RS3 8Y Price Increase Dec 21

Ianb

Registered User
Spoke to my local dealer yesterday and he’s made me aware of a 6% price increase on the RS3 which is due this December.

That’s quite a bit on a Vorsprung model CIRCA £3800!!!

Ive not ordered yet as I was delaying my order to 2022 .

I was going to order via Motor Affinity and take advantage of their £6300 reduction on RRP and a better 4.9% PCP so looks like I’m going to have to get it sorted sooner rather than hold off.
 

Daggerit

Registered User
Spoke to my local dealer yesterday and he’s made me aware of a 6% price increase on the RS3 which is due this December.

That’s quite a bit on a Vorsprung model CIRCA £3800!!!

Ive not ordered yet as I was delaying my order to 2022 .

I was going to order via Motor Affinity and take advantage of their £6300 reduction on RRP and a better 4.9% PCP so looks like I’m going to have to get it sorted sooner rather than hold off.

I was told this last week as well and was initially thinking it was a bit dubious since they’re already so expensive, but now multiple people have been told the same thing. That makes the Vorsprung an even more ridiculously expensive hatchback…

It’s apparently a larger number of models getting the same increase, with others getting a little less.


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Ianb

Registered User
Just waiting for another broker to get me some figures.

I will hopefully have a good amount of time to sell my current car so that’s not a problem.
Main dealer also said at least 6-10 months on a Vorsprung model such is the uptake on these cars.
 

S15THM

Kyalami RS3 Saloon
It's across the entire range, not just the RS3. With the exception of the A6 range. But yeah, also glad my price is locked in.
 

Patrickv

New Member
Just waiting for another broker to get me some figures.

I will hopefully have a good amount of time to sell my current car so that’s not a problem.
Main dealer also said at least 6-10 months on a Vorsprung model such is the uptake on these cars.
I think 10 months is realistic I don't know of anyone that has a build date for a Vorsprung!
 

AndyVWR

Well-Known Member
Well I’ve crunched some numbers and they look better than I thought.
I’ve sent an enquiry into the broker to see what price I get for standard car, Daytona grey, sports exhaust and adaptive suspension. So awaiting to see if its a deal I can’t refuse (…..or I can)
The threat of price rise certainly made me jump into action.
 

billymc92

2022 Kemora grey LE Sportback
I think 10 months is realistic I don't know of anyone that has a build date for a Vorsprung!
A fe of us have already, mine build week 20. But also just secure a lunch edition last week that I’ll collect next week.

so I’ve got a LE and a vorsprung locked in and deposit paid before the increase. Now which one to sell….
 

Patrickv

New Member
A fe of us have already, mine build week 20. But also just secure a lunch edition last week that I’ll collect next week.

so I’ve got a LE and a vorsprung locked in and deposit paid before the increase. Now which one to sell….
When did you order?I still don't have a build week on my Vorsprung three month after ordering!
 

billymc92

2022 Kemora grey LE Sportback
When did you order?I still don't have a build week on my Vorsprung three month after ordering!
I ordered the day Order books opened and told I was on one of the first UK batches. So when some spec started to be dropped and also heard a couple people who ordered after me and then still got earlier build weeks such as week 16, I went out and sourced a LE. Was gonna cancel the vorsprung but when I heard about the price increase it makes sense to maybe keep it going but not sure yet.
 

Patrickv

New Member
I ordered my Vorsprung in August I think the third day the order books were open, still no build date and I think my dealer and Audi UK are giving me the run around!
 

3vans

Registered User
I ordered my Vorsprung in August I think the third day the order books were open, still no build date and I think my dealer and Audi UK are giving me the run around!
Me neither
I ordered 11th august - day before consumer configurator when live. But mine is through MSE/Lincoln Audi. Awaiting on a call back.
 

Doja cat

Well-Known Member
Me neither
I ordered 11th august - day before consumer configurator when live. But mine is through MSE/Lincoln Audi. Awaiting on a call back.
Do you mean motor source group?

If so the dealer will only talk to them and not you about your order

Unless MSE is something different?
 

3vans

Registered User
Do you mean motor source group?

If so the dealer will only talk to them and not you about your order

Unless MSE is something different?
Yes misspelt MSG :wink new:
Samantha out of office last week
 

Mr Freeze

Registered User
Well I’ve crunched some numbers and they look better than I thought.
I’ve sent an enquiry into the broker to see what price I get for standard car, Daytona grey, sports exhaust and adaptive suspension. So awaiting to see if its a deal I can’t refuse (…..or I can)
The threat of price rise certainly made me jump into action.
Same here mate I've been laid back thinking there is no rush but with the increases coming its time to make a move i'v been interested in the Rs3 and 8R so got a test drive in an 8R earlier today and it wasn't for me at all so that as left me with the Rs3 .
Sent my spec over earlier today and waiting on the numbers tomorrow and a decent discount with the **** I've had with Audi of late .
What broker are you using ?
 

Snake Pliskin

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Same here mate I've been laid back thinking there is no rush but with the increases coming its time to make a move i'v been interested in the Rs3 and 8R so got a test drive in an 8R earlier today and it wasn't for me at all so that as left me with the Rs3 .
Sent my spec over earlier today and waiting on the numbers tomorrow and a decent discount with the **** I've had with Audi of late .
What broker are you using ?

good luck mate ... you won’t regret going RS3 over the R :icon thumright:
 

NevMan

Well known member
Same here mate I've been laid back thinking there is no rush but with the increases coming its time to make a move i'v been interested in the Rs3 and 8R so got a test drive in an 8R earlier today and it wasn't for me at all so that as left me with the Rs3 .
Sent my spec over earlier today and waiting on the numbers tomorrow and a decent discount with the **** I've had with Audi of late .
What broker are you using ?

Yep, hope they do do a decent deal mate, with all the **** as you put it with your seat
 

AndyVWR

Well-Known Member
Same here mate I've been laid back thinking there is no rush but with the increases coming its time to make a move i'v been interested in the Rs3 and 8R so got a test drive in an 8R earlier today and it wasn't for me at all so that as left me with the Rs3 .
Sent my spec over earlier today and waiting on the numbers tomorrow and a decent discount with the **** I've had with Audi of late .
What broker are you using ?
I should probably have had a test drive in a G8R but the interior tends to be where you spent a lot of the time and the RS3 just appeals to me more. I know its about the driving, but the reviews either from motoring press or from guys on here all seem to be positive.
It's through Boundless and the Griffin connection, so I'm hoping for 8%. It just seemed stupid not to get a price when there was a big increase due. So I'll let you know what I get back.
Yes, I think you are definitely due something (a decent discount) after your trouble with S3. Hope you get something good back.
 

Mr Freeze

Registered User
I should probably have had a test drive in a G8R but the interior tends to be where you spent a lot of the time and the RS3 just appeals to me more. I know its about the driving, but the reviews either from motoring press or from guys on here all seem to be positive.
It's through Boundless and the Griffin connection, so I'm hoping for 8%. It just seemed stupid not to get a price when there was a big increase due. So I'll let you know what I get back.
Yes, I think you are definitely due something (a decent discount) after your trouble with S3. Hope you get something good back.
The 8R drove well and sounded decent but the interior materials wasn't the best and the infotainment system was a massive faff also .
Good luck hope you get a good deal :icon thumright:
 

johnmv55

Well-Known Member
A fe of us have already, mine build week 20. But also just secure a lunch edition last week that I’ll collect next week.

so I’ve got a LE and a vorsprung locked in and deposit paid before the increase. Now which one to sell….
My Vorsprung was week 16 and moved to week 8 last week
 

johnmv55

Well-Known Member
The 8R drove well and sounded decent but the interior materials wasn't the best and the infotainment system was a massive faff also .
Good luck hope you get a good deal :icon thumright:
Yes I agree, but to be honest it's only that last 15%? of the performance that is better than a 7.5R (my current car) and even when pushing the 8R at say 75/80% I still had to activate ESC Sport, something I dont have to do with my 7.5R, then add all the Gremlins in that are frequently talked about on VWROC forum and i'm sure it would pi** me off after a week or so

The ESC sport even when set as a shorcut is still swipe down, select, and confirm, add to that the fact that whatever mode you are in defaults to 'Sport' mode at every ignition on and the process after every start up of selecting 'probably' Individual or Special (if fitted with PP) and turning auto stop/start off would get tiresome
 

Daggerit

Registered User
I didn't think any UK RS3 Vorsprungs had a build date?
There appears to be a fair few people having build dates come through for Vorsprung's now.
 

johnmv55

Well-Known Member
I didn't think any UK RS3 Vorsprungs had a build date?
I dont know how to respond to that? I've just told you what I have :)

RS3 SB Vorsprung Tango Red
 

NevMan

Well known member
I didn't think any UK RS3 Vorsprungs had a build date?

Definitely are. Some on here have dates as well as some dealers confirming imminent arrival of Vorsprung cars
 

Gazjs

Registered User
Regarding the price increase ...

Was speaking and told that the orders currently placed are not affected, but should you on Dec 2nd, be able to, and choose to amend your spec, your whole order is affected by the increase even if originally ordered before the cut off
 

Snake Pliskin

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Regarding the price increase ...

Was speaking and told that the orders currently placed are not affected, but should you on Dec 2nd, be able to, and choose to amend your spec, your whole order is affected by the increase even if originally ordered before the cut off
That would be naughty !
 

3vans

Registered User
Me neither
I ordered 11th august - day before consumer configurator when live. But mine is through MSG/Lincoln Audi. Awaiting on a call back.
Had email this morning, mine still at Status 0
:sign unfair:
 

johnmv55

Well-Known Member
Regarding the price increase ...

Was speaking and told that the orders currently placed are not affected, but should you on Dec 2nd, be able to, and choose to amend your spec, your whole order is affected by the increase even if originally ordered before the cut off
WOW, Thanks for that, I was thinking of changing seat material, better do it sooner rather than latter :)
 

Keano04

Registered User
I wonder if they proposed the price rise to put a few people off buying so they could get caught up?

Irony of that is they’ve probably resulted in a load more orders to get in before the rise… bringing forward orders from some who were on the fence… or maybe that was the plan…?
 

NevMan

Well known member
I wonder if they proposed the price rise to put a few people off buying so they could get caught up?

Irony of that is they’ve probably resulted in a load more orders to get in before the rise… bringing forward orders from some who were on the fence… or maybe that was the plan…?

Probably the latter
 

Mr Freeze

Registered User
Yes I agree, but to be honest it's only that last 15%? of the performance that is better than a 7.5R (my current car) and even when pushing the 8R at say 75/80% I still had to activate ESC Sport, something I dont have to do with my 7.5R, then add all the Gremlins in that are frequently talked about on VWROC forum and i'm sure it would pi** me off after a week or so

The ESC sport even when set as a shorcut is still swipe down, select, and confirm, add to that the fact that whatever mode you are in defaults to 'Sport' mode at every ignition on and the process after every start up of selecting 'probably' Individual or Special (if fitted with PP) and turning auto stop/start off would get tiresome
Totally agree i'am glad I tested one tho so I could judge it for myself .
 

AndyVWR

Well-Known Member
Well, it took me all week to decide, I went through all the pros and cons and why I shouldn't spend the money, but in the end I decided I could end up in a year or two buying an A3 anyway and then I might only be able to manage S3or less (oh dear that would never do. So I have put my money where my mouth is and order has been confirmed.

I went with Standard car, RS Sports Exhaust, Adaptive Suspension...I had initially gone Daytona, but I couldn't face it with dark interior, no red stiching, no red brake calipers.......so I changed...You know when you've been Tango'd.

The deal was pretty good through broker, sorry I am one of the annoying people that could get a discount through Boundless (Griffin). So I am price protected and the wait can commence. He said about May/June 2022, but I am not actually bothered, happy to wait it out.
 
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jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Well, it took me all week to decide, I went through all the pros and cons and why I shouldn't spend the money, but in the end I decided I could end up in a year or two buying an A3 anyway and then I might only be able to manage S3or less (oh dear that would never do. So I have put my money where my mouth is and order has been confirmed.

I went with Standard car, RS Sports Exhaust, Adaptive Suspension...I had initially gone Daytona, but I couldn't face it with dark interior, no red stiching, no red brake calipers.......so I changed...You know when you've been Tango'd.

The deal was pretty good through broker, sorry I am one of the annoying people that could get a discount through Boundless (Griffin). So I am price protected and the wait can commence. He said about May/June 2022, but I am not actually bothered, happy to wait it out.
Well done @"AndyVWR,
 

AndyVWR

Well-Known Member
Thanks. Planning on 2022 being a good year.
hope you get the exclusive colour sorted out on your order
 
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