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Naga Royal Guard
11-01-2004, 02:20 PM
<IMG SRC="http://premium.uploadit.org/ascariss/a35dr_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium.uploadit.org/ascariss/a35dr_02.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium.uploadit.org/ascariss/a35dr_03.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium.uploadit.org/ascariss/a35dr_04.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium.uploadit.org/ascariss/a35dr_05.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium.uploadit.org/ascariss/a35dr_06.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium.uploadit.org/ascariss/a35dr_07.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium.uploadit.org/ascariss/a35dr_08.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium.uploadit.org/ascariss/a35dr_09.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Engine and transmission<p>Offering a wide range of choice but dedicated throughout to sporting performance  this philosophy characterises the range of engines and transmissions offered for the new Audi A3 Sportback at launch. A further quality shared by all engines is their full compliance with the EU4 standard, giving owners of these cars in Germany, for example, a tax benefit of up to 613 (diesel models) and 306 (petrol models).<p>A new, extremely dynamic representative of the FSI engine family is celebrating its world premiere in the A3 Sportback: the 2.0 TFSI, a four-cylinder engine with turbocharger, delivers 147 kW (200 bhp). Its maximum torque of 280 Nm is available across a wide speed range from 1,800 to 5,000 rpm. This new engine is also the first production unit worldwide to combine FSI petrol direct injection with a turbocharger. This technology  which is also to be found in the Le Mans-winning Audi R8  enables a unique synthesis of high performance, free-revving response and pulling power in all speed ranges, yet excellent fuel economy.<p>The range of engines is as follows:<p>3.2 V6 developing 184 kW (250 bhp), 320 Nm<br>2.0 TFSI developing 147 kW (200 bhp), 280 Nm (new)<br>2.0 FSI developing 110 kW (150 bhp), 200 Nm<br>1.6 FSI developing 85 kW (115 bhp), 155 Nm<br>1.6 developing 75 kW (102 bhp), 148 Nm<br>2.0 TDI developing 103 kW (140 bhp), 320 Nm<br>1.9 TDI developing 77 kW (105 bhp), 250 Nm.<p>Depending on the chosen engine, a 5 or 6-speed manual gearbox is fitted.<p>The sporty Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) is a unique alternative. This pioneering form of power transmission  inspired by motor racing technology  permits lightning-fast gear changes with uninterrupted traction thanks to its electro-hydraulically controlled twin clutch, and thus sheer driving pleasure in true sports car style.<p>The DSG combines the advantages of a conventional 6-speed manual gearbox with the qualities of a modern automatic transmission, thus providing a drive concept superior in every respect. The driver benefits from supreme agility and driving pleasure combined with harmonious and dynamic acceleration without interrupting the flow of power from the engine. This is combined with good economy thanks to low fuel consumption, and convenient operation.<p>The DSG can be ordered for the most powerful versions of the A3 Sportback: the 3.2, the 2.0 TFSI and the 2.0 TDI.<p>The 6-speed tiptronic transmission is available as an option for the A3 Sportback 2.0 FSI and for the 1.6.<p>Still with no equivalent in the premium compact class: quattro permanent four-wheel drive. Even the power developed by the highest-performance versions of the A3 Sportback can be converted ideally into forward motion with this system, which serves as the basis for dynamic driving and active safety at the same time.<p>Ascariss - CSS:PB

syclone
12-20-2004, 05:58 PM
I still think this car looks horribly wrong in real life, but good in pictures and have no clue why.

knihc2008
12-20-2004, 07:36 PM
hm. that's not comforting heh heh. i was waiting to see one in real life.<p>i think the front grille has way too many lines in it, and the wheels too busy, but other than that looks like a winner, especially with that 3.2 engine.

jro4566
12-20-2004, 07:42 PM
So does this or the A4 Sportwagon compete with the Volvo V50?

syclone
12-21-2004, 02:41 PM
actually the front end looks quite good. for some reason the rear seems to work much better in pictures, imo

fubar
12-23-2004, 07:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jro4566</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So does this or the A4 Sportwagon compete with the Volvo V50?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The V50 T5 AWD is more a competitor to the A4 Avant. Similar in price and power. The A3 Sportback is more of a competitor to the 1-series, B-Class, and any other entry level premium compact. Think of it as a GTI with a nicer fit and finish.

DSC-OFF
12-25-2004, 04:37 PM
OpenSky panoramic roof system, $2950 option<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/8487.jpg" BORDER="0">

bastis
12-26-2004, 02:04 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jesse</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">OpenSky panoramic roof system, $2950 option<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>This price is for the Netherlands and there they have got very high taxes on cars.<p><br>It costs 1078 / 1459 $ (without taxes) in Germany.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by bastis at 10:30 PM 12/26/2004</i>

fubar
12-26-2004, 11:06 PM
OpenSky...so good it makes me say ARRRRRR! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pirate2.gif" BORDER="0">

Reppu
12-28-2004, 07:44 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jesse</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">OpenSky panoramic roof system, $2950 option<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/8487.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't see what's so panoramic about it, it's just two sunroofs one after the other. Astra GTC, now THAT'S a real panoramic roof <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

fubar
12-28-2004, 11:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reppu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't see what's so panoramic about it, it's just two sunroofs one after the other. Astra GTC, now THAT'S a real panoramic roof <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is a panoramic roof. The same 2 sunroof style as on the MB C-Coupe and E-Class.

jro4566
12-29-2004, 04:39 PM
I too see nothing "panoramic" about this sunroof... They should just call it a "dual sunroof" option. Now the SRX has a true PANORAMIC sunroof.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.cadillac.com/images/models/srx/gallery/photoInt1_big.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.cadillac.com/images/models/srx/gallery/photoExt6_big.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>1 large sunroof and one fixed glass panel the size of a regular sunroof. :)