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A4 2.8 Power Question
Well I am very close to purchasing a new A4, and I think I know about all I
can know about it without actually owning one. I do have a question about
the power of the 2.8 engine though.
It has been much discussed both on this list and in the automotive
magazines that the 2.8 V-6 engine does not exactly blow you away with its
off-the-line speed. That much I can tell from my test drives as well, but
it does seem adequate for the car. But I was wondering how good the power
is when you are already moving along, such as on the highway (60-70 mph)
and when you are on the local roads (30-40 mph). Is that where the power
of the V-6 engine lies? Can you do a good job of getting on the highway,
passing slower traffic, accelerating to pass the semi when the lane is
ending, etc.? That is the kind of power which is more important to me with
the type of driving I usually do. While I have tried to get a feel for
that when test driving, it is hard to simulate many real-world conditions
on a all-too-brief test drive.
Any impressions or opinions?
Thanks in advance,