View Thread: TEST: Audi A3 1.6 (2004)


kak
I've now tested the new Audi A3 Ambition, and you can read all about it here: (In norwegian, but still 117 pictures to look at!)

http://news.kak.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=news&file=article&sid=778

kak
No interest in the new Audi A3 at all???

Carlos Carrera
i love the aggressive front, but the rear its dull.

lsr78
unfortuantely they bangled up the front end before bringing it to the states.

give me last years S3, please :)

kak
The front of the new A3 is really awesome:

lsr78
I personally think it has too much resemblance to hyundais.

But to each his own.

kak
Originally posted by lsr78
I personally think it has too much resemblance to hyundais.

But to each his own.

Hyundais? What are you on? Crack? Speed?

lsr78
not the greatest pic, but shows the general idea. rake and general shape of the new A3 'reminds' me of this

http://www.elan-motors.ru/rus/img/accent.jpg

lsr78
I just like this one so much bette

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/atcars/newcar/img/audi_s3.jpg

kak
Originally posted by lsr78
not the greatest pic, but shows the general idea. rake and general shape of the new A3 'reminds' me of this

http://www.elan-motors.ru/rus/img/accent.jpg

The only thing that could remind you of Audi A3 in this crap of shit is the design of the head lamps. Get grip on yourself, man!

kak
Originally posted by lsr78
I just like this one so much bette

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/atcars/newcar/img/audi_s3.jpg

This is so f**** boring compared to the new Audi A3.

lsr78
hey, its just an opinion.

and yeah, it is the headlight design that borrows.

but i still don't like it.

:)

lsr78
now this i like

kak
Btw; You can't buy Audi A3 anyway..... You can take your Hyundai :D :D

lsr78
A3 should be coming soon. supposedly '04 or '05.

now if they could find a way to shoehorn the v8 from the new S4 into an S3, I could overlook damn near anything.

911GT2
I like the newer A3 more. More aggressive front end.

kak
The new 3.2 V6 with 250 hp in the new Audi A3 is not bad either. Take a look at the engine here:

lsr78
similar to what is going in the R32, no?

kak
This engine is used in the Audi TT, Audi A3, VW Golf R32, VW Touareg, VW Phaeton...

Carlos Carrera
I prefer an engine with turbos.. a 2.0 250hp Turbo engine should be better.

kak
No turbos available in the Audi A3 I'm afraid... (except TDI)

Carlos Carrera
Originally posted by kak
No turbos available in the Audi A3 I'm afraid... (except TDI)
i know, and thats a mistake. AUDI = Great Turbo Engines.

i would love a 2.8 Lts Bi Turbo Engine with 400hp for the S4

ThaBrkrs349
Originally posted by kak
No turbos available in the Audi A3 I'm afraid... (except TDI)

I REALLY applaud Audi for bringing the diesel to the U.S. market. Say what you want about VW/Audi, but they are the only ones breaking the stereotype that diesels are loud, dirty slow engines. The diesel Passat will be awesome as well. MB is on the right track too, with the E270 coming out.

The best thing I've seen is alot of teenagers driving around in diesel Jettas. Let's hope it catches on. 45MPG is incredible.

ThaBrkrs349
Does anyone know if there will be any performance version of the A3? I'd expect not, but with the Subaru WRX wagon and Saab 9-2 coming, serious horsepower in this market is something that's really going places. I wouldn't expect S4 power, but hopefully Audi will throw something sweet under the A3's hood.

kak
I guess they will come with a Audi S3 later?

Carlos Carrera
Originally posted by kak
I guess they will come with a Audi S3 later?

i tought the V6 250hp was for the S3... :eek:

kak
Originally posted by Carlos Carrera
i tought the V6 250hp was for the S3... :eek:

Nope, the 3.2 V6 is for the "regular" Audi A3.

A-Tech
i loev the new a3, great agressive slanted headlights, good engine, fun car... I bet, I wish i could have one =(

Horus
Once I get home, I'll try and get some pics up from the dealership (more pics, that is :D )

kak
Of what? :D

The_Joker
The car....:D

kak
Isn't it enough pictures on the (kak.)net already? :D