The third generation of S3 is arguably one of Audi’s most desirable creations.
These hatchbacks pack a turbocharged 2L 4-cylinder, Audi’s signature Quattro system to put the power down, and plenty of modern comforts to enjoy.
It’s a vehicle that is perfectly suited to both the weekday commute, and then embarrassing performance cars on B roads during the weekends.
This particular S3 is a fantastic example with only 28k on the clock and with just one former keeper noted on the V5. Being the Black Edition model, this S3 also shows off plenty of upgrades, such as the Bang & Olufsen audio system, and turbine-style wheels.
Throughout its time on the road, this hot hatch has clearly been well cared for and maintained as required, now presenting itself in excellent condition, and in superb mechanical order.
The History and Paperwork
Audi handbooks included
V5C document present
MOT until March 2023
This Audi S3 has covered just 28,357 miles from new, with just one former keeper noted on the V5.
As such, the vehicle has seemingly required very little over the years, other than the expected consumables, and servicing.
Speaking of, this S3 was last serviced at 28,341 miles with new oil, filters, and 4 new spark plugs.
Details of such can be found within the included service booklet, which shows just 1 stamp. Included alongside the service booklet are the rest of the original books, the V5C document, and an invoice for a service at 28,261 miles.
Heated leather seats
Multifunction steering wheel
Bang & Olufsen audio system
Onboard MMI system
Having covered only 28k, the interior of this S3 is in fantastic condition, with only a few minor imperfections to note.
As the most advanced generation of Audi S3 yet, the interior is also absolutely packed with modern touches, such as the infotainment screen, Bang & Olufsen audio kit, and MMI system.
As the photos reflect, both front seats are in excellent condition, with only a few noticeable signs of use. The driver’s seat does show minor bolster wear, but hardly anything out of line with what you’d expect of a low-mileage vehicle. The rear seats follow closely, although minor marks are present.
Carpeting throughout the vehicle also presents itself very well, complemented further by a set of clean floor mats atop. The headliner and door cards follow suit, with perhaps only the most minor of marks to the plastics.
With this S3 having a considerable amount of comforts and high-tech features, buyers will be pleased to know that all controls and electronics are in full working order, with no known faults.
Further to the interior’s benefit, controls seemingly show only incredibly minor signs of use, much like the steering wheel and shift knob.
Gloss black paintwork
18” 5-spoke alloys
Audi has absolutely nailed the design with the 3rd generation S3, treating consumers to a subtle, yet sporty shape that still shows hints of the original A3’s shape.
This particular example shows off the design brilliantly, with the added bonus of the Black Edition styling tweaks.
Whilst the gloss black paintwork shows a very respectable finish, there are minor scuffs to be found on the rear bumper, along with minor damage to the edge rear right wheel arch.
As pictured, these are certainly only minor defects, and would quite likely benefit from a good machine polish. The driver’s side wing mirror also shows a small scuff, and there is a slight scratch to the rear right panel as pictured.
Fortunately, the black paintwork does a great job of alleviating the visibility of these defects.
The car sits on its factory set of 18” 5-spokes, which look absolutely brilliant against the black paintwork. The wheels are in excellent condition, with only minor signs of age beginning to show on the outer sections. Wrapped in a set of Sumitomo tyres, there is also plenty of tread left to enjoy.
Exterior trim pieces such as lights, badging, and glass all present themselves well, with no noticeable damage.
2L turbocharged 4-cylinder
Quattro 4-wheel drive system
MOT until March 2023
Buyers will be pleased to know that this S3 fires up right away, and happily emits a subtle burble as a result of the turbo 4-pot up front.
This generation of S3 actually saw significant mechanical improvements to the engine, including stronger bolts, rings, different pistons, and a new aluminium alloy head to name a few.
Due to the vehicle’s age and mileage, it would seem that only servicing and the expected consumables have been required over the years. As the included service booklet shows, this S3 was given a major service at 28,341 miles, which included new oil, filters, and 4 new spark plugs.
With a fresh service, plenty of MOT left, and no faults to note, this S3 is more than ready to show off its mightily impressive Quattro performance.
Offered today is a fantastic opportunity to own the highly praised Audi S3 Quattro, known for its superb balance of performance, practicality, and comfort.
This Black Edition S3 has covered just 28,357 miles, has been serviced regularly throughout its time on the road, and now performs without fault.
It’s also been very well cared for over the years and shows an excellent finish both inside and out.
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2017 Audi S3 Quattro Black Edition
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