v8q 5spd vs. 200q20v

Shayne thequattroking at yahoo.com
Thu May 9 17:40:29 EDT 2002

I have a V8 5 speed.  My mother has a stock 200 20V.  I did this comparison
back to back with a stop watch.  I REALLY launched both vehicles.

I was astounded with the results.  I got 6.0 and 6.1 with the V8.  I did not
believe it.  I did it 3 times.  Same thing.  That was a few years ago.  I
have not tried it since then.  However, I doubt that my aging motor (190K)
will be able to do that again.

I did the same thing to the 200.  I got 6.2 and 6.3 over 3 launches.  Seems
a little fast to me.  But remember, I did this with a stop watch (and I used
a GPS prior to confirm speedo accuracy).  In cold weather, the 200 still
feels REALLY strong with 155K on it.

What really blew me away was the V8s stability at speed.  Coming down a
really long 5 degree hill in the middle-of-nowhere-Washington, I got the car
up to 172 MPH on the GPS.  I confirmed this be resetting the average
velocity display on the dash.  It read 172 also.  Really stable.

Shayne P.

Currently, Spokane, WA.  June, Oakland, CA.

Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.

Parting:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

> Not exactly the answer to your question but the '93 Audi Poster that I
> have hanging in my garage says that the 4.2 V8 auto does 0-60 in 7.3, and
> the same year 20V Turbo is 6.2 seconds. From what I heard the 3.6 5-speed
> V8 is slightly slower then the 4.2 automatic.

>> Does anyone have any figures on the acceleration of each?  I'd imagine the
>> V8 would be a tad bit quicker off the line, and then get passed by the 3B.
>> I'd be curious to see 1/4 mile times.

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