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S-Line A3's

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by K-Dash, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. K-Dash
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    [Mar 26, 2008]
    What year was the first S-Line A3?

    04?
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    [Mar 26, 2008]
    I seem to remember S-line option became available mid-end '04.
    It was certainly a relatively new option when I ordered my car end of '04.
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    ok, thanks.

    Were the only differences between pre-facelift s-line and other pre facelift models....

    Slightly lower suspension, Embossed Seats, S-Line Wheel, S-Line (RS6 Look) Wheels, Exterior S-Line Badges. Anything Else?
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    The bumpers were also slightly different I think
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    Off the top of my head...

    18" alloys
    Lower suspension
    S-line embossed, part leather seats.
    Different steering wheel
    S-line badges
    Black interior headlining ( which was quite nice )

    Er, think that's the lot.
    I remember it was a £1000 option, which was a no-brainer.
    The wheels alone must be worth most of that.
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    Wasn't the S-Line 3 door out before the sportback?
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    [Mar 26, 2008]
    Oldest S-line 3 door on Autotrader is an '04 plate.
    So if it was on a March '04 car, it must have been available for order at least 3 months before that.
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    I remember ordering up a sportback sport with bigger wheels, leather interior and a few other options - when my lease company submitted it to Audi they came back and said the s-line was about to be released and would I prefer that, this was sometime September/October 04 I think
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    My Car is a July 04 S-line, and quite an early one. I don't have embossed seats (although they are part-leather) and I don't have S-line on the steering wheel...
    My bumpers are also standard.

    I did get:

    18" sline alloys
    black headlining
    piano black inserts
    sline badges on sides of car
    lower suspension

    I think that's about it. S-line bumpers and embossed seats also came later. Other thing worth mentioning is that the early Slines (like mine) are not referred to as S-line on the V5, they come up as "Sport". I think the later adjustements coincided with the S-line spcified on the V5...
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    That's a point, mine had brushed aluminium inserts.
    I don't recall ordering them specially, they must have been standard on the later S-line's.
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    the alu inserts were standard i think and the piano black inserts were the option acording to the dealer when i got mine.
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    Wasn't the original S-Line in 2004 only available on the 3.2? It was just sold as an "A3 S-Line". As far as I know they released the S-Line packages for lesser models in late 2005.
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    Does any one want to swop the alu or black inserts for a set of wood ones? :unsure:
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    [Mar 26, 2008]
    No, S-line packages were available for all sportback engines late '04.
    Mine was an '05 plate (March '05), ordered December '04.
    At the time, you could get only get S-line in conjunction with DSG or quattro, which was a pain.
    I wanted the S-line pack, but I didn't want quattro.
    So I had to take DSG....:keule:
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    Blimey, you're optimistic...:laugh:
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    [Mar 26, 2008]
    :thumbsup:
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    Be prepared to get your wallet out. Sets of trim very rarely come up for sale. on www.vagparts.com you're looking at £300 incl. VAT for the aluminium trim. I've looked into it myself and it's very pricey.
    If you want to be a little more individual have a look at the fishscale trim.
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    Why didn't you want Quattro? Because of the weight/fuel?
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    Yup, DSG wasn't my choice.
    Audi forced it upon me.:whistle2:
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    oh yeah, just remembered that too, mind you i was lucky, I wanted DSG
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    Dont forget the original S Line had the rear spoiler as standard also. I had an 04 3.2 S line; was an excellent car!.
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    Hang about, I have an original 04 3.2 S-line, and I ain't got no spoiler!
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    naaah, mine neither
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    i want one!
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    you should of had a spoiler thats what is listed in the june 04 price list, unless before this list they didnt have one.
    States sline only on 3.2 & dgs tdi on the 3 door.
    In the sportback oct.04 price list & broucher doesnt even mention the s-line option.
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    [Mar 26, 2008]
    The first S line's had the hatch spoiler as standard, then they removed it and made it an option.
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    S-Line was available as an option originally for the 8P A3 but then became a specific model. My car is a 2005/05 and the V5 Sport Quattro but is fully S-Line specked.
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    [Mar 26, 2008]
    Piano black insets wqhere standard in 2005 when I ordered mine although you could specifiy the aluminium ones as a no cost option.

    J.
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    here is a pic of my car WITH the standard spoiler (at the time!)
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    I reckon the spoiler was a no cost option on the 3 door only, mine and two others at work don't have them, all 05 plate sportback s lines
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    Aluminium trim was standard with S-lines and Piano black was a no cost option. Heres a copy of the Jul/Aug05 sales brochure showing the £1000 S-Line option and the £950 S-Line styling pack. Both were later grouped together and along with full leather interior could be had for alot less than the three combined before.
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    They must have changed it then as it was definately the other way round when I ordered mine (december 2004), does that co-incide with the big grille?

    J.
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    I seem to remember it's Co2 was higher, which would have meant I was paying more tax.
    I didn't feel 140bhp needed quattro either.
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    yep, me too. I think we picked our cars up the same day. In fact I didn't even see the alu trims otherwise i'd have picked them off the piano black trim, which is ipodesque in it's ability to scratch.
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    ah..that makes sense.
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    We bought an 05 2.0TQ petrol sport in MAr 05. Piano BLAck trim was standard , paid 80 quid for the optional alu trim. +500 for leather/alc seats which at the time seemed a better option than ythe S line pack which had leather/fabric seats @ alu trim as standard.
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    [Mar 27, 2008]
    So......do all S-Lines have:

    • Black roof lining
    • Chrome Door sills with S-Line emblem?
    Did they have different steering wheels or the same wheel with just an S-Line emblem on bottom "Spoke?"
    The question above applies for the gear knob aswell.

    Were there any other interior s-line insignia.

    Thanks Guys.
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    Yes the S-line steering wheel had different coloured stitching and the emblem and some cars came with S-line embossing on the backs of the front seats. The dark headlining and door sills were standard.
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    [Mar 27, 2008]
    My S-line Steering wheel didn't have different colour stitching, I don't think.:ermm:
    It was perforated leather though, as opposed to smooth leather.
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    Oh ok mine had red and white stitching.
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