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Re: quattro-digest V4 #920

hi tom,

the euro m3 (evo model) has 320hp (up from 286hp).  almost as much as an rs2

mind you, i take the point, i'd back my ur-quattro against an m3 (pre-evo
model) in 'a' to 'b' real world (non track) driving any day.  i've not driven
the evo model, but the e36 m3 (series 1) i found disappointing, darted around a
lot at speed, great motor/brakes/gearbox, but poor steering, and the overall
quality was sh*t.  it's one thing having the power, it's another putting it

'95 rs2
'90 ur-q

>Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 08:28:17 -0400
>From: Tom Haapanen <tomh@metrics.com>
>Subject: RE: audi news s3/s4/s6/a6 avant 4x4
>The M3 is 240 hp, 235 lbs-ft; if the S4 at least maintains the torque
>characteristics of the base 1.8T engine, the 2.7L engine will produce
>233 lbs-ft (and I'd bet that with twin turbos and additional boost,
>it'll be more like 260-270 lbs-ft).  But wouldn't even an S4 with
>265/233 be already capable of beating an M3 with 240/235?