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2013 Audi S3

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Snake Pliskin, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Kempysue

    Kempysue Active Member

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    I've gone for phantom black with black styling :) 3 door, stronic, SS seats, plus loads of other extras
     
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  3. moffe

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    Great, its going to be nice one. Black on black!:p The waiting part is the hardest...even when it's quite close.
     
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  4. the_lecht_rocks

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

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    saw a 3 door black S3 last night - no idea what hue it was but it looked fantastic. i actually got excited when i saw it.

    seen 3 red ones so far [2x 3 dr and 1x 5dr] and a glacier 5dr and the black just looks superb.

    the red is obviously a popular choice due to the audi adverrtising campaign.
     
  5. Itguy

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    I've still not seen a new s3 on the road yet, which I find surprising being in in the busy midlands and going on the m1 every day on my commute. I'm off to Birmingham today so maybe I'll see one over there
     
  6. Kempysue

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    I've not seen any in the south west either. Which is great as they're rare but also not good as I'm hungry to see it!! All this waiting is a good test in patience!
     
  7. J6YAK

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    And lucky you too! Some people has to wait until March! :D[/QUOTE]


    Cheers Moffe but its only come forward by 2 weeks, which is great but still been a 4 month wait!!
     
  8. NotquiteWelsh

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    I've not seen another in North Wales or Cheshire yet, apart from the dealer demos.
     
  9. the_lecht_rocks

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

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    Aberdeen is a bit like DisneyLand however...
     
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  10. Duds44

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    Back on the Audi Connect... Can it use your smartphone if you are tethered to the car?
     
  11. PilotAudi

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    Try Tescos in Clevedon spotted Mr Vicker doing his shopping ;-0 But that's Fire Engine Red not Phantom!!
     
  12. Itguy

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    In a word, no. Simply, early cars (ie the non-4g ones) supported RSAP which means you would need an RSAP compatible phone for that to workCars with 4g (ie all new ones) don't have RSAP and only support having their own SIM card in the slot in the glovebox.
     
  13. geefunk1978

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    Well the S3 has been on a dyno this morning, guess what it made?!
     
  14. Duds44

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    Oh mannnnn. So I can't use any internet services through my tethered android phone, only if I get a separate SIM? Bugger!
     
  15. Battlekrapz

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    320?
     
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  19. Battlekrapz

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    Answer is ? :eek:
     
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  20. lotus

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    280, may have cheated
     
  21. geefunk1978

    geefunk1978 Well-Known Member

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    The answer is 280bhp at the flywheel and 396Nm of torque. That was with a full tank of Tesco Momentum 99.
    So power is down, but torque is up on what's quoted.
     
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  23. Battlekrapz

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    That's so disappointing ...
     
  24. geefunk1978

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    torque is the most important figure, so that's good it's up from supposedly 380Nm standard
     
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    Im not fluent english speaker but doesnt 280bhp measured from wheels mean about 320-330bhp from motor? Drivetrain loss in all wheel drive cars in dyno is about 15%. So 280bhp from wheels sounds excellent result to me.
     
  26. geefunk1978

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    280bhp was measured at the flywheel, not the wheels. So power at the wheels will be a lot less, circa 250bhp.
     
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  27. PilotAudi

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    Are you taking it back to the dealer ???
     
  28. geefunk1978

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    I don't think so. It's still quicker than my 8P S3 was and that was at Stage 1 with 310BHP.
     
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    Interesting...are they mapping it today?
     
  30. geefunk1978

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    Just spoke to Ben and he's nearly done with it and says he's got a surprise for me so maybe! Unless the engine has spectacularly exploded all over his workshop and that's the surprise...
     
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    Torque is what matters really, so that's a good result there.
     
  32. kenny_boon

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    very true, your TDI is a good case in point
     
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  33. PilotAudi

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    Not the 500Nm we've been used to though Mr boon!
     
  34. the_lecht_rocks

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    i'm a bit concerned there's less than the 300hp at the flywheel on good fuel.
    i'd consider an explanation from Audi if I had my lower figures.
    not good, and torque isn't the most important figure, its just one half of the equation, although turbo engines rely on torque, not ultimate power of course.
    disappointing news imo.
     
  35. Lawzie

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    PICK UP - Tomorrow at 10:00am. This is going to be a long night ;)
     
  36. Johnnyb

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    Is it not true that all cars come out of the factory with slightly different figures? Some S3's might be 310bhp, others 280bhp etc...

    I guess the torque is the saving grace here...
     
  37. geefunk1978

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    Well mine's now running a dyno certified 325bhp courtesy of Shark Performance....
     
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  38. Johnnyb

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    How does it feel from standard?
     
  39. J6YAK

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    Got to love that Geefunk, you've only had it 5 mins!!! Nice work :thumbsup:

    How did they do it? Was it a piggy back unit?
     
  40. kenny_boon

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    No that's very true :)
     
  41. the_lecht_rocks

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

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    325hp sounds adequate IMHO.
     
  42. PilotAudi

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    That's great. How did your insurance company react when you told them?
     

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