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    Official A3 facelift pics

    Just thought you might all like to see the offical facelift pics of the A3 3 door. Personally i think it looks very nice [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]







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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    Looks great.

    This part of the article was interesting:

    For the first time ever, the A3 can also be ordered with the S line exterior package from quattro GmbH, which is geared towards sporty drivers in particular.

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    Shame they photographed it with the ugliest wheels in the range...

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

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    Looks great.

    This part of the article was interesting:

    For the first time ever, the A3 can also be ordered with the S line exterior package from quattro GmbH, which is geared towards sporty drivers in particular.

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    We already get that in the UK. Its the 18" RS6 lookalikes and lowered suspension... Dont forget that site is european and the options they get are different.

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    sure they're not talking about the bodykit?

    A6 is offered as S-Line and s-Line exterior pack which is the bodykit.

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    Maybe, but why would they offer another body kit when they have the Votex one?

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    Votex = Vortex = GmBH = official Audi kit

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    So is it right to assume there are no other changes to uk cars other than the SFG?

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    Maybe the exterior kit might be more subtle as Eeef said, shame their is no rear shots....

    German only.

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    When is the faced lifted 3 door in the showrooms in Blighty?

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    I know it's official as to what changes are to be made in Germany for the Facelift.....

    Does anyone have any English details and what changes are to be made. I Hope not too many but still..

    David

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    I'll ask tomorrow people, i work for Audi myself! Anyone wanna know anymore?
    We got one of those TT 'sports' in right now......

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    Let me know as much as possible about the facelift, the info is available.

    Ive seen those TT Sports and personally the black roof spoils it for me.

    Dave

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    I think the TT sport should be stripped out to bare metal, persplex windows, roll cage and carbon dash. Plus some serious engine mods of course, but would they? It looks nice two tone, but 30K you are paying more for less. The A3 facelift will be out sept i think to join the rest of the range. i will find out as much as i can tho

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    I dunno, its supposed to be from week 22 End of May, Ive been told August, but we'll see.

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    i guess the sooner the better, they gotta stay ahead of the competition afterall........

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    I Kno....

    Ive never owned a quattro before, however Ive had a play in me dads S4 and my mums TT 225.

    Im sure it will be good, the more wheels with power the better...

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    The front shouts out too much, makes it look too heavy in the front.

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    I Like it, Looks aggresive with the Votex.....

    Dave

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

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    The front shouts out too much, makes it look too heavy in the front.

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    I know what you mean Yak. I am still waiting for the matt black grille surround...

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    I wonder if they will be changing the rear light cluster.

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

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    had a play in me dads S4 and my mums TT 225

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    god, i bet the local dealer loves you. Collectively, you must have over a 100k worth of audi [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    Have you seen the SFG on a dark color car? Ghastly!

    No matter how you dice it, the A3 was never shaped aroud the SFG. It was shaped around a double grille (more wide than tall).

    The SFG looks great on the A6, A8, but on the 3??? Add-on!

    This is only my opinion, and I am sure many people will love this (just not me).

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

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    Have you seen the SFG on a dark color car? Ghastly!

    No matter how you dice it, the A3 was never shaped aroud the SFG. It was shaped around a double grille (more wide than tall).

    The SFG looks great on the A6, A8, but on the 3??? Add-on!

    This is only my opinion, and I am sure many people will love this (just not me).

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    couldn't agree more, and I've got a sportback in lava grey!

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    Just funny occurence, while I was waiting today for my A3's LL to be fixed, AGAIN (this time it took 2000km and it wanted service in 800km.. right), and there were two silver A3s standing aside each other, one was Sportback and one was 3 door.

    Although they're almost the same car, for some reason they didn't look like it, the sportback's nose just seemed like JaminBen said, addon. Sportback could be sexy with the old nose, too bad I've never seen one, and maybe that's the reason I don't really like the outlook of Sportback.

    Then again, I think it was bad marketing from the Audi Center, new looks worse than old, unless of course if they want to sell out the remaining old-nose A3s..

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

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    had a play in me dads S4 and my mums TT 225

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    god, i bet the local dealer loves you. Collectively, you must have over a 100k worth of audi [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Its amazing the courtesy cars we get - I got a A4 1.8TQ Sport on 04 plate, My dad got a 54 plate A8 4.0 TDi and mum an S3 (52 plate), with new S4 estate on order! They are givin us their 6.0L A8 for the weekend to play with! cant wait for that!

    Chaz

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    I have been told different information from 2 different dealers on the production date of the new grill....

    ...my audi dealer in wimbledon told me that productions starts end of may... a dealer up north told me its the end of the year - november time! i

    whats going on?

    i cant wait that long!

    Anyone have some more substantial info? Anyone work at Audi??

    Many thanks!

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    http://www.audi.com/de/de/neuwagen/a3/a3/a3.jsp

    Doesn't look like any arselift to the 3dr. I'd feel cheated if I was waiting for the facelift model.

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    Their is also a download video of the new motor....

    http://www.audi.com/de/de/neuwagen/a...nenansicht.jsp

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    Sorry to Sportback owners and forthcoming facelift 3 door owners but that steering wheel is crap.
    Reminds me of an Allegro that an uncle of mine had in the 70's.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif[/img]

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    Have to agree, this does seem to let the newer models down. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif[/img]

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    Re: Official A3 facelift pics

    agreed.

 

 

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