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Re: The new Audi S3

"phillip beattie" <phillip.beattie@virgin.net> wrote:

>Can anyone supply more information about the S3 such as its release date
>here in the UK and its probable price
>It sounds good; 220bhp, quattro drive, 0-60mph under 7 secs. I'd quite like
>to buy one (if I can afford it!!).

First, welcome to the list. Second, sorry I took so long to respond to
this... I'm still struggling with a week's worth of q-digests.

About the S3- I've been reading the UK mags and have noticed that Audi
seems to regard the RHD markets as last to be provided with cars. I've read
references to long delivery times of the A3 in Car, Top Gear and
Performance Car for over a year now. I think the S3 is planned for
introduction in the autumn of '99, but you'd better check the magazines for
more info.

I agree, it sounds like a cracker of a car... but you could get a nice 1.8T
Golf 4Motion (basically the same car, with equally good build quality) for
the same amount of money... and still have more than enough left over to
make it go from 180 to 225 hp like the S3. And you WILL be able to get the

As to price- it's to be introduced here in Holland at the RAI Motorshow
next month, I think prices will be around equiv UKP 20k...


 Tom Nas                                          Zeist, The Netherlands
 1987 Audi 90q 2.3E, Tizianrot metallic, 167,000km

         Never make predictions, especially about the future.
                                        -- Samuel Goldwyn