>On Thu, 29 Feb 1996, Glen Powell wrote:
>> I would not call the 20V turbo w/max torque at 1950 RPM lacking of low end....
>I would. That figure is measured with the turbo already spun up. In
>reality (like sitting at a stop light), the turbo is rarely spun up at 1950
>rpm, and therefore cannot produce max boost.
>Pacific Lutheran University
Hmmm... I haven't been following this thread much, but if you're
talking about the turbo 20V that's in the S4, I ASSURE you that it
is VERY low-end capable. In reality (sitting at a stoplight) the
S4 can launch so hard that you can whack your head on the headrest
pretty darn hard if you're not ready for it! ;) Granted, this is
done with a little clutch manipulation, but nothing major (ie: no
6000 rpm drops... maybe around 3500 rpm). If you baby the car,
you will start out somewhat slow... but only for about 2 seconds,
then it's BOOM -redline time! ;)
Not trying to discredit you here or anything Adam, but have you
driven the S4?
Mason City, IA