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Re: 100E origins
My family bought our first mosterous Audiin 86'. It was an Audi 5000T
Turbo. This was one of the nicest car I remember ever seeing at the time.
We always wondered what the " T" meant. We were told that it was a
special edition U.S. entry car,the first Audi 5000 turbo to come to the
U.S.. It came with blue,light blue, and navy blue checkored seats and had
top model Blaupunt system with Amp. It was also midnight blue with gold
multi spoke rims. Any other thoughts on what "T" was.
On Wed, 25 Feb 1998, harrison wrote:
> 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 : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
> > email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org