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Why do articles/reviews continue to claim the S3 has 7-speed dual clutch gearbox??

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Old 04-20-2017, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default Why do articles/reviews continue to claim the S3 has 7-speed dual clutch gearbox??

Case in point:
The Audi S3 Is a Little Monster

I've read this in other S3 reviews as well and it's very confusing. In fact, I was disappointed to learn the 2017 S3 only has a 6-speed gearbox (S-tronic). My '14 S4 of course had a 7-speed so why not the S3? Am I missing something here?

Road and Track article excerpt:

"Take the S3, for example. It might look like a cute little sedan, but don't let that fool you. Most of that is thanks to the crazy little engine under the hood. The S3 has the same 2.0 liter engine that's in the Golf R, which means it makes 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Those are big numbers for a tiny little engine, and you might fear that would make it laggy and peaky. In other words, terrible.

But it isn't. At low RPMs, it can stumble a bit, but once you hit peak torque, which comes in at just 1,900 RPM, the S3 becomes a little monster. Power delivery is rapid and the seven-speed dual clutch gearbox does an excellent job of keeping the engine in the powerband."

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It got the 7-speed last year in all markets except North America. It also got a ~10hp power bump.

North America will get the 7-speed for 2018.
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It got the 7-speed last year in all markets except North America. It also got a ~10hp power bump.

North America will get the 7-speed for 2018.
Ahh okay that makes sense. Damn, too bad we won't get it here in the US until MY 2018. I just missed it I guess.
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And North America didn't get the power upgrade as well. It's now 310hp and 295 lb-ft
&%$! Somehow Audi USA screws us every time though admittedly I was surprised to hear the RS3 is coming.
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North America will get the 7-speed for 2018.
Is that confirmed? I've heard power and transmission remain the same for 2018 S3 from 2017.
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Is that confirmed? I've heard power and transmission remain the same for 2018 S3 from 2017.
Power will stay the same, but NA gets the 7-speed.
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Power will stay the same, but NA gets the 7-speed.
Saw the bottom of this post:

https://www.audiworld.com/forums/audi-a3-s3-rs-3-mkii-209/ordered-2017-florett-silver-s3-2917350/#post24954885
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Yeah, I just re-looked at the order guide, and it just says S-tronic (no mention of 6 or 7 speed).

The Golf R is supposed to get the 7 speed (but no power bump), so I'd find it odd that the S3 would not. Odd, but not surprising I guess. We'll see.
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This is for the 2018 model, right? Still don't understand why Audi didn't equip a 2017 S3 with a 7-speed S-tronic.
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