2016 Audi RS3 8V Sportback 2.5 TFSI Quattro S-Tronic | £9,800 of Factory Optional Extras

  • 7-Spd S-Tronic
  • 2.5L TFSI
  • Sportback
  • Petrol
  • 4 Doors
  • 5 Seats


This distinctive Catalunya Red RS3 is one of our favourite colour combinations, having been in our extended family of enthusiasts since 2019. It features one of the biggest spec-lists we’ve ever offered, with almost £10,000 of factory-fit options. And that’s before we even mention the £2,500 of selected modifications that we installed in-house for the previous owner.

First of all, let’s just say that the optional Catalunya Red is a distinctive colour with a strong link to supercars and performance. That’s exactly why Audi chose it for the RS3’s international press launch. Capturing its deep tones and lustre was a tough challenge for our professional photographer, even under our 3000-Watt lighting system! If you see it for yourself, you’ll understand why we rate it so highly.

Leaving the factory with almost £10,000 of Factory Optional Extras, that includes the must-have £1495 Dynamic Package, with its Magnetic Suspension Control and Sports Exhaust System. The optional 19” Gloss black wheels, Red RS calipers and the Gloss-Black Styling Pack give this RS3 an unmistakable stance. It’s finished off perfectly with the factory tints and Matt-Black rails.

Inside, nearly every option was selected again, including the Technology and the Comfort & Sound packages (£1,495 and £1,150 respectively). Featuring a Google Earth display Satellite Navigation system with a wider 7-inch display and the superb Bang and Olufsen Sound System.

Those fine Super Sport Nappa Leather seats are trimmed with Crescendo red stitching, complimented perfectly with the rare and sought after RS Design Package. Which ensures the cabin feels ‘RS’ special with Alcantara KneePads, Leather Door Armrests, Red Lined SeatBelts, Red Heater Vents & Exclusive RS3 Floor Matts all finished with contrast Crescendo red stitching.

The aftermarket modifications were chosen with care and all fitted in-house by us for the previous keeper of this wonderful RS3. Most notable of those being the Full LED Facelift RS3 8V.2 rear light cluster retrofit with Dynamic Swooping Indicators (£1000) which makes a profound difference to the rear-end looking sharp and modern in 2021. Maxton Designs Low-line Bodykit with lip spoiler adds heaps of aggression to the exterior flowing beautifully with its bulging RS arches which look even more swollen thanks to a 25mm height drop and 25mm axle extension front and rear courtesy of Eibach/H&R Springs and Spacers. The only performance modification being Milltek secondary-decat pipes that helps its 5-cylinder engine breathe. This iron-blocked monster has to be heard to be believed! (please see the end of our walk-around video) It’s a mechanical symphony of five-cylinder music the like of which will probably never be repeated again. 

We’ve looked after this car since we first supplied it in 2019, and it’s only had three RS Enthusiast owners. The service history is comprehensive, with big-ticket items like gearbox, rear-diff and spark-plugs just recently done. Its condition is unrivalled; displaying Factory Original Finish to its Paintwork. This RS3 has never had any paintwork from new; this is guaranteed by us. It’s genuinely one of if not THE best 5-year old RS3’s we have ever had.

The lustre of its Press Launch Catalunya Red Paintwork has been amplified after our 40-Hour Detailing Process which includes a Multi-Stage Machine Paintwork Correction to all areas; we photograph our cars under 3,000 Watt of LED Light to showcase the quality of our Vehicle Preparation which is truly Market Leading.

Finance Quote

Factory Optional Extras (£9,835)

    • Catalunya Red Metallic Paintwork (£550)
    • 19inch 5-Arm Rotor High-Gloss Black Wheels 19X8.5J : Wider Front Wheels to aid Handling (£895)
    • Gloss Black Styling Pack with Quattro Grill (£695)
    • Electrically Folding, Auto Dimming & Heated Door Mirrors (£375)
    • Red RS Brake Calipers (£325)
    • Privacy Glass (£325)
    • Matt-Black Roof Rails (£250)
    • Gloss Black Door Mirror Caps (£100)
    • Dynamic Package (£1,495)
      • Sports Exhaust System
      • Magnetic Suspension Control (3x Electronic Suspension Settings)
    • Technology Package (£1,495)
      • 7inch WideScreen Satellite Navigation Plus
      • MMI Touch Entry System with Improved Graphics
      • 3D maps, Dynamic Route Guidance, Additional Sat-Nav Display in Driver Display
      • Jukebox 10GB Hard Drive for Music & 2x SD Card Readers 2TB
    • Comfort and Sound Pack (£1,150)
      • Bang and Olufsen Sound System
      • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
      • Cruise Control System
      • Interior LED Light Package
    • RS Design Package (£895)
      • Alcantara Knee Pads with Red Stitching
      • RS3 Embossed Exclusive Floor Matts
      • Leather Doorcard Armrests with Red Stitching
      • Red Pin Stripped Seatbelts
      • Red Heater Vents
    • Super Sport Seats in Black Fine Nappa Leather W/ Crescendo Red Diamond Quilting (£795)
    • Aluminum Race 3D Interior Inlays (£295)
    • 4-Way Electric Lumbar Support (£195)
    • Adaptive LED Headlights with LED DRL
    • Flat Bottom RS3 Alcantara Steering Wheel w/Paddles
    • Audi Drive Select : (Different Driving Modes)
    • LED Rear Lights
    • Piano Black Interior Inlays
    • RS3 Entry Sills
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Audi Music Interface : (AMI)
    • Audi Parking System Plus Front & Rear
    • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
    • Bluetooth Interface Audio & Phone
    • USB & Auxiliary Inputs
    • DAB Digital Radio
    • Dual Zone Climate Control
    • Automatic Lights & Wipers
    • 2.5TFSI 5-Cylinder Engine : 367PS Iron Block
    • 7-Speed S-Tronic Gearbox
    • 0-60mph in 4.3 Seconds
    • Quattro 4-Wheel Drive
    • 8-Piston Brembo Front Brakes : 370mm Discs

Service History

  • 02/2016 (35mls) Manchester Audi (Pre-Delivery Inspection)
  • 08/2017 (12,851mls) Manchester Audi (Engine Service)
  • 02/2018 (19,065mls) Manchester Audi (Inspection)
  • 05/2018 (22,227mls) Manchester Audi (Engine Service)
  • 04/2019 (31,331mls) Manchester Audi (Engine & Brake Fluid Service)
  • 10/2019 (34,962mls) Manchester Audi (Revised Brake Discs & Pads, Revised Rear Shocks & Fuel Pump Recall)
  • 11/2019 (35,639mls) VRS Northampton (S-Tronic Gearbox, Haldex Rear Differential & Spark Plug Service)
  • 11/2019 (35,639mls) Northampton MotorSport (4-Wheel Geometry)
  • 09/2020 (42,920mls) Midland VW Specialist (Engine Service & Inspection)
  • 03/2021 (47,142mls) Hunter 4-Wheel Geometry Setup

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

Condition Report

Paintwork; In Sublime Condition for its age and mileage as you would expect from us.

  • Never had any Non-Factory Paintwork; Original Car. Consistently reading 120-170 Microns of Paint Thickness on every Body Panel. Be rest assured this is an RS that has never had any Non-Factory Paintwork
  • No Dents, Scratches or Abrasions present on ANY Panels.
  • Areas that are prone to Stone Chips are in exceptional condition such as; Front End, Rear Arches & Sideskirts. There is half a dozen road chips on the bonnet & a dozen to the front bumper, but they are by no means excessive or noticeable & has not broken the paint (only the surface of the lacquer).
  • No Marks on the top of the rear bumper from loading items into the boot.
  • No stone chips to the windscreen
  • This is without doubt one of the best condition 5 Year old RS3’s we have ever had.

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 PZero RO2 Tyres; Front & Rears on 6.5mm of tread.
  • Front Discs are 10% & Pads are 30% Worn
  • Rear Discs are 5% & Pads are 5% Worn
  • RS Calipers are in Excellent Condition


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.

  • Leather Seat Bolsters & Centre’s are in Perfect Condition; Still retaining their Satin Finish
  • Roof Lining & DoorCards in Perfect Condition.
  • Leather & Alcantara Steering Wheel in Perfect condition
  • RS Embossed Floor Matts in Excellent Condition
  • Boot Plastics in Perfect Condition
  • Back of Seats are in Excellent Condition; One tiny scuff on the back of Passenger Seat
  • Rear Seats in Perfect Condition; No Damage to Leather
  • All Other Control Buttons & Trims in near perfect condition.


We have performed a Multi-Stage Machine Paintwork Swirl Correction to bring Clarity & Depth to this Catalunya Red Metallic Colour which looks absolutely 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 20,000mls example WITHOUT exaggeration. You wont find a better condition Used RS3 matching this mileage on the Market today.

Audi RS3 Walk-Around Video

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.

📞 01952 780477   📧 dhyllan@automotive-addiction.co.uk

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