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    Are all A3's german?

    Hi all,

    does anyone know if all A3's are built in germany? I know some Golf's came from the VW factory in south africa.
    Can you find out where an A3 is built by the vin number?

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    I beleive the 8P is built in Belgium?
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    Some 8L inc the old TT were built in Hungary
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    Yep, the build-location is in the VIN...

    The 11th character along describes the build-location. A is the Ingolstadt Factory.

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    I knew I had a handy link for this somewhere!...

    http://s2central.net/vin_entry_sonic.html

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    Thanks everyone, great help!

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    Me A3 1.8T was built in Ingolstadt, Germany....

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    My S3 was built in Hungary
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    Many 8L A3s were built in Brazil. Low cost man labor.

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    mines ingolstadt

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    My S3 is Hungarian.


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    Mines Hungary! Bit of Goulash maybe

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    Someone told me that all 8P A3's are now built in Ingolstadt, Germany? I'm not sure about 8L's but I assume it's one of the factories listed below.

    Position 1-3: World Manufacturer Identifier

    W = Germany - originally West Germany, hence the W
    AU = Audi

    All TTs (and only TTs) have this WMI instead:

    T = Hungary
    RU = Audi

    Position 3-6: Filler digits (ZZZ)
    Position 7-8: Audi Model Number - 8L for A3 1997-2003 8P for A3 2003 on
    Position 9: Check Digit

    Position 10: Year Code
    A = 1980
    B = 1981
    C = 1982
    D = 1983
    E = 1984
    F = 1985
    G = 1986
    H = 1987
    J = 1988
    K = 1989
    L = 1990
    M = 1991
    N = 1992
    P = 1993
    R = 1994
    S = 1995
    T = 1996
    V = 1997
    W = 1998
    X = 1999
    Y = 2000
    1 = 2001
    2 = 2002
    3 = 2003
    4 = 2004
    5 = 2005
    6 = 2006
    7 = 2007
    8 = 2008
    9 = 2009

    Position 11: Plant Code

    A = Ingolstadt
    N = Neckarsulm
    K = Rheine
    T = Gyor, Hungary


    Position 12-17: Serial Number

    This is a sequential production number
    Last edited by rich32uk; 6th February 2008 at 07:40.

 

 

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