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Sloth
April 23rd, 2004, 11:42 AM
Found out that the MY2001 S3 154kw model weighs 1367kg, the 165kw MY2003 weighs 1420kg.

Why is it so ?

A4PLAY
April 23rd, 2004, 11:52 AM
The 11kw must weigh 53kg, hence the extra weight!

Joking of course!! maybe it has different interior or extra air bag(s)

XXX-1.8T
April 23rd, 2004, 12:31 PM
the newer model had suspension changes which may weigh more :D

Ken VAG
April 23rd, 2004, 01:08 PM
Found out that the MY2001 S3 154kw model weighs 1367kg, the 165kw MY2003 weighs 1420kg.

Why is it so ?

Could it have something to do with reporting dry weight vs wet weight?

Sloth
April 23rd, 2004, 04:28 PM
Found out that the MY2001 S3 154kw model weighs 1367kg, the 165kw MY2003 weighs 1420kg.
Why is it so ?
Could it have something to do with reporting dry weight vs wet weight?

Just to add, both figures were quoted by the same source.
Anyhow, just a curiosity type question. :)

Lima
April 23rd, 2004, 05:18 PM
I was trying to look this up the other day and all I could get was 1375kg. Where'd you get your info Jim?

The Audi Australia website doesn't appear to list the weight of the S3. :beat:

Sloth
April 27th, 2004, 02:44 PM
I was trying to look this up the other day and all I could get was 1375kg. Where'd you get your info Jim?

The Audi Australia website doesn't appear to list the weight of the S3. :beat:

Red Book

April 29th, 2004, 10:12 PM
2 cars of the same modle can have different weights depending on specification. A British S3 may be different to and Australian S3 with the equipment fitted as standard. Sunroof, electric windows, electric seats, wheels and tyres, brakes...

Kris
April 29th, 2004, 10:46 PM
All S3's have the same breaks, electric windows, electric seats and wiring for heated seats.

The differences are within the year models...

:)

April 29th, 2004, 11:06 PM
I can check out S3's and there different weights through work. Where did you get the weights from? What is the red book?

Sloth
April 30th, 2004, 12:56 PM
I can check out S3's and there different weights through work. Where did you get the weights from? What is the red book?

http://www.redbook.com.au/Vehiclesearch/valuations3.asp?make=AUDI&family=S3

UZI
May 1st, 2004, 11:01 AM
From what I understand, your cars actual weight is on the bottom left hand corner of your Vehicle Data sticker (located in your spare wheel well and on page 3 of your Service Schedule book). This sticker lists all your cars manufacture details (engine, gearbox, year, trim, colour), and any factory options (air, Bose, mirrors, sunroof etc).

If anyone can confirm that this is the cars weight it would be interesting to see what people post theirs as. My 00 S3 with no sunroof is 1471.

I can't see that weight would vary between the years but I have about 8 S3 road tests with listed weight of either 1375kg, 1400kg or 1425kg. I'd say it's just what specification Audi listed in their press pack that year with the car.