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    Audi RS3 Sportback Facelift

    http://www.evo.co.uk/news/18838/audi-shows-off-updated-rs3-sportback-before-2017-geneva-debut

    400 hp, 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and Quattro Smiley I like Smiley


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    Re: Audi RS3 Sportback Facelift

    Nice car. Funny to think an Audi 3 series car has probably higher performance than exotics from not so long ago.


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    Audi must do something on their design department, cars are looking more boring than ever on every series apart from RS6 and RS7.


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    Great. I like the subdued styling,  good "Q" car. Very much a 21st century Lancia Delta Integrale a car I owned back in 1990.


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    Light weight, high power, lower price, usability....  great car!


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    bluelines:

    http://www.evo.co.uk/news/18838/audi-shows-off-updated-rs3-sportback-before-2017-geneva-debut

    400 hp, 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and Quattro Smiley I like Smiley

    I am thinking of replacing my Mini JCW with it in two years...

    I just wish they would make a two door version.


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    The visual updates are minor, to say the least. 
    I´m wondering if the 2017 actually produces more power than the 2016 model.
    Officially the 2016 produces 367 HP, but it seems very hard to find a car with less than 390 HP.
    Most dynoed stock cars (no remapping, no cat fiddling) produce 400+ HP.
    It´s obviously done that way for marketing reasons - not to cannibalize on more expensive models in the Audi program.
    So perhaps they simply gave the engine a very slight tune-up to make sure the 2017 delivers 400+ HP.

    As for 0-100 times, forget about the official 4.3 (2016) and 4.1 secs respectively.
    V-box tests show that most 2016 models do it in 3.9-4.0 secs. Some even as low as 3.6.
    The new 400 HP TTRS with 80 kg less is even more ridiculously fast.

    @noone : Yes, it´s mindblowing that a "regular" hatchback can outperform a Ferrari 360 by appr 1 sec from 0-100.
    As for driving pleasure and handling it gets more subjective :)


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    Dealer offered me a 367 hp RS3 Sportback for 55k EUR cash with only 7k km and full options, incl. extended warranty.

    If I didn't have the Mini JCW right now, I would have taken this deal.

    When the Mini goes, I think I am getting the new RS3 with 400 hp. Amazing little thing. kiss

    Never thought the Mini JCW wouldn't be fun, they really messed up the setup. No wonder there is a Mini JCW Pro now. 


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    RC:

     

    Never thought the Mini JCW wouldn't be fun, they really messed up the setup. No wonder there is a Mini JCW Pro now. 

    The whole concept of the Mini is screwed up these days. In fact they should probably call it "Maxi" now... Smiley


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    RC, isn't your Mini a countryman?


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    MKSGR:
    RC:

     

    Never thought the Mini JCW wouldn't be fun, they really messed up the setup. No wonder there is a Mini JCW Pro now. 

    The whole concept of the Mini is screwed up these days. In fact they should probably call it "Maxi" now... Smiley

    Smiley


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    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: Audi RS3 Sportback Facelift

    RC:

    Dealer offered me a 367 hp RS3 Sportback for 55k EUR cash with only 7k km and full options, incl. extended warranty.

    If I didn't have the Mini JCW right now, I would have taken this deal.

    When the Mini goes, I think I am getting the new RS3 with 400 hp. Amazing little thing. kiss

    Never thought the Mini JCW wouldn't be fun, they really messed up the setup. No wonder there is a Mini JCW Pro now. 

    Did you compare the RS3 with the BMW M2? (I know RS3 is faster in a straight line and the M2 interior is crap and it's a coupe).


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    Dr. Phil:

    The visual updates are minor, to say the least. 
    I´m wondering if the 2017 actually produces more power than the 2016 model.
    Officially the 2016 produces 367 HP, but it seems very hard to find a car with less than 390 HP.
    Most dynoed stock cars (no remapping, no cat fiddling) produce 400+ HP.
    It´s obviously done that way for marketing reasons - not to cannibalize on more expensive models in the Audi program.
    So perhaps they simply gave the engine a very slight tune-up to make sure the 2017 delivers 400+ HP.

    As for 0-100 times, forget about the official 4.3 (2016) and 4.1 secs respectively.
    V-box tests show that most 2016 models do it in 3.9-4.0 secs. Some even as low as 3.6.
    The new 400 HP TTRS with 80 kg less is even more ridiculously fast.

    @noone : Yes, it´s mindblowing that a "regular" hatchback can outperform a Ferrari 360 by appr 1 sec from 0-100.
    As for driving pleasure and handling it gets more subjective :)

    I think there is a totally new lighter engine block this year...


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    Grant:
    I think there is a totally new lighter engine block this year...

    Yup, I believe it´s all aluminium. Not sure how much lighter, but it definitely wouldn´t be a bad thing to lose a few kilos in the front of it.


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    SciFrog:

    RC, isn't your Mini a countryman?

    No. Mini Cooper Coupe JCW (latest model). Many customers made complaints, one reason Mini put the Pro on the market. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


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    DocMo:
    RC:

    Dealer offered me a 367 hp RS3 Sportback for 55k EUR cash with only 7k km and full options, incl. extended warranty.

    If I didn't have the Mini JCW right now, I would have taken this deal.

    When the Mini goes, I think I am getting the new RS3 with 400 hp. Amazing little thing. kiss

    Never thought the Mini JCW wouldn't be fun, they really messed up the setup. No wonder there is a Mini JCW Pro now. 

    Did you compare the RS3 with the BMW M2? (I know RS3 is faster in a straight line and the M2 interior is crap and it's a coupe).

    Never had the chance to really drive the M2 for an appropriate period of time, so I cannot really make a comparison. I love the M2 exterior though, this car looks soooo good. Not even sure you can compare both, the RS3 has AWD.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


     
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