Auto Europe in Birmingham, Michigan (a few miles from where i grew up!) has a 2009 Audi S3 MTM for sale at the moment with less than 5,000 miles. I have inquired about the car and it comes with a full factory warranty (or remainder of), and is priced at $49,000.
After IEDEI brought you an exclusive article about Horschaus/MTM bringing european RS models into the US, it seems that this one is a US-spec Audi A3 2.0T Quattro which has been officially been converted from Germany to S3-spec. MTM offers such an S3 conversion, which upgrades everything from suspension to wheels (MTM Bimoto wheels! sweet) to exhaust and even down to the S3 trim (door sills, badges, etc.).
What you end up with is a 270+ hp equivelant to a euro spec Audi S3. Not bad at all! $49k isn’t a bad price either, considering that IF the S3 did ever make it to the US officially, it would likely start in the mid-$40k range anyway.
The only issues i find with this car is (A) DSG instead of a manual, and (B) those absurd decals on the car (which i’m sure can be removed). Otherwise, quite a car….and I have minimal experience with DSG, so maybe I can learn to love it as others have.
Check out the photos below, and if you’re interested go to the Auto Europe website linked at the bottom of the post for lots more photos and some specs:
from Auto Europe’s website:
The vehicle was bought via the Audi European Delivery Program and picked up from the factory in Ingolstadt and sent to the nearby MTM facility. The conversion work was completed and the vehicle was shipped to America. This particular vehicle has been featured in several magazines and is a very rare vehicle.
Audi Original S3 Bumpers and Side Skirts
Audi Original S3 345 x 30 mm Brakes
MTM 19 x 8.5 Bimoto Wheels with Pirellli P-Zero 235/35/ZR19 91Y
MTM 25mm Lower Springs
MTM Exhaust (Turbo-back, 70 mm stainless steel)
·MTM Chip Tuning (272 HP)
S- Line Trim
AUTO EUROPE WEBSITE: http://auto-europe-sales.ebizautos.com/webdetail.aspx?iid=4574335
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I am interested in buying this car but I prefer manual transmission. Is that possible to change transmission to the manual instead the DSG one?
well first of all, that car has been sold for a while now…..second of all, sure you could change the transmission, but it’d cost you quite a bit…not sure if that’s worth it at all…..
Is it there any chance to get same one like that?
yes, i believe MTM is offering conversions for US-spec A3s to turn them into S3s…however the only difference would be the lack of a manual transmission. Otherwise, the car can be titled as an A3 and will have all the internals upgraded to S3 or similar….i believe there is a package for the conversion….you can contact MTM for more info.
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