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    Thread: The All New Audi S3

    1. Member davidraeside's Avatar
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      09-21-2012 02:46 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewSXR View Post
      I'm waiting for the S3 sedan...

      Hopefully the price won't be exorbitant.
      It will be...
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      09-21-2012 03:18 AM #27
      If the Golf R is 35 this will be 42

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      09-21-2012 04:01 AM #28
      I really can't warm to the new A3 and this S3 doesn't exactly make an exception, either. Looks too much like the old one and the front and rear don't offer anything new, either. In addition, the four tailpipes look ridiculous.
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      09-21-2012 04:09 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Son View Post
      I really can't warm to the new A3 and this S3 doesn't exactly make an exception, either. Looks too much like the old one and the front and rear don't offer anything new, either. In addition, the four tailpipes look ridiculous.
      1 per cylinder 1:1 ratio like 4th gear dynos and butter

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      09-21-2012 04:53 AM #30
      S3 Sedan?

      I'll start saving now.

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      09-21-2012 06:37 AM #31
      So... the MkVII GTI should be in the 240-250hp range?

      This also bodes well for the next Golf R... It only took three generations of Golf R/32s to get to the 300hp mark!
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      09-21-2012 07:23 AM #32
      300hp 2.0t, combination port and direct fuel injection, quattro, and only 3000 lbs. it almost seems too good to be true.

      Great job Audi!

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      09-21-2012 07:38 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by ProjectA3 View Post
      I will GLADLY trade in my 2013 S4 for this car. It is exactly what i want and i wouldnt really care if it was 3 or 5 door or the sedan.

      the new head of AoA Scott Keough is pressing very hard for the US to get all of the S and RS models offered elsewhere in the next few years. we won't see the A3 until a late 2014 model so the S3 may have time to get made into a sedan and arrive here.
      North America will get an S3 sedan. No word yet on whether it will be a simultaneous release with the upcoming A3 sedan. We should have better timeline information by the end of this year/January.

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      09-21-2012 07:41 AM #34
      I can't wait to see what APR has in store...
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      09-21-2012 08:25 AM #35
      Love the 5 door! FU Audi for continually teasing us Americans.

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      09-21-2012 08:37 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      So... the MkVII GTI should be in the 240-250hp range?

      This also bodes well for the next Golf R... It only took three generations of Golf R/32s to get to the 300hp mark!
      If the next Golf R has 300hp it'll be fun to hear the story about how the Golf R IS actually an STI/Evo competitor.

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      09-21-2012 10:03 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by baljet View Post
      It looks like a heavily dressed up run of the mill mainstream hatchback. Like an average looking girl with too much makeup on.
      Still looks a full 100kg better than the 1M/M135i

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      09-21-2012 10:05 AM #38
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      09-21-2012 10:46 AM #39
      3000lb with AWD....this bodes quite well for the new GTI...

    15. 09-21-2012 11:30 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      3000lb with AWD....this bodes quite well for the new GTI...
      The S3 is using plenty of aluminum in its chassis, there is no guarantee that VW will do the same with the GTI.


    16. 09-21-2012 11:39 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by gizmopop View Post
      The S3 is using plenty of aluminum in its chassis, there is no guarantee that VW will do the same with the GTI.
      Actually, there is since they did confirm that GTI, GTD, R, Hybrid and EV versions will use the lighter, aluminium(what's aluminum ) enriched chassis.

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      09-21-2012 12:04 PM #43
      < Quits smoking, stops going out, works more, stops texting crush, starts saving for S3 sedan.

    18. 09-21-2012 12:11 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      Put that engine in the much more attractive GTI and I'm game.
      apparently thats exactly what they are doing for the 2015 golf r.

      the article i ready this morning also said they are thinking of doing a golf rs model which would utilize audis 5cyl turbo engine.

      dont know how true it is and wish i could quote it but its an app that updates car info on my phone

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      09-21-2012 12:36 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      So... the MkVII GTI should be in the 240-250hp range?

      This also bodes well for the next Golf R... It only took three generations of Golf R/32s to get to the 300hp mark!
      225 or so is what's reported - another week or so and we'll know for sure, at the Paris auto show.

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      09-21-2012 12:38 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by gizmopop View Post
      The S3 is using plenty of aluminum in its chassis, there is no guarantee that VW will do the same with the GTI.
      True, but the previous MK6 GTI is still 150-ish lb lighter than the last S3....and the Mk7 Golf is about 220lb lighter than the MK6 Golf of the equivalent trim, without the extensive aluminum components, so GTI is still on the way IMO to lose a good chunk of weight..

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      09-21-2012 12:40 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by bora-brazil View Post
      Wait a minute...they replaced the coolant gauge with boost? I'm all for gauges (esp boost gauges) but I don't wanna find out my engine's overheating by seeing smoke emanating from the hood. Unless it's shown in the MFD...?

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      09-21-2012 12:47 PM #48
      This all sounds and looks very encouraging, especially the sedan - that could be my first, if it looks right. As a hatch, i'd probably opt for the VW version, which I'd assume will come in at around 290hp, to keep the rating below the Audi.

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      09-21-2012 12:50 PM #49
      Might have to wait for some one to wreck one of these to get those seats they are sexy.

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      09-21-2012 12:56 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      Wait a minute...they replaced the coolant gauge with boost? I'm all for gauges (esp boost gauges) but I don't wanna find out my engine's overheating by seeing smoke emanating from the hood. Unless it's shown in the MFD...?
      Probably a dummy light, maybe a coolant/oil temp reading in MFD....Current EU MK6 have oil temp readout in the MFD....not here sadly...

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