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  • 2015 A3 & S3 Revealed - 296hp 2.0T

    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/26/2...new-york-2013/
    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/26/a...new-york-2013/



    I like. The rear end could be a little beefier, but I like.

    Also, a 300 horse 2.0T AWD from the factory? No manual though :/
    Doug
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    No manual!?!?!?????!!
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    • #3
      I also don't like the rear end, but at <$40k, it seems like a pretty good deal for what it is.

      It would be interesting to see how the transmission is programmed. The DSG in our TDI Jetta functions really well until you try to drive the car fast, at which point it fights you at every turn. If this is similar, it would ruin an otherwise really promising car.
      Paul Parkanzky
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      • #4
        S3 looks HOT!

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        • #5
          I am sure the EU market will get a manual but a majority of companies are going away from manuals in the US. Its just a given.

          That being said; I like it better than the previous generation (8P, aka my car). The only way the 8P is truly hot is in RS3 trim.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by xflowgolf View Post
            No manual!?!?!?????!!
            My thoughts exactly, why the hell would they do that?
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            1994 Honda CBR 600 F2 (Most fun vehicle I've ever owned)
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            • #7
              I guess. It's classy, but seems tame for an S model. Also resembles the Jetta a bit too much.

              How far off from B5 proportions is it?
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              • #8
                An old school friend of mine who works for Audi told me no Sportback for US until the '15 eTron...

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                • #9
                  Very close to B5 size from all reports I've seen. The S-tronic dual clutch should be pretty decent.
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                  2001 S4 Gone.

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                  • #10
                    no manual, no purchase from me... sad.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MillerMav View Post
                      I am sure the EU market will get a manual but a majority of companies are going away from manuals in the US. Its just a given.

                      That being said; I like it better than the previous generation (8P, aka my car). The only way the 8P is truly hot is in RS3 trim.
                      I beg to differ, the EU market probably won't get a manual, especially if the US doesn't either. Audi seems to be shying away from manuals in Europe more so than the US, mainly for their performance models. Take a look at the S4 and S5, Americans have the option for a manual transmission but Europeans do not:
                      http://forums.fourtitude.com/entry.p...S-Retains-Them!
                      http://configurator.audi.com/acc-cl/europe.html

                      Same thing with the current BMW M5:
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M5#...11.E2.80.93.29
                      Note that the 6-speed is only available in the USA/Canada.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JCJetta View Post
                        Also resembles the Jetta a bit too much.
                        Exactly what I thought....looked like a GLI from the side to me

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                        • #13
                          That makes the Golf R more attractive to me.
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                          • #14
                            They seem to have stepped back the "S" models in the last few years. The true performers now are the "RS" models. I definitely like the size of this car. Cars have been growing too much lately, this seems like what the A4/S4 really should be. Same thing with the 3 series BMWs. The 1 or 2 series really seems like the size that the 3 should be. And the Jetta/Golf... so big compared to the original mk1s. Why do the car companies insist that bigger is better all the time?
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