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Alex_Wil

S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
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So........

After months in the KIA....and a purchase of a GLA ( that the other half uses 99 percent of the time anyway) ... enough was enough ...... now a lot of you wont like this and posting this on an Audi forum could get me in trouble ( @Sandra - sorry :p)

Firstly i had to obtain approval .... from the Girlfriend.... Approval gained!

I will have my new car end of April - Mercedes A45 AMG Yellow Night Edition.

I do hope you will all accept me for having a Merc and accept my apologies for being inactive! hard to socialise in a kia haha

Picture of what i am getting to follow.....
 

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S3DUST

Just add boost :D
Flipping lovely motor ! The yellow touches are spot on !

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Alex_Wil

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Sandra

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So........

After months in the KIA....and a purchase of a GLA ( that the other half uses 99 percent of the time anyway) ... enough was enough ...... now a lot of you wont like this and posting this on an Audi forum could get me in trouble ( @Sandra - sorry :p)

Firstly i had to obtain approval .... from the Girlfriend.... Approval gained!

I will have my new car end of April - Mercedes A45 AMG Yellow Night Edition.

I do hope you will all accept me for having a Merc and accept my apologies for being inactive! hard to socialise in a kia haha

Picture of what i am getting to follow.....
Alex, good to hear from you, you know I don't mind what you drive, your always welcome on here, even in your gorgeous new car. ( I'm rolling my eyes at Mercedes) lmao. Are those yellow go faster stripes so you can keep up with the audi's in front of you? Honestly Alex, don't be a stranger, you can even post more pics when you get your new car and we will all look forward to that. Enjoy it to the max. If your happy and healthy that's what matters to all your friends on here. We have missed you:) xx
 

S3DUST

Just add boost :D
Cheers @S3Alex & @S3DUST

I was toying with getting an RS3 but i have always been a massive fan of the a45 amg. plus its a limited edition that comes fully loaded! the interior is amazing!

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=a...AUIBigB&biw=1440&bih=794#imgrc=pXlgx3qhfGrCdM:

381bhp & 350llbs and with a stage 1 map ( no more than this! no 23 page build thread haha ) it will increase to around 410bhp and 400lbs :D
Liar Stage 1 hahahaha not a chance !

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Alex_Wil

S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
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Alex, good to hear from you, you know I don't mind what you drive, your always welcome on here, even in your gorgeous new car. ( I'm rolling my eyes at Mercedes) lmao. Honestly Alex, don't be a stranger, you can even post more pics when you get your new car and we will all look forward to that. Enjoy it to the max. If your happy and healthy that's what matters to all your friends on here. We have missed you:) xx

Cheers Sandra, really appreciate it :) I cant exactly roll up to an Audi sport meet and have a kia haha. I wont be stranger , back on the car scene and i have missed it like mad!! I would like to meet up with everyone in the summer so I can get organising something like I used to ! Audi Meet plus the 3rd wheel Mercedes ;)

Liar Stage 1 hahahaha not a chance !

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I feel no one believes me when it comes to modifications haha! ive said it to 3 people and no one believes me :( (you being one of them!)
 

Sandra

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Cheers Sandra, really appreciate it :) I cant exactly roll up to an Audi sport meet and have a kia haha. I wont be stranger , back on the car scene and i have missed it like mad!! I would like to meet up with everyone in the summer so I can get organising something like I used to ! Audi Meet plus the 3rd wheel Mercedes ;)



I feel no one believes me when it comes to modifications haha! ive said it to 3 people and no one believes me :(
Looking forward to working with you again Alex. I not releasing you from my team. It's just not going to happen. :) x
 

Alex_Wil

S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
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Looking forward to working with you again Alex. I not releasing you from my team. It's just not going to happen. :) x

Fine by me! you will just need to pre warn everyone some guy in a Mercedes is coming..."he may try and cover the badge with Audi rings so please check all cars on entry" :p
 

Sandra

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Fine by me! you will just need to pre warn everyone some guy in a Mercedes is coming..."he may try and cover the badge with Audi rings so please check all cars on entry" :p
Lol, we got an extra large audi bag to cover the whole car. People will think it's someone's pride and joy waiting to be collected. Hehe :) x
 

Smirky

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Good choice Alex looks the business !
 

Smirky

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Cheers mate . I saw you're getting rid of yours for a 5 door ... a45 amg as a suggestion so I'm not alone :p
Giving serious consideration to it , was it hard to shift yours or did you trade it in ??
Haha who knows if it goes I'll test drive
All sorts I think
 

Alex_Wil

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Giving serious consideration to it , was it hard to shift yours or did you trade it in ??
Haha who knows if it goes I'll test drive
All sorts I think

Wasn't the easiest to get rid off. unfortunately the new s3 had saturated the market and you could get one with really low mileage for 23/24k ! I did sell privately, just need to find someone who can appreciate they are getting a very fast car and not having to spend ££££ on it
 

Smirky

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Gave mine a proper blasting early this morning had forgotten just how fast it is bye bye Mr Porsche
 

leshkin

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I didn't realise what other cars have similar acceleration to a Stage2+ or higher S3 until recently :openmouth:

https://www.carthrottle.com/post/7-rapid-cars-that-the-new-audi-rs5-can-beat-to-62mph/ talks about the new RS5 0-60 numbers... I timed my S3 with a high frequency external GPS unit and some phone software a couple of months ago and it hit 0-62mph consistently at around the 4 second mark on a wet surface at about 4-5C with two people in the car. Now, I'm not saying that my method was terribly precise, but still goes to show how potent these little hatches can be with a few tweaks and be in the same company as the icons listed in that article.
 

Alex_Wil

S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
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That's why for the money i find hatchbacks the best! I've looked at all sorts before getting the Merc and you cant beat a hatchback for price and performance. Mercedes called me today about putting my plates on the car when it arrives and i asked the him about the a45 amg 0-60 and it being 4.2 . He said the figure is not a true representation of the 0-60 as he was at a day with a load of Mercedes techs and they were seeing consistent times of 3.9 secs as standard. He said this could be down to the one man one engine rule when it comes to AMG but no one knows?
 

Smirky

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Being manual not as quick to 60 as u 2,.but for me the real fun is had between 50 and 140
 

Alex_Wil

S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
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Now this has me far too tempted , just got off the phone to Litchfield.... why cant Audi stage 1,2 & 3 be this easy!!! i could go to stage 2 for £760!???

As the figures are based on the original a45 amg this is what you can expect from the facelift which is 381bhp & 350llbs as standard

Stage 1 - 420- 430 BHP & 420 - 430 Llbs

Stage 2 - 430 - 440 BHP & 420 - 425 llbs - Compared to the ££££ i spent on the audi its amazing!

See below the little mods you need for each stage and all from a tuning box!



STAGE 1 UPGRADE




Stage 1 consists simply of our successful tuning box, which lifts power and torque considerably. Our tuning box simply installs with its plug and play connectors, meaning that it can be reverted back to standard just as quickly.

Expect a power increase from the standard 360bhp to 400-410bhp and torque increases to 400-410lbft.

Our programmable box means we have the option to further refine the calibration on our Maha dyno (the same one used by Mercedes).

Stage 1 vs Standard power

Compatible on both the original and late A45 models.


PRICING (ex VAT)

Stage 1 Upgrade Package£500.00

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STAGE 2 UPGRADE

Our Stage 2 ugprade consists of our tuning box and a large bore intake pipe. This removes the restriction in the standard air box and replaces it with a large intake cone and high flow filter.

Power increases to 410-420bhp with 410-415lbft torque.


PRICING (ex VAT)

Stage 2 Package£760.00

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Package includes:

Litchfield Tuning box£500.00

Litchfield intake kit£192.00

Labour to install (1 hour)£65.00



STAGE 3 UPGRADE



For Stage 3 upgrades we fit a significantly larger stainless steel downpipe. This removes the catalytic convertor, so we would only recommended this for track use. Removing the restriction of the catalytic convertor allows the turbo to spool quickly and produce more top end power.

This upgrade also requires the original ECU to be fully recalibrated to provide the very best tune and to safely use the increased flow the new exhaust provides.

Power increases to 435-445bhp with 430-440lbftStage 3 power graph


PRICING (ex VAT)

Stage 3 Package£2380.00

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Package includes:

Litchfield intake kit£192.00

Litchfield Downpipe £995.00

Labour to install (3 hours)£195.00

Stage 3 full ECU remap £995.00
 

Smirky

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How far are u pushing the turbo on the.merc though ??? As you know when you start pushing it stuff starts breaking
 

Smirky

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Its only a stage one map so i doubt its pushed that hard at all ??

stage 1 map + Filter is my limit
Heard that before lol
 
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