S3 Sportback chip experience???
I've just ordered a new S3 Sportback and would welcome your opinion on chipping.
I test drove a new S3 a few weeks ago and, to be honest, I was pretty underwhelmed by the grunt.
I used to own an '02 S3 (stock 220ps) which I had revoed - afterwards it sported 267bhp, 311 lbs/ft torque measured on the rolling road; but the new S3 at 260bhp felt distinctly under powered, especially at the upper ranges. I'm definitely taking the new S3 down the chip shop when it comes... So to my questions...
What is your experience of chipping the new S3? (nb only interested in stage 1 re-maps, not additional stages as is company car!!)
Does it distribute power evenly through the gear range, especially at top end? Any power slumps occuring at upper ranges.
What levels of BHP/torque can one hope to achieve with stage 1?
Any chippers to be recommended (don't want to cause a fight, but if you're really happy with a supplier that would great to know?) What's the typical cost nowadays?
How soon should you get the car chipped from new? Do you have to bed the engine in?
Thanks for any advice you can give us.
PS I've currently got an A3 Sportback 2.0T FSI which is chipped, supposedly producing 250ps although I have my doubts.