2018 Audi RS3 8V Saloon 2.5TFSI Quattro S-Tronic | Daytona Grey | £8,200 of Modifications | MRC Stage 2 Tuned: 554PS | 



28,000 Miles


2018 (18)



Service History

Full Audi Main Dealer & Specialist






When it comes to Audi’s barnstorming RS3 models, the German manufacturer has always managed to keep the model at the very pinnacle of the segment, combining an aggressive yet sophisticated aesthetic with powertrains that offer class-leading pace and dynamics whatever the weather. But if you are an enthusiast looking for what is arguably the sweet spot of the range, then this 2018 8V saloon hits the mark perfectly.

As an immaculate two-owner example with just 28,000 miles from new, it features the highly-desirable non-OPF DAZA engine and RS Sports exhaust. This mighty combination provides not just a thunderous soundtrack, but also much greater scope for tuning – a trait that the previous enthusiast keeper (a highly regarded customer of Automotive Addiction) has taken full advantage of.

On top of £5,860 of must-have factory extras such the gloss black exterior package, supersport seats, Comfort & Sound pack and Audi’s excellent Virtual Cockpit with 12.3in digital split screen display and smartphone interface, there are over £8,100 of aftermarket upgrades that have been professionally installed by respected Audi tuning house MRC Tuning, that push both the performance and aesthetic appeal of this RS3 to new heights.

Taking the styling up a notch is an Automotive Passion chin spoiler and carbon fibre arch guards, both of which have been lowered 25mm over the 19in Riviera RF108 alloy wheels by an Eibach Sportline spring kit.

The upgrades continue under the bonnet, where the performance of the iconic 2.5-litre turbocharged powerplant has been enhanced with a MRC high flow panel filter, Forge Motorsport front-mount intercooler, intake hardpipe and turbo elbow, as well as a Milltek Sport high-flow downpipe and sports catalyst. Combined with an MRC Tuning Stage 2 engine calibration and a corresponding TCU calibration to the seven-speed S-Tronic transmission, these tried and tested modifications have upped the engine’s output to 554PS and 736NM of torque.

But with great power comes great responsibility, and this example has been fastidiously and pedantically looked after, with a comprehensive full main dealer and specialist service history as well as the launch control log showing ZERO launches in its lifetime, where many RS3s of this age are in the hundreds!

The meticulous maintenance of this car is also reflected in the flawless condition of the Daytona Grey paintwork, the lustre of which has been heightened by Automotive Addiction’s 60-hour preparation process including a painstaking multi-stage machine paintwork correction.

Our painstaking inspection process has revealed no instances of non-factory paintwork, with consistent paint micron readings across all body-panels. So you can buy in confidence that this most searing of saloon’s has led a life free of damage and is in simply impeccable condition both inside and out.

Please view our comprehensive walkaround video to find out more information and to see what goes into our unrivalled preparation process. Be sure to contact us without delay if you wish to discuss this vehicle further 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.


  • FINANCE – Please contact us directly for Bespoke Finance Quotes on this MRC Tuned Audi RS3, 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.


  • 3 Previous Keepers: Audi Enthusiasts (We supplied this MRC Tuned Audi RS3 to its Second Keeper back in 2021, who subsequently part-exchanged it back in with us recently, 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)


  • £5,850 of Factory Optional Extras in addition to RS3 Specification
  • £8,200 of Professionally Installed Modifications


  • MRC Tuning Stage 2 with Switchable Maps (554PS & 736NM – Dyno Proven)
  • All Modifications commissioned by Previous Keeper (RSOC Member) from a standard car to its current state


  • DAZA Engine (Non-OPF): Louder than post-2019 Audi RS3s
  • Facelift (8V.2) RS3 with Mechanical and Styling Changes (Please contact us for more information)


  • Engine & Transmission Control Unit Mileages Match to confirm Authenticity of Mileage: Verified by us with Audi Dealer Diagnostics
  • Launch Counter reads 0 Launches Since New (YES-ZERO): Verified by us with Audi Dealer Diagnostics (NEVER LAUNCHED!)


  • Full Comprehensive Audi Main-Dealer & Specialist Service History (Meticulous History)
  • Minor Service Completed (Front Transfer Box, Haldex Rear Differential & Spark Plug Service)
  • Recent Service & Healthcheck at Audi Specialist with Clean Bill of Health


  • Every Single Service Invoice from Audi Main-Dealer & Specialist with Healthcheck Documented Since New
  • Every Single Modification Invoice from MRC Tuning Documented Since New
  • Original Purchase Invoice when New Documented from Audi


  • 2 Audi Keys & MOT until November 2024
  • Multi-Stage Machine Paintwork Correction in our Detailing Studio (RRP £1,000)
  • Daytona Grey Pearlescent Paintwork (£550)
  • RS Sports Exhaust System with Black Oval Tips (£1,000)


  • Gloss Black Exterior Styling Package (£800)
  • Privacy Glass: Dark-Tinted Rear Windows (£375)
  • RS Brake Calipers finished in Red (£325)
  • Gloss Black Audi Ring & RS Badges (£180)
  • Gloss Black Door Mirror Caps (£125)


  • Auto-Dimming, Electric Folding & Heated Door Mirrors (£375)
  • Hill Hold Assistant: Holds the vehicle when stationary and prevents the vehicle rolling on hills and gradients without using the handbrake (£90)


  • 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)


  • 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: RS Front Bumper with enlarged Air-Inlets, RS Honeycomb Front Grill, RS Rear 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 2 Engine Calibration: 554PS & 736NM (£1,000)
  • MRC Tuning DQ500 TCU Gearbox Calibration (£600)


  • MRC Tuning Switchable Maps (£325):
    • High-Power Map: 554PS & 736NM (99RON Fuel with Octane Booster)
    • Medium-Power Map: 526PS & 746NM (99RON Fuel)
    • Low-Power Map: 480PS (99RON Fuel Low Power)


  • Milltek-Sport V2 100mm Hi-Flow Downpipe: Sports Catalytic Converter 200CELL (£1,250)
  • NGK Racing Spark Plugs: R7438-9 (£230)


  • Forge MotorSports Front-Mount Intercooler Kit (£1,250)
  • Forge MotorSports Intake Turbo Inlet Elbow (£225)
  • Forge MotorSports Hi-Flow 90mm Intake Hard Pipe (£205)
  • MRC High Flow Panel Filter (£80)


  • Eibach Sportline Lowering Suspension Springs: 25mm (£370)
  • H&R Hubcentric Wheel Spacers with Extended Bolts: Front & Rear (£250)
  • Headlight Level Calibration to suit lower ride height (£90)


  • Riviera RF108 Alloy Wheels 19inch 8.5J: Gloss Black (£1,000)
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tyres (£800)
  • Audi Emblem Custom Gel Wheel Centre Caps (£40)


  • Automotive Passion Front Bumper Chin Spoiler: Gloss Black (£210)
  • Automotive Passion Carbon-Fibre Stone Arch Guards: Front & Rear (£120)
  • Automotive Passion Rear Bumper Honeycomb Reflector Deletes (£75)
  • Maxton-Designs Rear Bumper Side Splinters: Gloss Black (£95)
  • 07/2018 (0mls) Audi Yeovil (Pre-Delivery Inspection)
  • 06/2020 (12,098mls) Audi Bristol (Engine & Pollen Filter Service w/Inspection)
  • 03/2021 (14,358mls) 4-Wheel Alignment Geometry Setup
  • 04/2021 (14,858mls) Audi Specialist: MRC Tuning (MRC Stage 1 Tuning Package)
  • 03/2022 (17,414mls) Audi Stockport (Engine, Haldex Rear Differential, Brake Fluid & Pollen Filter Service w/Inspection)
  • 03/2022 (17,500mls) Audi Specialist: MRC Tuning (MRC Stage 2 Tuning Package with Switchable Maps)
  • 03/2022 (17,500mls) Audi Specialist: MRC Tuning (NGK Racing Spark Plug Service)
  • 11/2023 (26,079mls) Audi Specialist: Automotive Addiction (Engine & Front Transfer Box Service w/Inspection)
  • Servicing carried out in accordance with Audi’s LongLife Schedule up to 2 Years/19k miles.

This MRC Tuned Audi RS3 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 MRC Tuned Audi RS3 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.

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 contact without delay, for a full breakdown on the preparation we have carried out on this MRC Tuned Audi RS3

Paintwork: In Sublime Condition as you would expect from us for the mileage. This is without doubt 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 MRC Tuned Audi RS3 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, there is one chip that has been professionally filled in on the passenger side
  • No scuffs under the front bumper or side skirts
  • This is without doubt one of the Finest Condition Audi RS3’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 Riviera Wheels are in Excellent Condition with No Kerb Marks, Blemishes or Scratches
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tyres: Fronts are on 6mm & Rears on 6.6mm of tread (For reference new tyres are 7.5mm)
  • Front Discs are 15% worn & Pads are 15% worn
  • Rear Discs are 10% worn & Pads are 10% 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
  • Alcantara & Leather Steering Wheel is in Perfect Condition
  • Floor Matts are in Perfect 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 Daytona Grey Pearl colour which looks incredible in direct sunlight and under our Professional Detailing Studio lights. This MRC Tuned Audi 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 10,000mls example or less WITHOUT exaggeration. You won’t find a better condition used Audi RS3 matching this mileage on the market today.

7-Speed S-Tronic

2.5L TFSI Turbo



4 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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