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Re: 5KCSTQ 1.8T?

Graydon D. Stuckey wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Aug 1997 MSV96@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 8/13/97 Ti Kan writes:
> >
> > <<Despite its great power potential of the 1.8T, turbo and all, a four is a
> > four and lacks the suaveness of the V6...>>
> >
> > And the I5 2.2t for that matter....which is why I feel that Audi made a HUGE
> > marketing mistake deciding not to continue developing that motor for export
> Hmmmm, I think they were long overdue in canning the I-5.  It was a dumb
> design in the first place, but it was advanced enough to work for them in
> the early '80s.  In 1997, the I-5 is hopelessly outclassed by all the
> multi-valve V6s and V8s on the market.   I do wish they had replaced it
> with a turbo V6 S series car.   Maybe we'll get that soon though. :-)
> > the A4 1.8tq is undoubtably a very nice car, think about what it *could* be
> > like with a I5 20v turbo motor instead of a 4 (yes, albeit a very nice
> > high-tech 4...) No offense intended to A4 owners...just my perception. And
> I was thinking how nice the 5000 CS TQ would be with the 2.8 V6 NA or the
> 1.8T 4-banger under the hood.   It woiuld be much smoother, quieter, and
> the torque would be lots better than even a mildly upgraded I-5.   Oh
> yeah, the 5KCSTQ would handle better too due to the weight reduction.
> That would also improve the braking deficiency with the 5KCSTQs.
> > who knows...someday when they are older and depreceated I may buy one cuz I
> > do like them very much, but can't justify the cost with the plethora of cool
> > used q's to be had for cheap.
> Me too.  :-)
> Later,
> Graydon D. Stuckey
> '89 Thunderbird SuperCoupe
> '86 Audi 5000 CS Quattro
> '86 Mazda RX7 GXL 2+2
> '85 Mazda RX7 GS


I5 20V turbo engine cannot meet emission standard from 1997. 
In 1996, management system for I5 20V turbo altered in order to meet
emission standard. But, that was the last modification.

With same reason, I4 2.0 engine was replaced with I4 1.8l 5V engine...


Yoon-Suk RAH
'90 Audi 100TQ (European model)