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3.2 Quattro Or an S3?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Murf, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Murf

    Murf Member

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    Was thinking of buying one for track days etc. So i was wonding whats the difference between the 3.2 Quattro and an S3? ( Brakes,Suspension,Handling,Weight etc.)

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Turbo unit

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    3.2 then bolt a turbo on that best of both worlds
     
  4. willowsdad

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    Unless you're loaded, go for the S3 mate. I love my 3.2 but unless you've got thousands to turbocharge it you'll get more power for your money on the S3.
     
  5. Murf

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    Ooh, Thanks for the quick response. One more small question, and the difference between the 8P and 8L S3. Thanks
     
  6. nwhiteley

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    8P is the new shape version with the 2.0T 16V engine and the 8L has the old 1.8 20V engine
     
  7. liam-tdi

    liam-tdi New Member

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    About 10 grand
     
  8. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    V6 is a serious money when it comes to tuning. S3 turbo lump is much better potential and best of all is lighter! V6 is a massive old heavy design therefore needs a lot of work to make it as good.
     
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    Have a look at my sig and can see what's easily doable with an 8p S3 to get these number on either an 8L or V6 your looking at mega bucks.
     
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    It's really all down to personal preference and cash. If I had 20 grand, it'd be turbo charge the v6 rather than a standard 8P S3, but with that money you could completely rebuild an 8L S3 to your own spec.
     

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