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Re: M3-bashing S4 - Performance Specs

What does 36,000 pounds translate into in US prices? Yes, I can do the
math, but I'm interested in how much that is relative to a, say, 2.8 30v
A4 quattro. I hope the S4 gets nowhere near $57K here in the States.
Waaaaaaay out of it's range there. Probably more like high $30's-low
$40's considering what BMW get for their M3.

Here's to hoping...
- peter, peterhe@microsoft.com, issaquah, wa -
  98 volvo v70 t5 - 5-speed
  94 acura legend gs - 6-speed...

From: Sean Douglas <sdouglas@phhenvironmental.com>
Subject: M3-bashing S4 - Performance Specs

Autocar (British mag) has a news brief about the new S4. 

Specs are as follows; 265 HP twin-turbo 2.7 litre V6 with 295 lb.ft of
torque. Top speed is 155 mph (limited), 0-100 km/h (62 mph) is 5.6 sec.

The 5 valve V6 mated to a 6 speed transmission is due to replace the
venerable 2.2 litre turbo.

Ride height is lowered 20 mm, firmer springs and dampers, upgraded
brakes and a differential lock that works to speeds of up to 50 mph.

Other features are xenon headlamps and 17 in 6 spoke alloys. UK pricing
is rumoured to be 36,000 pounds. ($57,000 US).

As far as raw HP, its still short of the euro M3 (321 HP), but more than
North America's M3 (240 hp, even though up here in Canada we got the 280
hp version for a couple of years). I hope that Audi brings it to our
shores as is (euro-spec).

I want one! Sweet dreams....

Sean Douglas
1990 Audi 90 Quattro 20V
1992 VW Passat GL 16V
Surrey, B.C.