A3/S3 delivery lead time?

Ludus

Member
Ordered my new A3 in January with a whole load of options, although I was previously advised i'd be looking at a June delivery, I have been assigned build week 28 which is mid-July, so will be looking at delivery mid-August... Seems like an excessively long wait, but I assume it's down to Covid and resulting backlog? Also the ongoing chip shortage? Luckily for me i'm in no rush currently working from home and can just sell my old car nearer the time.

What are your experience's with the new 8Y lead times? How long did it take if you've already had yours delivered and how long do you have to wait for those of you still waiting?

I know wait times are long atm, but I find 7 months quite extreme and haven't seen many cases of this long a wait yet?
 
What are your experience's with the new 8Y lead times?

Congrats on the new car. That must mean you had the “fun” of ordering during lockdown?!

I ordered mine in October. I think it was originally booked for build week 1 with delivery eo Jan. but after changing the colour it shifted to build week 4, and it went into build last week. I’m expecting delivery in early March. So I’ve had a 5 month wait, assuming it continues to plan.
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Ordered my new A3 in January with a whole load of options, although I was previously advised i'd be looking at a June delivery, I have been assigned build week 28 which is mid-July, so will be looking at delivery mid-August... Seems like an excessively long wait, but I assume it's down to Covid and resulting backlog? Also the ongoing chip shortage? Luckily for me i'm in no rush currently working from home and can just sell my old car nearer the time.

What are your experience's with the new 8Y lead times? How long did it take if you've already had yours delivered and how long do you have to wait for those of you still waiting?

I know wait times are long atm, but I find 7 months quite extreme and haven't seen many cases of this long a wait yet?
What factory is your 8y being assembled at as this factors in on timescales
I ordered a TTS a week ago l have given a build date the 29th of March so be here mid May TT is assembled in Hungary

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Ludus

Member
What factory is your 8y being assembled at as this factors in on timescales
I ordered a TTS a week ago l have given a build date the 29th of March so be here mid May TT is assembled in Hungary

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I believe it's ingolstadt, any way to tell?
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
I believe it's ingolstadt, any way to tell?
It is ingolstadt the 8v was built there as well here is a timeline from start to finish my dealer sent me this generic time line yesterday

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Mine was ordered the beginning of last week and I have been told it is been built in May with delivery expected end of May into June. I hope it is not delayed any further!
 

KXL

Active Member
Ordered mine through a leaser 2nd week of November, but only really finalised the papers end of November. Email from the leaser said car is due to be 'ready' end February. Although I've requested to have it delivered / collected end of May. I mean, there's nowhere to go with the car at present during the lockdown, and it gives me 2-3 months to experience a no car life and save few months worth of paying a monthly on something that is only used for the weekly shopping.
 

Ludus

Member
Order has now been delayed further - looking like a September delivery now. That's a 9 month wait from order date. Jesus christ....
 

auzzam_crd

Registered User
Order has now been delayed further - looking like a September delivery now. That's a 9 month wait from order date. Jesus christ....
Crikey! Could have a kid in that time!

What spec did you go for? I wonder if they can find you a similar build at a dealer? That might help you get it a bit sooner if you can compromise on one or two things a few people have gone down this route.
 

Ludus

Member
Crikey! Could have a kid in that time!

What spec did you go for? I wonder if they can find you a similar build at a dealer? That might help you get it a bit sooner if you can compromise on one or two things a few people have gone down this route.
I don't think i've ordered anything too out the norm, it's all pretty standard stuff:

A3 S Line S Tronic, comfort + sound pack, extended ambient lighting, storage pack, flat bottom steering wheel, audi phone pox, high beam assist, electric lumbar support & upgraded diamond cut alloys.​
 
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KXL

Active Member
I don't think i've ordered anything too out the norm, it's all pretty standard stuff:

A3 S Line S Tronic, comfort + sound pack, extended ambient lighting, storage pack, flat bottom steering wheel, audi phone pox, high beam assist, electric lumbar support & upgraded diamond cut alloys.​
Ahah, that' a lot of extras though. What i thought standard stuff would be just S line with C&S. Wonder if yours has hit when the chip shortages just happened. Mine I ordered in Nov, but ok, the car is not here yet, but as I ordered before Brexit, they said no changes in tax or prices even though car might arrive in a few months time.
 

SamR92

Registered User
I don't think i've ordered anything too out the norm, it's all pretty standard stuff:

A3 S Line S Tronic, comfort + sound pack, extended ambient lighting, storage pack, flat bottom steering wheel, audi phone pox, high beam assist, electric lumbar support & upgraded diamond cut alloys.​

My BW9 order was placed 15th Jan and had a few options also. Seems crazy your BW was so far away, but I guess possibly it could be a delay with S Tronic as likely more to be affected by chip shortages?

my spec was:
- A3 S-Line 1.5 TFSI 6-Speed in Turbo Blue
- Storage Pack
- Comfort and Sound
- Wireless Charger
- Upgraded Alloys
 

S15THM

Navarra S3 Saloon
It is ingolstadt the 8v was built there as well here is a timeline from start to finish my dealer sent me this generic time line yesterday

I thought the 8V was built in Gyor in Hungary? That's where mine came from anyway.
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
My build date has now reached status 20 and build begins the 1st of March instead of the 29th of March....wtf....though l would rater have it in April instead of May
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Not long now then mate:thumbs up: :rockwoot:

Yer no kidding...l was taken a back a little when Audi Grimsby emailed me this morning...i'll sell my S3 in 5-6 weeks time or sooner
 

pburv

Registered User
Yer no kidding...l was taken a back a little when Audi Grimsby emailed me this morning...i'll sell my S3 in 5-6 weeks time or sooner
Hope it works out for you mate. One thing's for sure you ain't going to have problems finding a buyer.:yes:
I looked up some of your gallery snaps of your S3 on pickup day. You should put them in your for sale ad.:icon thumright:
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Not long now then mate:thumbs up: :rockwoot:
Aint life ironic at times eh...when yer patiently waiting on something it seemingly takes forever to come/happen then when yer not it arrives/happens sooner than you wanted
 

pburv

Registered User
Aint life ironic at times eh...when yer patiently waiting on something it seemingly takes forever to come/happen then when yer not it arrives/happens sooner than you wanted
I suppose you could think you are felt 'short changed'. Would've been great to have the excitement last a little longer. lol
On another note.... Ask the dealership to fit the Oled's for you or no deal. lol
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
I hope my order comes forward as currently it is down for build week 27 :-(
When did you order the car???? My car is not built in ingolstadt by the way its built in Hungary ie a TTS so there could be issues for either the 8y or the ingolstadt plant
 

sush

New Member
When did you order the car???? My car is not built in ingolstadt by the way its built in Hungary ie a TTS so there could be issues for either the 8y or the ingolstadt plant
I ordered last week. Must be a huge demand for the new a3 saloon.
 

Wxm

Registered User
Enquired today about ordering a S3 hatch comfort and sound with; 19” alloys, led interior park, driver assistance pack, matrix headlights, wireless charging, was told August delivery, which is far too long for me to wait, so I declined
 

Vivek

New Member
Ordered end of September last year and was quoted estimated delivery in Jan this year, but still no build week. Been told likely to be July now because of delays. Anyone else experiencing this?
 
Ordered end of September last year and was quoted estimated delivery in Jan this year, but still no build week. Been told likely to be July now because of delays. Anyone else experiencing this?

Blimey. I ordered slightly later than you, and was also quoted delivery in Jan. Soon afterwards I was allocated a build week in Jan, which slipped a bit when I made a change to the spec.

I don’t understand why you wouldn’t have a build week by now. Who have you placed your order with (I’m guessing it’s not direct through a dealer)?
 

The Cardinal

For the love of cars
Ordered an optioned Sport with Exclusive paint this week, told that it'll be September or October. Who knows what it'll actually be...
 

Ludus

Member
Had an email update from Audi, mine has been moved forward a month to build week 24. Delivery July time.
 

Snake Pliskin

Well-Known Member
Supporter
When did you order the car???? My car is not built in ingolstadt by the way its built in Hungary ie a TTS so there could be issues for either the 8y or the ingolstadt plant

They will be lining up to buy your voodoo S3 mate .. I would definitely start to put feelers out asap and get that bidding war going.
and then stipulate they don't get the car until your new car is ready or when it suits you.
 

The Cardinal

For the love of cars
Mine's been confirmed today as build week 36 (w/c 5th September)! Ordered at the beginning of February.

I was told by the salesman that there's a chance it could come forward, but I assume there's a summer factory close down to take into account.
 

driver_tim

Registered User
Anyone else feel these wait times are excessive for a fairly mainstream car?
 

A4 Annoying

Registered User
Can anyone provide a rough timeline on when I can expect to take delivery of my A3? I have an "unconfirmed" build date of w/c 12th April. They said it won't move by more than 2 weeks either side of that date.

Is it 12-16 weeks delivery from 12th April? That seems really excessive? I'd have thought around 6-8 weeks would be closer to the norm. Is Brexit and Covid having that big an effect?
 

KXL

Active Member
Can anyone provide a rough timeline on when I can expect to take delivery of my A3? I have an "unconfirmed" build date of w/c 12th April. They said it won't move by more than 2 weeks either side of that date.

Is it 12-16 weeks delivery from 12th April? That seems really excessive? I'd have thought around 6-8 weeks would be closer to the norm. Is Brexit and Covid having that big an effect?

It might be the chip shortages for the A3 that is holding things up, previously it might just have been Covid/Brexit. Myself placed an order end Nov 2020, 'estimate' was it to be ready to delivery to me around this time. Received an email few weeks back, that this has been delayed and they will let me know new timeframes when they know. However this was communicated from my leasing company and not direct from Audi.
 

itf

Registered User
When I was asking about in Jan, I was told 3 months, in the end I bought an ex-demo (S-Line A3 Saloon, Storage Pack, Matrix, Heated seats, Extended Ambient) which I'm happy with although would have liked the B&O in the C&S pack the saving along with immediate availability changed my mind.
 
My car was build week 4 and it arrived in the U.K. yesterday; I’m told that it should be ready for collection by the end of next week. So that’s about 6 weeks from build to collection.
 

A4 Annoying

Registered User
It might be the chip shortages for the A3 that is holding things up, previously it might just have been Covid/Brexit. Myself placed an order end Nov 2020, 'estimate' was it to be ready to delivery to me around this time. Received an email few weeks back, that this has been delayed and they will let me know new timeframes when they know. However this was communicated from my leasing company and not direct from Audi.

Yeah I thought that the chip shortage might have something to do with it. It seems to be delaying all manufacturers.

My car was build week 4 and it arrived in the U.K. yesterday; I’m told that it should be ready for collection by the end of next week. So that’s about 6 weeks from build to collection.

Cheers, 6 weeks is what I expected. That's not too bad.

If my car is built w/c 12th April then ideally the car will be with me by the end of May. That works out pretty well with lockdown.
 
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