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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Snake Pliskin, Feb 26, 2013.
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.
See post hash 1 S3 register . Manual
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.
No idea, must think I'm a valued Audi customer
At least I've got a good discount Kenny!
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.
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.
At least my discount is better!
Mine wasn't too bad
Still can't reply via website, still on tapatalk.
So yours is build week 3 too, are you picking up on 1st March?
Ok it made 301hp and 295ftlbs of torque. It's on statllers Facebook page.
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.
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!
Did Paul do a review?
Yeah what's happened to him? Think his only review so far was the car is "Sh!t hot"
Did they say they were doing any development work?
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/ocean.do?method=getDefaultOceanQuickSearchPage)
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.
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!!!
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
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!
My build date has been brought forward from week 7 to week 6.
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!!
Where is Paul with his black 3-door?!?! I need photos of the new car please Paul!!
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.
So what would you change?
SNAP!! Defo need more pics!
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!!
Great pics. More! We want more!!
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
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 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
Sorry for the long post, didnt realise I type so much
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
I have to agree - health and safety sticker - very annoying and designed by a clueless no style pleb no doubt
my wife says that width matters
how much were the s3 alloys?