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Old 08-12-2014, 06:49 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if the black styling package for the front grate and the trim around the windows will be available in the US? It's not available in the new car build for audi usa and I didn't see it on the order form.

It's available on other country's configurators, such as Australia.

Anyone have any idea? I think the car looks so much better with the black styling.
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It is not on the order guide, so likely not. They may be saving this for an RS version?
In any event I am not fond of it - too shiny. For me shiny=cheap looking.
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It is not on the order guide, so likely not. They may be saving this for an RS version?
In any event I am not fond of it - too shiny. For me shiny=cheap looking.
What do you mean too shiny? It's just the trim around the windows and the color of the front grate. If anything it's less shiny than the normal chrome.

First one standard, second one w/ the black styling package


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that Black styling makes the car look very base, like the base A3 premium without the chrome options.
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that Black styling makes the car look very base, like the base A3 premium without the chrome options.
Everyone has their own tastes, but I happen to agree with you.
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If it looks like the black styling pkg I have seen, the grate (I guess that would be grille in the US) material looks like high-sheen plastic, whereas the chrome looks more like metal.
Depending on the body color I would could go with either option. To me the black styling pkg is too much of a contrast with colors like White or Silver, but I think on a medium-dark color (Gray, Red, Blue or Black) it would look good, if you prefer the blacked-out look.
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that Black styling makes the car look very base, like the base A3 premium without the chrome options.
I can see where you're coming from. I think those pictures don't really do it justice. I just love the way the black looks, especially from the front.


I think it looks great in this video. With dark rims, a black sunroof top, and no license plate in the front so it looks even better blacked out, I think it would look really sharp.

But like everyone's said, we all have our own tastes.
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hopefully they decide to add the black styling option in the US in a few months *fingers crossed* If not there is always the body shop
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Is the ASpec S3 going to have the black paint around the sunroof in the front half of the roof like in the A3?
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Is the ASpec S3 going to have the black paint around the sunroof in the front half of the roof like in the A3?
It should.

Although its not shown in the S3 pic or the S3 video here, but I think that's because its the European A3/S3 displayed which does not have the pan-moonroof. Where moonroof was marketed as a standard feature to the A3/S3 here in the US.

Other things I noticed about the European A3/S3 is the headlights don't have that orange tip on the end, its white.

The European A3s have fog lights.

The D-shape sport wheel is offered up in A3 models with the S-line.

In contrast, the Indian market that just got the A3 has got it the worse. They don't get the round sport wheel that standard here in the US, they get the older A4 style wheel, and their seats don't appear to be complete leather, and their dash has plastic trim instead of the aluminum.

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