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    Engine changes on the facelifted A3?

    When I look on the specs of the new models on the Danish Audi site, it comes to my attention that the 0-100 km/h acceleration (0-62 Mph in U.K.) is lower than before.

    For example:
    Sportback 1.8 TFSI 6-speed is now 7,8 seconds at 0-100 km/h (7,8 at 0-62 Mph) which was 8,2 seconds before.

    Sportback 1.8 TFSI S-tronic is 7,8 seconds at 0-100 km/h (7,7 at 0-62 Mph - it says so on www.audi.co.uk). It was 8,0 seconds before, so the manual gear is prette much just as fast now?

    3-door 1.8 TFSI 6-speed is now 7,6 seconds at 0-100 km/h, which was 8,0 seconds before.

    3-door 1.8 TFSI S-tronic is 7,8 seconds which was the same before.

    So have they upgraded the engines, lowered the weight, change the gear boxes or?

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    I know they have revised alot of the software on the engine ecu to make them more efficient and this may be the case....
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    I see. Thanks for clarifying .

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    The main reason for the lowered sprint time is because of new aerodynamics, the new A3 now has a flat underbody meaning less drag is created allowing for the quicker 0-62 time.

 

 

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