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Re: Speedometer lying at high speeds?

In message <005701bf07b2$7904e400$4f695ed1@avangerb> "Alexander van Gerbig" writes:

>     I am talking to my German friend as I write.  He is claiming that all
> Audi speedometers lie about speeds.  I told him my top speed which I
> achieved yesterday on a straight and very empty strech of highway.  The 3
> speed auto hit the end of it's range 6,200 rpm then the Motronic ECU said no
> more.  The speedo read 130 mph which amazed me, I had never gone that speed
> before.  I stayed at that speed for a very short time but I know that is
> what the speedo read.  He claims that isn't possible in his book of Audi
> specifications.  He claims top speed for a 3 speed auto 2.0L 80 in Germany
> is 192km/h, my top speed of 130 mph is roughly 208km/h.  Then he claims that
> in Germany all Audi speedos from older cars are known for lying about speed,
> this true?

I can only comment on the timings I did on a German Autobahn in 1982
in a Passat CL5 (I5 NA carburettor) at an indicated 200kph - it was
actually around 184kph based on a stopwatch and the 100m posts.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi quattro Owners Club
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 0870 0883933