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    difference between sport and s-line models

    i have recently purchased an a3 sport, although i wanted an s-line.

    was wondering what all of the difference are, so far i have noticed front and rear bumper, spoiler and wheels...

    anything else?

    many thanks

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    suspension, probably interior touches/equipment
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    stock suspension will be gone before long anyways

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    Depends on the year of the car - the styling changed on later cars.

    Things that can be different - S Line generally could have lower/stiffer suspension, half/full leather seats (later embossed with s line), s line door sills, s line badged steering wheel (perforated with stitching?), exterior s line badges, rear spolier and later came the styling changes including changed front and rear bumper.
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    S-Line has far superior styling.
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    the s-line has got shiny badges on the grill and the sides of the car
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    but basically what im getting at is that it is possible to just add the bumpers and spoiler and nobody will really be any the wiser?

    except for tiny details

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_hilluk View Post
    but basically what im getting at is that it is possible to just add the bumpers and spoiler and nobody will really be any the wiser?

    except for tiny details
    Does it really matter what people think? As said if you want it to look like an s-line do the suspension(coilovers), wheels, bumpers and spoiler.
    Last edited by Ash B; 29th May 2011 at 22:57.
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    Leave the suspension out, get some decent coils!


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Leave the suspension out, get some decent coils!
    or air lol
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Yeh bro, just a little more expensive that though


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    Dont forget the black headlining. Makes the interior what it is if you ask me! Cars with the grey headliner just dont feel as nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Yeh bro, just a little more expensive that though
    yeah i know man worth it all day long tho lol
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    I had an S-Line after a Sport and now back in a Sport. The S-line black headlining was something I got used to but isn't the "must have" feature as it makes the cabin gloomy and felt a bit smaller to me. AUDI did a very good job with the S-Lines I think, they just look spot on for a factory car in that you don't think "it could be a bit lower" or needs bigger wheels etc.

    Full list compiled from this thread;

    18" wheels (5 spoke RS6) 05-08
    Deeper front and rear bumpers
    Dark headlining
    S-line badge on Sport steering wheel
    S-Line badge on grill and rear sides
    Front grill is different (the vertical slats are more prominent on S-lines)
    Roof spoiler
    Lower/stiffer suspension
    Half-leather seats
    Centre arm rest(?) One of those things you immediately get in, realise it gets in the way and fold back and forget about
    Silver cabin trim (ashtray, gear leaver surround, door cappings)


    I think with the bumpers and roof spoiler it will look nice. Just the spoiler on its own makes a massive difference.
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    Hahaha I don't think I could live without an arm rest tbh

    But you can easily make a sport nicer or as nice as an s-line, just make it your own mate!

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    will be changing the wheels and suspension instantly anyway, possibly a spoiler and my11 lights

    how much do 2nd hand 07 sport alloys go for with mint tyres?

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    oh and if i want a black (optics?) grille on a sport, non sline bumper, is this possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_hilluk View Post
    oh and if i want a black (optics?) grille on a sport, non sline bumper, is this possible?
    yes should be all ok
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_hilluk View Post
    will be changing the wheels and suspension instantly anyway, possibly a spoiler and my11 lights

    how much do 2nd hand 07 sport alloys go for with mint tyres?
    I sold mine for 270. One wheel had minor kerbing, all tyres were 4-5mm. I'd say you will be looking at £300-350.

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    yeh i was expecting 350-400

    and so do all s-line grilles fit my standrad non s bumper then

    where are black grilles available from and hard to swap or not?

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    What year is your car? I'm assuming its 07, in which case I'm pretty sure sport & s-line grills are the same size, the s3 grill is smaller.

    You can either go for the black optics grill available from Audi or TPS, or one of the black FK grilles (Orange Tuning - Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Mini, Opel, Porsche und Volkswagen Tuning)

    The bumper needs removed to change the grills

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    that sites german

    any uk sites to get a black grille for my sport?

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    S line /Sport diference = more than five grand dearer for a few bits ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_hilluk View Post
    that sites german

    any uk sites to get a black grille for my sport?
    Site has a little UK sign to click and it translates it. Upper right hand corner.
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