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Re: An M3 ate my Q

Wallace White writes:
> Kneale Brownson wrote:
> > While comparing, what's the relative coefficient of drag for each car?
> Don't know about the A4, but I've seen the 5k listed as 0.30. I would
> guess the A4's Cx is higher but that it's frontal area is considerably
> lower.

The 0.30 figure is for the Euro version 100 with smaller bumpers and skinny
tires etc.  The US 5K Cd figure is 0.33.  For the A4, the Euro Cd is 0.29.
Not sure what the US version is, but the difference is likely to be smaller.

At any rate, aerodynamics won't be a factor at stoplight-to-stoplight
drag races.

96 A4 2.8 quattro
84 5000S 2.1 turbo
80 4000 2.0
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