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Re: 100E origins

BMW used the "e" designation on the 528e &325e in the 80's. I believe it referred to
the "eta" engine used in those models.


Max wrote:

> Actually I seem to remember seeing these in Europe a bit and my understanding is
> that the e stands for electronic fuel injection as it does on many other German
> cars.
> Max 2*5kcst
> waves@EPIX.NET wrote:
> > We had one of these on our car lot a few months back. I think it was a 1989,
> > and you're right, it was very 'utilitarian' in nature. From what I could
> > tell, it was every bit the same as a regular 100, with the exception of
> > interior detail. The 'E' designation probably meant 'economy' as it was
> > noticably cheaper than the regular 100 we had next to it. It was a fairly
> > rare model obviously and my thoughts as to why it even existed are based on
> > the era. First, Audi was still mired in the un-intended acceleration
> > debacle. It needed to boost sales and figured a base model 100 would help.
> > It was also the decline of the high-priced automobile market, both new and
> > used. Even though I work on these cars, and we sell them as well, I've still
> > only ever seen one.
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