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RE: S-6 detailed in Autoweek
the rumours have long held that the s6 would debut a new haldex-based
quattro system. what has been reported in the media here is that it would
involve multiple haldex clutches on each half shaft.
also continuing rumours about the existance of an rs6. with the germans
viewing the september frankfurt show as their annual pissing contest, i
wouldn't be surprised that piech has a few aces up his sleave. given that
he's given the brits what they wanted already (bentley) and is keeping the
french/italians happy (bugatti), it remains to see what he has kept for the
germans and others. susgestions are a new top-performance range for audi
(the rs-series), the new baby lambo, and the high eco car.
we'll have to wait and see...
Date: Sun, 16 May 1999 13:16:15 -0500 (CDT)
From: Virtual Bob <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: S-6 detailed in Autoweek
>The new S-6 is detailed in the latest AW - 3.7L twin turbo, 360 HP, 369
>ftlbs, just under 180 top end, 0-60 in 5.5 sec. Will come with the 6
>speed and viscous coupled quattro. Show debut is September.
Viscous-coupled quattro? Either that was Autoweek's mistake or have Audi
switched to Haldex on that S6? 5.5sec would be the slowest bunch of BMW M5
and AMG E55.