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RE: so i'm new...
On Tue, 30 Apr 1996, Glen Powell wrote:
> About 100 Lbs heavier 'cause of the AWD VS FWD -
According to my '85 broshure, the 4000s quattro is 2824 lbs vs. the 4000s
at 2337 lbs. A little more than 100 lbs.
Ah - Yes! True! But *NOT* 'cause of the AWD! Quattro has higher equipment levels, better suspension, brakes, 5-cylinder, clutch, trans, aerodynamics, A/C, interior, etc, etc. The net effect of adding the AWD is in fact on the order of 100 Lbs per the 'Jeremey Walton Quattro Development and Competition History' book.
> and you also get better suspension and brakesas part of the Quattro
And a better engine, and better seats. A 4kq may look like a 4ks, but
mechanically they are TOTALLY different cars. I thought the quattro
would just be my dad's car ('85 4000s) with 4WD. It isn't.
EXACTLY - hence the > 100 Lbs gross difference.