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Audi S3 vs Golf R

Postby Jenny19 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:13 am

So the new Golf R goes on sale today and I've been having a look at both the Golf R and the Audi S3, they both have the 300ps 2.0 petrol injected engine, a newly designed version of the GTI engine but different bodies. The golf R does 0-60 in 4.9 seconds and the S3 does it in 4.8 seconds comparing the DSG boxes. Both cars put out 380nm of torque, or 280 lb/ft. They both produce 40.9mpg supposedly, but I wouldn't trust this as far as I could throw it, not coming from Audi! 40mpg is probably more like 20mpg! But then again, you wouldn't be buying a performance hatch for the economy!
The Audi is slightly lighter than the VW, 1415kg vs 1495kg in the VW, which will probably help to explain the 0.1 second difference in the 0-60 times.
They both have their own versions of four wheel drive, to assist with the handling of the car. The VW uses 4MOTION and the S3 uses the Audi Quattro system.
The golf R seems to come with more as standard, such as cruise control and Xenons, but then the S3 has Audi magnetic ride which continually adapts the suspension damping to result in a better handling car as well as a more comfortable ride (supposedly!)
I specced two up to a similar (ish) standard and the golf R was £4000 cheaper than the S3! But are the 4 rings worth £4k more...?
The on the road prices of a DSG 3 door Golf R is £31315 and £33640 in the S3.
Personally I am swaying slightly towards the Golf... What does everybody else think?
So if anybody would like to make my Christmas and buy me one of these, I will reward you with a lifetime of cakes! :mrgreen:
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Re: Audi S3 vs Golf R

Postby MM087 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:23 am

Go for the Golf ....

My new GTD has just arrived in the country, but not collecting until March as I want a 14 Plate ! ha
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Re: Audi S3 vs Golf R

Postby Scottie_N » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:26 am

Get the Golf JenJen but I demand that you take me out in it :)
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Re: Audi S3 vs Golf R

Postby Jenny19 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:26 pm

Scottie_N wrote:Get the Golf JenJen but I demand that you take me out in it :)

I still havent seen your new bad man a1!
I cant afford a Golf R, but I will swap my A1 for it plus cakes! :D
Might go and test drive one when they have one in, although the VW staff in Bristol piss me off...
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Re: Audi S3 vs Golf R

Postby Scottie_N » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:43 pm

Jenny19 wrote:
Scottie_N wrote:Get the Golf JenJen but I demand that you take me out in it :)

I still havent seen your new bad man a1!
I cant afford a Golf R, but I will swap my A1 for it plus cakes! :D
Might go and test drive one when they have one in, although the VW staff in Bristol piss me off...


You can see it over christmas if you want, I have like 2 weeks off and not much to do :)
Stage 2 A1 S Line - 2013 Reg - Brilliant black, Black styling pack, Privacy glass, Connectivity pack
Circa 180bhp

Modifications:
AirRex front struts
Firestone rear bags & AirRex rear struts
AirRex Digital Air System Management
VMaxx Adjustable drop links
Audi 80/90 top mounts, bearings
Hubcentric spacers - 20mm rear, 15mm front
Wheels Refurbed gloss black
Stage 2 remapping by Motech Performance
Carbonspeed enclosed induction kit
Miltek turbo-back non-resonated exhaust
Forge Blow Off Valve
Forge Washer Cover
Red AMI Lead
dewipered, debadged, deeverythinged
Gloss black audi emblems
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Re: Audi S3 vs Golf R

Postby Jenny19 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:49 pm

I'm going to Portugal :D let me know if you are round my way though!
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Re: Audi S3 vs Golf R

Postby Scottie_N » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:53 pm

Jenny19 wrote:I'm going to Portugal :D let me know if you are round my way though!



Psssh you're always on holiday :(
Stage 2 A1 S Line - 2013 Reg - Brilliant black, Black styling pack, Privacy glass, Connectivity pack
Circa 180bhp

Modifications:
AirRex front struts
Firestone rear bags & AirRex rear struts
AirRex Digital Air System Management
VMaxx Adjustable drop links
Audi 80/90 top mounts, bearings
Hubcentric spacers - 20mm rear, 15mm front
Wheels Refurbed gloss black
Stage 2 remapping by Motech Performance
Carbonspeed enclosed induction kit
Miltek turbo-back non-resonated exhaust
Forge Blow Off Valve
Forge Washer Cover
Red AMI Lead
dewipered, debadged, deeverythinged
Gloss black audi emblems
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Re: Audi S3 vs Golf R

Postby Jenny19 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:54 pm

Scottie_N wrote:
Jenny19 wrote:I'm going to Portugal :D let me know if you are round my way though!



Psssh you're always on holiday :(

Twice in one year!
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Re: Audi S3 vs Golf R

Postby Scottie_N » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:58 pm

Once for me, I still have 3 weeks of holiday left to take for this year... :/
Stage 2 A1 S Line - 2013 Reg - Brilliant black, Black styling pack, Privacy glass, Connectivity pack
Circa 180bhp

Modifications:
AirRex front struts
Firestone rear bags & AirRex rear struts
AirRex Digital Air System Management
VMaxx Adjustable drop links
Audi 80/90 top mounts, bearings
Hubcentric spacers - 20mm rear, 15mm front
Wheels Refurbed gloss black
Stage 2 remapping by Motech Performance
Carbonspeed enclosed induction kit
Miltek turbo-back non-resonated exhaust
Forge Blow Off Valve
Forge Washer Cover
Red AMI Lead
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Gloss black audi emblems
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Re: Audi S3 vs Golf R

Postby Jenny19 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:28 pm

Well take it, and go for a road trip!
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