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RE: A4 tales
In message <34B783B0.email@example.com> Ramana Lagemann writes:
> > BTW, isn't Christian's FWD and thus lighter than a q? Partial explanation for
> > phenom, I guess.
> 50% less drivetrain-induced power loss on the FWD compared to the Q,
> too, no?
There's another effect. The rolling resistance of a tyre on a driven wheel is
less than the rolling resistance of a tyre on a non-driven wheel. This helps
to cancel out the additional losses in the quattro system.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club