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Old 04-25-2008, 07:59 PM
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oooooo How much and is it available in the states?
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nice! should've made it a quad exhaust though!
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nice! should've made it a quad exhaust though!


Originally Posted by srika
no dual quad exhaust! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
to each his own I guess...
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wow, that is HOT
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Originally Posted by srika
no dual double exhaust! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fixed. No such thing as a dual-quad exhaust. That means, you'd hafta have a car with a quad-exhaust on EACH side.

Just watch...it'll be dual tri-exhausts soon.
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:45 PM
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wow
audi makes some sexy cars!
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Originally Posted by is300eater
to each his own I guess...
yup, but looks more badass with a quad exhaust or at least a dual exhaust.
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:12 AM
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$50,200 I will pass, but damn its one sexy car.
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Originally Posted by Yumchah
Fixed. No such thing as a dual-quad exhaust. That means, you'd hafta have a car with a quad-exhaust on EACH side.

Just watch...it'll be dual tri-exhausts soon.
noted.

ps. I saw a black AMV8 driving downtown today with the lights on... I thought of you. It was stupendabulous.
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Hot car. Should price it at $32k though. Then again, maybe this will make BMW put "the motor" in the hatchback 3-series...or even bring us the 1 series wagon...
it will probably be above that price. Pricing the S3 at the price of the 3.2 model A3 would kill their 3.2 sales.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Donte99TL
$50,200 I will pass, but damn its one sexy car.
+1

Its nice but I'd prefer to spend half on an MS3...Looks very similar to me...
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those tails are only on the 3 door. the 5 door will get tails like the a4 avant im sure
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Originally Posted by picus
Looks like it really should have had the VW badge.
What kinda badge do you think Acura should have after years and years of NOT recalling cars with faulty transmissions?And then when they finally did begin replacing tranny's under warranty couldn't do it right.
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JUNK!

Drive an Acura.
See Post #100.
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Some info from WCF...

We have already seen a demonstration of the superb diesel engine technology which was born from the world of motorsport in the Audi R8 TDI Le Mans Concept. Now the German premium manufacturer presents us its latest concept – the A3 TDI Clubsport Quattro which once again displays awesome diesel power but this time in a model that the “average joe” can realistically think about attaining.

Despite the looks of a pimped A3, what you see here is a high tech sports, lets start with the hub of the concept – under the hood. Closely related to the R8 TDI Le Mans Concept, a 2.0-litre, common rail fuel injected TDI unit provides the power with a maximum output of 224 horsepower and 450Nm of torque. It is mated to six-speed transmission which drives the power to the 20 inch wheels with the quattro all-wheel drive system, stopping power is provided by six-piston brake calipers and ceramic discs on the front wheels. These impressive figures are well matched with its performance figures, 0-62mph is achieved in just 6.6 seconds, top speed lies at 149mph.

To compliment this powerful TDI engine, Audi have a number of technologically advanced systems incorporated with the highlight being the Audi drive select driving dynamics system which allows the driver to vary the throttle response characteristics of the exhaust sound, the level of power assistance for the steering and the cut-in thresholds for the ESP stabilization system. The dampers also deploy a magnetic ride technology which allows the system to react to changes in driving situations in lightning speed.

The exterior gets an extremely aggressive body kit which certainly gets the attention with the powerful front fascia with huge vents and the Audi signature grille whilst the rear gets a DTM-style rear spoiler and check those bolt on wheel arch extensions.

Audi describe this concept as a one-off show car, but considering we have just seen what looks like a production version of the completely unproducable (or so we thought) TT Clubsport Concept, we wouldn't be surprised to this one follow the same route.
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:21 PM
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Performance is great and all but how about mileage numbers too kthxbi
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looks great except the paint and spoiler.

seriously. audi's LEDs make me melt.
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Interesting looking car.
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i like it. it looks fast and fun.
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a little bit over the top but nice nonetheless
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I wish they offered the 2-door S3 here and gave the pocket rocket crowd something to care about.
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It's HOT.

I want one.
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Oh my lord that is HOT inside and out...I love that front lip!
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<small>click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 a3 tdi</small>

audi has finally confirmed what's been rumored since last fall's cross-country mileage marathon. The a3 tdi is indeed coming to america later this year. A pair of a3s were included in the marathon group and achieved mileage figures that regularly topped 50 mpg. The a3 will use the same 140 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel current motivating the volkswagen jetta tdi. Getting 40 mpg or more with the a3 tdi shouldn't be difficult in normal driving, and adding the powerful and efficient diesel should help the slow-selling a3 get more of a foothold in the us market. Hit the jump for all the details.
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2010 audi a3 2.0 tdi clean diesel: Quick reference: Usa data

info is subject to change
key summary points
• the freshened audi a3 launched in september 2008 (2009 my).
• the 2009 model year freshening expanded the a3 lineup with quattro all-wheel drive on the efficient 2.0 tfsi engine (200 hp / 207 lb-ft torque).
• audi a3 moves into a market space presently unoccupied in the luxury segment, that of a highly efficient diesel small luxury car.
• audi's tdi clean diesel technology expands the a3 lineup in the direction of efficiency, providing over 40 mpg highway.
• a3 holds a unique position in the audi family, targeting buyers who need a small but versatile package without sacrificing luxury and sportiness.
• a3 2.0 tdi is audi's second u.s. Tdi clean diesel announcement. Audi q7 tdi is expected to be on sale at u.s. Dealers around april 2009.
• a3 is already rated a "top safety pick" by the iihs for top frontal/side/rear crashes (source iihs.org).

market
• key competitors are bmw 1-series, mini cooper s, volvo c30 and s40, and now toyota prius and honda insight.

design
• audi signature led daytime running lights with optional xenon lights.
• unique tail lights with led light guides
• enhanced exterior and interior design, new wheel program.
• versatile interior design, providing unmatched utility for urban environments.

dynamics
• sporty mcpherson front suspension and multilink independent rear suspension for high lateral rigidity.
• speed-sensitive electromechanical power steering
• high rigidity due to the use of tailored blanks for adapting steel grade and thickness to the material stresses.

powertrain
• 2.0 tdi clean diesel engine with s tronic (dual clutch) and front-wheel drive
o specifications: 140 hp, 236 lb-ft torque, in-line 4 cylinder turbocharged clean diesel with common rail direct injection and piezoelectric injectors
o 50-state legal, with no after-treatment system required
o exclusively with s tronic (dual clutch) transmission with front-wheel drive

standard equipment features
• hill-hold assist (already standard on s tronic models)
• sirius satellite radio - standard on all
• leather seating surfaces - standard on all
• leather steering wheel - standard
• aux audio input – standard
• dual-zone climate control
• 17" alloy wheels

launch timing and pricing
• usa audi a3 2.0 tdi clean diesel goes on sale by the first quarter of 2010 as a 2010 model year vehicle. Pricing is expected to be released close to the time of the u.s. Launch.
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Have they said anything on the pricing of the diesel yet?
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Yes, read the press release

• usa audi a3 2.0 tdi clean diesel goes on sale by the first quarter of 2010 as a 2010 model year vehicle. Pricing is expected to be released close to the time of the u.s Launch
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No quattro diesel?
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• key competitors are bmw 1-series, mini cooper s, volvo c30 and s40, and now toyota prius and honda insight.
The A3 diesel might compete in mileage with the Prius and Insight but they are not in the same segment and doubt there'd be much cross shopping of those (due to price). The Jetta TDi OTOH....maybe.

Not sure the diesels will get much traction with the crazy price differential of gas vs. diesel fuel.
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can't wait till stasis gets a hold of one to use their magic on it. i'd def consider purchasing
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A3 Sedan in the works

A little over a year ago, German media reports suggested Audi might be working on a sedan version of its compact A3. At the New York Auto Show on Tuesday, an Audi representative seemingly confirmed the rumors. Given the success of the BMW 1-Series coupe, this seems like a logical move.

The German automaker is working on an entry-level sedan to be slotted below the A4, an Audi official told BusinessWeek. The company is also working on a convertible version of the car, according to the report. Both variants are likely to boost U.S. sales of the A3 considerably, since Americans are far more accepting of small sedans and convertibles than they are of pint-sized European hatchbacks.

In many ways, and A3 sedan fills the gap that has formed with each generation of the A4, which has grown seven inches in wheelbase since the original 1994 model. This was the thinking behind the 1-Series, too, which gave BMW a new entry-level sedan that could be though of as a successor to the 3-Series of yore.

We expect to see the new A3s introduced next year for the 2011 model year.
http://www.leftlanenews.com/audi-a3-...tml#more-16740

This could be very good!
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A4 is now 185inch long and bit expensive.. Any thing between 175 to 180inch will be fine. with new 1.4 to 1.6 TFSI. in sub $30K category.



http://www.businessweek.com/autos/au...o_show_au.html

NY Auto Show: Audi Planning New Entry Sedan
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Audi officials said today that they have recently revamped their new product plans for the next ten years, and that a new entry level car is in the works for the U.S. to be slotted below the A4.

After pushing on a few lapels, we think that the car in mind is a sedan version of the next generation A3. Audi has actually pushed back the arrival of the next A3 by a year, to late next year, as it draws up plans for several new models such as the A1 hatchback and Q3 crossover, as well as a Cabrio and sedan version of the A3 hatch.

The A3 has been hurt in the U.S. by the fact that it is a hatchback in a market ambivalent about hatches, as well as aggressive lease deals on BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class variants.

Audi reckons the size and price of the A4 has moved into legit luxury territory, beyond the entry-level status it once had, and that it needs a lower priced sedan to pull first-time luxe buyers in.

Look for an A3 sedan by 2011



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it will probably be above that price. Pricing the S3 at the price of the 3.2 model A3 would kill their 3.2 sales.
Well yes, it will be priced higher, but it should be lower.
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http://jalopnik.com/5222911/audi-qui...-2010-a3-a4-tt
Audi Quietly Drops 3.2 V6 From 2010 A3, A4, TT

Audi's 3.2 Liter V6 is conspicuously absent from the US Order Guide for the 2010 A3, A4 and TT. Instead, those models rely exclusively on the 2.0T. Who knew Audi buyers were so miserly?



According to dealers, the 3.2-Liter V6 just wasn't selling, with the 2.0T being spec'd over it 9:1. In the 2009 Audi A4, the 3.2 barely outperformed the 2.0T, reaching 60 in 6.3 seconds compared to 6.7 for a comparably equipped 2.0T. The four-cylinder is more fuel efficient too, with auto-equipped A4 Quattros returning 23 MPG combined to the V6's 20 MPG. The V6 carried a $3,350 premium in that model.


Apparently there's no plans to put the A6's 3.0T in the A4 for fear of cannibalizing future S4 sales.




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