2018 Audi RS3 8V Sportback 2.5TFSI Quattro S-Tronic | Nardo Grey | £9,100 of Factory Optional Extras | MRC Stage 1 Tuned: 484PS |



35,900 Miles


2018 (18)



Service History

Full Audi Main Dealer & Specialist






JUST COME INTO STOCK – Audi RS3 Sportback Nardo 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.

The Audi RS3 offers an unrivalled fusion of performance, practicality, luxury, compactness, and legendary four-wheel drive technology, which has ensured that this model has remained at the cutting edge of the segment, and 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 exhaust particulate filter, it offers the richest version of this most orchestral of engine soundtracks from its iconic 2.5-litre, five-cylinder turbocharged powerplant.

Leaving the factory with over £9,000 of must-have factory optional extras such as the ultra-rare RS interior design package (only available for 2017/18 cars) which adds Alcantara and Extended Leather to the interior with lashings of red elements throughout the cabin. The £2,250 Audi-Sport Pack 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 rare Matrix LED headlights, wireless phone charging, reverse camera, Advanced Key, gloss black exterior details, supportive Supersport seats with red diamond-stitching, and a high fidelity Bang & Olufsen 14-speaker sound system with subwoofer.

Professional tuning from world-renowned MRC Tuning, has resulted in 484PS and 699NM of torque. This impressive increase in power is thanks to a MRC Stage 1 engine and gearbox calibration, combined with an Forge Motorsport intake system, unleashing the true potential of the DAZA 2.5L Turbo engine without any exhaust modifications, meaning you can still slip under the radar if you wish, with almost 500PS at your disposal.

Stunningly presented in a flawless coat of Nardo Grey paint, which is often considered the definitive colour for a high-performance Audi. The cultured battleship grey pigment complementing the aggressive lines of the bodywork to produce a truly striking machine. 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.

Offered with just 35,900 miles from new, and complete with a comprehensive Audi main dealer and specialist service history, including a recent major service which included the replacement of the front transfer box for a new genuine unit at the cost of £3,500 (common problematic issue on Audi RS3s). There can be very few such painstakingly-maintained examples in the country.

But while it may pack a serious punch, it’s certainly not been abused, our deep-dive diagnostic, as part of our pre-purchase inspection has revealed that launch control has only ever been used six-times as shown on the transmissions launch counter. The Audi approved diagnostic tool has also confirmed that the mileage showing on the odometer is authentic confirming that this RS3’s mileage is genuine, for complete piece of mind for any prospective buyers.

Please view the comprehensive 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.


  • Please note that this Audi RS3 Sportback Nardo 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.


  • FINANCEPlease contact us directly for Bespoke Finance Quotes on this Audi RS3 Sportback Nardo, 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.


  • 4 Previous Keepers: Audi Enthusiasts (We supplied this Audi RS3 Sportback Nardo to its Second Keeper back in 2021, who subsequently part-exchanged it back in with us some time after, this scenario has repeated itself several times over the past 3 years with different clients to the current day, we have been involved in the maintenance and upkeep of this car since 2021. We can describe its history in complete confidence to any prospective 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)
  • (DAZA Engine) Non-Petrol-Particulate Filter Model (OPF/GPF): Unmuffled Sound


  • MRC Tuning Stage 1 (484PS & 699NM – Dyno Proven)
  • £2,150 of Professionally Installed Modifications


  • Engine & Transmission Control Unit Mileages Match to confirm Authenticity of Mileage: Verified by us with Audi Dealer Diagnostics
  • Launch Counter reads 6 Launches Since New: Verified by us with Audi Dealer Diagnostics


  • Full Comprehensive Audi Main-Dealer & Specialist Service History (Meticulous History)
  • Recent Service & Healthcheck at Audi Specialist with Clean Bill of Health
  • Every Single Service Invoice from Audi Specialist with Healthcheck Documented Since New


  • Major Service Completed (S-Tronic Gearbox, Rear Differential & Spark Plug Service)
  • Front Transfer Box Replaced with Brand New Unit at the cost of £3,500 (Problematic on the Audi RS3 8V)


  • 2 Audi Keys & MOT until September 2024
  • Multi-Stage Machine Paintwork Correction in our Detailing Studio (RRP £1,000) – TO BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO SALE
  • Nardo Grey Paintwork
  • RS Brake Calipers finished in Red (£325)
  • Audi Phone Box: Wireless Phone Charging (£325)


  • 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)
  • Gloss Black Audi Ring & RS Badges (£180)
  • Gloss Black Door Mirror Caps (£125)
  • Hill Hold Assistant: Holds the vehicle when stationary and prevents the vehicle rolling on hills and gradients without using the handbrake (£95)


  • 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


  • 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 other segments of the high-beam remain active


  • 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


  • RS Interior Design Package (£895):
    • Alcantara Knee Pads with Crescendo Red Stitching
    • RS Embossed Exclusive Floor Matts
    • Leather Doorcard Armrests with Crescendo Red Stitching
    • Crescendo Red Pin Stripped Seatbelts
    • Red Heater Air Vents


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


  • 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
  • 7-Speed S-Tronic Gearbox
  • Quattro 4-Wheel Drive
  • 8-Piston Brembo Front Brakes: 370mm Discs
  • 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
  • MRC Tuning Stage 1 Engine Calibration: 484PS & 699NM (£1,000)
  • MRC Tuning DQ500 TCU Gearbox Calibration (£600)


  • Forge MotorSports Intake Turbo Inlet Elbow (£225)
  • Forge MotorSports Hi-Flow 90mm Intake Hard Pipe (£205)
  • MRC High Flow Panel Filter (£80)


  • Gel Overlay in Red on Front Grill (£50)
  • 04/2018 (0mls) Audi Highland (Pre-Delivery Inspection)
  • 05/2019 (7,798mls) Audi Highland (Engine Service)
  • 07/2020 (15,553mls) Audi Highland (Engine & Pollen Filter Service w/Inspection)
  • 05/2021 (19,479mls) Audi Specialist: Midland VW (Haldex Rear Differential & Brake Fluid Service)
  • 06/2021 (20,031mls) Audi Specialist: MRC Tuning (MRC Stage 1 Tuning Package)
  • 08/2021 (20,380mls) Audi Specialist: Midland VW (Engine Service w/Inspection)
  • 09/2022 (29,118mls) Audi Leicester (Engine & Pollen Filter Service w/Inspection)
  • 04/2023 (33,355mls) Audi Specialist: S-Line Automotive (Front Transfer Box Replacement: £3,500)
  • 04/2023 (33,537mls) Audi Leicester (Haldex Rear Differential & Brake Fluid Service)
  • 08/2023 (35,753mls) 4-Wheel Alignment Geometry Setup
  • 08/2023 (35,797mls) Audi Specialist: Midland VW (Engine, S-Tronic Automatic Gearbox & Rear Differential Fluid with Haldex Fluid Service w/Inspection & Sump-Pan Reseal)
  • 09/2023 (35,833mls) Audi Specialist: Automotive Addiction (OEM Spark Plug Service)


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

This Audi RS3 Sportback Nardo 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 Audi RS3 Sportback Nardo 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 Audi RS3 Sportback Nardo

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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