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Re: 5 bangers galore

I'm resending this message; it bounced before.

>From: Chris Idleman (FSAC-AAD) <cidleman@PICA.ARMY.MIL>
>Date: Wed, 9 Nov 94 17:01:20 EST
>> How many other manufacturers have I-5 engines?
>Audi (various models), Volvo (850-series), Honda/Acura (Vigor) and VW (old
>Passat aka. Quantum, Eurovan?) are the only ones I am aware of.  Anyone
>know of any others?  I've also seen engines with five small cylinders
>					- Chris Idleman
>					  '87 Coupe GT

Fiat is developing an I-5 (2.5l) which will go into Lancia K (kappa) and next 
generation Alfa (replacement for 155). Now, I'm a fan of Audi's I-5t, but I 
would hate to see Alfa with I-5 engine instead of its magnificent 3L V6. That 
is by far the best engine I've ever driven. It revs sooo freely and quickly, 
while producing the most wonderful sounds all the way up to redline (talk about 
siren song). It is also the best looking one, too, with chromed intake pipes 
resembling a musical instrument. If they would only import an AWD version of 
164 (Quadrifoglio 4) which is available in Europe. 230 hp, 210 lb-ft with 
computer-controlled AWD that dynamically changes torque distribution (fore 
and aft) based on steering, throttle, brake and wheel sensor inputs... 
That is the most sophisticated setup that makes Porsche's 959 AWD with four
fixed modes look, shall we say, rather primitive (time to update that 
nice article of yours, Eliot :). 

I know, I know, this is a Quattro list, but I needed to tell someone.

Ljubisa Stevanovic (stevanov@crd.ge.com)
87 Audi 5000 TQ