Audi a3 8p steering wheel
This is a pair of Audi a3 8p steering wheel DSG Paddle Extension for Audi and it is easy and quick installation by 3M.
Before installation, wipe the installation site clean and keep it dry, and then lighter or blower to heat the tape to make it more sticky.
Audi A3 (2003 – 2009) used car review
The original Audi A3 changed the way many premium manufacturers thought about small cars. Although Mercedes had a go at adding value to the sector with the C Class Sport Coupe, it just wasn’t special enough and nor was BMW’s 3 Series Compact.
Audi had thought long and hard about what buyers in this sector wanted and they certainly didn’t want a ‘lite’ option of an existing model – which was what the BMW and Mercedes in effect represented. Therefore the A3 had to be substantially different to the A4.
This formula has served the Ingolstadt company well and was reprised when the second generation A3 was launched in summer 2003. With a range of high tech engines, the A3 was launched as a three door variant only, with initially no sporty ‘S’ versions and quattro all-wheel drive transmissions only fitted to the top of the range 3.2-litre cars.
In summer 2004 the A3 Sportback five-door model was announced, offering a longer car for five-door customers and later that year a 1.6-litre FSI engine was introduced. The impressive 2.0-litre FSI turbo unit that powered the Golf GTi was also made available in the A3.
All 3-door Audi a3 8p steering wheel cars sold from early summer 2005 were given the Audi ‘single frame’ grille. This featured on the Sportback from launch as well as on most of the other Audi models by this time. The S-line sport pack was also made more widely available, bringing an added sporty dimension to the car. The 2.0 TDI 170 diesel engine was introduced in the summer or 2006 and the impressive DSG gearbox became known as S Tronic at around the same time.
The S3 put in its appearance during the autumn of 2006 and it did so with a 263bhp version of the 3.2 V6 engine up front. Then, later that year, the normally-aspirated 2.0-litre FSI engine was given the old heave-ho in favour of a 1.8-litre turbo FSI unit with 158bhp. This was followed in mid 2007 by the 1.4 TFSI which replaced the 1.6 FSI.
In mid 2008 the A3 underwent a facelift across the range. Stylish improvements to the vehicle included the front wings and the grille becoming shapelier, the headlights were made sharper-looking and the side repeaters were incorporated into the door mirrors. A 2.0-litre common-rail engine was introduced. This was followed in summer 2009 by a 1.6-litre TDI common-rail engine.
The A3 certainly offers a few mouthwatering selections. The two most popular engines are the 150bhp 2.0-litre FSI petrol engine that was so successful in the A4 range and a 140bhp 2.0-litre TDI diesel that had never been seen anywhere before. The 168bhp 2.0-litre TDI 170 unit that was introduced later is a great compromise between pace and economy.
You can also order a more affordable 105bhp 1.9-litre TDI, a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol and a less affordable 250bhp 3.2-litre V6. A 1.6-litre petrol engine is also offered as an entry-level model. The V6 is fitted with quattro all-wheel drive transmission as standard and it’s optional on the 2.0-litre diesels as well as the 2.0-litre FSI Turbo.
The popular TDI 140 diesel offers the sort of performance you’d expect from Audi. It hits 60mph in 9.2 seconds and tops 130mph, which makes it only marginally slower than the 2.0-litre FSI.
With 60% more torque, however, there’s no doubt which of the two cars will feel the stronger when accelerating down a motorway on-ramp. It’s pull matches the 3.2-litre V6 model, a car which makes 60mph in 6.7 seconds and tops out at 153mph. Driving manners across the range were improved over the previous generation car with even the humblest versions riding on multi-link rear suspension.
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