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Re: mercedes benz 2.3-16 cosworth (little audi content)

> anyway, the point of this ramble is that we audi geeks often pride ouselves on
> the engineering in our cars, and rightly so.  however, if anyone has an
> opportunity to do so, check out the sunroof mechanism on a mb 2.3-16 cosworth.
> it has to be one of the most beautifully executed works of engineering art that
> i've come across.  amost worth owning the car for.

At 183 hp out of a lightweight 4-cyl 2.3 liter motor, this car has a
serious fun factor.  I looked for one of these for quite a while, but
they are very hard to find with low mileage especially considering that
they only imported 3000 between 1986 and 1987.  I test drove one but it
was high mileage and pretty beat up.  Plus, the MD/DC area is not
exactly your Mecca for German car enthusiasts.  Tell your friend to not
be too concerned if it burns a lot of oil.  I was told that 1 quart
every 1000 miles is considered normal.

Mark Hilbush

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
        -- Albert Einstein