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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Stephen C, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Stephen C

    Stephen C Active Member

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    Explained: the VW Group's MQB platform - BBC Top Gear

    Of most interest to you, 6 of 7:

    The only source so far to recommend sport suspension over SE!

    Not sure why they're comparing a GTI to an A3 though, as they should really compare that with the S3.
     
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  3. GreatBallsofFire

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    Unfortunately they do not actually test the sport suspension by themselves, it seems..

    Page 2: 184bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine, FWD, the 6spd manual gearbox. Hmmm
     
  4. Daz Auto

    Daz Auto Active Member

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    As you point out yourself - they want the A3 to handle like a GTI.

    Did they test them on real roads or a track?

    Edit to add: mate of mine works for BMW. A few weeks ago he was sent to test drive the new Mini on a track. He raved about the superb handling of the car on the track. I asked him what it was like on real roads. He didn't know.
     
  5. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    Who cares what Top Gear think? Try a real review instead!
     
  6. Stephen C

    Stephen C Active Member

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    Yeah, not a serious review. But as a side-by-side comparison of MQB cars I think it's interesting.
     
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    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    Yeh, just kidding really :p
     
  8. BigD289

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    Interesting they say 'sports chassis' rather than 'suspension' - doesn't seem like they know what they are talking about!
     
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    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    I agree with what they say about the dampers...
     
  10. RossR

    RossR Active Member

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    Audi don't really have a direct equivalent to the GTI. The S3 is equivalent to the Golf R.
     

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