Erm.... Audi's halo model for the A3 range is the RS3 (they will have a 8V soon) Merc's A class halo model is the A45AMG ...
So why are we comparing the S3 driving dynamics to the A45AMG, when it should be RS3 (when it arrives) ?
According to this link MY15 A3s started build as early as April (contra to what stealers have been telling people)
Audi Cars: Build Out and Start-Up Dates
Although it's says it's for US cars, Only Chinese A3s are not build in Germany.
S3 has a very different engine mate. Not just the turbo. Got a different head with dual injection (FSI and traditional port based), exhaust manifold integrated within the cylinder head and a different block.
I get where your coming from Gaz. But on the flip side, why do I have to contribute to the scheme where someone can drive away a £25K car when a £6K Dacia sandero would do exactly the same job.
And back to the topic of this thread, why should tuning be allowed, especially when said tuning...
Is it me or are other tax payers on this thread a bit peeved that someone is in a position to talk about tuning a mobility vehicle which is funded out of the tax payer's purse ?
Picked mine up on monday morning. No regrets switching from the A6 avant to the S3 !!! Although I am struggling with the throttle sensitivity... even on eco mode. I haven't quite mastered slow speed running, (bit jerky, almost like it's hesitating)