design, extended leather pack, Alu optics pack, VC, Matrix LED, 40:20:40 folding rear seat, magnetic ride, sports exhaust, reversing camera, B&O sound, extra USB outlet, Assistance pack (parking help Plus, active lane assist, adaptive cruise control up to 200 km/h) and extended warranty to 4 years.

Any good options I missed?

They want around £58k for that so I would be getting a 8% discount, a little less than I expected but it is what it is. Apparently looking at september for their demo car to come in if I want to test drive it.

8% discount? How do you work that one out? Audi aren't giving any discounts out.

Parking Assist Plus, do you mean the self parking? Because as far as I'm aware this isn't and hasn't ever been available on the RS3. Extra USB? Can you spec that because I haven't seen it? Thought it came standard with the standard tech pack.
 

Ofarlig

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8% discount? How do you work that one out? Audi aren't giving any discounts out.

Parking Assist Plus, do you mean the self parking? Because as far as I'm aware this isn't and hasn't ever been available on the RS3. Extra USB? Can you spec that because I haven't seen it? Thought it came standard with the standard tech pack.

I live in Sweden and here we can get discounts no problem, the 8% discount is most likely taken from the dealers profit margin as I don't think Audi Sweden is giving the dealers and discounts on the RS3.

Parking assist plus is the name for front and back sensors with the visual aid over here. Extra USB is an option over here, not standard but that is probably since we have dont really use packs.
 

Leo-RS

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I was over to my dealer collecting my moms car and was talking to him a bit, had him draw up a offer for a RS3 Sedan with a decent spec list, I ticked Ara blue, the black rotors with the wider tires at the front, comfort pack (auto dimming and folding mirrors, seat heaters and lumbar support), super sports seats, alu race design, extended leather pack, Alu optics pack, VC, Matrix LED, 40:20:40 folding rear seat, magnetic ride, sports exhaust, reversing camera, B&O sound, extra USB outlet, Assistance pack (parking help Plus, active lane assist, adaptive cruise control up to 200 km/h) and extended warranty to 4 years.

Any good options I missed?

They want around £58k for that so I would be getting a 8% discount, a little less than I expected but it is what it is. Apparently looking at september for their demo car to come in if I want to test drive it.

Sedan, Mom, 200kmh? What country do you live in? Mom and Sedan are American words, 200kmh is mainly European. None of those words/terms used in Britain though.

If you are UK based what dealer offered 8% discount? Although I have family discount with my dealer I'm sure everyone else with orders in would like to hear what dealer is offering this.

Also, what extra USB?

Edit... Just seen the above, Ignore, Sweden based.
 

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I live in Sweden and here we can get discounts no problem, the 8% discount is most likely taken from the dealers profit margin as I don't think Audi Sweden is giving the dealers and discounts on the RS3.

Parking assist plus is the name for front and back sensors with the visual aid over here. Extra USB is an option over here, not standard but that is probably since we have dont really use packs.

Ah right, makes sense. 8% discount is good, I had 0% just a contribution from Audi from a previous issue.

That's it, the same as us over here.. when I read "help" I got confused.
 

Ofarlig

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Ah right, makes sense. 8% discount is good, I had 0% just a contribution from Audi from a previous issue.

That's it, the same as us over here.. when I read "help" I got confused.

Yeah sorry was a bit wrong on the naming of the parking assist.

Yeah I get the feeling 8% off is good even over here to be honest. Just a question of test driving it and then making the decision I guess. The second hand value seems to be decent too so I shouldn't lose too much over 2-3 years tbh.
 

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That was in dynamic, wouldn't get any pops and you can tell with the tone of the note. In comfort it is a very flat, smooth noise.

No I meant on the S3, dynamic mode is the loudest but if you change it from D to S, it gets louder. So just wondering how S mode Dynamic will sound like on the RS3 facelift. It'd be good to have a comparison video once more are available.
 

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Yeah sorry was a bit wrong on the naming of the parking assist.

Yeah I get the feeling 8% off is good even over here to be honest. Just a question of test driving it and then making the decision I guess. The second hand value seems to be decent too so I shouldn't lose too much over 2-3 years tbh.

I have ordered one blind, I drove the PFL and I am trusting that the new one will be as good. I will still drive one before mine arrives hopefully, but my order is finalised.
 

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No I meant on the S3, dynamic mode is the loudest but if you change it from D to S, it gets louder. So just wondering how S mode Dynamic will sound like on the RS3 facelift. It'd be good to have a comparison video once more are available.

Ah right okay, if you change it to S then the only difference is the same as the S3.. higher idle.
 

terminator x

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No I meant on the S3, dynamic mode is the loudest but if you change it from D to S, it gets louder. So just wondering how S mode Dynamic will sound like on the RS3 facelift. It'd be good to have a comparison video once more are available.
Dynamic auto selects sport gearbox so no need to change from D to S or S to D ;)

TX.

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Dan_DJT

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Hi all, my first post, just joined

Ordered my RS3 Saloon last week, expected to arrive November but been waiting 2yrs for the saloon so another few months shouldn't be an issue

Floret Silver
Gloss Black Pack
Sports Exhaust
Mag suspension
Rear Privacy glass
B&O Sound
All the safety assist features
Rear airbags
Rear view camera
 

JonoNZ

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Blades aren't an option on the SB. I normally hate the rotors, far too common and boring in most cases. But the RS3 has the 'carved' rotors with more aggressive lines and they look far better than those on all other cars in the range.
They’re an option on the SB in NZ, too. Not heard of anyone ordering them though.
 

p9lad

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hi guys

just placed my order today

RS3 Sportback
Nardo Grey
Black Pack
Pan Roof
19 inch Wheels Black and polished
Black Mirrors and folding
Red Calipers
Comfort Pack
Sports Exhaust
Sports Seats
Privacy Glass

Should Arrive end of the year!

whoohoo cant wait!
 

infernox

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Dynamic auto selects sport gearbox so no need to change from D to S or S to D ;)

TX.

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Oh yeah forgot about that. I'm so used to the car starting up in Dynamic D mode then having to change drive modes to get the actual Dynamic.

I saw a video of a guy reviewing the new RS3 and he said that the noise changes from individual (dynamic) to dynamic D then dynamic S.

Yeah I think there will be a difference in noise but as terminator x said, if the guy in the video changed to Dynamic, it would automatically be in S mode.
 

Steff s3

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Iv noticed that a few,soon to be new owners of this incredible machine are going for Nardo as there colour of choice for there shiny new car.
Yet people said it would date early and it doesn't seem to be the case.
Nardo all the way, let the backlash begin lol:blahblah1:
 

royalsteve68

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Well, just taken the plunge and put a deposit down on an RS3 saloon :)

Ara blue
Pan roof
Folding mirrors
B&O
Mono.pur
Super sports seats
Privacy glass
Sports exhaust&

Got a good deal too I think, my 26 month old S3 and £23000 change, financed with a personal loan at 2.4% APR :)

Happy days!
did you get a discount. if so how much. Also are you in the uk
 

royalsteve68

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Has anyone in uk got a discount on an rs3. Also in uk is anyone getting the saloon, presume sportback will be more popular. I think the saloon looks nicer like the
old rs4
 

phantom_s3

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I agree I think the Saloon has looks of the old RS4, I think I read that they expect the sales to be 60% sportback 40% saloon (not sure if that is a UK only figure or for all markets). I did manage to get a discount, just over 3%, not much but better that nothing. I negotiated with 3 dealers one would not give any discount the other two would match one another ultimately I went with the dealer closest to home and also managed to get a few other bits and pieces thrown in.
 

ice_cube99

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hi guys

just placed my order today

RS3 Sportback
Nardo Grey
Black Pack
Pan Roof
19 inch Wheels Black and polished
Black Mirrors and folding
Red Calipers
Comfort Pack
Sports Exhaust
Sports Seats
Privacy Glass

Should Arrive end of the year!

whoohoo cant wait!


My ideal spec here, just saloon model for me, need a change from the sportback..
 

RVP20

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Well guys I thought you may want to know that after all this time my order is in and much to the disappointment of some members who call me a 'dreamer' I have secured discount today with a build week 45 I've just found out.
(Uk)

Sportback
Ara blue
Sport seats
Alu styling pack
Black gloss wheels
Privacy glass
Carbon engine cover

I can't wait now just hope everything comes out fine! I hope all the people on here who have ordered and are looking forward to the new car appreciate my post and let's stick to topic in this thread.




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Keithd32

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I've now worked out the discount by spec'ing my build online again and adding matrix LED at £895 (can't add on configurator) and it should be £56470 with GAP at full retail.
I'm paying £53071 so discount's actually £3399 or around 6%

I let lucky with the timings because the car was on Broadspeed for a couple of days with £2115 discount.
Spec'd the car, took pics of the website and confirmation emails with me to the dealer.
Dealer matched the price and took off the £199 fee as well.
Then the Broadspeed saving reduced the day after I signed.
All over a 48 hour period.

And it's now being built in August not September.

Think that's my luck used up for the rest of the year.
 

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Well guys I thought you may want to know that after all this time my order is in and much to the disappointment of some members who call me a 'dreamer' I have secured discount today with a build week 45 I've just found out.
(Uk)

Sportback
Ara blue
Sport seats
Alu styling pack
Black gloss wheels
Privacy glass
Carbon engine cover

I can't wait now just hope everything comes out fine! I hope all the people on here who have ordered and are looking forward to the new car appreciate my post and let's stick to topic in this thread.




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That's two of us dreamers :p Nice to see you've ordered, I am week 48... :p Can't wait to see some of the cars start to come through the system.
 

D0C

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Well guys I thought you may want to know that after all this time my order is in and much to the disappointment of some members who call me a 'dreamer' I have secured discount today with a build week 45 I've just found out.
(Uk)

Sportback
Ara blue
Sport seats
Alu styling pack
Black gloss wheels
Privacy glass
Carbon engine cover

I can't wait now just hope everything comes out fine! I hope all the people on here who have ordered and are looking forward to the new car appreciate my post and let's stick to topic in this thread.




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Blimey, I'd forgotten about you, RVP!

No sports exhaust?
 

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Blimey, I'd forgotten about you, RVP!

No sports exhaust?

Just noticed that @RVP20, if it isn't a mistake then surely the exhaust is preferred over the carbon engine cover?
 

RVP20

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Just noticed that @RVP20, if it isn't a mistake then surely the exhaust is preferred over the carbon engine cover?

Hey guys thanks for the support it's nice to be back even though I have been following all of the posts on here.

Yes well spotted, I missed off sports exhaust! Luckily not if the order though or that would be a disaster!

I can't wait now I just want the car so much!


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Hey guys thanks for the support it's nice to be back even though I have been following all of the posts on here.

Yes well spotted, I missed off sports exhaust! Luckily not if the order though or that would be a disaster!

I can't wait now I just want the car so much!


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Phew, had us all worried then for a minute ;) I'm excited too, time will soon go! Chuffed you have gotten one :D
 
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