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A3 1.8 Quattro - 250 or 280 NM of torque?

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Possum5, Nov 10, 2013.

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    [Nov 10, 2013]
    The Audi website gives a figure of 250NM of torque for the A3 1.8 tfsi quattro +6 speed DSG) but a number of people on this forum seem to think it has 280NM whilst the 1.8 fwd with 7 speed DSG has 250NM.

    Anyone know for certain which is correct?
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    [Nov 10, 2013]
    Hi, the brochure gives it at 250Nm...
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    [Nov 10, 2013]
    On the 2.0 tdi 150, the website quotes 340 Nm but the brochure says 320 Nm
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    Seems rather strange. On my car it has a overboost function, have the A3's the same?
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    [Nov 10, 2013]
    I've seen 280 somewhere (can't remember where - sorry), but I've seen 250 in lots of places too.

    I think the same basic engine in A4, A5 etc gives 320Nm (from memory), so I suspect it's been mapped down to 250Nm so that it can work with the 7 speed S-Tronic (which supports max 250Nm).

    The 6 speed S-Tronic can take more torque, and quattro would do a better job of getting that torque to the road than FWD, so when I first saw 280Nm I thought it made sense for Audi to have upped the output. But maybe they haven't and it's a mistake...

    Sorry, I'm not being any use really!
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