[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: 100E origins

I believe the "T" stood for touring


Gerard wrote:

> At least I know on Mercedes models of the era that E was for
> "einspritzung" (spelling? I'm just pumping out the German word as
> I remember hearing it, I've probably mouthed something foul!! Eek!)
> The 'D' was obviously for for diesel and I still remember reading an
> article in a CAR magazine about the appropriateness of lettering on
> model names, Mercedes were commended on their ability to keep things
> simple. :) To that end, what was the German word for "station wagon"
> that made Merc put 'T' on them?
> Here in South Africa we are used to the 'E' meaning injection on the
> Audi line. Carb fed cars were simply marked 400 or 500 (not 4000 or
> 5000), while injection cars (both the type 44 and the early A6 shapes)
> were know as 500e be they either mechanical or electronic  injection.
> There was supposedly a early 1980's Audi that was renowned for its
> consumption figures, it was marked by a 5th gear labelled as 'E' on
> the shift knob. I have never seen one, but my ex-mechanic told me he
> remembers them after I mentioned to him something about a gearbox
> called "Victory series".
> As for it being a good  idea to have a Audi with few electronic bits,
> such as electric windows, I'm all for it. I'm tired of people pushing
> in my passenger's side electric window switch as they  reckon the
> harder you push the faster it will go!! How many times will I still
> need to remove the arm rest on that door?!?!?!
> G.
> ....drift....drift...went the thread...
> --
> "a thousand miles from here, there is another person smiling"
> 1990 Turbo (200t)
> name   : gerard van vught
> tel    : +27-57-912 2658 (w) / 082 923 9609 (cell)
> url    : http://homepages.acenet.co.za/gerard/
> e-mail : gerard@poboxes.com  / han.solo@galaxycorp.com
>          gerard@acenet.co.za / van_vught@frg.issi.co.za