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    New S3 details and final pics.







    The new Audi S3 has a 265bhp/258lb-ft 2.0-litre engine, 0-60mph acceleration in 5.7 seconds.The S3 also gets 4-wheel drive.It will cost Ł27,000.

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    Look in the 8p forum and there's been a thread on this for a while with links to all of the press releases!

    It's not all I hoped it would be!

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    disappointing styling

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    It looks ok but it doesn't have the presence of the older model

    Perhaps there saving all the "goodies" for the RS3?

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    Interior fantastic!

    Exterior....lost all its aggression and what people look for in a "S" car

    Hopefully will look better in the flesh and a different colour....not sure though!
    NOW - Audi S3 Facelift - Sprint Blue, RNS-E Sat Nav, SDS, Bluetooth Phone Prep, Bose, Cruise, Buckets, FBMFSW, Adaptive Lights, Int Light Pack, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Piano Black Inserts, Through Load, Auto Dim RV Mirror/Wing, Auto Wipers/Lights, Folding Door Mirrors, Heated Seats, Ipod Dock, Front Arm Rest, Rear/Front Parking Sensors, 1st Aid Kit, Rear Arm Rest, H + R Springs, Front 15mm Spacers, Rear 10mm Spacers.

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    yeah its all in the arches (8L) let down, whats with all the bloody lines everywhere it can be smooth & look good
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    2010 Green Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R - Akrapovic baffleless race can, LED cluster & HID's

    wanted for 8L S3:
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    They could be using the GTI for inspiration as that looks underrated and not exciting yet it has sold very well.Maybe Audi are doing the same to hope for similar success.

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    dont fontain do a arch kit for the 8P chassis

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    Quote Originally Posted by mintie
    dont fontain do a arch kit for the 8P chassis
    Its just not the same, the 8L S3 was defined mostly because of its arches. I hope the new S3 offers as much as the previous.
    2002 Dolphin grey S3 - Sym2+bose, heated leather, ally mirrors, R32 ARB's with superpro, Jabba stage 2 map, TFSI coils, Samco TIP, Forge DV & privacy glass

    2010 Green Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R - Akrapovic baffleless race can, LED cluster & HID's

    wanted for 8L S3:
    Unmarked grey rear bumper panel
    Milltek system

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    I agree it was the wider track, wide arches and clearly different styling that made the 8L S3 so special, I think the interior is spot on in the new one, I just don't think there's enough substance behind it this time - that said 0-60 in 5.7s is pretty rapid.

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    I think the styling is ok at the front, not sure about the sportline bolt-on side skirts!

    Like the interior looking good!

    Unsure about the wheels!

    27k sounds good! and 5.7 is rapid i like..

    I wonder 3.2litre with a turbo in a RS3 and 4.8sec's would be really nice : )
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    Didnt it say that S3 is as fast as the BM130i? I hear BMW are working on an M1 340 bhp according to car magazine which makes the S3 look silly.. if thats the case then maybe audi could retaliate with the RS3....

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    It's actually faster than the 130i (and I know which I'd prefer), if BMW did make an M1, it may make Audi reconsider the RS3, but I doubt it.

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    BMW wouldnt make an M1 no way 340bhp through the rear wheels it would be terrible to drive imagine. Has anyone heard any rumours of an Audi A1 ?
    2002 Dolphin grey S3 - Sym2+bose, heated leather, ally mirrors, R32 ARB's with superpro, Jabba stage 2 map, TFSI coils, Samco TIP, Forge DV & privacy glass

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    wanted for 8L S3:
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    yep your right it is faster than the 130i (which does 0-60 in 6 seconds)
    The 340bhp M1 is what was quoted in car magazine its all speculation at the end of the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyboy199
    BMW wouldnt make an M1 no way 340bhp through the rear wheels it would be terrible to drive imagine. Has anyone heard any rumours of an Audi A1 ?
    Are you serious? 340bhp only makes sense if it is through the rear or all wheels? just like an M3 but a bit lighter (probably not that much) - would be a quality laugh!

 

 

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