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Re: S4/91 200: which is faster?

>Aleksander Mierzwa wrote:
> The S4 engine developes 230hp at 5900rpm and 350Nm of torque at >1950RPM. I don't have values for 1991 200, but I have the values for >1992 S2, which I believe uses similar engine - it developes 220hp and >309Nm of torque at identical rpms. So the difference in horsepower is >marginal, but the difference it torque is significant.

Exactly! This explains how a slightly heavier car with higher gearing
(1st/2nd/3rd/4th gears lower numerically, less engine revs/gear) can
accelerate quicker in the 1/4 mile test. More torque produced over the
RPM range that occurs during a WOT, redline shifting exercise down the
1/4 mile.

The US S4 has a larger drop in gear ratio, percentage wise, between the
shift from 1st to 2nd when compared to the 1991 200TQ, , BUT, it
actually has closer spaced gear shifts between 2nd/3rd/4th/5th (This
assumes the US S4 uses a 0.93 4th gear.)

Happy syncronizing...
Scott Mo.
1989 200TQ