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Pic and Details Of Next Gen A3/S3

XXX_18T Jan 3, 2003

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    One of my mates just got a job with Audi and he confirmed to me the front of the A3 will be similar to the A4.

    He also told me that all the S cars in the Audi range will be non turbo hence the S3 will have a more powerful engine than the R32

    RS cars will be all turbo and in 2005 Audi will release a RS8 monster, heard rumours of a Twin Turbo V10 engine in it

    this pic would be very close i think of the next gen A3

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  2. audi_girl

    audi_girl Active Member

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    No turbo /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif But that's the fun bit !
     
  3. Drill

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    IIRC the 1.8T in it's std form will still be available for the A3.
     
  4. XXX_18T

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    I hope the 1.8T remains in the standard A3, so guess a lot of people will be getting K04 kits to make their standard A3 beat S3's /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  5. Drill

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    This one doesn't look so bad.

    [​IMG]

    What'd'ya think?
     
  6. Baggy

    Baggy New Member

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    Nah, I still don't like it. I'll give it a chance though, might grow on me / look better in the flesh (or should that be metal)
     
  7. Drill

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    I had the same problem with the new A4. When it first came out, I didn't like it, but now.... I do /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. XXX_18T

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    I rather the red car than the green, but i have a feeling that both arent right, and the real A3 looks much nicer.

    When are they going to release the concept version of the A3 at Frankfurt?
     
  9. Drill

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    Well, IIRC the auto show is in Frankfurt this year, right? The IAA? So if they don't show it before September, I reckon it'll be there, and, of course, so will I /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  10. Jon

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    [ QUOTE ]
    This one doesn't look so bad. What'd'ya think?

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    Erm, Alfa 156 meets Vauxhall Ashtray /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  11. XXX_18T

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    I think this one is the best shape if they release it looks like a mini TT

    [​IMG]
     
  12. sidicks

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    I think this was the first picture released in Autocar a while ago. Recent pics have been more similar to the green one above - horrible ! I haven't seen the red pic before but it looks very Vauxhall-like to me - perhaps its the wheels.

    I agree that the tt-like original was best. Having said that the current S3 looks so much better than the A3, they might surprise us yet....

    sidicks
     
  13. danksy

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    [ QUOTE ]
    This one doesn't look so bad.

    [​IMG]

    What'd'ya think?

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    Yikes... it looks like a seat!
     
  14. Drill

    Drill Member

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    Yeah, well.... compare it to the green one and GET OFF MY BACK ABOUT IT!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  15. Adam

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    I like the new A4 but the new S4 is way too subtle compared with say an M3

    I don't like these designs for the new A3 and you all know what the S3 will look like - just add Avus, a more aggressive spoiler front and rear and lightly flared wheelarches

    350Z here I come I reckon /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  16. JohnH

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    I think the fact that they are taking the turbo out will have an effect on sales, I mean yeh, there is sceptics who say turbos blow etc but imo thats part of the fun with the S3. I dont like the design much either!!
     

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