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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny_boon View Post
    My car is now build week 4 woohoo
    How did that work ? Ordered mine 21 Sept and I'm week 4!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    How did that work ? Ordered mine 21 Sept and I'm week 4!!!

    I ordered mine at the end of October and have been give week 3 build. Not really 100% how they dedicate a build week to you though.
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    See post hash 1 S3 register . Manual
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joetidman View Post
    This has got me thinking...has anyone seen any other stats (magazines, official data) in the new S3 like 30-70, 0-100, braking times etc? I can only find 0-60 and was interested?
    EVO magazine - November 13 group test.

    S3 manual SB
    0-30 in 1.8 seconds
    0-60 in 5.4 seconds
    0-100 in 12.5 seconds
    1/4 mile in 13.7 seconds

    Merc A45 AMG
    0-30 in 1.7 seconds
    0-60 in 4.3 seconds
    0-100 in 10.6 seconds
    1/4 mile in 12.8 seconds.

    Golf GTI performance pack DSG
    0-30 in 2.8 seconds
    0-60 in 6.2 seconds
    0-100 in 14.7 seconds
    1/4 mile in 14.8 seconds.

    There was also figures for Megane 265 Cup and Focus ST. Both slower than the Germans. I would have loved to have seen what an S-Tronic S3 would do as think it would not be too far behind the Merc. The Merc's times were achieved with its launch control function and the writer also suggests the GTI's times were done the same way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    How did that work ? Ordered mine 21 Sept and I'm week 4!!!
    No idea, must think I'm a valued Audi customer

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny_boon View Post
    No idea, must think I'm a valued Audi customer
    At least I've got a good discount Kenny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty2011 View Post
    What driving mode does everyone drive their S3's in most of the time? Comfort, dynamic, auto, efficiency or individual?
    I read that comfort is more ideal for longer journeys.
    I use efficiency for driving to work and back as it's only 2 miles so doesn't even warm up!
    The rest of the time I swap between auto and dynamic (in manual). Don't tend to use individual that much to be honest although I've got mine set up with everything dynamic except auto steering.

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    You won't like that I placed my order on November 17th and I am locked in build week 3. Delivery 1st March.



    I guess the dealer had prebooked a slot and it was simply a case of changing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_G View Post
    You won't like that I placed my order on November 17th and I am locked in build week 3. Delivery 1st March.



    I guess the dealer had prebooked a slot and it was simply a case of changing it.

    7% discount.
    At least my discount is better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    At least I've got a good discount Kenny!
    Mine wasn't too bad

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    Still can't reply via website, still on tapatalk.

    So yours is build week 3 too, are you picking up on 1st March?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geefunk1978 View Post
    Looking forward to the results from this. Be interesting to see what difference it is compared to mine!
    Ok it made 301hp and 295ftlbs of torque. It's on statllers Facebook page.
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    I was looking at my data use today. Had the car for 3 ish weeks now and only downloaded 50mb over 1000 miles.... Anyway I'll skip to the end... saw that the last date it was reset was 5/11/13 this must have been the date my car came to life my build week was that week. Just thought it was a way to find out the cars birthday. I'll pop it on the Calendar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobH_S3 View Post
    Ok it made 301hp and 295ftlbs of torque. It's on statllers Facebook page.
    Hmm 21bhp is quite a big difference to mine, although the torque is pretty much the same so that's good. Torque is definitely the most important figure though, it is effortlessly quick it still surprises me!

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    Did Paul do a review?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedsoff View Post
    Did Paul do a review?
    Yeah what's happened to him? Think his only review so far was the car is "Sh!t hot"
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobH_S3 View Post
    Ok it made 301hp and 295ftlbs of torque. It's on statllers Facebook page.
    Did they say they were doing any development work?

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    Hey guys,

    So, the last stage of the wait for me has begun. Car was built on 9th December and I have the VIN. Question I have is do Audi use Wallenius Wilhelmsen? (URL: https://att.2wglobal.com/gstattweb/o...uickSearchPage)

    When I had a Mercedes built, I was able to find out which ship it was on by using the above URL and then track the ship; does Audi use them as well?

    Tried dealer but hasn't gotten back to me yet, so thought I'd try the knowledgable people on these here forums

    PS. I'm in Australia.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geefunk1978 View Post
    Did they say they were doing any development work?
    Steve's dyno is pretty tight aswell. Standard cars make standard power and stage 2+ cars of the previous generation make around 330-340hp on it. A car with a Loba 400 turbo went on straight after me and made 370hp.

    When stuff becomes available they'll be fitting it. Should be going into BCS for an exhaust in the new year. When a map comes that'll be going on.

    Loba are already fetling with the turbos for these cars aswell which should be interesting.

    Intakes will be easy to do

    The fuel pump looks huge so hopefully won't have that to do this time.

    Definitely needs more torque though, doesn't really pin you in the seat after 50mph.

    Oh and it has a plastic sump so becareful of those speed bumps!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulp84 View Post
    EVO magazine - November 13 group test.

    S3 manual SB
    0-30 in 1.8 seconds
    0-60 in 5.4 seconds
    0-100 in 12.5 seconds
    1/4 mile in 13.7 seconds

    Merc A45 AMG
    0-30 in 1.7 seconds
    0-60 in 4.3 seconds
    0-100 in 10.6 seconds
    1/4 mile in 12.8 seconds.

    Golf GTI performance pack DSG
    0-30 in 2.8 seconds
    0-60 in 6.2 seconds
    0-100 in 14.7 seconds
    1/4 mile in 14.8 seconds.

    There was also figures for Megane 265 Cup and Focus ST. Both slower than the Germans. I would have loved to have seen what an S-Tronic S3 would do as think it would not be too far behind the Merc. The Merc's times were achieved with its launch control function and the writer also suggests the GTI's times were done the same way.
    Ah thanks for that, hadn't seen it. I think you're right, launch control seems to have a big difference now on 0-60 times. Shame they didn't look at 30-70 to see the pace in 3rd which would even it out a bit between the AMG and S3 I reckon
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    I don't know whether these have been posted before, but interesting comparison on acceleration

    S3 vs A45AMG vs M135i
    S3 vs M135i vs E92 M3
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    Been told today ours is at the dock ready to be shipped to the UK. Our dealer is hoping to have it in the UK just after christmas for delivery early January Not long now!
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    My build date has been brought forward from week 7 to week 6.
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    I've run out of images to look at on my google searches. Need more photos and info to tide me over to 1st March!!

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    Where is Paul with his black 3-door?!?! I need photos of the new car please Paul!!

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    While the website was down, I managed to pick up my car and have already put nearly 300 miles on it in the last day.

    Overall I really like the car. Lods of good things and only a couple of things I would change.

    I can see how this car will be a real pleasure to own, both luxury and ease to drive along with big smiley face fun spirited driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cumbrian_bob View Post
    While the website was down, I managed to pick up my car and have already put nearly 300 miles on it in the last day.

    Overall I really like the car. Lods of good things and only a couple of things I would change.

    I can see how this car will be a real pleasure to own, both luxury and ease to drive along with big smiley face fun spirited driving.
    Pics?!
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    So what would you change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kempysue View Post
    I've run out of images to look at on my google searches. Need more photos and info to tide me over to 1st March!!
    SNAP!! Defo need more pics!
    Here at last: MY14 S3 Sportback, Manual, Estoril Blue, Rails, SS Seats, LED Headlights, Interior LED pack, Privacy glass, Comfort pack, Audi Sound System, Black Inlays.
    Just gone: MY13 Audi TT 2.0 TDI Quattro Amplified Black Edition, Misano Red, Privacy glass, Sat nav
    Previous : MY12 A3 2.0TDI Quattro Black Edition, Misano Red, Bose, Full Leather, Privacy glass

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    Trying to upload the pics using photobucket as slideshow, hope it works

    S3 Slideshow by Bob_s | Photobucket
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cumbrian_bob View Post
    Trying to upload the pics using photobucket as slideshow, hope it works

    S3 Slideshow by Bob_s | Photobucket
    Nice one Bob, some very arty pics there, in my colour too!!

    Cheers mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cumbrian_bob View Post
    Trying to upload the pics using photobucket as slideshow, hope it works

    S3 Slideshow by Bob_s | Photobucket

    Great pics. More! We want more!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham_S3SB View Post
    Best mpg so far on a long run up to Lake District from leeds via A-Roads and some motorway was 39mpg over about 135 miles.

    My average mpg per tank of fuel has now edged up to about 35mpg from 31mpg when new, S3 has now done 2,300 miles and the fuel consumption has got significantly better from new.

    Using cruise control at a steady 70mph on the motorway you get about 38mpg, and I regularly see 37mpg on 30/40 mile trips with some bits of fast driving. I can beleive the Audi claimed 40mpg combined....but you will need to cruise for long periods at 60 I would say and no S3 type driving

    As with all cars cold running kills the fuel consumption....let it warm up before you hit that throttle. Communting in stop start traffic gets the fuel consumption down to 30mpg +/-. Hooligan driving on the open road also 30mpg or less.
    30ish is ok, my pug 307xsi only does 31mpg with my over zealous but not silly right foot and 60-85mph motorway driving, mostly 70-80mph on motorways - oops I mean 70mph officer. I still cant believe in this day and age that the motorway speed limit is stuck at 70mph, hardly anyone around reading does <70mph unless stuck in traffic
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    Quote Originally Posted by audi888 View Post
    So what would you change?
    Little things so far that I havnt got used to. The arm rest doesn't seem to return to the previous location when you access the box underneath.

    The boot carpet protector isnt really that great, I'll put a seperate article on this elsewhere, it it something that some people might benefit from knowing its positives and negatives

    I havnt managed to get the seat in a good position yet, still need to play about I think,
    First time I tried voice commands it seemed to only be for the phone book, again I need to play about with this
    The warning sticker on the passenger visor. For any reason that health & safety should be banned, that would be it, and why both sides
    Drive select seems to be a bit of a faff, press once and it seems to wake up, and then tell you what its on, then lets you move through them, not exactly quickly. I was kind of hoping it would work like the skip next track on music. But I can understand why it just cant skip to a whole new drive style setting as easy as skipping a music track. Maybe an expection thing there, or maybe again just not used to it.
    You use the left and right on the volume knob to skip tracks, think I prefer the more traditional two buttons.
    No engine temperature indicator

    They are all little niggles and more things I can get used to. But please dont think they ditract from the car overall. The luxury feal is stunning on every details and part. From the lined glove box, qulity controls and dials, all the way to the boot. The engine perfromance has loads of fun, couldnt believe just how nice it it on the motorway to drive. Road handling for normal driving is really comfortable. The LED lights are fantastic, and not just the light from them, but also the feeling of safety when you indicate, good for other drivers to see your intentions.

    I have only given it a couple of spirited drives or full presses on the accelerator. The torque is noticable, the growl of the engine and parp when changing gears is fun, and the power at all levels is certainly there, both setting off from standstill or gong from 50 - 70 on a motorway sliproad to merge in with safety and ease but also with the car not running away.

    I'll see how it keeps going, the MPG isnt to bad, 32 mpg over 250 mile return trip mostly motorway, effieciency mode is a bit wierd when it goes into coasting, I am sure the engine parps as it kind of switches off. The auto start stop, hold assist and the Stronic are a dream, seems a slow press to stop doesnt switch off the engine, but a firner press cuts the engine, but a press on the accelerator and its on and setting of in a blink of an eye.

    Just one final word of caution, remember that when the car is in hold assist mode the gren A, dont think about pressing the accelerator pedal so you can hear then engine rev a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_G View Post
    You won't like that I placed my order on November 17th and I am locked in build week 3. Delivery 1st March.



    I guess the dealer had prebooked a slot and it was simply a case of changing it.

    7% discount.
    I really think audi should sort this long delay out, 6 months is an unacceptable wait!

    This is my first Audi and I am not impressed coming supposedly inferior cars in Ford and Peugeot. My wife has a Merc and they don't take long either.

    Also annoying that I ordered my car before you on 18th Oct and have to wait until build week 6 (was 9, then 12, now 6)!!

    I know the wait will be worth it but I guess im just getting impatient
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    Sorry for the long post, didnt realise I type so much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cumbrian_bob View Post
    Little things so far that I havnt got used to. The arm rest doesn't seem to return to the previous location when you access the box underneath.

    The boot carpet protector isnt really that great, I'll put a seperate article on this elsewhere, it it something that some people might benefit from knowing its positives and negatives

    I havnt managed to get the seat in a good position yet, still need to play about I think,
    First time I tried voice commands it seemed to only be for the phone book, again I need to play about with this
    The warning sticker on the passenger visor. For any reason that health & safety should be banned, that would be it, and why both sides
    Drive select seems to be a bit of a faff, press once and it seems to wake up, and then tell you what its on, then lets you move through them, not exactly quickly. I was kind of hoping it would work like the skip next track on music. But I can understand why it just cant skip to a whole new drive style setting as easy as skipping a music track. Maybe an expection thing there, or maybe again just not used to it.
    You use the left and right on the volume knob to skip tracks, think I prefer the more traditional two buttons.
    No engine temperature indicator

    They are all little niggles and more things I can get used to. But please dont think they ditract from the car overall. The luxury feal is stunning on every details and part. From the lined glove box, qulity controls and dials, all the way to the boot. The engine perfromance has loads of fun, couldnt believe just how nice it it on the motorway to drive. Road handling for normal driving is really comfortable. The LED lights are fantastic, and not just the light from them, but also the feeling of safety when you indicate, good for other drivers to see your intentions.

    I have only given it a couple of spirited drives or full presses on the accelerator. The torque is noticable, the growl of the engine and parp when changing gears is fun, and the power at all levels is certainly there, both setting off from standstill or gong from 50 - 70 on a motorway sliproad to merge in with safety and ease but also with the car not running away.

    I'll see how it keeps going, the MPG isnt to bad, 32 mpg over 250 mile return trip mostly motorway, effieciency mode is a bit wierd when it goes into coasting, I am sure the engine parps as it kind of switches off. The auto start stop, hold assist and the Stronic are a dream, seems a slow press to stop doesnt switch off the engine, but a firner press cuts the engine, but a press on the accelerator and its on and setting of in a blink of an eye.

    Just one final word of caution, remember that when the car is in hold assist mode the gren A, dont think about pressing the accelerator pedal so you can hear then engine rev a little.

    Many thanks for this. always good to get peoples views. This is well sorted every day car that has 4 seats and isn't too big, but big enough for 99% of usages.

    One thing, re: the Hold Assist - so I assume that if the hold assist is on and you blip the throttle you just stay stationary with the engine revving until you disengage hold assist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cumbrian_bob View Post
    Little things so far that I havnt got used to. The arm rest doesn't seem to return to the previous location when you access the box underneath.

    The boot carpet protector isnt really that great, I'll put a seperate article on this elsewhere, it it something that some people might benefit from knowing its positives and negatives

    I havnt managed to get the seat in a good position yet, still need to play about I think,
    First time I tried voice commands it seemed to only be for the phone book, again I need to play about with this
    The warning sticker on the passenger visor. For any reason that health & safety should be banned, that would be it, and why both sides
    Drive select seems to be a bit of a faff, press once and it seems to wake up, and then tell you what its on, then lets you move through them, not exactly quickly. I was kind of hoping it would work like the skip next track on music. But I can understand why it just cant skip to a whole new drive style setting as easy as skipping a music track. Maybe an expection thing there, or maybe again just not used to it.
    You use the left and right on the volume knob to skip tracks, think I prefer the more traditional two buttons.
    No engine temperature indicator

    They are all little niggles and more things I can get used to. But please dont think they ditract from the car overall. The luxury feal is stunning on every details and part. From the lined glove box, qulity controls and dials, all the way to the boot. The engine perfromance has loads of fun, couldnt believe just how nice it it on the motorway to drive. Road handling for normal driving is really comfortable. The LED lights are fantastic, and not just the light from them, but also the feeling of safety when you indicate, good for other drivers to see your intentions.

    I have only given it a couple of spirited drives or full presses on the accelerator. The torque is noticable, the growl of the engine and parp when changing gears is fun, and the power at all levels is certainly there, both setting off from standstill or gong from 50 - 70 on a motorway sliproad to merge in with safety and ease but also with the car not running away.

    I'll see how it keeps going, the MPG isnt to bad, 32 mpg over 250 mile return trip mostly motorway, effieciency mode is a bit wierd when it goes into coasting, I am sure the engine parps as it kind of switches off. The auto start stop, hold assist and the Stronic are a dream, seems a slow press to stop doesnt switch off the engine, but a firner press cuts the engine, but a press on the accelerator and its on and setting of in a blink of an eye.

    Just one final word of caution, remember that when the car is in hold assist mode the gren A, dont think about pressing the accelerator pedal so you can hear then engine rev a little.
    I have to agree - health and safety sticker - very annoying and designed by a clueless no style pleb no doubt
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lecht_rocks View Post
    I've bought another set of s3 alloys that will be wrapped in Michelin alpines for our winter period. They'll get me up the Shee, the Gorm and the Alps this and the next 10 winters. Chains in the obit for the Haute Savoie on requirement It's not the width, it's the compound and pattern that matter. I wil also fit the Quaife diff and HFA diff control to improve the torque split and drive ability......
    my wife says that width matters
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lecht_rocks View Post
    I've bought another set of s3 alloys that will be wrapped in Michelin alpines for our winter period. They'll get me up the Shee, the Gorm and the Alps this and the next 10 winters. Chains in the obit for the Haute Savoie on requirement It's not the width, it's the compound and pattern that matter. I wil also fit the Quaife diff and HFA diff control to improve the torque split and drive ability......
    how much were the s3 alloys?
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