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RE: A4 tales

In message <34B783B0.6531@tiac.net> 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.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club