Driveshaft fit

Michael Hopton Michael at
Thu Sep 11 18:29:43 EDT 2003

Some Audi 90s and later Coupe quattros (circa '90-'91) used
the carbon shafts. Unfortunately its not backward compatible
with ur-qs due to different transmission lengths.

regards, Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonas Majauskas [mailto:jmajau at]
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 4:51 PM
To: Bernie Benz
Cc: Phil Rose; 200q20V mailing list
Subject: Re: Driveshaft fit

On Thu, 11 Sep 2003, Bernie Benz wrote:

> > From: Phil Rose <pjrose at>
> >
> > The driveshaft, IIRC, is a special lightweight unit made of carbon
> > fibre and unique for the '91 200q (naturally).
> Not true, to my knowledge.  Not unique to the 200-20V, mine is steel, and
> some 90Qs and CQs had carbon.

yes, 200q20v has "propeller shaft" that is the same for all models that
use C3 platform. Part number is 443 521 101B. It was used in Audi
100q/200q 1985-1991.

Audi 80/90/Coupe and Urq use different "propeller shaft". There are many
modifications, maybe some of them are carbon fibre. Though I think carbon
fibre can be only in Audi Sport aka S1 car (there was only ~200 of them
in the whole world).

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