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A3 3ltr Diesel

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by paddy, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. paddy
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    [Dec 23, 2009]
    I have spent the day in a 3ltr diesel A4...what a brilliant engine. now why didn't Audi fit that in thew A3 ???. It would have made the S3 look pedestrian and slotted into the green thing with ease. also I have to say the latest Auto boxes are better than my DSG.
    A real eye opener today !!!!!
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    yeah I had a 3.0TDI A4 Avant Tiptronic S-Line as a courtesy car for the day!! Best day i've had for a short while!!

    The first journey was averaging 42mpg which I was amazed about...and then I discovered the S selection on the gearbox! Where did that last quarter tank disappear... ;) went down to 25mpg which still isn't bad for that size car and engine!!

    I think in the A3 the engine would be too heavy and handling would be pretty damaged as a consequence...the 3.2 being all aluminium unlike Diesel engines.
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    Yup

    I averaged 36.8 for the day.....never going to see that from my 3.2 !Even with 4 paving slabs in the boot to balance the handling i still say that would be the ultimate A3
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    3.0 v6 tdi is a nice engine but BM s N57 3.0 diesel has it licked for performance & economy.
    Also this engine would make an A3 far too nose heavy and is only used in longitudinally mounted applications, its high angle bank would make it a v tight squeeze in an A3 engine bay and they'd need a new tranny.
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    a4 3.0 tdi is a lovely engine/car, sublime & mapped its hell of alot better, drove my mates before & after map @amdsurrey, lushhhhhhhhhhhhh
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    That's the ONLY reason my next car will be an A4 !
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    Yes I'm almost heading that way, but cant decide if B7 is dated or not.
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    It's being widely commented about in journo world that the 3.0TDI is now lagging behind compared to BMW's diesels equivalent...dated technology some are calling it!
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