The new S4 bitch session
pwpetersen at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 21 17:01:44 EST 2003
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Actually this is an altitude issue. I live at 8800 ft and the typical
NA engine will be down about 25% on power. But I love the quattro
system as well. So, the A8's are such a good value these days, would
you still be satisfied with your car if it had 25% less power?. Please
let me know your likes and dislikes as the A8 may be the best bang for
the buck right now.
From: 200q20v-admin at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-admin at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Jeff.Bernstein at pneumaticscale.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 2:41 PM
To: 200q20v at audifans.com
Cc: pwpetersen at earthlink.net
Subject: The new S4 bitch session
I believe one of the reasons that they are abandoning the 2.7T engine is
to the high cost of warranty on this engine. You have to remove the
to change a turbo. This labor plus a turbo or two would be a
cost. This was one of the reasons that I now drive an A8 instead of an
or an A6-2.7T.
Don't get me wrong I like my 200Q-20V turbo but it was a much stronger
engine and can be modified much easier than the 2.7T. Turbo failure is
much more common occurrence on the 2.7T than it is on a 200Q-20V. The
V8 engine is an easy engine to work on due to much less plumbing
with the turbo and this would be especially true with a twin turbo. I
have to admit that my A8 gets better mileage than my 200Q-20V.
I don't think that the 4.2 S4 will be anything like a Mustang with 4
drive anymore than I would compare the 200Q-20V to the old 2.3 Turbo
Thunderbird with 4 wheel drive. The Audi is going to be in a different
class in handling and luxury not to mention quality. This goes for the
also since it is a great car in it's category but definitely not in the
class as an S4 or any other Audi for that matter.
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