The regular Audi A3 is impressive enough inside, thanks to lots of soft-touch plastics, well-damped switches and beautiful chrome accents – and you get more of the same in the RS3. The minimalist design is head and shoulders above the Honda Civic Type R and even hot versions of the Mercedes A-Class.
True, some people might find the predominantly dark grey ambience a little too restrained, but there are enough bespoke touches to highlight that you’ve forked out for an RS model. The flat-bottomed steering wheel is a lovely thing to hold, embossed RS logos on the Nappa leather seats add a touch of class and you get Audi’s Virtual Cockpit – a digital display that sits behind the steering wheel in place of conventional instrument dials – as standard.
If that’s not enough, you can add a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo, diamond-quilted Super Sports seats and a wireless smartphone charger for compatible devices.