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S3 210 v 225 is there a difference or not?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by IanL-S3, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. IanL-S3
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    [Dec 30, 2004]
    Hi
    I've read in quite a few places that the S3 210bhp version and 225bhp version are identical and its only a quoted difference. A marketing ploy for when TT225 came out - ie they didn't want to upstage their new TT with the S3.

    However while looking for a "chipper" up north i was pointed in the direction of http://www.starperformance.co.uk/ (cheers khufu)
    On their website the have two different chipping options depending on whether its a 210 or 225
    the 210 gets 250bhp/275lbft
    the 225 gets 260bhp/275lbft
    I do note that there is no graph for the 225.

    But this would lead me to believe there IS a difference.

    I realise its not much of a difference. And i'm not bothered in terms of on road performance.

    Its just the geek in me that wants to know as much as i can do about my car!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Cheers

    Ian
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    I wan't to know what the difference between the 210 and 225bhp are also? Is it just mapping or is there any internal differences, like with 150 and 180bhp A3's?
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    [Dec 30, 2004]
    i thought the 225bhp had VVT (variable valve timing) and smaller valves ? i could be completely wrong !
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    you wouldn't want to be pushing 300 + bhp with standard parts in my opinion, not if you want the engine to last that is... you wont get more than 280 ish with the standard turbo anyway
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    I'm not sure if there is a difference, but if you search the web for Audi S3 0-62mph figures you will find that the 210 version is quoted at 6.8secs and the 225 version at 6.6secs.
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    Has anybody dyno'd these "two" cars on the same RR?
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