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Re: m5 competition is ??
I had a nice little chat with Gustav about his flame and about things in
general.... below is the letter he wrote back to me.... Hey dave, is it true
about the RS2?
>I have to just clear some clouds regarding BMW.
>The BMW M5 had itīs debut in 1985 with 286 HP, obviously faster
>and more sportier than a Audi 5000 Turbo Quattro. To anwer your
>question if Iīve ever driven a M5; Iīve driven the 315 HP M5, the
>340 HP M5, the 321 HP M3 Coupe and convertible and will drive
>the new M5 this year.
>Also, regarding the S2 and S4 they arenīt even comparable with
>M3 and M5. While the the RS2 indeed is a nice car, itīs almost
>undrivable because itīs large turbo lag. The RS2 is the best
>example of an undrivable Audi car. Try to go from A to B in city
>traffic with the RS2!
From: Eaton Dave <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, October 01, 1998 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: m5 competition is ??
>bmw has (as usual) chosen to "pre-announce" the m5. so most people think
>that it is available already.
>when it is, or shortly thereafter there will be at least one other "sports
>saloons" worthy of consideration.
>the tt audi s6. 400hp with a tt 4.2l v8. and, if rumours are correct,
>a multiple haldex lsc quattro arrangement....
>can you say torque?
>btw, the s4 is designed to compete with the m3. the s6 with the m5, and
>s8 with the ???.
>> Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 09:44:44 -0600
>> From: "Lawson, Dave" <email@example.com>
>> Subject: Re: Bimmer boy crashes the guestbook at Audi-S-Cars
>> > of a BMW M5. Simply adding some turbochargers and an
>> > S canīt make it. Sorry to say, but no Audi could even be close in
>> > of performance than the new 1998 BMW M5 with
>> > 400 HP."
>> Wether you are a bmw fan or not, you have to respect that 400hp
>> number when discussing engines. That is the same output as
>> the porsche 911 twin turbo. And the latest scoop on the S4 is
>> 265hp from its bi-turbo V6 configuration. Say Audi bumps it to
>> 300hp, the M5 will have a 33% peak power advantage and that
>> is considerable.