Is this common for S3's. I find it seems to hold back in 1st gear (even with traction control off) and when you get into 2nd gear it feels like it accellerates faster than it does in 1st ?
It's not slow, but just doesn't feel like it is getting all the power through, almost like not getting full boost in 1st gear.
Does anyone else get this ?
If not, what could it be ?
I have a 2007 S3 with 7500 miles on it, running Shell Vpower petrol.
I find it hard to believe the 265 BHP claimed, feels more like 225BHP. I did come from a 370 BHP V6 2 seater coupe though which did 0-60 in 4.7, so it could be me missing the extra power still.
My S3 does 0-80MPH in 9 secs, is this about right for a standard one? 0-60's are so hard to do without it bogging down or dumping the clutch at 4k RPM and you need 3rd gear to hit 60MPH, so 2 gear changes is not the best way of doing 0-60 sprints.
Does the GIAC remap bring the boost in early ? I was thinking of getting this done soon. I am Worried about some recent posts on problems with miss-fires and flat spots though.