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'85 Ur-Q questions...

In message <01ID8ZU34R788WXJDT@delphi.com> audidudi@delphi.com (Jeffrey J. Goggin) writes:

> 3) Is my 200q quicker than I realize or is the Ur-Q slower than I thought
> ... the two cars are quite a bit different in character.  Surprisingly, my
> 200q (admittedly modified) feels a lot more "sporty" and the Ur-Q feels more
> like a Grand Tourer a la a Porker 928.  I'd always assumed the opposite
> would be true.

>From an 89 200q to an 85 urq, you've moved backwards over a major shift in 
engine technology.  Ur-quattros with the newer engine technology (parallel to 
your 200q) were never officially imported into the USA.
We have both running in parallel here in the UK - the pre-1988 WR engines and 
the 1988 and later MB engines.  It takes some pretty hefty and expensive mods 
to a WR to make it equal to an MB.  The gap between the MB and the 20V is not 
as great.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club