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Haha i noticed at the top with each refresh you have a different set of anonymous animals in the view history.

Quick, find a way to get some google AdSense money off the hits!
 

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Haha, looks like our little thread is popping up all over the place. Been on quite a few 2-series forums as well, I've been poking around there as I've been cross shopping the cars.
 

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I wondered how long it would take for someone to point out my dry sense of humor in the upper right corner of the document. :)
 

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With destination, we'd be looking at $41,995 and $47,895. It's not included in the leak pricing.
 

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Any idea why no Premium price on the list? I'm guessing it's because they'll only do those two levels, but I guess there's part of me hoping there'll still be an announcement about a lowest level.
 

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Any idea why no Premium price on the list? I'm guessing it's because they'll only do those two levels, but I guess there's part of me hoping there'll still be an announcement about a lowest level.
This was the case when the car was briefly up on Audi Canada's website a couple months ago.

My guess is that a Premium trim S3 would create an extremely odd pricing situation. I'm already surprised to see overlap in price between the A3 and S3 lineups, even if its only a few hundred dollars. This isn't the case with the A4 and S4, or any of the other A# and S# siblings in the Audi lineup.
 

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I'm already surprised to see overlap in price between the A3 and S3 lineups, even if its only a few hundred dollars. This isn't the case with the A4 and S4, or any of the other A# and S# siblings in the Audi lineup.
It's one of the reasons I'm considering the S3. The only option I really care about is the smart key. I was pretty annoyed on my Golf R that I had to get a package with Nav, sunroof and Dynaudio just to get the smart key when it's offered on much less expensive cars these days, but since the package was "only" $1,500 it made it palatable. I can count on both hands the number io times I've opened the sunroof or used the Nav, and I rarely listen to music that benefits greatly from the upgraded audio system.

So for what I want, if I have to get the most expensive R with a bunch of stuff I don't want, or the least expensive S3 with an extra year of warranty and hopefully some other goodies (better seats?) for a few grand more, I'll at least explore that option.
 

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Any idea why no Premium price on the list? I'm guessing it's because they'll only do those two levels, but I guess there's part of me hoping there'll still be an announcement about a lowest level.
George,

I'd suspect that there's some back and forth at AoA over the need for a Premium S3. Case in point are Audi's other S cars, which are generally Premium Plus and Prestige only.

I wouldn't be surprised if there is a contingent pushing for a lower-priced entry S model, hence the opening in the leaked pricing guide for a Premium model.
 

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Look what happens when I post a comment on a Jalopnik story about the CLA45 regarding the S3....

http://jalopnik.com/the-2015-audi-s3-will-cost-41-100-according-to-leaked-1525380480

Sorry about your google docs traffic, Dan :D
Heh, when I saw the jalopnik post last night on my facebook newsfeed I couldn't wait to rush on here to check out the talk, good work fellas. This thread is now fact in the eyes of online auto journalism :laugh:.

In seriousness though, there's a part of me that wonders if Audi will push the pricing soon to kill disinformation now that the jalopnik's of the world are releasing articles about it. Not saying this will influence them at all on when they release it, just curious.
 

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George,

I'd suspect that there's some back and forth at AoA over the need for a Premium S3. Case in point are Audi's other S cars, which are generally Premium Plus and Prestige only.

I wouldn't be surprised if there is a contingent pushing for a lower-priced entry S model, hence the opening in the leaked pricing guide for a Premium model.
I wonder if a premium S3 would be too closely priced to the mk7 golf R...
 

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So for what I want, if I have to get the most expensive R with a bunch of stuff I don't want, or the least expensive S3 with an extra year of warranty and hopefully some other goodies (better seats?) for a few grand more, I'll at least explore that option.

The R vs. S3 debate, many will cross shop them.
Since they'll both be 4 door... it's about status and money. It's like a Golf R 2dr vs. Audi TT-S. If the hatch/trunk/manual isn't a deal breaker, and let's say money is no object... The S3 wins in my book, it is a stunning machine, it looks like a $40-50k vehicle. It will turn heads, it appears to be luxury and sport. The R will not really turn heads, that is actually preferred by some. It's not really stunning, to most people, it doesn't look luxurious. It DOES NOT look like a $35-42k machine. It's stealth. If someone wants to make a statement, they will get the S3. If they want the same performance and save some coin for mods, the R is a good value.
 

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First BMW I have seen in almost a decade that I actually like.
Agreed, I would take this in a heart beat over the A3 convertible, even if it doesn't come with the M badge...and I am one of the last people to own a BMW.

I have a feeling BMW is going to accomplish what Audi missed with the interior. Looking forward to some seat time when the 2-series arrives, HOWEVER, still not enough doors for me right now.
 

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Any idea why no Premium price on the list? I'm guessing it's because they'll only do those two levels, but I guess there's part of me hoping there'll still be an announcement about a lowest level.
Good writeup, George. :thumbup:

http://fourtitude.com/news/audi-rum...otentially-revealed-supposed-leaked-document/

The semi-snarky tagline was put there by me. BEM10001 sent me the hastily-snapped blurrycam photos, and I stitched together the pieces. I stopped short of putting the actual Audi logo and tagline on it because, well... that's just bad juju in my opinion. :D

The photos BEM sent to me show exactly what I put in the now-infamous Google Doc file for Premium S3 pricing. I suspect the "-" in place of "TBA" is a relatively firm assertion that there's no Premium trim. It'd have the same meaning as the "-" marks under P trim for Audi Connect... ergo, not available. Generally speaking, this follows their order guide syntax as well.
 

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A dealer contact of ours (I won't reveal who) reached out to me today about this story. I've updated the story linked above to reflect this. He said a few things.

1) He confirmed pricing.

2) He confirmed Premium Plus and Prestige only, and that's already been astutely pointed out above that there's precedent for this in other S-cars.

3) The US engine will NOT feature dual injection as seen with the Euro model. As a result, the EPA hasn't yet given finalized hp and consumption figures and thus their absence from that table. Also, he suggested the US-spec engine will be about 280 hp due to the differences.
 

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A dealer contact of ours (I won't reveal who) reached out to me today about this story. I've updated the story linked above to reflect this. He said a few things.

1) He confirmed pricing.

2) He confirmed Premium Plus and Prestige only, and that's already been astutely pointed out above that there's precedent for this in other S-cars.

3) The US engine will NOT feature dual injection as seen with the Euro model. As a result, the EPA hasn't yet given finalized hp and consumption figures and thus their absence from that table. Also, he suggested the US-spec engine will be about 280 hp due to the differences.
Is this info NA wide or just US?
 

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3) The US engine will NOT feature dual injection as seen with the Euro model. As a result, the EPA hasn't yet given finalized hp and consumption figures and thus their absence from that table. Also, he suggested the US-spec engine will be about 280 hp due to the differences.
Wow, seriously? So it wont have port and direct injection? That was one of the more appealing features. If so that may be the final nail in the coffin for me. :(
 
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