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Re: 5 bangers galore

>audi built the 5 during the 1970's oil crisis.. the argument at that
>time was that the 5 was smoother than the 4's yet did not have the
>thirst of a 6.

The other reason they did not go with the I6 was the length of the
engine. Would have been too much overhang. That engine ended up in
their (VAG's) utility vehicles and also in the diesel Volvo.

Peter Orban
National Research Council of Canada
Internet: orban@nrcamt.nrc.ca