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RE: 100E origins

I believe the Mercedes use of "E" was based on einspritz. Sorta like
trying to put some logic to Japanese cars with LE, GS, LX, etc.  A
friend concluded that for his Acura, LS meant "less stuff", and GS meant
"great stuff".
From: quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
Subject: 100E origins
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 1998 1:35PM

In message <34F4428E.79504565@poboxes.com> Gerard writes:

> "einspritzung" (spelling? ...

It's the gerund, and therefore a noun.  Needs a capital letter -
otherwise OK.

Exactly what form of the "Einspritz.." idea it stands for, I don't know.

No one has ever known what that "T" stands for.

> 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".

I have that gearbox in my present (1982) Passat.  But we were talking, I
believe, about a slushbox 100E.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club