RS3 Saloon Ara Blue

Richard Rushen

Registered User
Hello All,

Just signed up and thought I'd share my new purchase. Only had the car for a month. Must say it's an amazing tool. Drives like it's on rails, sounds amazing and the build quality is spot on. I'm still running it in so haven't unleashed the beast just yet, done 550 miles so far which I was told should be enough.

I have one question, can anyone tell me what each option does on the driver select as I can't seem to fine any detailed info on this. The manual isn't very good. I have the Mag ride and sports exhaust options. What I'd like is comfort settings but the exhaust to be loud. I set this but it seem to change from time to time. Is it temp related as to when the exhaust valve opens. If I go from D to S and then back to D that sometimes makes it louder. I keep messing around with it and I'm going to crash before long!

Cheers

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T-800

Guest
Hello All,

Just signed up and thought I'd share my new purchase. Only had the car for a month. Must say it's an amazing tool. Drives like it's on rails, sounds amazing and the build quality is spot on. I'm still running it in so haven't unleashed the beast just yet, done 550 miles so far which I was told should be enough.

I have one question, can anyone tell me what each option does on the driver select as I can't seem to fine any detailed info on this. The manual isn't very good. I have the Mag ride and sports exhaust options. What I'd like is comfort settings but the exhaust to be loud. I set this but it seem to change from time to time. Is it temp related as to when the exhaust valve opens. If I go from D to S and then back to D that sometimes makes it louder. I keep messing around with it and I'm going to crash before long!

Cheers

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Welcome Richard and lovely RS you have there........

You need to set up individual in drive select so you can mix and match settings you like.

When you start up the car you need to press ‘drive select’ or the * button on the steering wheel (if you have drive select assigned to it that is) then select individual mode.
 
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Evil Diesel

Guest
It is always a lot louder in S. I generally just flip it to Dynamic as soon as I power up and job done. Haven't even bothered configuring the individual setting.
 

Terminator x

Registered User
Remember to scroll around back to dynamic or individual each ignition cycle as otherwise you don't get the LOUD map.

TX.

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Richard Rushen

Registered User
Remember to scroll around back to dynamic or individual each ignition cycle as otherwise you don't get the LOUD map.

TX.

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Thank you, that's the info I was looking for. Even though I leave it in dynamic or individual, when I start it it's not as loud. Does selecting from D to S then back again have the same result???? Cheers
 

Terminator x

Registered User
S will make it louder but not the over fueling so no pops or bangs on downshift.

TX.

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Evil Diesel

Guest
Set your * button to drive select and press it 4 times on each start up. Job done. Neighbours p1ssed off and a proper asbo job d0ne.
 

RS3-Rob

Registered User
S will make it louder but not the over fueling so no pops or bangs on downshift.

TX.

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I find this to be the complete opposite on mine, I pop and bang like hell in S on downshifts even with only 240 miles on the clock but I have noticed that I have to come back around to get the loud exhaust again as someone has mentioned above.
 

Snake Pliskin

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Great looking car.

Two things I have to do every time I drive the car.

#1 - cycle from individual to comfort then back to individual - so we get the NOISE :)

#2 - turn off stop / start

Annoying you have to do this on every single trip, but you soon get used to it.
 

Snake Pliskin

Well-Known Member
Supporter
What are your individual settings you use out of interest?

I will need to check but pretty sure I am ....

Exhuast: Dynamic
Steering: Auto
Suspension: Comfort

I can't remember what #4 is ... is there a 4th lol ? :)

Might be engine but not sure.
If it is, I think I have auto again, so it does not hold the revs too high driving round town.

If I want high revs I either put the gearbox in S or change the MMI to dynamic.

Always fiddling with the settings now & again - like if I want FULL noise & exhaust down change pops - I select dynamic, but for everyday driving I stick with individual.
 
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D0C

Registered User
I will need to check but pretty sure I am ....

Exhuast: Dynamic
Steering: Auto
Suspension: Comfort

I can't remember what #4 is ... is there a 4th lol ? :)

Might be engine but not sure.
If it is, I think I have auto again, so it does not hold the revs too high driving round town.

If I want high revs I either put the gearbox in S or change the MMI to dynamic.

Always fiddling with the settings now & again - like if I want FULL noise & exhaust down change pops - I select dynamic, but for everyday driving I stick with individual.
I think it's engine that you're missing. I know my individual settings are all dynamic except for suspension which is set to comfort.
 

Snake Pliskin

Well-Known Member
Supporter
I think it's engine that you're missing. I know my individual settings are all dynamic except for suspension which is set to comfort.


I just find the steering a bit too heavy for daily driving in dynamic and as noted find the revs a little high in day to day round town.

But I do play around quite a bit with the MMI selecting dynamic mode when I want the full noise & power :)
 

Richard Rushen

Registered User
Well thank you all for your help, much appreciated. I'm off to Cornwall this Saturday for the day so should get some time behind the wheel
:nogarors4::hubbahubba::sign imnew: lol
 

Bristle Hound

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Hello All,

Just signed up and thought I'd share my new purchase. Only had the car for a month. Must say it's an amazing tool. Drives like it's on rails, sounds amazing and the build quality is spot on. I'm still running it in so haven't unleashed the beast just yet, done 550 miles so far which I was told should be enough.

I have one question, can anyone tell me what each option does on the driver select as I can't seem to fine any detailed info on this. The manual isn't very good. I have the Mag ride and sports exhaust options. What I'd like is comfort settings but the exhaust to be loud. I set this but it seem to change from time to time. Is it temp related as to when the exhaust valve opens. If I go from D to S and then back to D that sometimes makes it louder. I keep messing around with it and I'm going to crash before long!

Cheers

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@Richard Rushen - Hi & :welcome!: to Audi-Sport.Net !
Stunning RS3 saloon. Congrats !
 
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