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Re: A4 30 valve 2.8 (was A4 steering)

In a note dated 5/22/97 Paul Heneghan writes:

<<...f you look at specs for FWD and quattro versions of any Audi, 
you will always (I think) find that the quattro version is thirstier.

e.g. 1988 Audi 90 2.2 E 35.3mpg at 75mph
     1988 Audi 90 quattro 31.0mpg at 75mph

In the specs, they seem to have the same engine, power,  torque and top 
speed - surprisingly, the quattro has a 0-62 of 8.6s against the 8.9s of the 
FWD version.

Is the quattro mpg claim some kind of theoretical advantage which is never 
borne out in practice?>>

Sounds like different gearing since the "less efficient and heavier" quattro
is quicker with the same power. This could also explain the fuel economy

Mike Veglia
85 4ksq (with real crappy fuel economy)