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RE: S4 vs. S6
Some additions to Doug's chronology:
>From: Haley, Doug [SMTP:HaleyD@yankelovich.com]
>==>in 1989-1991, Audi produced a super-high caliber sporting sedan 217hp
>quattro call the 200.
>The 89-90 were the MC engine models with 168hp. Only the 91 got the 3B engine
>==>in 1992 Audi iintroduced the new body style and called it the 100. They
>also introduced a successor to the 200 (but really the same car under the
>skiin) which they called the S4.
>The S4 looks very different in the engine compartment. Almost everything is
>rearranged and the engine is now distributorless (a major plus - the
>distributor design for the 3B engine sucks).
>Differences between models. Same basic engine, inline 5-cyl turbocharged.
>The 200 had 217 hp which was increased to 227 hp via computer control of the
>turbo wastegate (overboost). This remained unchanged for the S6.
>These S cars are Audi's answer to the BMW M-series and are pretty serious
>competitors on most human levels (absolute performance in dry weather goes to
>the Bimmers, I think). Nobody knows about them because they were so ungodly
>expensive when new that Audi sold damn few.
>Amen to that.
>Something like 200 cars per year in the US for 1992, 1993. In 1995(?), Audi
>brought only S6 wagons, which continued in 1996 as 1995 models
>Actually 95.5 models.
- peter, email@example.com, issaquah, wa, usa
94 acura legend gs
> 80 mazda 626