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      11-28-2011, 08:21 AM   #45
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It would be quite hard to spec the RS3 up to 50K as for an Audi they actually do come with most of the goodies as std (Sat/Nav, Bluetooth, 19" Alloys Rear Parking Sensors Heated Leather Seats etc) So apart from couple of things like Bose, Privacy Glass & Cruise not really much you need to add and at just under 40K list not a bad package overall (if you don't mind the dated shape)
You'd really need to go some to get up to 50k+. At that price you'd be looking at options like Audi exclusive colours and leather.

The only thing really missing as standard in my opinion is the bucket seats which would put the price just over 40K.
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      11-28-2011, 08:31 AM   #46
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ARGH!

Read my previous post for the correction.... It was 42k - I had assumed (wrongly) that it would be over 50...

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      11-28-2011, 09:46 AM   #47
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Just shows how much 4WD slows a car once rolling.. 3.8 0-60 vs say 4.8 for a mapped 335d but they do 0-100mph in a shade over 11....
AutoCar get the slowest acceleration times I've read for most of their tests.

For the RS3 they got 4.5s 0-60 & 11.2s 0-100 & for the 1M they got 4.6s & 11.3s so it doesn't seem to drop off too drastically. So it's only slow if a 1M is slow.

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Have you ever read a single review in the motoring press where they pitted an Audi against a BMW and came out on Audis side? Audi don't give journalists enough freebies or jollies or something like that.
It happens more often than you think but get very little attention or discussion (especially on BMW boards )

RS3 vs 1M in two tests where the RS3 comes out on top. It's never going to match a 1M on driver involvement due to it's weight and DSG transmission but as an overall package it is very compelling.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=528925

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530163
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      11-28-2011, 09:52 AM   #48
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Seems it would be competing with TT-RS Sales
Nice Car Andrew it's twin should be arriving January
Youve got to order a set of Milltek cat replacement pipes

Added a set today, and it certainly helps a tad with a deeper exhaust note.

I also found Launch control

Which im sure youve used in your TTRS


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      11-28-2011, 10:23 AM   #49
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I've used Launch Control in my Golf - but I bet it is less effective with 360bhp through the front wheels lol!!! In fact, it nearly kills me evertime!

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      11-28-2011, 10:26 AM   #50
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I've used Launch Control in my Golf - but I bet it is less effective with 360bhp through the front wheels lol!!! In fact, it nearly kills me evertime!

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Its flipping awesome Matt the DSG box is worth it for that reason alone
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      11-28-2011, 11:22 AM   #51
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Good thing it's not in black or it would look like a van
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      11-28-2011, 11:47 AM   #52
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I have always thought white hatchbacks look like vans.
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      11-28-2011, 01:24 PM   #53
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Just shows how much 4WD slows a car once rolling.. 3.8 0-60 vs say 4.8 for a mapped 335d but they do 0-100mph in a shade over 11....
Topgear tested 3.8/9.9 so that would give the RS3 a 60-100 of 6.1. Not sure on the figures of a mapped 335d, probably 5secs/12secs so 7secs 60-100?

RS3 is not full 4wd, it runs fwd until slip is detected which gives the best of both worlds, excellent traction but with minimal losses and hence the reason they are so quick. The new generation Haldex systems are very clever bits of kit. 15% loss which is pretty much the same as any FWD car..


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Most of the reviews about the TT RS and RS3 read the same.
Evo magazine loved the TTRS...



Engine of the year 2nd year running now...

http://www.ukipme.com/engineoftheyea...s_11/2_25.html
http://www.autotalk.com/audi-tt-rs-w...ar-award-9940/

Personally, I am not a fan of the RS3, very quick and practical yes but I cant seem to get on with it for some reason. 5 doors and end of line model being my biggest grievances.

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      11-28-2011, 01:32 PM   #54
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3.8 secs to 60.....holy $hit.. did not know that.

That's a serious contender!
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      11-28-2011, 02:08 PM   #55
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Mapped 335d late 4's 0-60 and low 11's to the ton. So low 6's 60-100.
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Mapped 335d late 4's 0-60 and low 11's to the ton. So low 6's 60-100.
I thought a mapped 335d was the quickest car on the planet?
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      11-28-2011, 02:38 PM   #57
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What's the reasoning behind running mostly fwd and not rwd?
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      11-28-2011, 02:45 PM   #58
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I thought a mapped 335d was the quickest car on the planet?
I thought everyone knew that?!
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The engine of the year award part, the N54 BMW engine won international engine of the.year twice but that list only has it for 2007.

Is there different international engine of the year awards?

The Audi engine does sound amazing though. Does seem wrong to have an odd amount of cylinders though!

Some really odd engines in those charts. Some I've driven and can't say I was impressed.

Edit. I see now. Best New engine one year and best 2.5 to 3.0 the next and international engine of the year twice.

I'm skimming through it too fast as busy.

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      11-28-2011, 02:57 PM   #60
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Bmw seem to have won quite a few awards for many of their engines.
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      12-05-2011, 03:56 PM   #61
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Nice moto Andrew.

Love some of the comments on this forum. Bwahahahar. Present all the facs, and you still can't "win".
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Just received this photo of the original RS3 I ordered in January from Bath Audi.

I sold my order about 7 weeks ago as I was sick of waiting, and bought the Ibis one instead. All in all I've saved and made money, but there's no getting away from it that's thus is one great looking car


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Just received this photo of the original RS3 I ordered in January from Bath Audi.

I sold my order about 7 weeks ago as I was sick of waiting, and bought the Ibis one instead. All in all I've saved and made money, but there's no getting away from it that's thus is one great looking car


That does look stunning-makes the car look a little bit special,as an RS vehicle should.
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      12-17-2011, 10:25 AM   #64
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that blue RS3 is sick!
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Just received this photo of the original RS3 I ordered in January from Bath Audi.

I sold my order about 7 weeks ago as I was sick of waiting, and bought the Ibis one instead. All in all I've saved and made money, but there's no getting away from it that's thus is one great looking car


Sorry, too blingy, boy racer and Halordesque.
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That's a lovely colour and I like the front end.

I honestly can't see an arguement that the rear of the car is not pot ugly though.
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