The Audi RS3 is the company’s flagship 5-door hot hatch. It debuted in 2010 and competed against the likes of the Mercedes A45 and the Golf GTi. The car is one of the most desirable vehicles on the market -, especially for young drivers. And it comes with all the usual bells and whistles you’d expect from a quality car manufacturer like Audi.
If you’re looking to buy a used Audi RS3, then please check out our selection and find your perfect hot hatch.
Audi first revealed the RS3 to the world in November 2010. Many people thought the car would be the spiritual successor to the S3 but soon realised that it was a fundamentally different animal.
Unlike the S3, the RS3 only came in a 5-door version. What’s more, Audi significantly curtailed the number of configurations for the car and removed the manual gearbox option entirely.
Of course, that didn’t matter to buyers. They fell in love with the original version of the vehicle because of the massive power of its engine and its impressive new exterior styling. The car had flared wheel arches, a redesigned front end and was wide and low to the ground.
Audi sold the original RS3 between 2010 and 2012, but it soon became a classic and customers demanded that the company make a newer version.
The refreshed version of the RS3 first appeared on forecourts in 2015 after the introduction of the new A3 Sportback in 2013. Audi supplied the car with a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive diesel engine, added slightly to the overall power, and overhauled the exterior of the vehicle. The refresh had new exhaust tips, front bumpers, grille, headlights, taillights and rims. On the inside, there were improvements too, including the addition of Nappa leather.
The most recent refresh of the RS3 was in 2017 when Audi added a host of new features, including new colour options, updated rims and bumpers, and a new engine that offered even more power. The latest version of the car saves 26 kg compared to its predecessor and comes with a 705W Bang and Olufsen integrated speaker system.
Because of the build quality of these vehicles, the RS3 is one of the most desirable cars on the second-hand market. Not only is it extremely powerful - with the most recent version tipping 400 HP - but also extremely drivable too.
If you’re planning on purchasing an approved used Audi RS3, then you’re in the right place. We offer the Audi RS3 for sale along with a selection of other high-performance cars. Getting a second hand Audi RS3 is a decision you won’t regret.
The standout feature of any used Audi RS3 is the car’s engine. It is what turns the RS3 from a regular hatch into something far more exciting.
Here are the engine options available across all current and legacy versions of the car:
With each new generation of the vehicle, Audi added incrementally more power. The most recent version of the car offers considerably higher performance than its predecessors - both of which were powerful vehicles.
The Audi RS3 comes with a host of different options and upgrades which you may find across our range of used models. Options include the following:
Immerse yourself in the luxurious interior of the RS3, with Nappa leather heated seats and a range of technological features: a 12.3 inch Audi Virtual Cockpit, the touch-sensitive MMI system and smartphone integration means you won’t miss messages on the road. The RS3 has Audi’s safety and assistance systems, such as cruise control with hill assist and parking sensors.
Choose from a selection of Approved Used Audi RS3 models for sale in Crewe, Stoke, Stafford, Blackburn, Carlisle and Preston.
*These are general features for the RS3, however as with all used cars depending on the age and previous owners the spec may vary slightly, so please always double check the details for the car you choose.