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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by MikeRSR, Jul 29, 2011.

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    [Jul 29, 2011]
    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
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    1.4 TFSI
    2.0L TDI 140
    2.0L TDI 170
    2.0L TFSI

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

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    Oh and the 3.2 A3 also.
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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.
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    i confirm my 04 3.2 a3 has paddle shift :)
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    Yeah was about to say since release of the 8P, paddle shift has been available on all automatic models.
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    thanks guys appreciate that!
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    I use them allot, very very useful indeed.
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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.
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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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