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Re: Euro A4 with 5valve V6
>>> 7.2?? Then why is the Quattro Coupe 20v so 'slow' at 8.72?
>>> (according to Sports Car International mag -May 1990) Both cars
>>> have the same engine, and 'appear' to be about the same weight (3171
>>> for the Coupe... not sure about a 90Q20v).
>Gear ratios for the 90 Coupe Q are as follows....
>GEAR RATIO Speed
>1 3.55 33
>2 2.11 57
>3 1.43 83
>4 1.03 116
>5 .84 132
>6 -haha.. just checking to see if you were paying attention. ;)
>OK, so there they are... does anyone have the ratios for a 90Q 20V
>to compare them to? I'm curious about this one. :)
>From July 1991 Car and Driver, for 90q20v:
GEAR RATIO Speed
1 3.55 33
2 2.11 55
3 1.30 89
4 1.03 113
5 .84 131
The 1991 90q20v does 0-60 in 8.2, according to the same article.
The 1990 90q20v does 0-60 in 7.9(June 1989 Car and Driver), and has
a higher top speed of 137.
>From personal experience, I believe that the 90q20v is closer to 7 seconds
to 60mph. I have beaten and been even with several Corrado VR6's
(0-60 in 6.5-6.9 sec.) in impromptu stoplight races w/ my '90 90q20v (w/
larger diameter tires than stock and no wheel spin ...gotta love quattoros
:)... ). I have
also hung very close to the newest M3's (all the way to 140+ mph in one case).
I don't see why the coupe would be slower, as they both weigh the same
(3103-3180 lbs). Most likely the differences are due to testing conditions and
or driver error/incompetence.
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