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Euro 6-speed box in US S4/6? (was: S4/91 200: which is faster?)

All this gear ratio talk has made me wonder (nothing more (for now) since I
don't have either model) if a European 6-speed manual might be fitted to a
US spec S4/6... I guess the question is not "if", but rather "how much?"
(you know: Q: "How fast can I make this?". A: "How much money do you

- peter, peterhe@microsoft.com, http://www.geocities.com/motorcity/1001
  98 volvo v70 t5 - 5-speed
  94 acura legend gs - 6-speed!

Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 17:49:55 -0800
From: "Scott Mo." <scottmo@teleport.com>
Subject: 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