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Sonderausstattungen im Audi Programm
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> RobtArnold@aol.com writes:
> Im Audi 100 und Audi S4 auch in elektrischer
> Ausfuhrung. Manuelle Rollos fur die hinteren Turscheiben von Audi 1-- und
> Audi s4 (Limousine und Avant) sind abenfalls erhaltlich.
Yup. Electric sunblinds for the rear windows, also available in manual form.
Typical German touch, following the eco-friendly wave. Don't turn the a/c up,
stop the car from warming up in the first place. These blinds are open-weave,
so you _can_ see through them.
> Schadstoffarmer Dieselmotor und Oxydationskatalysator: Audi 100 2.5 TDI
> 5 zylinder, 5-Gang; Audi 100 2.5 TDI 5 zylinder, 6-Gang, and automatik.
This is a low-emission diesel with a cat. I haven't seen this option in the UK.
> They have a quattro section: Frontantrieb oder quattro: Wenn Sie mit
> Sicherheit viele Reserven haben wollen.
It's a neat little play on words. The meaning is "Front wheel drive or quattro:
when you want to be sure of having a lot in reserve" but "Sicherheit" also
translates literally as "safety".
> Guten Nacht-
No, it's "Gute Nacht". The expression is in the accusative, and "Nacht" is
feminine. "Tag" is masculine - so it's "Guten Tag". And "Guten Abend" for
"Good Evening", and "Guten Morgen" for "Good Morning". Except in the Catholic
areas where Audis are built, and then it's almost always "Gruss Gott" - "Greet
On the above subject, the 1996 Annual Review (which UK Club members should
have received by now) contains a photograph of the last ur-quattro ever
built with the "quattro team" standing around it. It's supposed to include
everyone involved in the production of the car - 48 people. They were
quite literally hand-built.
Germans have neat little ways of implying things. If you turn up and use one
of the greetings, they might use a different one back. Go into a workshop at
9:00am and say: "Guten Morgen", for instance. Sometimes they'll look at you
sharply and reply: "Guten Tag", with the emphasis on the last word. This
means: "You might think it's still early, but we've been working for almost two
hours and it's virtually mid-day. You are a lazy individual and we reserve the
right to treat your car as arriving not late for today, but early for tomorrow."
Also, especially in the north, they use specific greetings at mealtimes.
"Mahlzeit" is a favourite in Lower Saxony.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club