About a month ago I went to an Audi showroom and looked at the new Audi A3 (3-door) and was sufficiently impressed to soon order a new A3 Sportback. I choose 1.4TFSI CoD (140ps) with s-tronic. Before I ordered, I was told that the delivery times are around 3 months, give or take a couple of weeks. I'm in Europe. Now, about 3 weeks after the order, I was told by the salesperson that it turns out that the specific model I'm ordering is probably going to be available on the 22nd week of 2013, ie. beginning of June. That's 5.5 months, not 3.5. He also told me that they're negotiating with the factory to see if this date can be moved back somehow. I'm not in a massive rush (I already have an A3 SB, 8P), but it's a bit disappointing to be told you're getting the car in 3.5 months and then told you'll probably wait until summer. I have to pay the same price regardless of delivery date, so I might as well drive it sooner rather than later.
What I want to know is this: is this the waiting time everyone else is seeing with the new A3 Sportback, or is it related to this engine/transmissions combination?