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Audi S3 v BMW M135i v AMG A35 - Drag Race

Kayobong Nov 21, 2020

  1. Kayobong

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    Interesting to see how the Audi compares to it's main competitors. A little dissapointed that manual mode in the S3 doesn't actually mean manual.
     
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  3. TYb

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    Thought it was a good video, out of the 3 the 135i would be my choice, prefer the interior and exterior.

    They are all very similar now performance wise, makes more surprising Audi didn’t add a few bhp especially when it was the last to be released.
     
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  4. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Agree, good video, Audi being last released would have made sure in their testing it would beat the older rivals you would have thought. M135i would be my choice too, much much better interior which is where you spend your time. Yes not the best looking, S3 probably wins that
     
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  5. pburv

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    Maybe Audi already knew the outcome over it's closest competitors and didn't feel the need for more engine performance?
     
  6. TYb

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    Audi does edge it performance wise to be fair, they are so close but hard to notice in every day driving.
     
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  7. TYb

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    Potentially and it did out perform them.
     
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  8. pburv

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    A lot less work for the aftermarket engine tuners to do.. Everything should be covered by the 8V variant.
     
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  9. TYb

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    Won’t be long before packages come out.

    The Audi has grown on me but styling not really my cup of tea.
     
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  10. jassyo06

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    My son left his M135i parked up at my mother's house ie right next to my own ...still prefer the looks of my car....folks including myself say the 8y headlights are huge in comparison to the 8v's well the new 1 series headlights are just as large as the ones on the 8y ....its a chunky looking hatchback in comparison to the 8v saloon....although it does look its best from the rear and side on.
    No comment on the Mercedes
    Good advertising for the 8y S3 .....as its been taking a bit of bashing from all corners.....myself included

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  11. TYb

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    Agree on the S3 bashing, including myself. Definitely growing on me but not quite my cup of tea. 8V FL still the best looking of the bunch.

    Also agree on the BM, best angle is definitely the rear, the front doesn’t look bad when it’s black on black.

    Will be interesting if the Golf R really does have the power increase and how much difference that makes.
     
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  13. Kayobong

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    I think I would take an 8V S3 over an 8Y, there is no real improvement in my eyes. Exterior and interior are a step back as I really do not think touch screens are very practical and I hate the fake exterior vents, etc. It has essentially got the same drivetrain as the 8V so no improvement there either. I'm still very happy with my 8P, I feel the quality of the 8P is excellent in comparison to the 8V and cannot comment on the 8Y as I haven't sat in one yet although from reviews it can be seen the interior quality is a step back.
     
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  14. terminator x

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    Old S3 the same though vs RS3 which held the gear to rev cut. Ah I miss that sound ...

    TX.

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  15. Kayobong

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    My Golf MK6 DSG GTI would hold the gear which I always loved, didn't realise the 8V S3 was different.
     
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  16. pburv

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    I'm fairly sure someone in Audi will be reading the on line forums. Who knows there might be a few changes down the line?
    Especially on the configurator side of things. Very much doubt any body changes lol
     
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  18. jassyo06

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    Better the gearbox changes up before it red lines protects the ****** engine does it not ...nothing worse than red lining the engine l do it quite a lot on Avril's wee Fiesta
     
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  19. jassyo06

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    Looks great

     
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  20. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left.

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    I have a feeling that it may out sell the 135 but what the **** do I know, I've got a Cupra :haha:
     
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  21. NevMan

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    That is what the limiter is for....to protect the engine, not that I would fee the need to bounce off it myself
     
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    Might do Steve, as appears pretty well equipped. Maybe catering more for younger crowd with the colour accents and that cannot stretch to M135i
     
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  23. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left.

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    I agree, but you can spec it without the nasty add ons :thumbs up:
     
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    I didn't realize Fiestas had red lines or come to think of it hire cars :scared2: lol
    As for the re map I thought it would allow the engine to just bounce off the red line and not change gear? Or have I got that wrong.:shrug:
     
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  25. pburv

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    Personally I think you come across as quite intelligent.:friends:
     
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    Would love to hear the X3 M40 red line:rockwoot:
     
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  27. Darlo

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    I watched this last night and have to say I really like the look of it. I never thought I would go front wheeled drive again but this got me thinking.

    I also got an email from a dealer who supplies work cars for us offering one for £369 down £369 a month.
     
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    In comparison to yourself @Jcbmally is a NASA rocket expert lol
     
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    I think that deal is actually from BMW themselves M135i is £449/£449 per month
     
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  30. Darlo

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    Fairly sure the £369 it is discounted as the same email also offers the M135i at £404 down £404 a month. I read somewhere dealerships are offering the 128ti at £399 down and £399 a month. I could however be very wrong ha ha
     
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  31. pburv

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    PMSL!
     
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  32. Kayobong

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    I like to have the option to redline it or bounce it off the limiter, not that I necessarily would. It feels a bit more 'nanny state' with all the protective measures put in place, like a soft limiter, etc. It just ends up making it feel a bit more boring and restrained in my opinion.
     
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  34. jassyo06

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    Knock yourself out mate.....lol being a more mature but still rather handsome chap rarely do l find the need nor find myself in the situation that l would rev out the engine....fast enough long before hitting the red line....but it has happened on the very rare occasion and felt glad the car changed up...
     
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  35. Kayobong

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    Silver tongued cavalier of the north aren't ya mate lol :wink:
     
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  36. pburv

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    And what a handsome chap you are buddy
    upload_2020-11-22_17-5-44.jpeg :blow:
     
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  37. Chris4410

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    Compared to the other two the S3 looked like an SUV in that video, it's not a looker in the slightest.

    Couple of mates were down at mine today for a bit of a group car wash, both S3 drivers and the 8V is still a much better looking car. Out of the current generations the M135i is the best in every way.
     
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  38. jassyo06

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    S3 bashing aside they are all unattractive to my eyes because they're hatchbacks....but that yellow Merc looks ancient compared to the Audi and BMW...like l said many moons ago....the Mercs design was'nt up to scratch even at launch....Theyll be face lifting it very soon
     
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  39. Chris4410

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    It’s got nothing to do with bashing, from the side profile the S3 doesn’t look like a hatchback it looks like a mini SUV.

    A facelift is also usually very minor cosmetic changes, so it’s not going to fundamentally alter the appearance of the A class that much.
     
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  40. wab172uk

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    Out of A3, Mk 8 Golf, A-Class, and 1 series. The BMW definitely has the best interior. More conventional
     
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  41. Darlo

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    Worth a quick watch. I just fast forwarded to the part where is actually driving them
     
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  42. pburv

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    Another plus for the BMW then? and the new Golf R?
     
  43. Darlo

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    maybe... i wasn’t overly impressed with the M135i... maybe I need another test drive is required
     

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