Jan 4, 2009
Glad you like it! Gives me some confidence once I get my hands on mine sometime in July...
Just to let everyone know that BE is now available again on the Audi site
Had our 1.8 for 8 weeks now, and to my surprise, the good lady absolutely loves it. We have never spent anything like as much on a car before, having had Merivas, Corsas and Micras before. Theonly trouble is she uses it for work and I hardly get a look in. I'll have to order another one for myself!
was wondering if anyone knows if there is a limited amount of black editions or can you buy them between set times just wondered how exclusive my new car is ?
It was originally a limited offer up to end Jun 09, then extended to end Sep 09 and now there isnt any time limit that I can see on the website. I have had mine for 8 months (ordered last May arrived Oct) and have maybe seen one other black edition on the roads since then. Another measure is check out how many audi-sport Black Edition members that regularly use this site. If yours in an S3 Black Edition then that's even better!
...actually website does say the Black Edition offer is valid up until Sep 10 but they've done that before!
Had my 2L TFSI for a few weeks now and really starting to enjoy it
Few niggles tho... the electric mirror dont always do what they're told, when my iPhone is connected to the Aux there's interference (not sure how much Audi can do about that)
Most worrying is a slight 'knocking' noise when I disengage the clutch when shifting from first to second gear. When I lift my foot off the clutch, there's a metallic 'bonk' noise pretty much every time. It's becoming a bit irritating - it's no loud but you know it's there
May wait a week or so for more faults before taking it in!
I have had my TDI 140 black edition sportback for a week now. I too have just started to notice a bonk noise when you change gear. My brother in law is an audi mehanic so he is going to take it for a spin tonight to see what he thinks it might be. Really hope its nothing, dont want to have to take it in so soon after getting it.
Yip mine does it as well. I'm sure the previous ill S3 did it and my pre-facelift A3 too. I've just put up with it, but always notice it as well. If it is a problem, then I'll gladly run it into Audi. Look forward to feedback on this.
Hey - what was the diagnosis?
He can hear the bonk noise too, so its not just in our heads. He is not sure what it is, not sure if it is clutch related or gearbox possibly. He is going to have a chat with the master tech at the garage tomorrow to find out if this is a know problem etc. He is going to get back to me when he knows more.
I've posted this pic in another thread but as people might end up looking here for the changes to the BE for the upcoming facelift thought I'd post it again.
According to my dealer these will be fitted to the facelift. He got the pic from Audi who sent out a pdf with photos attached which detailed all of the changes to the updated cars. He only sent me the one pic so I was wondering if anyone had any other pics of these wheels as I'm pretty sure I've seen them on some other cars in the past if I'm not mistaken.
Yeah these come as an option on the TT - although they are 19" I think!
Also posted in another thread, but I'm guessing the new wheels will look something like this?
There also appears to be an option on the German site for RS6 (current) style wheels for the S-line spec cars (in 18 inch)..
Reading this and seeing the pictures, I'm glad I got mine when I did! Can't see any real improvement, I don't like those wheels as much as the RS4's (and don't like the RS6's that much either), and all that for more money...
Do I sound like a moan yet?
From what I read on the other thread about the facelift the wheels will be titanium coloured and 18". Should look pretty good, I hope.
They're the TT-RS wheel no? Better in 19" on the TT IMO, but I'll reserve final judgement until I see it in the flesh. That new RS6 wheel is horrid, only looks good in a much darker colour and on an Imola yellow RS4 as in the Rimz thread sticky.
Now that's a moan.
Hey guys, new to the site as car on order but noticed your post.
I am thinking of getting my mirrors to black also but i think the best and cheep option is to get them vinyl wrapped.
There is a company near me in Burton that can do it and it has something like a 5 year cover on it. www.carbonskin.co.uk
Oh wow there is going to be another face lift!?! do we know what the cut off would be at all? mine has not got a factory slot yet so wonder if it will fall into that time zone.... hope not i like the BE wheels as they are.
Yes, if your order as not got a factory slot yet, it will almost defo be the new model with new wheels.
Aw nuts! to be fair thats not what i ordered though. will keep my powder dry till we get some better info though i guess. as Rico said they may yet be 19" and look better in the titanium.
Will call the dealer though tomorrow and be nosey.
Depends on when you ordered your car. If you haven't had a build slot and you're not expecting your car within the next 2 months max then I would imagine you are going to get a facelift car as they start building them anytime now.
The German site describes the wheels above as "5 arm rotor design, Titanoptik" (titanium finish) - and they're 18"
At least they are going be more easy to clean.
Spot on Rico, they're TT-RS style wheels. I've found a bigger pic of them in the titanium colour on the audi site. look pretty good, although that is as 19".
What are the chances of Audi producing the same wheel design in 2 different sizes? Wouldn't it make more sense to use up existing stock of the 19"s? (Well... here's to vain hope anyway!)
Hmm just looked at the german site (good job its pretty easy to understand) would need to see them in the metal i think still.
I have just given back my Golf Edition 30 and the BBS rims on that were a right pain to clean so comment noted but i'm a sucker for spokes.
Think i have as a banker though is i specifically asked the dealer if there was a face lift coming when i signed up and he said no! They must have known by then..
Well no point speculating will call and let you know what they say tomorrow.
I ordered mine on April 30th - on this date I was told that it WILL be a MY11 as all build slots had been filled fro MY10! I also ordered Aluminum Inlays which the brochure and website at the time told me were available - guess what - Audi have moved the goal posts on that as well! But apparently they can change the spec at any time without notification! From what I've been told though, it is simply the wheels, the removal of alu inlays, and the addition of some piano black bits to the interior, i.e. air vents and RNS-E screen bezel that has changed on the BE! Fingers crossed when it turns up in October it still resembles an A3 - after all like I said! Spec subject to change Without notice! Never know it may look a bit more like an R8 by then! lol
I will be going down my dealers to find out more about this tomorrow as well. Will report back.
18"s it is then.
I'm hoping the air vent changes aren't going to mean the alloy bezels are going to be black plastic because that really will look cheap and nasty and I will be pissed.
Just looked at the photos Audi released with the facelift details a few weeks ago and it shows that air vents with alloy bezels so I'm feeling a little more relaxed. Not sure what the black air vent bits they are referring to are, any ideas?
Hmmm, interested in this facelift as I am still waiting on confirmation of a build slot date but had my car order with Audi since February along with a big delay from Slough Audi. Now the order is with Manchester Audi and have asked them to confirm build date. I won't make final judgement without seeing full pictures of the changes, but initially I'm not as excited about the new alloy design.
I have my BE booked in at Audi tomorrow - getting the callipers done in Brilliant Red.
Pics to come...
You mean painting them?
How much are they charging you for that? if you don't mind me asking.
£60 + vat for them all. Im happy with the price tbh
I was charged £20 per calliper 4 years ago for my Golf.
Cheers, i was thinking of getting my done as well when i get my car. But will be doing them myself, as i have done my last 3 cars as it quite easy to do. I think red will look great with Ibis White.
Ye red will stand out nicely.
I know that its a fairly easy job but I would rather hand the hassle over to Audi. I would probably trip and smear the paint brush down the door lol.
I have played with the idea of getting the S Line decals put on the front callipers. What you think?
I was thinking something like that. I think its will look quite smart, but got you make sure the decals are heat resistant.
these are the ones that im thinking:
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