Jan 17, 2014
what is a delete model Designation,sounds like something more useful ?
It removes the model badges from the back of the car
Deleting model designation just removes the 'A3' signage from the boot-lid.
Deleting engine technology means removing the signage denoting which engine is under the bonet, (either TFSI or TDI).
Deleting rear badges from boot lid makes sense,it's one less thing to get ripped off by a thief
it eliminates the hassle of cleaning dirt/built up wax from around the script, and looks neat.
Photo of mine with both model and engine badges deleted:
As said above, makes cleaning a lot easier!
Must admit - was an oversight of mine when I ordered that I neglected to tick the delete options. Does look cleaner without.
Absolutely brilliant many thanks for the picture, looks very neat removing the badge leaves the average Joe unable to recognise the higher more expensive models. The logic is a basic model attracts less unwanted attention.
I have nine days left to remove/add extras ,before the built date is locked.
Or everyone knows that you've got the cheap one and taken the badges off because you're ashamed of it?
This was very common with BMWs in the early 2000s when people bought 320i's and put the 17" wheels from the 328i/330i and tried to fool everyone as they had the same twin chrome exhaust. Those in the know though could tell from the lack of headlamp washers and rain sensor... (and silver headlamp inners)... "geek alert", sorry.
Why bother unless you are ashamed.
If you like the cleaner look of no badging, great!!!! It's my car, do what you want
I don't think many owner's are opting to remove the badges out of shame on an Audi any longer since the have removed they engine capacity on the newer models. It's generally a praticality thing or personal aesthetic preference now.
Except maybe a few petrol heads who are ashamed of having an oil burner
Each to their own, of course. Clean look at the back does look nice.
Now a silver S3 debadged (with the optional S-Line style wheels) .... chrome mirror caps would blend in with the body colour .... that would be a very cool Q-Car, (unless you viewed from the back - in which case the 4 exhaust would give the game away). Am sure many would disagree no doubt!
Good point Sir, good point well made.
Didn't everyone get the memo that you are only allowed to order pilot approved specs nowadays? Sheesh guys!!!
Does ticking this option make any difference on an S3?
the only option for the S3 is model deletion, not engine technology deletion.
I've ticked both delete options - I hate waxing/cleaning around badges. Mine's an S line 184 quattro - so it's not cos I'm embarrassed of having a base model...
I took the Audi badges off mine and stuck those awesome Halfraud "turbo" and ////////M Sport ones on it...
Chicks love it, Chavs know the power and don't mess...and I look kewwwwwwwwl... it's a winner all round
I think it is those who remove their badges then put on something else, like '16v', or 'efi' that are the chavs of the world....
Looks too bare without for me, but I can see why people would for cleaning/practical purposes.
Left mine on for similar reasons. As I have gone for a red car I think the back of the car being red with red tail lights might look a bit featureless, particularly on a saloon without the larger window to compensate.
What next de- wiper the rear? Hate that look, it looks pants. Imo
I wouldn't take the S3 badge off mine to be honest. Its not as is Audi's are really in-your-face on styling as it is, and will be proud of my car. I'll have to learn to detail around the 1 inch badge when cleaning I guess...
Can we delete the 4 exhaust pipes and replace with a single one???
Only if you give us permission. Have a word with your best mate at the dealers... I'm sure he will sort you out
It's designed WITH the badge on, the option is available to remove it, however, does this not question Audi's design team efforts in makin a perfectly beautiful car. If I were head of design I'd it an insult if someone wanted to remove the badge of car I designed.
Don't be an ass.
Btw I went for the model designation only .
Wasn't talking to you so back off.
No need to be aggressive towards fellow forum members.
Don't BMW have an option where you can add an M or M3 badge?
They must have as I've seen plenty, quite a common thing on those with blacked out windows.
I took th engine technology from my last car. I dont really think it has any value any more. They dont know if you have the fast diesel or slow petrol.
Still had the old A1 badge, as I wanted people to know it was an A1. It also had the Sline badge on the wing, not sure if I did or didn like that.
Now I have an S3 it looks even more suited to just having the model. Also if you look in the brochure, the cars dont have engine tech bages
fast diesel???? fast diesel?? lol that can't be right??
Do you mean those annoying ones that block the outside lane then leave black smoke everywhere when they try to move at a pace slower than continental drift?
You could, it's not like a 2 litre, 4 pot engine needs 4 tail-pipes, one each side would have more than sufficed.
All it is is a visual attempt to differentiate the S3 from the other cars in the A3 range (they do all look similar, especially in certain colours that don't show the S3's more aggressive lines).
I like the option to delete, far easier to clean.
Didn't take it this time as the S3 badge is small and discrete anyway, and being my daily will be allowed to get dirty.
For those who weren't clear the above post was meant to be a joke!
What's funny is that you have to explain when you've made a joke............
I actually find a lot of your posts funny, but not in the laughing with you kind of way.........
Your post 34 seems not to have picked up on that fact!
A nostalgic post Mr Ball. Modern diesels are no longer like that Audi even race them at Le Mans.
no they don't.... diesel angers the car gods... shhhhhhh.... ;-) lol
My wife didn't care about the badges. I think the rear of the car looks bare without any. Though I didn't see any point putting TDI, or TFSI for that matter. So her car will just say A3. Don't have any problem cleaning - just use a noodle mitt.
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