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Next Gen RS3, or not ???

PeteRS3lee Jun 27, 2019

  1. T-800

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    A PFL was ‘bothering’ me on the M60 last week.

    Young lad driving it for some reason wanted to make it pop and bang all the way down the motorway.
    Then as we pulled off he was doing the same in crawling / standing traffic.

    You could tell people were thinking ‘knob’ It’s tiresome after a bit.
     
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  3. Monkeychops

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    Noise for noise sake sounds ****, there was a vid posted somewhere of some chap who’d made his RS3 pop and crackle pretty much permanently and to me it sounded ****** awful.

    I’ve a PFL with sports exhaust which is plenty for me, day to day it’s pretty unobtrusive and if you want some crackles stick it in dynamic and go play ;)

    Wouldn’t mind if there was a way to dial down the cold start noise though, more because of the stupid behaviour of the gearbox in that you push the throttle but it’s like it’s slipping the clutch. Which results in more noise and not much go, makes it look like I’m trying to make a racket when I just want to drive off quietly ;)

    Then after the minute or so it’s all back to normal, drives me mental.

    The throttle blip it does on a warm start is less annoying, depending on the time of night ;)
     
  4. D0C

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

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    No chance the next RS3 will be a 4-pot. It’ll be a tweaked version of the current engine with maybe a small electric engine strapped on.
     
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  5. terminator x

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    Lol I don't hate the FL, tis quieter though :tearsofjoy:

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  6. Tartaris

    Tartaris Member Team Nardo Audi S3

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    This is what my Audi dealer has told me from about 6-12 months back. Next phase for Audi is hybrids.
     
  7. Tartaris

    Tartaris Member Team Nardo Audi S3

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    Can't say that I like that larger honeycomb pattern on the future RS. Looks a bit OTT.
     
  8. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    Well I'm only going on what the article says.
    Don't get me wrong, I would also hate it if we lose the 2.5 litre for a 2.0 litre 4 pot ... but I would not say no chance :sadlike:
     
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  9. T-800

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    It won't matter by then Snake.........you'll be driving the Tesla that the other member is raving about :whistle2:

    Complete with fake 5 pot noise.
     
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  10. D0C

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

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    Fingers crossed. The big selling point of the RS3 is the noise. Let’s be blunt, there’s better/more (or at least as good) fun handling cars out there. And you can tune these 4 pot engines to silly power. I really doubt I’d buy a 4 cylinder RS3!
     
  11. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    I totally agree ... although on the flip side it could boost the value of our current cars if they are the last to use the 2.5 litre.
     
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  13. Tartaris

    Tartaris Member Team Nardo Audi S3

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    Another reason why I'll go for the current model as opposed to waiting. Can't say the look of the new model makes me "must have" it.
     
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  14. T-800

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    What about a 7 cylinder RS3
     
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  15. D0C

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

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    That’s the PFL ;)
     
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  16. T-800

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    That’s what I meant.
     
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  17. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Back in an RS3? Thought RS6 was next after M5 Comp?
     
  18. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Surely if that happens, Audi will lose even more custom like with the S “diesel “ debacle
     
  19. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Mate, dealers tend to know less than most
     
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  20. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Now who could that member possibly be? Oh yeah
     
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  21. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona

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    I have to say that I think the move to diesel for the S4, S5 etc is a stroke of genius. I listened earlier today to the new S4, and I think it sounds great for a diesel. Definitely would be a car I’ll consider next....whereas if it stayed Petrol, definitely not.
     
  22. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    That will be the fake sound mimicking a V6 petrol
     
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    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona

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    Haha, probably right! Still sounds good though :busted cop:
     
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  24. sve170

    sve170 Well-Known Member Audi RS3 Audi S3

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    The 2018 FL was excellent for noise, it’s the 2019 Model including the Sport Edition that have lost most of the sound due to emission regulations. Although on the plus side, the sound of the 5-pot is much better and not drowned out with the pops & bangs.


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    sve170 Well-Known Member Audi RS3 Audi S3

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    But it’s a Diesel, I thought only tractors run on diesel


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  26. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Probably does. The old SQ5 diesel always sounds good, soundaktor at its best
     
  27. terminator x

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    Ha ha which one arrives first ;)

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  28. infernox

    infernox Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team Mythos Audi RS3 Audi S3 S tronic

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    Isn't all the diesel S models because of WLTP?
     
  29. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Varying theories around why they are diesel for Europe, from WLTP and model range “allowances/emissions” to VW Group have spent a shedload on diesel tech and what to shift units, not helped by Porsche no longer doing diesels.

    But then they do odd things like release a V6 Petrol Touareg
     
  30. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Haha, fair enough
     
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  31. PeteRS3lee

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    still have the need for a new next gen RS3 when it happens, money is still there for 1 even if its 60k list price
    but now my dad has asked to borrow some £££££'s , which may put a dent in funds for a short while.
    So hopefully i get it back before they release any details in the coming months/years as i want to be on a list, as soon as i can get on a list, do they even do a list these days, how do you even get on a list for an upcoming new model ????????
     
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    I will say that after going to some VAG meetups over here I can definitely see a big difference in how the pfl and fl rs3 sounds even if you completely disregard the downshift pops and bangs. Granted I have my valves permanently open and the secondary decat but I've run into some tuned fl cars with all sorts of crackle maps and aftermarket exhausts and while they may absolutely walk me in a race it dosen't sound anywhere near as good as mine imo. I don't contest the fl is a better car but it definitely doesn't sound as good which was the primary reason I bought the car ;)

    In regards to original question we still don't have the PPF rs3 here to be fair but from the videos I've seen it wouldn't even be a question... Buy a well optioned, low mileage 2018 plate (pre PPF). The 2021 or 2022 or whenever it comes rs3 will probably take the sound, or lack thereof further and I don't see the point in buying an rs3 then. Tragic. Without the sound I'd definitely have stayed in my Mk7 R and probably ended up in an m2 comp or something similar.
     
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  36. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    W.O.W - the best sounding bar none
     
  37. PeteRS3lee

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    does sound good but for us old folk maybe not so
    we like 'sedate'
    tea and biscuits
    long walks
    cruise ships
    looking at hills
    cloud formations
    like we have lost the plot and memory
    tea and biscuits
    LOL
     
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  38. Paul finch

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    Yep,,being an oldie,I love my new S3 doesn't pop or fart!
     
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    I love my new RS3, i may go to PCW but im loving it how it is to be fair.
     
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    That’s my motor and sounds alll good for me, vid don’t do it justice tbh
     
  41. Radman

    Radman Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi A4 Black Edition

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    [​IMG][/url] [​IMG][/IMG] PFl or FL I loved my Rs3. Never thought my head could be turned to be fair. Then this happened. Different ball game.
     
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  42. DW81

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    Lovely mate, I bet it is a different kettle of fish altogether
     
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  43. Radman

    Radman Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi A4 Black Edition

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    Thanks mate. Yes, as much as I loved the RS3, this has blown me away. Such a competent car, especially now with the 4wd. I’ll always miss the RS, had some great times in it, but the M5 is mindblowingly quick.
     
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