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2019 Audi RS 3

  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
  • 2019 Audi RS 3
2019 Audi RS 3
Color
Ara Blue Crystal Effect
Engine
DAZA 2.5L I5 Turbo
Transmission
Automatic
Location
White Plains, NY

The Story

My previous car (highly modded F56 MINI Cooper S) was crushed by a tree in August 2020. I was searching for a Golf R as a replacement but kept coming across RS3s at every dealership I went to. I really wanted to get another hatchback, but the allure of the legendary 5 cylinder was too hard to ignore. After one test drive, I was sold. The car was beautifully specced and meticulously maintained by the previous owner, who traded it in with about 10K miles (and an Escort Max360ci!!) on it. It's one of the few examples I've seen that has dial gauges instead of the virtual cockpit, which I think is a pretty cool detail. I plan to keep this car for a long time and think the classic gauges and the BBS LMs lend a bit of a timeless feel to it. I remember drooling over Nogaro Blue B5 S4s when I was in high school... this isn't that but it sure feels like a modern remix of a childhood dream come true to me!

Vehicle Info

  • Engine
    DAZA 2.5L I5 Turbo
  • Color
    Ara Blue Crystal Effect
  • Location
    White Plains, NY
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

Performance Modifications

  • Unitronic Stage 2 (93 octane) ECU tune
  • Unitroinic Stage 2 TCU tune
  • AWE S-Flo carbon intake (open style)
  • Unitronic 4" turbo inlet
  • Unitronic downpipe
  • OEM euro midpipes (catless)
  • Unitronic intercooler
  • Neuspeed 2-piece floating slotted front rotors
  • EMD slotted rear rotors
  • Carbotech 1521 pads (front and rear)
  • Neuspeed stainless brake lines (front and rear)
  • APR Roll Control Lowering Springs w/ factory magride suspension
  • UNIbrace UBQ underbody brace
  • ECE dogbone mount

Cosmetic Modifications

  • Carbon Imports high kick carbon fiber trunk spoiler
  • Summer wheels: BBS LMs (19x8.5 ET32) with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (245/35/19)
  • Winter wheels: Neuspeed RSe11R (18x9 ET45) with Michelin Pilot Alpin (255/35/18)
  • aerofabb V2 Street Edition front splitter
  • Racingline billet aluminum paddle shifters
  • Carbonfreakz custom alcantara airbag cover
  • OSRAM dynamic mirror indicators
  • Modesta BC05 ceramic coat w/ full front PPF
  • 25% ceramic tint all around
  • Ultravision Stealth chameleon windshield tint
  • OEM Euro headlights
  • Genuine Euro taillights
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