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Offline 1.8t

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Engine options in the A3
« on: December 20, 2004, 03:50:48 pm »
Whats the deal with quattro a3s?

Was this only avalible in the s3?

Could you get a 1.8tq in a non s3?

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Re: Engine options in the A3
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2004, 07:32:28 pm »
There was 1.8T A3's (non S3) not sure about the quattro though...
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Re: Engine options in the A3
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2004, 07:58:09 pm »
There was 1.8T A3's (non S3) not sure about the quattro though...

Yea Ive seen plenty of them but was just woundering if there were Quattro versions other than the godly s3 :)
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Re: Engine options in the A3
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2004, 09:24:34 pm »
not sure about NZ, but in the UK you could buy an A3 1.8T quattro, but it's not "real" quattro it's haldex like in the Golf V6 4Motion
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Re: Engine options in the A3
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2004, 07:36:30 am »
Only A3 based car available in NZ with quattro was the S3. A chipped A3 1.8T would give a non-chipped S3 a run for its money - less weight with front wheel drive vs only about 20HP less power.

The transverse engined VAG cars (Golf and S3) use the Haldex centre diff rather than the torsen and function very differently although very equivalently in terms of ability to get torque to the road at all four corners.

In VW four wheel drive is called 4Motion, in Audi it is called quattro - marketing rules over strictly correct descriptions you see :)

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Re: Engine options in the A3
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2005, 06:45:44 am »

What are the Haldex parts you are mentioning?
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Re: Engine options in the A3
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2005, 06:53:19 am »

Is the 2.4 audi six similar to vr6 or is it completely different?
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Re: Engine options in the A3
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2005, 07:22:32 am »
What are the Haldex parts you are mentioning?

I understand it powers the front wheels until four wheel traction is required. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Is the 2.4 audi six similar to vr6 or is it completely different?

Completely different. The VR6 is a narrow angle transverse V6 while the 2.4 is a wide angle V6 spun 90 degrees
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Re: Engine options in the A3
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2005, 09:21:17 pm »
Never seen A3 quattro (the 1st A3 shape) in NZ, have seen lots of A3 1.8t autos (yummy)
5speed ones (the one ya want) are mostly thrashed or overpriced.