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1.6 TDI performance questions

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by swbtz10, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. swbtz10

    swbtz10 New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Hoping for some help,

    just ordered an a3 SB 1.6 TDI S Line,and was hoping for some feedback on driving performance with sport suspension which I believe us standard on s line models also read the 1.6 doesn't have the more sophisticated rear suspension ?

    thanks,
    Steven
     
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  3. Daz Auto

    Daz Auto Active Member

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    "Is there something wrong? Maverick: Yes ma'am, the data on the MiG is inaccurate."

    Sorry to worry you Steve. It looks like some of the reviewers have done a copy and paste job from a Golf review.

    Still waiting for someone to confirm this, but at the moment it looks like all A3s are fitted with multi-link suspension. Low spec Golfs have light weight, torsion beam suspension. With Skoda and Seat only fitting the performance multi-link to their higher range models.

    Though, from what I have read, the only time you are likely to notice is on really bad roads or cornering at speed. The 1.6 Golf we tested was certainly a very comfortable car compared to the Audi on sports suspension and 17 inch tyres.
     
  4. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member
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    All 1.6TDI engined 8V models have the 'less sophisticated' torsion bar rear suspension as do the 1.2TFSI engined cars. All the other engined cars have the 'more sophisticated' 4-link rear suspension. It does not matter if it is SE, Sport or S-line it is purely determined by the engine fitted to the car.

    For a bit more information see my other post:http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3...ied-about-comfort-suspension.html#post2048419
     
  5. swbtz10

    swbtz10 New Member

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    Thanks for your replies and clearing that up for me.
     
  6. yetirider

    yetirider Active Member

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    I'll paint a picture.
    A guy in a seat leon pulled along side me last night wanting some fun at the lights, i make all the moves edging forward as we wait for the light change.
    They hit green he roars off the non race won, as i just plod off laughing at him.
    Why did i not have a go? I have a 1.6 TDI, great engine but its not a racer its a plodder.

    So my question is why order an s-line with a 1.6 TDI, its a plodder in wolves clothing.
    For me an s-line should have an engine that matches what it is , a sporty car.
     
  7. swbtz10

    swbtz10 New Member

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    Haha I know what you mean but I might as well have a nice looking car that's not fast going from a 1.2 polo I might not be racing but it will still feel quick to me lol
     
  8. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member
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    Well it will a definite improvement on a 1.2 Polo, both in looks, quality and power even it won't be the fastest S-Line around.
     
  9. snakehips

    snakehips Well-Known Member

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    I'd argue that even in S-line guise the A3 isn't particularly sporty looking. The S-line trim does complement the car and fills it out nicely but sporty? Not to me.
    So IMHO every combo of trim and engine is equally valid.
     
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  10. snowfree52

    snowfree52 Full LED baby !

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    what is sporty to you ? have you seen cars from ten years ago ? You had to have a Ferrari to get that aggressive.
     
  11. snakehips

    snakehips Well-Known Member

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    Yes, my Ferraris are indeed sporty!:happy:
     

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