Audi RS3 Pre-Facelift 8V with almost EVERY Factory Optional Extra from New & £8,000 of Genuine Audi OEM Retrofits

Audi’s muscular RS3 sportback has long been the hot hatch of choice for performance car fanatics, with each new generation taking the model to ever greater heights of performance and luxury. However, when it comes to the model that many true RS3 connoisseurs covet, the pre-facelift 8V is the one that ticks all the boxes. 

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Equipped with an iron-block version of the iconic turbocharged 2.5-litre, five-cylinder powerplant, it produces arguably the very best soundtrack of any hot hatch past or present. Add in huge potential for tuning, and you have a package that punches way above its price point. 

This particular Audi RS3 Sportback example of this most desirable of hot hatches raises the bar even further, coming complete with every single factory optional extra from new except carbon engine bay pack, making this officially the highest specification pre-facelift we have ever offered for sale. This includes over £13,000 of factory optional extras including panoramic glass roof, advanced key, carbon interior pack, Dynamic pack, Driver Assistance pack, Comfort and Sound pack with high fidelity Bang & Olufsen sound system, RS Design pack and, of course, the excellent leather-clad SuperSports seats with diamond quilting.

On top of this stellar specification, comes a further £8,000 of Genuine Audi Retrofits. These include a host of upgrades from the later face-lift model including Audi MIB2 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, 19in blade wheels, dynamic rear LED lights, non-wavy front brake discs, a flat-bottomed Alcantara steering wheel and an advanced tyre pressure monitoring system. 

Finally, the previous RS enthusiast owner also endowed this meticulously maintained Audi RS3 Sportback example with over £6,000 of aftermarket enhancements. These include a Leyo Motorsports cold-air intake system, Forge Motorsport front-mount intercooler and Milltek Sport secondary cat bypass pipes, all controlled by a Ecotune Stage 1+ engine calibration and a TVS Engineering Stage 2+ TCU gearbox calibration. The result of these power producing modifications is an increase in output to 423PS and 571NM of torque and an even more sonorous tone from the RS Sports exhaust. 

The condition of this Audi RS3 Sportback is truly flawless and belies its four previous keepers and verified 56,300 miles on the odometer, an attribute that is supported with a fastidious Audi main dealer and specialist service history since new.

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Please see the full specification of Factory Options and Modifications below.


Factory Optional Extras (£13,170):

  • Sepang Blue Pearlescent Paintwork (£550)
  • Panoramic Glass Sunroof: Sliding and Tilting (£950)
  • Carbon-Fibre Interior Dashboard & Doorcard Inlays (£850)

  • Advanced Key: Keyless Entry & Exit (£425)
  • Auto-Dimming, Electric Folding & Heated Door Mirrors (£375)
  • Audi Phone Box: Wireless Connection to ariel for improved mobile-phone reception quality (£325)
  • Rear-View Reverse Camera (£275)
  • Hill Hold Assistant (£90)

  • Gloss Black Exterior Styling Package (£795) 
  • 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)

  • ­Dynamic Package (£1,495): 
    • RS Sports Exhaust System
    • RS Audi Magnetic Ride Control: 
    • 3x Electronic Suspension Settings (Comfort, Auto & Dynamic)

  • Technology Package (£1,495): 
    • 7inch Widescreen Display with Improved Graphics (opposed to standard 5.8inch)
    • Audi HDD-Based Satellite Navigation Plus with MMI Touch Entry System 

  • Audi Connect Infotainment Services (£300): 
    • Google Earth & Google Street View
    • 4G SIM-Card Compatibility to access Internet Services

  • Comfort and Sound Pack (£1,150): 
    • Bang and Olufsen Sound System: 705-Watts, 14 Loudspeakers with Subwoofer
    • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
    • Cruise Control System
    • Interior LED Lighting Package

  • Driver Assistance Package (£900):
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    • Audi Active Lane Assist
    • Audi Active High Beam Assistant
    • Speed Limit Display: Camera-Based Detection and Display of Speed Limits

  • 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 Fine Nappa Leather w/ Crescendo-Red Diamond Quilting (£795) 
  • 4-Way Electric Lumbar Support (£250)


Modifications & Retrofits (£13,575):

  • Ecotune Stage 1+ Engine Calibration: 423PS & 571NM (£1,000)
  • TVS Engineering Stage 2+ TCU DQ500 Gearbox Calibration (£700) 

  • Forge MotorSports Front-Mount Intercooler Kit (£1,250)
  • Leyo MotorSports 4inch Cold-Air Intake System (£605)
  • Milltek-Sport Secondary Bypass Pipes (£220)

  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tyres (£850)
  • Autowatch Ghost 2 Immobiliser (£550)
  • Forge Wheel Spacers with Extended Bolts: Front & Rear (£250)
  • Audi-Sport Beam Puddle Lights (£160)
  • RS Embossed Floor Matts: Autostyle (£150)
  • XPEL Paint Protection Film (PPF): Loading Part of Rear Bumper (£150)

**Genuine Audi OEM Retrofits from the Audi RS3 8V.2 Facelift (2017-2020):

  • Audi MIB2 Multi-Media Interface (MMI) Upgrade (£2,500):
    • Genuine OEM Audi Retrofit: Audi RS3 8V.2 Facelift MMI System
    • 7inch LED Widescreen Display with Audi Satellite Navigation Plus
    • Audi Smartphone Interface (Apple CarPlay & Android Auto)
    • USB Port in Centre Console for Mobile Phone Connectivity
    • MIB2 MMI Centre Console Controls with Touch Entry
    • MIB2 Headunit

  • 19inch Audi RS3 8V.2 Facelift ‘Sport Edition 5-Arm-Blade’ Wheels: 8.5J in Gloss Anthracite Black (£1,200): Genuine Audi Retrofit
  • Audi RS3 8V.2 Facelift Front Brake Discs: Revised Non-Wavy Design to eliminate brake judder (£1,000): Genuine Audi Retrofit
  • Audi RS3 8V.2 Facelift LED Rear Taillights w/Dynamic Swooping Indicators (£1,000): Genuine Audi Retrofit

  • Audi RS3 8V.2 Facelift Alcantara Steering Wheel & Airbag with fully functional steering controls (£1,250): Genuine Audi Retrofit
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System with Individual Tyre Pressure & Temperature (£750): Genuine Audi Retrofit
  • Audi RS3 8V.2 Facelift Frameless Automatic Dimming Rear View Mirror (£150): Genuine Audi Retrofit

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Published: 26/10/2023

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