31,900 MILES





Service History









When it comes to specification and exclusivity, this stunning 2017/67 Audi RS3 hatch has all the boxes ticked. Presented in a flawless, blemish-free coat of Ara Blue Crystal paint, a hue which debuted on the limited edition R8 LMX and is the most expensive pigment in the RS3 colour palette, it is teeming with the highest level of specification we have ever seen on an 8V RS3.

Over £16,000 of highly desirable factory optional extras have been lavished on this example, including the Audi Sport pack, which adds the visceral sounding RS Sports exhaust system, Magnetic Ride Control and tyre pressure monitoring system; the rare Driver Assistance pack, featuring adaptive cruise control and a suite of driver safety aids including active lane assist and blind spot assist; and also the Comfort & Sound pack, which brings keyless entry and high fidelity B&O audio. Supporting you is a pair of Super Sport seats trimmed in fine Nappa leather with diamond quilting.

On top of this already outstanding specification is the powerful RS ceramic front brakes – an almost £4,700 option alone. These super stoppers not only offer eye-popping braking ability, but also reduce unsprung weight, improving handling, while also eliminating annoying brake dust build up and lasting over 150k miles between replacements. 

When it comes to non-factory upgrades, the previous owner – a true enthusiast known well to Automotive Addiction – focused simply on security, sound & style with a Ghost Immobiliser and tracker, uprated intake and carbon-fibre exterior trim. The power output is completely stock with no adjustments being made to the factory engine mapping, only the £1600 factory option of speed limiter increase to 174mph.

Having covered just 31,900 miles and featuring an extensive and exhaustive main dealer and specialist service history the condition of this RS3 has to be seen to be believed. The fitment of XPEL self-healing paint protection film from new has ensured the front end is free from stone chips and an additional 40 hours of Automotive Addiction’s meticulous multi-stage machine paintwork correction has elevated this example to even better than factory fresh.

This is an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire what is surely one of the best condition and highest specification non-OPF, DAZA-engined 8V RS3s in the country, making it an excellent long-term investment or as a base for further performance tuning.

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

Please contact us without delay if you wish to discuss this vehicle or secure it with a deposit


  • 3 Previous Keepers; RS Enthusiasts (We supplied this car to its previous keeper, customer of Automotive Addiction who has just purchased another vehicle from us)


  • £16,100 of Factory Optional Extras (Highest we have ever had for an RS3)
  • £4,000 of Modifications incl Immobiliser & S7 Tracker
  • XPEL Self-Healing Paint Protection Film (PPF); Front


  • Standard Engine-Power Example that has never been Remapped; Verified with VCDS
  • ECU & TCU Mileages Match to confirm Authenticity of Mileage; Verified by us with VCDS
  • Launch Counter reads 19 Launches Since New; Verified with VCDS


  • Full Comprehensive Audi Main-Dealer & Specialist Service History (Over Serviced with major service items completed before Audi’s recommended schedule)
  • Major Service Completed (S-Tronic Gearbox, Haldex Rear Differential, Spark Plugs & Brake Fluid Service)
  • Recent Healthcheck & Service at Audi Specialist; Clean Bill of Health


  • Aluminium Engine Block Model; Non-OPF (DAZA Engine)
  • 2 Audi Keys & MOT until June 2023
  • Multi-Stage Machine Paintwork Correction in our Detailing Studio (RRP £700)
  • Ara Blue Crystal Paintwork (£775)
  • Top Speed restriction increase to 174MPH (£1,600)
  • Carbon-Fibre Interior Inlays (£850)


  • RS Carbon Ceramic High Performance Braking System (£4,695)
    • 370mm Carbon Ceramic Front Discs
    • 8-Piston Front Calipers w/High Performance Pistons & Seals; Anthracite Grey


  • 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)


  • Auto-Dimming, Electric Folding & Heated Door Mirrors (£375)
  • High Beam Assistant; Automatically dips High-Beam to prevent dazzling oncoming traffic or the driver (£150)


  • Audi Sport Package (£2,245)
    • RS Sport Exhaust System with Black Oval Tips
    • Audi Magnetic Ride Control; 3x Electronic Suspension Settings
    • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System; Individual Pressure & Temperature


  • Driver Assistance Package (£1,250)
    • Adaptive Cruise Control: Automatic Distance Regulation with Stop&Go function
    • Audi Side Assist with Blind Spot Indicator: Aids driver when changing lane with yellow light in the door mirror
    • Audi Active Lane Assist: Detects lane boundary markings and helps the driver to stay in lane with gentle steering intervention for greater safety and convenience, particularly on motorways when activated
    • Speed Limit & Traffic Sign Display (Camera-Based)
    • Audi Pre-Sense with Pedestrian Recognition: Identifies dangers well in advance to help protect occupants & pedestrians in a potential collision with enhanced brake assist functions
    • Traffic Jam Assist: Detects vehicles ahead and on adjacent lanes to assist with acceleration, braking & steering
    • Emergency Assist


  • Comfort & Sound Package (£995)
    • Bang & Olufsen Sound System
    • Rear-View Camera; Dynamic Display Modes
    • Advanced Key; Keyless Entry & Exit w/ Push Start & Stop
    • Hill Hold Assist


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


  • Audi Virtual Cockpit with Navigation View (12.3inch Digital Split Screen)
  • Audi Satellite Navigation Plus (Widescreen 3D Display with Touch Entry)
  • Audi Smartphone Interface (Apple CarPlay & Android Auto)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Standard Engine-Power Example that has never been Remapped; Verified with VCDS


  • CTS Turbo Evo 4inch Air Intake System (£500)
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tyres (£800)


  • AUTO-ID Carbon-Fibre Front Bumper Blade; fitted over the top of the front aluminium trim (£300)
  • AUTO-ID Carbon-Fibre Mirror Caps (£280)
  • Automotive Passion Carbon-Fibre Stone Arch Guards; Front & Rear (£120)


  • Vodaphone Protect & Connect Category-S5 VTS Thatcham-Approved Vehicle Tracker with Automatic Driver Recognition Cards; ADR (£500)
  • Autowatch Ghost 2 Immobiliser (£500)


  • XPEL Self-Healing Paint Protection Film; PPF (£1,000)
    • Bonnet & Front Bumper
    • Installed from New
  • 10/2017 (0mls) Audi Truro (Pre-Delivery Inspection)
  • 10/2018 (7,525mls) Audi Truro (Engine Service)
  • 10/2019 (13,040mls) Audi Harrogate (Inspection & Pollen Filter Service) 
  • 09/2020 (16,803mls) Audi Harrogate (Engine & Haldex Rear Differential Service)
  • 09/2020 (16,943mls) Audi Harrogate (Brake Fluid Service) 
  • 01/2021 (18,811mls) Audi Specialist (Engine, S-Tronic Gearbox, Haldex Rear Differential, Spark Plugs, Air Filter, Brake Fluid & Pollen Filter Service w/Inspection)
  • 04/2021 (19,691mls) Hunter 4-Wheel Geometry Setup
  • 01/2022 (28,825mls) Audi Specialist (Engine Service w/Hunter 4-Wheel Geometry Setup)
  • 06/2022 (31,860mls) Audi Specialist; Midland VW (Engine Service w/Inspection)


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

Paintwork: In Sublime Condition as you would expect from us for the mileage. This is without doubt one of the best condition 2017 RS3’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 RS that had led a life free of damage, verified by us as Professional Detailers.
  • XPEL Self-Healing Paint Protection Film has been applied to the Bonnet and Front Bumper of this vehicle since new, as a result these area’s are in Perfect Condition. Not ONE Mark or Chip to the Paintwork underneath the film in these areas
  • Areas that are prone to Stone Chips are in exceptional condition such as; Front End, Rear Arches & Sideskirts. We are struggling to find fault; with the exception of a handful of miniscule stone chips to the PPF on the bonnet and to the front bumper (which are much less than you would expect for the mileage)
  • Carbon Fibre Mirror Caps and Front Bumper Lip in Perfect Condition
  • No Dents, Scratches or Abrasions present on ANY Body Panels
  • No marks on the top of the rear bumper from loading items into the boot
  • No stone chips to the windscreen
  • No scuffs under the front bumper or side skirts
  • This is without doubt one of the Finest Condition 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 Audi Rotor Wheels are in Perfect Condition with No Kerb Marks, Blemishes, Stone Chips, Swirl Marks or White Spotting to Diamond Cut Areas.
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tyres; Fronts are on 7mm & Rears on 7.4mm of tread (For reference new tyres are 7.5mm)
  • Front Ceramic Discs are 5% Worn (These typically need replacing at around 150,000 miles!)
  • Front Brake Pads are 20% Worn
  • Rear Discs & Pads are Brand New
  • RS Calipers are in Perfect Condition
  • Ceramic Brake Discs are in excellent condition, with no damage to any areas of the brake disc like lesser examples


Interior: In AS-New 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.

  • Leather Seat Bolsters & Centre’s are in Perfect Condition; Still retaining their Satin Finish
  • Leather & Alcantara Steering Wheel in Perfect Condition
  • RS Exclusive Floor Matts are in Perfect Condition
  • Roof Lining & Doorcards are in Perfect Condition
  • Boot Plastics are in Perfect Condition, No Damage from items in the boot
  • Back of Seats are in Perfect 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 RS3 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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