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New S3 - A3 Differences

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RedUn, Nov 26, 2006.

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    [Nov 26, 2006]
    I'm wondering if anyone can help me here, I've been on here as a guest doing quite a few searches and I can't seem to find out what i'm looking for.

    I'm after finding out what the technical differences are between the new S3 and a 2.0T Quattro.

    Does the S3 use a different turbo? are the internals the same? also is the suspension any different?

    I'm hoping to build a car that handles, stops and goes really well and i'm just trying to work out whether I need an S3 as a base car or if the 2.0T will do basically.

    Thanks a lot I hope you can help me out
    Rick
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    Just read the turbos are different between the two, does anyone know what the standard 2.0T turbo is rated too compared to the S3 turbo?

    Thanks again
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    i ve heard the new S3's front suspension is different & uses allot more aluminium. I would imagine the turbo is bigger to seeing as a remapped 2.0T makes about 250bhp.
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    Doh! I was hoping just for different dampers/springs/arb's, do you know if I can retrofit the ally suspension components?

    Thanks
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    The suspension arms are alluminium and you should be able to retro fit them although they will be expensive I would imagine. The engine has a larger turbo and uprated internal engine componants(could just be rods and pistons though).

    Depending how much your going to spend I would think you would be better off starting with an S3 and upgrading that than wasting money upgrading so much on a 2.0TQ just to even get it to S3 spec.
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    [Nov 27, 2006]
    The new Audi S3 in detail : http://www.fourtitude.com/news/publish/Audi_News/article_2495.shtml


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    [Nov 27, 2006]
    Thanks for the replys and that link it had basically everything I wanted to know in one place!

    Just been out in an S3, although they wouldn't let me drive it for insurance purposes it was very very nice just needs more power, gripped really well though, very impressed!

    Does anyone know how tuneable a 2litre FSI engine is? I know on the old 1.8T's there were people with 400bhp is the new one going to be the same?

    Thanks
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