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210 or 225 bhp?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s4mark, Nov 13, 2009.

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    Hi. My Car is a 51 reg S3 with one piece headlights so not sure if that makes it a facelift version. When I purchased my car I trusted the dealers description that it was a 225bhp model however I am now starting to wonder if I have the 210bhp instead. Doesn't really bother me either way as it will be getting a remap soon but was just curious.:think:
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    check the engine code mate. im sure 51's would be 210. mines an amk which is 210
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    An engine code od BAM would be a 225 bhp.
    look at the stamped code on the top front of the head,
    it will be three leters...
    Mine is a 2001 face lift and it was a AMK engine code... Its now a BAM though.
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    Mine is a 2002 and is an AMK...

    Cheers,
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    Thanks all just checked my v5 and its an AMK so 210 it is. Still not sure what remap to go for but thinking i may pay Doug at MRC a visit cos least then I know its gonna get a full health check before any remapping takes place.
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    what bhp is apy engine?
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    Mine is a facelift 2002 51 plate BAM.

    I'm a little confused now, assumed all this age were 225?
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    210bhp matey.
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    I thought the same, mine was even advertised as a 225.

    You can check in the boot under the flooring there should be a sticker with it written on. It will say the KW. 154kw = 210, 165kw = 225
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    What bhp did yours come out with after a remap?
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    Both models pretty much come out the same after remap, around 260 ish
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    i am going to get mine remaped it just dont feel fast, mind you i have a 3 m3s, m5 skylines etc think this moght be why??
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    Mine made 209bhp before remap and 262bhp after remap, according to the RR print out, which is pretty much bang on 25% increase. But later RR shootouts have shown around 255bhp which I reckon is more realistic.
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    Pics of M3's, M5 and Skyline please :)
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    Here you go a few pics as asked

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    Nice selection of cars there, so how does one go from E39 M5 to Audi S3?
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    Have always like the s3 so i thought i would get one and see what all the hype is about :)
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    Also came from an M car. I agree the S3 was slow until remapped. Still not got quite the accelleration after the map but similar torque and more traction makes it a comparable B road weapon especially in bad weather.

    Enjoy!
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    Who done your remap? what bhp is it now?
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    [Nov 15, 2009]
    JBS in Chesterfield. Recommend them. I've not had it dyno'd but its a std stage 1, so about 260ish? Torque is the impressive bit though as that rises to about 270lb/ft which is the same as the M3!
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