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S3 S tronic?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nicks3, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. nicks3

    nicks3 Member

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    Anyone heard any rumours etc of an S3 with the DSG/ Stronic gearbox yet
     
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  3. JamS3

    JamS3 Active Member

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    No

    Think the marketing dept at Audi said it would never be made as a manual gearbox suited the car better, this was in Audi Driver magazine. I'll try and dig it out.
     
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    klauster Well-Known Member

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    yup, they said they didnt want the S3 to have it
     
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    I was told it is coming out 2009
     
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    Eeef Lord of War

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    I'd be very suprised if they didn't do one eventually. I'd guess they'll release it at the same time as a slightly hotter version of the S3
     
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    Amchlolor Active Member

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    To be more accurate,they actually said they didn't feel DSG would give the type of driver an S3 will attract the sort of control they will seek.
    I agree with them.
    The lack of control is annoying in a chuffing diesel,never mind a 'sports' car.
    For example,imagine the gearbox over-riding you and changing up a gear halfway around a corner,just because the revs are getting 'naughty'.
    It's annoying with 140bhp,it'd be dangerous with 300bhp.
    However,they could fit it to the S3 with some tweaks.
    Solve the pull-off delay and the auto-change up at high revs and there's no reason it couldn't work.
    Evidently,they can't be arsed fixing these things,or they can't be fixed,full stop...
     
  8. klauster

    klauster Well-Known Member

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    thats what i meant ^^ :)
     

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