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Paddle shift?

MikeRSR Jul 29, 2011

  1. MikeRSR

    MikeRSR New Member

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    Hi a newbie here, just starting a hunt for an A3 with DSG.
    Can anyone tell me what year the paddle shift system came in?

    Thanks, Mike
     
  2. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

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    1.4 TFSI
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    2.0L TDI 170
    2.0L TFSI

    There's more models but they're the ones i know of for definite.

    :arco:
     
  3. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

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    Oh and the 3.2 A3 also.
     
  4. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

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    All A3s with the DSG (S-tronic in Audi speak) have come with the paddle shifts and I have a brochure dated August 2003 and that shows the DSG being available on the 2.0TDI and the 3.2 quattro Sport.

    I purchased a new 2.0TDI in July 2004 that had the DSG option and, of course, the paddle gear-change.
     
  5. Arnie

    Arnie Member

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    i confirm my 04 3.2 a3 has paddle shift :)
     
  6. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Yeah was about to say since release of the 8P, paddle shift has been available on all automatic models.
     
  7. MikeRSR

    MikeRSR New Member

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    thanks guys appreciate that!
     
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  9. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    I use them allot, very very useful indeed.
     
  10. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

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    Same here. I use the paddles all the time. I drive in tiptronic mode and change gear when I want to rather than when the DSG wants to. The only time I use D is when I crawling in a traffic queue. Have tried S but I still much prefer using the paddles. It is much more enjoyable than just driving in automatic mode. It like driving a very sophisticated 'manual' gearbox but without any need to use a clutch that gives you the best of both worlds.
     
  11. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Just what I like, I so dont miss clutch down, gear, clutch up, accelerator etc, thousands of times a day, arrgghh, so much more relaxing drive.
     

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