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Re: left a BMW 325is in my tracks

Well done.  Keeping up in the "race' for 5 minutes on Yonge st. 
without drawing cop's attention is a performance in itself.

The fourth generation quattro system must be much better.  I have the 
second generation '90 quattro.  I understand your's has the front EDL 
additional to the TORSEN center differential.   Does the rear have 
EDL ?   Is the rear lockable ?

> > From:          Joel Cohen <joelc@hookup.net>
> > Subject:       left a BMW 325is in my tracks
> > 
> > Well... that was the breaking point.   I had to defend the honor of my
> > brother Quattro List Members not to mention that of my new Audi A4 Quattro 5
> > Speed (ie. this was a bit of a dilema as the car is not fully broken in yet
> > -- still have 100 miles to go in the break-in period).  Although the BMW got
> > off the line faster than me I 'zipped' by him about thirty yards later when
> > I was able to get to the power band.  Our little race proceeded along Yonge
> > street (ie. for those of you not familiar with Toronro, Yonge street is the
> > longest street in the world) for about 5 minutes with me ALWAYS ahead.  I
> > was relishing the fact that this BMW 325 is could not keep up!  The race
> > came to an end at a curve --- I downshifted to third, partially floored the
> > car (ie. 4750 RPM @ 70 mph) and let the quattro drive pull me through
> > whereas the guy in the BMW tried doing the same but lost the back end.
> > Being the intellectual giant he is, I guess he had not concluded two things
> > -- 1) white falling stuff inJanuary = snow = slippery roads = no/poor
> > traction for a rear wheel drive car and 2. quattro drive = superior traction
> > in all weather = something that Audi has/does much better than BMW!
> > 
> > To finish the story... I had to turn around as I had overshot my house.  On
> > the way back I saw the BMW at the gas station.  I pulled up beside him,
> > rolled down my window and told him that an Audi prooved faster as I had left
> > him in my tracks for over five minutes (ha ha ha ha), an Audi had also
> > proved to be a a better handling car as I  out manuvered him and that he
> > ought to have respect for EVERY Audi and EVERY Audi owner he sees on the road.
> > 


Solomon Ngan <sngan@netaccess.on.ca>
  '93 100s
  '90 90q20v