2018 Audi RS3 8V Sportback 2.5TFSI Quattro S-Tronic 400PS | Ara Blue | £11,400 of Factory Optional Extras | Matrix LED Headlights |



25,880 MILES


2018 (18)



Service History









If you’re looking for what is arguably the purest form of Audi’s iconic 2.5-litre, five-cylinder turbocharged powerplant, then this mesmerising 2018 RS3 8V Sportback, equipped with a aluminium block DAZA engine is surely the pick of the bunch. Unrestricted by any form of particulate filter, it offers the richest version of this most orchestral of engine soundtracks and is highly-prized by automotive aficionados the world over.

Stunningly presented in a flawless coat of Ara Blue Crystal paint, the jewel-like appearance of which has been amplified yet further by our in-house detailers meticulous 40-hour preparation process including multi-stage paint correction to ensure an unparalleled appearance, it represents a totally original and unmolested example of this critically acclaimed performance car.

Offered with just 25,800 miles and two former enthusiast keepers 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 13 launches since new for complete piece of mind for any prospective buyers.

Adding to this extraordinary condition is an impressive specification, comprising over £11,400 of must-have factory optional extras such as the rare Matrix LED headlights, carbon-fibre interior pack, RS Sports exhaust system, Advanced Key, wireless phone charging, gloss black exterior details, supportive Supersport seats in diamond-stitched black Nappa leather, extended leather package and a high fidelity Bang & Olufsen 14-speaker sound system with subwoofer.

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.


  • FINANCEPlease contact us directly for Bespoke Finance Quotes on this Audi RS3 Ara Blue, 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.


  • 2 Previous Keepers: RS Enthusiasts (We supplied this RS3 to its Previous Keeper who is a repeat customer for Automotive Addiction and a member of Audi RS Owners Club, which we help moderate, we can describe the history of this RS3 in complete confidence to any potential buyers)


  • £11,415 of Factory Optional Extras in addition to RS3 Specification
  • Standard Unmodified Example: Completely Unmolested


  • Engine & Transmission Control Unit Mileages Match to confirm Authenticity of Mileage: Verified by us with Audi Dealer Diagnostics
  • Launch Counter reads 13 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


  • Aluminium Engine Block Model: Non-OPF (DAZA Engine)
  • 2 Audi Keys & MOT until August 2024
  • Multi-Stage Machine Paintwork Correction in our Detailing Studio (RRP £1,000)
  • Ara Blue Crystal Paintwork (£775)
  • Carbon-Fibre Interior Dashboard & Doorcard Inlays (£850)


  • Top Speed restriction increase to 174MPH (£1,600)
  • RS Sports Exhaust System with Black Oval Tips (£1,000)


  • Matrix LED Headlights (£895):
    • Dynamic Swooping Indicators: Front & Rear
    • (Matrix LED Technology with High-Beam Assist) individually-controlled LEDs that adapt to the environment by switching on and off or even dimming to provide optimum lighting without dazzling other road users or the driver, whilst all othersegments of the high-beam remain active


  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System: 705-Watts, 14 Loudspeakers with Subwoofer (£750)
  • Advanced Key: Keyless Entry & Exit w/ Push Start & Stop (£425)
  • Rear-View Reverse Camera (£375)


  • Auto-Dimming, Electric Folding & Heated Door Mirrors (£375)
  • Audi Phone Box: Wireless Phone Charging (£325)
  • Audi Pre-Sense Basic: Identifies dangers well in advance to help protect occupants in a potential collision (£200)


  • 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)
  • Matt-Black Roof Rails (£250)
  • Gloss Black Audi Ring & RS Badges (£180)
  • Gloss Black Door Mirror Caps (£125)


  • 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
  • 01/2018 (21mls) Audi Basingstoke (Pre-Delivery Inspection)
  • 12/2018 (4,093mls) Audi Basingstoke (Engine Service)
  • 12/2019 (9,046mls) Audi Basingstoke (Engine & Pollen Filter Service w/Inspection)
  • 11/2020 (12,830mls) Audi Basingstoke (Engine Service w/inspection)
  • 03/2021 (13,582mls) Audi Basingstoke (Haldex Rear Differential & Brake Fluid Service w/Inspection)
  • 11/2021 (17,442mls) Audi Basingstoke (Engine Service)
  • 11/2022 (24,096mls) Audi Shrewsbury (Engine Service w/Inspection)
  • 04/2023 (25,378mls) Audi Shrewsbury (Brake Fluid Service)
  • 08/2023 (25,877mls) 4-Wheel Alignment Geometry Setup


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

This Audi RS3 Ara Blue has been subject to our innovative industry leading (60-hour) labour-intensive preparation process that is designed to satisfy even the most pedantic of enthusiasts. Our exacting standards have been 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.

Any maintenance identified by us during our inspections have been completed before moving onto our pre-sale professional detailing work.

40 hours of meticulous preparation from our highly-skilled in-house professional detailers with over 10-years of experience has been completed prior to advertisement. This included a deep ‘wheels-off’ decontamination cleanse, multi-stage paint correction, brake disc centre refurbishment and deep interior cleanse to ensure this Audi RS3 Ara Blue is presented to you in the most optimal condition possible regardless of its age or mileage.

This unique industry-leading process has been documented by us in the form of photo and video. We have included some images of the work carried out in the gallery for this advert, we have also included a small clip in the walkaround video for this car, however much more content of the work carried out can be supplied to any prospective buyers on request.

Please contact without delay, for a full breakdown on the preparation we have carried out on this Audi RS3 Ara Blue

Paintwork: In Sublime Condition as you would expect from us for the mileage. This is without doubt one of the best condition Audi RS’s we have ever had, credit to its previous owner.

  • Paintwork is Factory Original on the entire vehicle, with no evidence of non-factory paintwork after rigorous inspection by our in-house professional detailers with a Paint Depth Gauge, displaying consistent microns readings of paint thickness on every body panel. Be rest assured this is an Audi RS3 Ara Blue that had led a life free of damage, verified by us as Professional Detailers.
  • No Dents, Scratches or Abrasions present on ANY Body Panels
  • Areas that are prone to Stone Chips are in exceptional condition such as the Front End, Rear Arches & Sideskirts. We are struggling to find fault, with the exception of a handful of miniscule stone chips to the front-end which have been professionally touched up and less than 1mm wide (which are much less than you would expect for the mileage and hardly worth mentioning) after rigorous inspection by our in-house professional detailers. Without doubt one of the best condition 5.5-year-old vehicles we have ever offered.
  • No marks on the top of the rear bumper from loading items into the boot
  • No cracks to the windscreen
  • No scuffs under the front bumper or side skirts
  • This is without doubt one of the Finest Condition RS’s we have ever offered

We are pedantic with our condition reports for complete transparency to any potential buyers. Presented as you would expect from a respected Detailing Centre.


Wheels, Tyres & Brakes:

  • 19inch Audi Rotor Wheels are in Perfect Condition with No Kerb Marks, Blemishes, Stone Chips, Swirl Marks or White Spotting to Diamond Cut Areas.
  • Pirelli P-Zero RO2 Tyres (RO – Audi RS Factory Fitted): Fronts are on 4.8mm & Rears on 5.1mm of tread (For reference new tyres are 7.5mm)
  • Front Discs are 20% worn & Pads are 30% worn
  • Rear Discs are 15% worn & Pads are 20% worn
  • RS Brake Calipers are in Perfect Condition
  • Brake Discs are in excellent condition, with no warping issues like lesser examples.


Interior: In Excellent Condition. It would be no exaggeration to state that the interior is as close to new condition as possible; testament to Audi Build Quality when treated with respect.

  • RS SuperSport Seats are in Excellent Condition including seat bolsters and bases
  • Carbon-Fibre Trim in Perfect Condition
  • Alcantara & Leather Steering Wheel is in Perfect Condition
  • Floor Matts are in Excellent Condition
  • Roof Lining & Doorcards are in Perfect Condition
  • Boot Plastics are in Excellent Condition
  • Back of Seats are in Excellent Condition
  • Rear Seats are in Perfect Condition
  • All Other Control Buttons & Trims are in near Perfect Condition


We have performed a Multi-Stage Machine Paintwork Swirl Correction to bring Clarity & Depth to this Ara Blue Crystal colour which looks incredible in direct sunlight and under our Professional Detailing Studio lights. This RS3 would be suitable for even the most avid enthusiasts. 

We like to give our honest & professional opinion; the condition of this vehicle would represent a 12,000mls example or less WITHOUT exaggeration. You won’t find a better condition used Audi RS3 Ara Blue matching this mileage on the market today.








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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