bowfer said:They must have,coz it used to be something like a claimed 8.7 for my car.
Certainly not as high as 9.5,that's for sure.
Moving the goalposts to make the 140 look bad and the 170 look better ???
h5djr said:The latest Audi Driver mag has a test on an A3 Sportback 2.0TDI-140 S-tronic S Line and they given a 0-60mph (as opposed to the Audi 0-62mph) figure on 8.2secs.
They also give the figures from some earlier test of other models in the same report:
Decemeber 2004 - A3 Sportback 2.0TDI-140 Manual - 0-60mph 7.8 secs
April 2004 - A3 3-door 2.0TDI-140 Manual - 0-60mph 8.6secs
Next months Audi Driver has a test on a 170PS version so it will be interesting to see what 0-60mph figures the get for that.
I wonder how they time it ?
Without launch control there is a tangible DSG delay between flooring the throttle and the car rolling.
Certainly a few hundredths of a second,easily.
So I wonder if they time the car from the point at which the throttle is pressed,or the point at which the wheels actually start moving ???
Detector said:In which case.....next time go for the manual 170 version, you know it makes sense.
steve184 said:too be honest you are not going to find much difference i suspect between equivalant avw/audi models, ie passat is very much the same as an A4 - a lot of the ingrediants are the same so if you dont like those ingredients in an audi you are not going to like them in a vw
Detector said:Before I bought my last A3 I tried a Passat & was very dissapointed, like driving a tank, tried the A3 & just felt at home, hardly surprising really since I've had many Golfs.