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A3 3 door with electrically adjustable front seats

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Tomrav, Mar 11, 2013.

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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!
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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".
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    Do u have the new A3 sportback?
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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.
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    What roof rails? They're an option, no?
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    Yeah they are an option. But haven't seen one picture without them.
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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 :)
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    click the link for more images:
    Let me google that for you

    Audi-A3-Sportback-CoD.jpg
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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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    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).
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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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