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A3 3 door with electrically adjustable front seats

Tomrav Mar 11, 2013

  1. Tomrav

    Tomrav New Member

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    Hey all, was just wondering how come there's no option for electrically adjustable front seats on the 3 door version.

    That option only exist on the Sportback and that's the reason I purchased that model 2 years ago,

    I physically can't manually adjust my seat.

    I Really hoped they'll include that option on the 3 door version this time around

    since I'm really starting to dislike the estate look of my car.

    Seems weird though, the bmw 3 door 1 series has that option + memory! the sportback doesn't even offer a memory package.

    Any suggestions, ideas? Do you guys think that there's a chance Audi will include that option on the 3 door in the future?

    Thanks!
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Probably crash reasons, as you maybe wouldn't be able to move the seat forward if power cuts of or quick enough, sb has rear doors so safer.

    Can be retrofitted.
     
  3. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting thought, hadn't considered that but makes sense I guess. Maybe it's also problematic with seats which have to slide forward to gain entry to the rear?
     
  4. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    They usually now fit an easy access button on the top outside shoulder edge, which moves the seat motor forward/back quicker than the usual side button down by the carpet level.
     
  5. hittchy

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    I'm sure they're available in the A5 coupe, so doubt it's crash reasons.

    Maybe just they didn't anticipate enough demand on the A3 to ask the supplier to build them.
     
  6. Tomrav

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    The electric seats are also available on the TT, on the 2 door Porsche 911, on the 3 door bmw 1 series and many other "less than 5door cars".
     
  7. bobwilson

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    Do u have the new A3 sportback?
     
  8. Tomrav

    Tomrav New Member

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    No. I got mine 2 years ago, But seeing the new A3 sportback with those nasty roof rails makes it even worse.
     
  9. bobwilson

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    What roof rails? They're an option, no?
     
  10. Tomrav

    Tomrav New Member

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    Yeah they are an option. But haven't seen one picture without them.
     
  11. PjDali

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    There has been several pics of the SB without roofrails.

    Check out the pics thread as i posted one of a monsoon grey SB a week or so back. Not a roofrail in site :)
     
  12. bobwilson

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    click the link for more images:
    Let me google that for you

    Audi-A3-Sportback-CoD.jpg
     
  13. Tomrav

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  14. bobwilson

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    I got the attached image from that google search, it doesn't have any roof rails. Or did I dream it up?
     
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  17. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    That must be a photoshop - the front grill / fog surrounds are wrong. Nearly all of the publicity and marketing photos of the SB will feature roof rails as it was initially specced to come with them as standard. I believe that is no longer the case (for UK models at least).
     
  18. hittchy

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    If it makes you feel any better, it did the same for me. I managed to spot about 4 sportbacks without roof rails amongst the hundreds of images.

    I've gone through all the images on my iPad and drawn a blank I'm afraid. Mind you, I'm probably collecting my car this weekend so can furnish you with plenty then. :thumbsup:
     

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