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How to distinguish Audi 1.8T 180HP from 1.8T 150

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Neesh, May 8, 2010.

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    [May 8, 2010]
    How do I distinguish aan A3 1.8T 180HP from a 150 HP?are there any cosmetic differences?do they have different engines?and from what year were they built?
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    [May 8, 2010]
    180bhp started in2001 i think, the year the facelift came in, but just because its a facelift doesnt mean that its got a k03s in it.

    k03 150bhp
    k03s 180bhp.

    Search and a thread of engine codes with the k03s should come up.

    If your a3's post 2001 you may be luck !.
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    I thought only the quattro was 180bhp, all other 1.8T's were 150 as standard.
    The 180's are supposed to have a red "T", but obviously not a guarantee of anything.
    Just look at the sticker in the spare wheel well, 110kW = 150bhp, 132kW = 180bhp
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    [May 8, 2010]
    That's what I thought too
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    [May 8, 2010]
    No some non quattros also have a k03s, animals one which hes just bought has got a k03s i think. all quattros after a certain date, not sure if it was post facelift had k03s. But all the fwd a3's are mapped too 150bhp, but with the k03s with the right mods you can get 230bhp.
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    [May 8, 2010]
    If its a quattro it's 180 BHP, but as stated some facelifts have a k03s's fitted and are capable of more than the std 150 they come out of the box with
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    [May 8, 2010]
    as far as i know there were no 180bhp fwd A3's.
    as standard
    1.8t quattro 180bhp
    1.8t fwd 150bhp
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    [May 8, 2010]
    nope there are no 180bhp 2wd cars, although the later 2wd 2000 onwards (some still had KO3) had the same KO3s that the 180bhp quattro was eqipped with.....so giving you a better tuning figure
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