thank you for PROVING my argument... 8K for 350hp.. why not 4K 380HP bud; not heard but seen...the workshop building the audi has DSG's always coming in.. im NOT saying DSG is slow ; but unreliable and one has to factor that in you aren't buying it new another friend bought a Mk7 GTI and 3,000kms later the DSG **** itself so no thank you ill stand clear manual is safer option even if it is SLOWER by 3 1/4's of a second big **** deal.. wait a few year maybe then mercedes put Audi in their back pocket as for the moment with their 8speed boxes.. only one i would trust BMWs' boxes are also ****
OK so let's see, 5k plus 8k is 13k for a 3.2 with a charger = 350bhp
13k plus 4k= 17k s3 with 380 but less torque over the 3.2 and still 4k more than the charged 3.2.
Now add that 4k to drop the compression with TRD and ta da.. 450bhp. Thank you very much.
No replacement for displacement!
Dsg in my experience generally fail due to skipped servicing. My point still stands, I have only heard of one guy on here with a knackered megatronic unit .