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urq vs 200's???
Phil Payne wrote:
> Bit of a mystery to me, too, and to Roger. The 200TQ is much more
> than the ur-quattro, of course - the latter shares many parameters with a
> simple housebrick. But that doesn't really count for much at speeds much
> general Autobahn levels. I've had 145mph (indicated) out of my MB.
Having both cars I'd say the ur-quattro will lick the 200 avant up to
100mph but thereafter the 200 has the edge. The most I've ever had out of
my ur quattro (WR) was the same - 145mph, but the 200 (which is the later
200bhp 1B as opposed to the earlier 182bhp) I've had up to 155mph and that
wasn't going down a big hill. Having also had a V8 I'd say the 200 is
faster than that as well, although I think that was probably down to the
power sapping auto box. The 200 is also a whole lot more pleasant and
relaxing to drive at high speed on the autobahn but on our twisty roads in
the north of Scotland I'd sooner have the ur-q any day.