Avant sizes

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Thu Apr 13 09:16:47 EDT 2006

Kneale Brownson wrote:
> Is the 100 quattro avant of the early 90s ('92-93) the same basic 
> size as the 91 200q20v avant?  

No. The C4 body (92-93+) body is narrower than the 200.

> Would the '91 engine/tranny go into the 100?  As I understand them, 
> the 100 quattro avants had auto trannies????

It should -- the same 20V engine went into the urS4/S6, which
uses the C4 body.  Physically, the 100 takes a V6, which s/b 
wider than the 200 I-5 turbo engine (although the turbo and 
its plumbing may negate that advantage). When German Car 
Connection puts a manual transmission into an automatic V8, 
it requires some adjustment of sheetmetal (cutting and welding, 
rather than banging out with a hammer).  I suspect the same 
would be true of an auto-to-manual conversion in the C4. Maybe 
someone with the family album could verify differences in 
sheet metal between an auto and manual transmission car.

I'd say it is do-able, but I'm not sure it would be worth
the effort.  FWIW, I know where you can by a 1995 S6 Avant, 
giving you the genuine item, for onlly $11K. I'd tell you 
where it is, but I want it for myself. :)

2 cents.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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