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    Visual way to tell if S3 Prestige has the "Advanced Tech Pack" or adaptive dampers?

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    Hey all,

    Looking into a few used 2015-2016 S3 Prestige trim level and was wondering if there's a way to tell if the car has the Advanced Technology package or adaptive dampers from pictures (I know to look for "individual" otherwise) ?
    IE is there a button or other visual cue that would tell me?

    I don't need to have either - but since I live in an area where I might end up traveling an hour or more to view a vehicle I'd like to narrow the criteria and know how good/bad of a deal a vehicle is (options-wise) before I commit to the time to go visit

    All help is appreciated!
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    All Prestige S3s have the Tech package standard. Adaptive Dampers are Options on both the Premium Plus and Prestige. And you can't tell by looking in the cabin if the car has Adaptive Dampers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimboS3 View Post
    All Prestige S3s have the Tech package standard. Adaptive Dampers are Options on both the Premium Plus and Prestige. And you can't tell by looking in the cabin if the car has Adaptive Dampers.
    Well thanks for answering half my question... Wasn't asking about the tech pack... Was asking about the "Advanced Tech Pack" - Unless you're saying Edmunds has it wrong? (which is rare, but happens)

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmunds.com
    Available only with the Prestige is an Advanced Technology package, which adds adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, frontal collision warning and crash mitigation. Other options (for both the Premium Plus and Prestige) include 19-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, rear seat side airbags and all-season 18-inch tires (no charge).
    https://www.edmunds.com/audi/s3/2015/review/

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    If the "advanced tech" has adaptive cruise control (ACC), there is a hole in the front grill beneath the license plate for the radar system.

    I wish sometime the name of packages were more clear and does not change year to year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneBean13 View Post
    If the "advanced tech" has adaptive cruise control (ACC), there is a hole in the front grill beneath the license plate for the radar system.

    I wish sometime the name of packages were more clear and does not change year to year.
    Thanks very much. Now I know what to look for!

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    Thats what that damn hole is? Its kind of a eye sore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse S. View Post
    Its kind of a eye sore.
    It is an eye sore for sure. Literally a SINGLE ONE eye sore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimboS3 View Post
    All Prestige S3s have the Tech package standard. Adaptive Dampers are Options on both the Premium Plus and Prestige. And you can't tell by looking in the cabin if the car has Adaptive Dampers.
    What about the button for drive select on the dash - isn't that only there if you have Adaptive Dampers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneBean13 View Post
    It is an eye sore for sure. Literally a SINGLE ONE eye sore.
    I wonder if you could fit a dash cam in there.. or maybe a laser jammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinnetti View Post
    What about the button for drive select on the dash - isn't that only there if you have Adaptive Dampers?
    No, that is to change the drive mode from comfort to dynamic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madspeed View Post
    No, that is to change the drive mode from comfort to dynamic
    Right... .which only works if you have mag shocks right? ergo......
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    IIRC, the black optics package comes with magnetic dampers on the 2017 model year and earlier S3, not sure about 18+ models. Otherwise, if the car has the lighter weight forged 19's it would have magnetic suspension as well. I'll run out in a bit to my car and look but I'm pretty sure if you look behind the rear brake disc you can see the shock and it says something along the lines of being an MQB magnetic damper. I might be wrong on this last part.
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