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RE: S4 at the auto show - saw it!

i have absolutely no doubt that the s4 is a 5.5 0-60 vehicle.  in my
experience, easier to get that figure than the tested 4.8s for the rs2.  i
mean how many times are you going to sidestep the clutch @7k rpm on your

'95 rs2
'90 ur-q

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Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 21:57:00 -0400
From: Brett Dikeman <brett@pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net>
Subject: Re: S4 at the auto show - saw it!

At 8:59 PM -0400 4/5/99, Luke Sponholz wrote:

>Initial performance specs for the car:
>250 HP (down from 265 Euro spec)
>6.5 0-60 (down from 5.5 I think Euro... this number will be sure to drop
>when independent testing of the car begins)

Uh huh.  Just like how the 200q20v "did" 0-60 in 6.5 according to
Audi, but the fastest any of the car mags could get was  the low 7's.
The figures are about right to support the times Audi claimed, but
it's a little weird that no one else could get those figures.  I
suppose that one could say the reviewers inflated the times, maybe to
lean people towards the V8 or towards a BMW or something, but then
you start to sound like a conspiracy nut :)