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Re: S4 Designation

LRGreger@aol.com writes:
> I've had my 88 80q for 4 years now and have put 90,000 miles on it.  I love 
> the car, but it's a bit underpowered and getting a bit long-in-the-tooth 
> repair wise.  I have an opportunity to purchase a 93 S4q (72k) but don't know 
> anything about the model. Can someone give me a brief description of the 
> differences?

A quick summary:

The 1992-94 S4 and 1995 S6 were based on the 100/A6 body of that same
era (larger than your 80q).  Rather than the 2.8 V6 12V of the 100/A6,
the S4/S6 has the 227hp turbo I5 20V engine and manual transmission
(US models have the 5-speed, but Euros have 6-speed).  The car also
has uprated suspension, brakes and wheels compared to the 100/A6, and
seats with more support.  There are also some other differences (headlights,
trim, badges, etc.).  0-60mph time is in the low 6's in stock tune.

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