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Re: Audi - tiptronic

> From quattro-owner@swiss.ans.net Thu Nov  3 13:26:54 1994
> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 1994 12:25:54 -0500
> From: murari@umiacs.UMD.EDU (Murari Srinivasan)
> Subject: Audi - tiptronic 
> Reply-To: quattro@swiss.ans.net
> I read in the latest issue of Automobile that
> Audi has licensed the Tiptronic system from
> Porsche and are interested in putting it into
> the A8.

Been there, done it.  That's the kind of late-breaking news I expect
from that magazine.  Maybe if they had subscribed to this list they
would have published that about a year ago!  BTW, it's already in the
A8 and on the road in Europe, and Porsche's Dynamic Shift Program (DSP)
system, which automatically selects one of six shift programs based on
the driver's actions, has been in the Audi 100 since 1993!

I never liked that magazine since the first issue, in which they
claimed a Subaru part-time 4wd system was the equal of an Audi AWD
system!  I guess they wanted to weed-out any knowledgeable readers from
their subscription list.

John Greenstreet, Senior Engineer           (jgreenst@motown.ge.com)
Martin Marietta Government Electronic Systems    Moorestown NJ 08057
WPI Class of '75, Temple Class of '94

My new car history:
  1975    1978    1982       1986        1989      1992      1995
   VW ->  Audi -> Audi  -> Mercedes -> Mercedes -> Audi -> Mercedes
Scirocco Fox GTI  4000S    190E 2.3    190E 2.6    100CS     S320

POSSLQ's* new car history:
         1978       1981       1985      1988        1990     1993
       Triumph ->  Toyota ->  Toyota  ->  VW    ->   Audi  -> Audi
       Spitfire    Tercel     Corolla   Jetta GL      80      90S

*POSSLQ = Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
Note: All Audis and Mercedes above were sold to friends or family.