Whining noise under boost

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Thu Feb 14 10:26:07 EST 2002

At 8:23 AM +0100 2/14/02, Eyvind Spangen wrote:
>On Wed, 13 Feb 2002 18:12:55 -0500, you wrote:
>>Congratulations on your new aquisition!   I thought they didn't have the
>  >200q20v (type 44 chassis) in Europe. Or is that our UrS4 (C4 chassis)?
>It is the type 44. We had it from 1989 to 1991 here in Europe, so they
>are not that rare in Germany.

I wonder what "not that rare in Germany" actually means?  Is the
200/3B simply not quite _as_ rare (in Germany) as in the USA , or is
it considered to be not an uncommon model at at all ? The 3B
engine-production data (not vehicles) for all the years of production
(MY '89-91) is only about 8000 units--total. The USA received approx
1200 of the 200/3B vehicles (sedans+avants) in '91. That leaves--at
most--about 6000-7000 vehicles with 3B engines in the rest of the
entire universe (RS2 would account for some of that 3B production?)
So I'd expect that an Audi 200/3B  might actually be fairly "rare"
even in Germany. This is especially so if rarity is defined with
respect to its percentage of all the Audis available on the used-car
market, since Germany will have had far more total Audi sales than in
the USA in '89-'90. In fact the '91 200q20v represents a substantial
proportion of all 1991 Audis in the USA, since sales of all Audi
models that year were so pitifully small.

I assume that Audi sold the 200/3B combination in "other" countries
such as France, Italy, Spain...and also outside of Europe and USA?
IIRC, it was not available in Britain.


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
'91 200q	(130 Kmiles, Lago blue)
'91 200q   (57 Kmiles, Tornado red)
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