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Farewell, off to the dark side.

txosbi Mar 25, 2020

  1. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Well, I've had my Sepang 65 plate rs3 just over 2 years and loved every minute. I just happened to call into my local BMW dealer on Friday and they had an M135i in the grey I really like. Has all 3 packs, sunroof, plus new style alloys.

    They called Monday to say they were closing at the end of Tuesday due to covid-19. Got a decent px at first plus 6k off list. Then an extra 1k on px.

    To cut a long story short, I'm now running the M135i, what a car. The features and tech are amazing. Booking a ceramic coating next.

    I just couldn't be bothered waiting for the new s3/rs3, so this fits the bill.

    I'll stay lurking on the forum....

    Steve.

    Ps, pics to follow, they won't load as too large!
     
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    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Photos.....
     

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  4. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Looks great in that colour, what’s it called?

    Nice wheels to.

    Definitely a step on tech I bet but hoes the power and delivery compared to the RS3 and also handling with it being FWD?

    Enjoy any way mate, can’t beat a new car day :icon thumright:
     
  5. jebusRS

    jebusRS Member

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    if it didnt have that front end it would be a lovely looking car, still dont know what BMW were thinking?
     
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  6. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Hi.
    The colour is called storm bay metallic. The M135i is 4wd, another reason I bought it. 0 to 62 is quoted at 4.8 but I've only had the car a day and only done 30 miles.
    The front grille has grown on me.
    Steve.
     
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  7. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Ah nice, 4WD and that should be more than enough power for our UK roads.
     
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  8. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    @txosbi Enjoy the new car Steve.
     
  9. Soup

    Soup Active Member Team Ara Blue Audi RS3

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    The new one looks better in the flesh than in photos so thumbs up from me. I had a 2016 m-lite and loved it before moving ‘to the dark side’ of an S3 then latterly RS3. Love the colour and the tech, enjoy!!


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  10. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Panther Team Nardo Audi RS3 TTRS

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    How you finding the sound? Journalists have been quite critical of the noise and as you’ve come from the loudest hatchback of them all, how you finding that side of things?
     
  11. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Thanks Sandra
     
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  13. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Only a day in but the exhaust does sound raspy in sport mode.

    I don't think it will ever be on a par with my pfl rs3 and its sports exhaust, that was a fantastic noise. I will miss it but the bmw is a new chapter as I've never owned one.
     
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    wuta3 Well-Known Member Team Mythos Saloon Audi RS3

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  15. simonali

    simonali Well-Known Member Audi RSQ3 5 Cylinder

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    The new 135 is OK but I do have one issue with it and that is there is a 118d around the corner and it looks exactly the same as that apart from the colour. The halo car has nothing to differentiate it from the cooking models.
     
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    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter A45 Polar White

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    Car looks stunning mate :icon thumright:
     
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  18. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Cheers.
    Ceramic coating done yesterday and today, looks superb.
     
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  19. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Team Silver Audi RS3 Audi RS4 Audi S3 Audi A1 Black Edition Audi TT Navarra Blue Classic

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    Sad to see a defector. There isn’t a really bad German car but I suspect you will soon realise BMW are **** in comparison to Audi, even though better than M-B...all in my opinion of course.
     
  20. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    No, don't think so, very pleased so far.
     
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  21. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Team Silver Audi RS3 Audi RS4 Audi S3 Audi A1 Black Edition Audi TT Navarra Blue Classic

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    It will take you a few weeks and we all understand the need to justify our own decisions. Bet you return to Audi!!
     
  22. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    I don't need to justify anything to you.

    I may well return to audi at some point, or any other marque for that matter.

    Like your Brexit stance, again we can agree to disagree.....
     
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  23. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Vorsprung durch Technik Team Ara Blue Team Daytona

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    Congrats on the new car, and I’m sure your enjoying it. The Motech version that I’ve seen on Instagram certainly spices them up! Enjoy :icon thumright:
     
  24. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Team Silver Audi RS3 Audi RS4 Audi S3 Audi A1 Black Edition Audi TT Navarra Blue Classic

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    I didn’t say you needed to justify anything to me did I now! So many people jump to a decision they will probably live to regret on all counts.
     
  25. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    No, not regretting anything......
     
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  26. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Cheers Spike. :thumbs up:
     
  27. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in Team Sepang Audi RS3

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    Lovely car and hope you enjoy it
    Having had 2 RS3’s of which my last one was a Sepang blue.
    I moved back to a golf R,
    Would I have another Audi? Possibly but not with the current line up.
    Hope you enjoy your new car, a change is sometimes what’s needed.
     
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  28. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Thanks Marshy.
    If the a3 launch hadn't been delayed I might have waited to see how the new s3 looked. I did fancy a change though, and the M135i was in the showroom calling me! Timing spot on as well now everyone has shutdown.
    Steve.
     
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  29. DW81

    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    All things happen for a reason, enjoy your new car mate
     
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  30. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Enjoy @txosbi . Any pics post ceramic?
     
  31. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Yes, will get them up asap.
     
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    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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  34. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Panther Team Nardo Audi RS3 TTRS

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    I think it looks nice and aggressive from the back but I’m less convinced about the front. I’m sure it’s a lovely car to drive though. Enjoy!
     

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