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RE: Actual top speeds

When the 44 type was first introduced in Europe in 1983, Audi claimed
200kph (125mph) for the top of the line 2.2 fuel injected model with 5sp
gearbox (don't know what engine code it was, but without cat it
developed 136hp). The 106mph may be correct for the early US spec 5Ks
with detuned engine (my Haynes manual says early n/a I-5 US spec engines
developed only 100 or 110hp!) and slushbox. I have looked up the '88
200T specs (probably MC engine) in a catalogue and it says the top speed
is 216kph (135mph). Keep in mind that most speedos have large error at
end of the range.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Sachelle Babbar [SMTP:sbabbar@iris.nyit.edu]
> Sent:	Monday, January 26, 1998 4:14 PM
> To:	quattrolist
> Subject:	Actual top speeds
> Of various Audi models, most specifically, the 5000/100/200 series,
> what
> are the actual (not Audi brochure) top speeds. I have a dealer service
> training manual and is says the top speed of a n/a engine is like
> 106mph.
> I've pinned the speedo (probably 125) on premium. It says the turbo
> will
> do 124. Last year, I did over 140. I'm sure Audi when testing did
> higher
> speeds than this. What is the reason for this? When did Audi start
> putting top speed governors on their cars? How much does insurance
> play a
> role in this? The funny thing is that my Audi is more stable at triple
> digits than at double.
> Steve
> '84  5ksT 1.6-2.0 bar
> Disclaimer:"Any information contained herein is based purely on my own
> personal experience and may not necessarily reflect yours. Use caution
> as
> your results may vary from mine."