2018 Audi RS3 8V Sportback 2.5TFSI Quattro S-Tronic 400PS | Ara Blue | £9,100 of Factory Optional Extras | Audi-Sport Package | Unmodified 



11,600 Miles


2018 (18)



Service History

Full Audi Main Dealer






JUST COME INTO STOCK – Ara Blue RS3 Sportback is new into stock at Automotive Addiction and has started its journey through our innovative industry leading (up-to-60-hour) labour-intensive preparation process that is designed to satisfy even the most pedantic of enthusiasts. Please read our ‘60-hour Pre-Sale Preparation Process’ on our website or contact us for more information.

If you’re looking for what is arguably the purest form of Audi’s iconic 2.5-litre, five-cylinder turbocharged powerplant, then this pristine specimen of an 2018 RS3 8V Sportback, is surely the pick of the bunch. Being a DAZA-engined variant, it leaves the factory with a power output of 400PS and unrestricted by any form of exhaust particulate filter, it offers the richest version of this most orchestral of engine soundtracks.

Offered with an almost unheard of 11,600 miles and 1 previous enthusiast keeper from new, and complete with a comprehensive Audi main dealer service history, including every single invoice from the point of purchase, there can be very few such painstakingly-maintained examples in the country. This level of care and originality has been verified by the use of Audi dealer diagnostics revealing no previous remapping, an accurate mileage count and only 3 launches since new for complete piece of mind for any prospective buyers.

Adding to this extraordinary condition is an impressive specification, comprising of over £9,000 of must-have factory optional extras such as the £2,250 Audi-Sport Pack which adds an throaty RS Sports exhaust system, individual tyre pressure monitoring system and RS Magnetic Ride Control, which is a must-have whilst navigating down an bumpy UK B-Road. Elsewhere the uber-rare RACE design illuminated interior inlays, high-beam assist, folding mirrors, reverse camera, Advanced Key, gloss black exterior details, supportive Supersport seats with diamond-stitching, extended leather package and a high fidelity Bang & Olufsen 14-speaker sound system with subwoofer.

Stunningly presented in a flawless coat of Ara Blue Crystal paint. As always with cars offered for sale by Automotive Addiction, this example will be further enhanced by an additional 40 hours of meticulous preparation by our in-house detailing team, including multi-stage paint correction to ensure a truly unrivalled finish prior to sale, it represents a totally original and unmolested example of this critically acclaimed performance car.

The smorgasbord of factory spec is accompanied with £2,750 of paint protection, with the application of XPEL self-healing paint protection film to the front-end impact zones, which has shielded the original Ara Blue paintwork underneath from stone chips and scratches, preserving the originality and immaculate condition of this vehicle for years to come.

Trying to find an immaculate condition, low mileage, high specification, unmodified non-OPF Audi RS3 with just one previous keeper, is like finding a needle in a haystack. Luckily, we’ve sourced that particular haystack and are proud to offer this unrepeatable opportunity to own this pin-sharp performance car.

Our painstaking inspection process has revealed no instances of non-factory paintwork, so you can buy in confidence that this most searing of sportback’s has led a life free of damage and is in simply impeccable condition both inside and out.

Please view the comprehensive walkaround video for more information on this standout example and be sure to contact us without delay if you wish to discuss this vehicle or secure it with a deposit.


  • We are Audi RS3 Specialists and have sold over 700 examples since 2015, we are also the group expert on the Audi RS Owners Club.


  • Please note that this Ara Blue RS3 Sportback is New into stock at Automotive Addiction and has started its journey through our innovative industry leading (up-to-60-hour) labour-intensive preparation process that is designed to satisfy even the most pedantic of enthusiasts. Please read our ‘60-hour Pre-Sale Preparation Process’ on our website or contact us for more information.


  • FINANCE – Please contact us directly for Bespoke Finance Quotes on this Ara Blue RS3 Sportback, we can offer bespoke packages depending on your individual needs including HP, PCP and Hire Purchase with Balloon (raised balloons are available). Representative 9.9% APR, as shown on the Finance Calculator on our Website.


  • 1 Previous Keeper: Audi Enthusiasts (We supplied this Ara Blue RS3 Sportback to its Previous Keeper back in 2019, who has recently sold this RS3 back to us after 4 cherished years in her ownership, she is a member of Audi RS Owners Club, which we help moderate, so we can describe the history of this Audi in complete confidence to any potential buyers)


  • £9,100 of Factory Optional Extras in addition to RS3 Specification
  • Facelift (8V.2) RS3 Sportback with Mechanical and Styling Changes (Please contact us for more information)


  • Standard Unmodified Example: Completely Unmolested
  • DAZA Engine (Non-OPF): Louder than post-2019 Audi RS3s


  • £2,750 of Professionally Installed XPEL Paint Protection Film (PPF)
  • RS18*** Private Registration included with the vehicle


  • Engine & Transmission Control Unit Mileages Match to confirm Authenticity of Mileage: Verified by us with Audi Dealer Diagnostics
  • Launch Counter reads 3 Launches Since New: Verified by us with Audi Dealer Diagnostics
  • Completely Standard RS3 that has never been Remapped: Verified by us with Audi Dealer Diagnostics (Zero Modifications)


  • Full Comprehensive Audi Main-Dealer Service History (Meticulously Serviced at Audi since new)
  • Minor Service Completed (Haldex Rear Differential & Brake Fluid Service)
  • Recent Healthcheck & Service at Audi Main-Dealer with Clean Bill of Health


  • Every Single Service Invoice from Audi Main-Dealer with Healthcheck Documented Since New


  • 3 Audi Keys & MOT until December 2024
  • Multi-Stage Machine Paintwork Correction in our Detailing Studio (RRP £1,000) – TO BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO SALE
  • Ara Blue Crystal Paintwork (£775)
  • RACE Aluminium Illuminated (Ambient Lighting) Interior Dashboard & Doorcard Inlays (£295)


  • Auto-Dimming, Electric Folding & Heated Door Mirrors (£375)
  • High Beam Assistant: Automatically dips High-Beam to prevent dazzling oncoming traffic or the driver (£150)
  • Hill Hold Assistant: Holds the vehicle when stationary and prevents the vehicle rolling on hills and gradients without using the handbrake (£95)


  • 19inch 8.5J ‘5-Arm-Rotor’ Alloy Wheels: Gloss Anthracite Black (£795)
  • Gloss Black Exterior Styling Package (£800)
  • Privacy Glass: Dark-Tinted Rear Windows (£375)
  • RS Brake Calipers finished in Red (£325)
  • Matt-Black Roof Rails (£250)
  • Gloss Black Audi Ring & RS Badges (£180)
  • Gloss Black Door Mirror Caps (£125)


  • Audi-Sport Package (£2,250):
    • RS Sports Exhaust System with Black Oval Tips
    • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System with Individual Tyre Pressure & Temperature Display in Virtual Cockpit
    • RS Audi Magnetic Ride Control:
      • 3x Electronic Suspension Settings (Comfort, Auto & Dynamic)
      • Continuously adapts the suspension damping to the changing driver situation. It does this automatically and in just a few fractions of a second by means of an electronically controlled magnetic field
      • Suspension tuning and firmness can be altered via a button in the cabin from Comfort for bumpy surfaces to Dynamic for smooth surfaces


  • Comfort & Sound Package (£995):
    • Bang & Olufsen Sound System: 705-Watts, 14 Loudspeakers with Subwoofer
    • Advanced Key: Keyless Entry & Exit w/ Push Start & Stop
    • Rear-View Reverse Camera


  • Super Sport Seats in Black Nappa Leather w/Rock-Grey Diamond Quilting (£795)
  • 4-Way Electric Lumbar Support (£250)
  • Audi Smartphone Interface (Apple CarPlay & Android Auto)


  • Extended Interior Leather Package (£275):
    • Front Knee Pads in Leather w/Contrast Stitching
    • Doorcard Armrests in Leather w/Contrast Stitching


  • Audi Virtual Cockpit with Navigation View (12.3inch Digital Split Screen)
  • Audi Satellite Navigation Plus (Widescreen 3D Display with Touch Entry)
  • Audi Connect Infotainment Services: 4G SIM Card to access Google Earth & WiFi Hotspot
  • Flat Bottom RS3 Alcantara Steering Wheel W/ Gear Paddles
  • Alcantara Doorcard Panel Inserts
  • Alcantara S-Tronic Gear Lever
  • RS3 Logo Illuminated Door-Entry Sills
  • Heated Front Seats 
  • Optics 3D Design Interior Inlays 
  • Audi-Sport Door Entry Beam
  • Audi Drive Select (Different Driving Modes)


  • 2.5TFSI 5-Cylinder Engine: Aluminium Block Model (400PS & 480NM)
  • 7-Speed S-Tronic Gearbox
  • Quattro 4-Wheel Drive
  • 8-Piston Brembo Front Brakes: 370mm Discs
  • 0-60mph in 3.9Seconds
  • RS Body-Styling: Flared Front Wheel Arches, Wide RS Front Bumper with enlarged Air-Inlets, RS Honeycomb Front Grill, RS Roof Spoiler & RS Rear Diffuser
  • LED Front Headlights
  • LED Rear Lights with Dynamic Indicators 
  • LED Interior Light Package 
  • Bluetooth Interface Audio & Phone
  • Cruise Control
  • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • Ambient Interior Lighting
  • DAB Digital Radio
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • USB & Auxiliary Inputs
  • Electric Wing Mirrors
  • Automatic Lights & Wipers
  • Individual Split Folding Rear Seats
  • XPEL Self-Healing Paint Protection Film: PPF (£2,750):
    • Full Extended Front End, Side Skirts & Rear Bumper Section Protection
    • Front End: Bonnet, Front Bumper, Front Wings, Headlights, Gloss Black Lower Spoiler Blade & Gloss Black Grill Surround
    • Extended Front End: A-Pillars, Front Section of Roof & Wing Mirror Caps
    • Full Side Skirts & Rear Bumper Loading Strip
    • Installed from New, resulting in not one stone chip on the entire bodywork
    • Gloss Paint Protection Film protects the original Ara Blue Paintwork underneathfrom stone chips and scratches to preserve the originality and condition of the vehicle.
  • 01/2018 (41mls) Audi Ipswich (Pre-Delivery Inspection)
  • 01/2020 (5,727mls) Audi Hatfield (Engine Service w/Inspection)
  • 02/2021 (6,839mls) Audi Hatfield (Brake Fluid Service)
  • 02/2022 (7,951mls) Audi Hatfield (Engine & Pollen Filter Service w/Inspection)
  • 02/2023 (10,239mls) Audi Hatfield (Brake Fluid Service)
  • 12/2023 (11,6XXmls) Audi Shrewsbury (Engine & Haldex Rear Differential Service w/Inspection)


Servicing carried out in accordance with Audi’s LongLife Schedule up to 2 Years/19k miles.

This Ara Blue RS3 Sportback is new into stock at Automotive Addiction and has started its journey through our innovative industry leading (up-to-60-hour) labour-intensive preparation process that is designed to satisfy even the most pedantic of enthusiasts. Our exacting standards must be met at each stage of our methodical process for this RS3 to be offered for sale by Automotive Addiction.

The first part of this process is our crucial pre-purchase inspections, this includes Deep-Dive Diagnostics, Mechanical Inspection & Road Test Analysis to ensure what lies beneath the paintwork is of the highest degree of integrity, followed by an in-depth inspection of all exterior and interior surfaces which includes the Paintwork, Wheels, Glass, Tyres & Interior with a rigorous Paintwork Depth Analysis which identifies to us the originality of the paintwork.

This Ara Blue RS3 Sportback has successfully completed our pre-purchase inspections, which enables us to offer this example for sale today. Any maintenance identified by us during our inspections will be completed before moving onto our pre-sale professional detailing work.

Up to 40 hours of meticulous preparation from our highly-skilled in-house professional detailers with over 10-years of experience will be completed prior to sale, free of charge. This includes deep ‘wheels-off’ decontamination cleanse, multi-stage paint correction, brake disc centre refurbishment and deep interior cleanse to ensure this Audi is presented to you in the most optimal condition possible regardless of age or mileage. This unique industry-leading process is documented by us in the form of video and photo and can be supplied to any prospective buyers on request.

Please contact without delay, for a full breakdown on the preparation we will carry out on this Ara Blue RS3 Sportback

7-Speed S-Tronic

2.5L TFSI Turbo



5 Doors

5 Seats



We offer everything from paint protection treatments to tuning modifications, styling upgrades and aftermarket security systems and a wide range of retrofitted manufacturer options. These options are all installed in-house. Read on to find out more about how we can turn your vision into reality.

Paint Protection

Protect your vehicle’s pristine paint finish with a choice of pre-collection protection treatments: liquid ceramic coating and durable paint protection film


Keep thieves at bay and your new purchase safe and secure with professionally installed TASSA-approved immobilisation and thatcham-approved tracking systems


Add extra performance or a personal touch with our extensive range of modification options. Mild or wild, we make your vision a reality


Digital Gauge Retrofit

Tailor the specification of your new vehicle any way you want it with our host of OEM retrofit options installed with factory finish and functionality.


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