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    New to the clan (S3 BE Sportback)

    So,

    After an agonising wait all week since I agreed a deal on a car last Sunday, I picked up my 61 reg S3 Black Edition Sportback up from Tetbury Audi yesterday afternoon.

    Spec is:

    Ibis White
    S-Tronic
    Open Sky roof
    Bucket Seats
    Comfort pack
    Folding mirrors
    Front and rear PDC
    TPM System
    Interior lights pack
    ...and all of the usual Black Edition bits.

    Having traded in an E90 330D it's certainly a different style of driving again. No way near as much torque, a bit more power but the gearbox and size difference makes it feel like a gokart (on steroids).

    Seriously enjoying it so far!
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    Welcome aboard. Post some pics up as soon as you can. Enjoy the car and the forum. x
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    pretty good spec!!

    as for the torque..diesel is always gonna be more torquey.

    get it mapped ASAP. you won't look back
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr901 View Post
    pretty good spec!!

    as for the torque..diesel is always gonna be more torquey.

    get it mapped ASAP. you won't look back
    like he said.^^^^^^
    A remap is essential.

    You bought right car BTW, perfect model/spec/colour combo
    Enjoy.
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Thanks all. Still smiling even though the bloody roof decided to pack up whilst open this morning. Audi assistance rocked up and closed it manually in no time though, but still annoying that I have to book it in after owning it for only 48 hours!

    I doubt I'll be remapping it whilst it's under warranty, the car is more of a tool to me than a toy and I need it to be reliable.

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    the spec looks to top banana. if you don't like the buckets, send them my way
    sure you'll enjoy the car lad!

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    Don't worry at all about remaps under warranty - the worst thing we've collectively experienced is earlier failure of coil packs than would otherwise be normal (although these are general wear and tear items anyway - spark plugs of old). It really is essential on S3s, as they appear to be very restricted as standard.

    Be sure to spend some time to learn how to use the S-Tronic; it's taken me over a year to fully understand it! If you want the wall of torque that your 330d had, you need to shift across the gate into the manual position and give it some beans from low revs in 3rd/4th. As standard you'll have 258lb.ft come on tap at 2,500rpm, which is about 500rpm after when the auto mode would change up in "D" - a remap would get that safely above 300lb.ft, plus the clear BHP advantage.
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    I'd advise getting a tracker fitted asap.
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    Sounds spot on like to see some pics mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin0478 View Post
    I'd advise getting a tracker fitted asap.
    Yes, that may well be my first "mod".

 

 

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