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    S3 - First official Pics

    http://www.eurocarblog.com/post/419/...fficial-photos

    Worth a new thread...

    As expected, it seems pretty much the same as previous spy pics. Only thing I can't quite work is whether the door mirrors are chrome or not?

    Interior has a few changes aswell it seems.
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    The front bumper looks a little Ibiza Cupra or FRish don't you think? Still looks like a bloody nice car though and the interior looks amazing! :thumbs-up:
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    look sbetter now i see it in the flesh

    nice in sliver - was going to get black , but now..................,ay be not.
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    I like the front, think the sides look too fussy and halfords addon style, the rear isn't too bad. Colour is terrible, S cars should not be sold in Silver!!!

    The wheels arn't great either, I'l like to see a nogaro blue one in real life I think...

    It doesn't mention anything about wider track, performance sounds very good if it'll get to 60 in 5.7 though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark88
    Only thing I can't quite work is whether the door mirrors are chrome or not?
    They look chrome to me. I dont like the side sills at all... look to contrived. Looks good though but they shouldve the S6 wheels on instead of the S8. Its got Haldex and not quattro

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    My negatives are thus...in terms of how it looks

    1. Body panels are basically the same as the regular A3, ie no flared archces. Basically the front/rear bumper and side skirts are the only parts tht have changed. Not enough IMO
    2. No chrome round windows
    3. No twin exhausts
    4. No ally mirror caps
    5. 18" S8 copy wheels
    6. Ugly rear bumper
    7. Sports seats appear to be S-line seats?
    8. Looks too much like an A3 S-line

    I dunno, whilst these pics are no doubt the best we've seen I can't be sure it's gonna be worth while spending the extra on a car that looks not too different from the one I have already. :-/ I hope there's some nice options, sat nav as standard included in the price would help aswell ;-)

    btw, the front reminds me of the focus ST
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    More info and bigger pics

    http://www.worldcarfans.com/news.cfm...di-s3-revealed

    http://www.germancarfans.com/news/20...801.007.1L.jpg
    http://www.germancarfans.com/news/20...007.mini1L.jpg
    http://www.germancarfans.com/news/20...007.mini2L.jpg

    Quote "There is a contrasting platinum grey diffuser built into the rear skirt, along with two S-style oval chrome tailpipes. Aluminium-look door mirrors and a body-colour roof spoiler give added impact to the visual statement."

    Oval tailpipes? grey diffuser? Ally door mirrors? Am I missing something?
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    I like it - a lot
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    ohh.... 'folding bucket seats'
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    I like it as well, not sure if I would go for that or the new TT though.

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    In some of the pics it does appear to have wider arches than the standard A3 (I Think)... come on Audi official press release!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marriedblonde
    I like it as well, not sure if I would go for that or the new TT though.

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    Me either, the only issue I have with the TT is the practicality, and the image(slghtly)...

    That and the fact that S-Line isnt available yet. If you could fit an adult in the back of the TT I think it seems a better way to spend 30k
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    like it, interior is very nice. Body wise would have prefer no kit but flared arches. Its certainly worth thinking about.

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    '17-inch brake system with sports brake pads ensure maximum deceleration; the black painted callipers bear S3 emblems.'

    nice
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    well im happier than i was - glad i have the deposit down - was twitching with earlier photos. there is more stuff about the ins and outs here:

    http://www.worldcarfans.com/news.cfm...di-s3-revealed

    more i think about it i will stick to black. black is best
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    I like it too, think the interior looks good, but I am disappointed that the arches are not flared

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    Quote Originally Posted by alecblack
    I like it too, think the interior looks good, but I am disappointed that the arches are not flared
    I bet that's exactly the reason why these press pics are in Silver, because it shows the shadows more and thus makes the standard arches look that little bit more agressive, even though they remain unchanged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbroch

    more i think about it i will stick to black. black is best
    I'm defo not going with black, everytime I see another A3 on the road, 9 times out of 10 it's black!

    Saw a Sprint Blue RS4 the other week and it looked awesome, I wonder how Sprint looks on the S3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by god_thats_quick
    In some of the pics it does appear to have wider arches than the standard A3 (I Think)... come on Audi official press release!!!
    The blurb on the WCF page IS the official press release. http://www.worldcarfans.com/news.cfm...di-s3-revealed
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    Press release is up on the Audi Uk site....

    main points:
    New A3 range performance flagship expected to open for UK ordering in early September first UK customer deliveries scheduled for January 2007
    Estimated UK OTR price approximately 27,000
    Specially developed 2.0 Turbo FSI engine features alloy head, new turbo charger with enlarged turbine and compressor rotor and modified intercooler. 265PS@6,000rpm, 350Nm from 2,500rpm to 5,000rpm
    0-62mph in 5.7 seconds, top speed limited to 155mph, combined mpg 25.7
    Six-speed manual gearbox with reduced shift travel, quattro four-wheel-drive
    Sports suspension incorporating greater aluminium content and revised spring and damper settings, power steering settings modified for optimum feel and response
    Exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels and S quattro body styling with trademark aluminium-look door mirror surrounds, enhanced sports interior

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    I think it would look good in sprint blue - why ae people going on about the seats I cant see them? Wish they had made the car lower and wider. No mention of lightweight body panels or 60/40 split
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    Wanna see the RS3.................
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    Ive been waiting ages for this car, and to be honest im disapointed.
    My names been down for a test drive, so ill take it for a spin to see what it compares to my 3.2 S-Line
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshalld
    Press release is up on the Audi Uk site....

    main points:
    New A3 range performance flagship expected to open for UK ordering in early September first UK customer deliveries scheduled for January 2007
    Estimated UK OTR price approximately 27,000
    Specially developed 2.0 Turbo FSI engine features alloy head, new turbo charger with enlarged turbine and compressor rotor and modified intercooler. 265PS@6,000rpm, 350Nm from 2,500rpm to 5,000rpm
    0-62mph in 5.7 seconds, top speed limited to 155mph, combined mpg 25.7
    Six-speed manual gearbox with reduced shift travel, quattro four-wheel-drive
    Sports suspension incorporating greater aluminium content and revised spring and damper settings, power steering settings modified for optimum feel and response
    Exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels and S quattro body styling with trademark aluminium-look door mirror surrounds, enhanced sports interior
    Where's the link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by S_Line
    Ive been waiting ages for this car, and to be honest im disapointed.
    My names been down for a test drive, so ill take it for a spin to see what it compares to my 3.2 S-Line
    I think 3.2 owners looking to upgrade will be the most dissapointed of all. :-/
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    here's a link to the Audi press release on the Audi site...

    http://www.audi.com/audi/uk/en2/abou...ews/press.html

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    Its not all bad.. Quattro GMBH have allready anounced a new S3 uprated body kit intime for 1st deliveries

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    Couldn't see anything on the Audi UK press release site,last entry was july 20th. Did I miss something.....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver75
    Its not all bad.. Quattro GMBH have allready anounced a new S3 uprated body kit intime for 1st deliveries
    That looks terrible, imo.

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    looks good, but wont change my mind. i'm getting the new TT next year
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    There is a copy of an Audi press release about the new S3, including some exterior and interior photos on this web-site:

    www.car.kak.net
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    That is really wierd, the link on the Audi site had gone... I've just had another look as it was there earlier but now it's not...

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    Strange.

    It was _definitely_ there.
    Wonder what will have changed when it re-appears...
    Price? Order book opening? delivery dates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshalld
    Strange.

    It was _definitely_ there.
    Wonder what will have changed when it re-appears...
    Price? Order book opening? delivery dates?
    Hopefully, all of the above, and some changes to the car ;-)
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    I think it looks quite nice. Flared arches would have been good though. Also a shame they don't do a sportback version. Guess I'll have to keep saving for the RS4 Avant.

    I wonder what it will remap to though. 300bhp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by h5djr
    There is a copy of an Audi press release about the new S3, including some exterior and interior photos on this web-site:

    www.car.kak.net
    Hi!

    The article works nicer without the "www" in front of the link. A direct-link to the article about the new Audi S3 here:

    http://car.kak.net/Article5429.html
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    I like it a lot too! Has real presence but isn't in your face, and the performance stats look very impressive - sub-6 seconds is where it should be for the money. Let's hope they made it as good to drive as the RS4!
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    i found on leftlane news more pic http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/08/...-2007-audi-s3/
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    Quote Originally Posted by benw123
    I like it a lot too! Has real presence but isn't in your face, and the performance stats look very impressive - sub-6 seconds is where it should be for the money. Let's hope they made it as good to drive as the RS4!
    The problem is though, we all saw this exact same car a few weeks ago in yellow and red, the only difference being it had S-line badges. In those pics it didn't look so hot. :-(
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