[BiturboS4] OT for BT - new S4 and S4 Avant announced

Derek Cheuk dcheuk1 at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 23 21:00:56 EST 2002

If SMG is good enough for Michael Schmacher in the most competitive and
technologically racing series on earth, than it's good enough for me.  My
next car is def. going have a SMG.

>From: Ti Kan <ti at amb.org>
>To: fastwheels3 at attbi.com
>CC: biturbos4 at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] OT for BT - new S4 and S4 Avant announced
>Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 11:12:22 -0800 (PST)
>Kjos' writes:
> > I offer some facts I have read in The Roundel (BMW's monthly pub):
> > 1. SMG II equipped cars ALWAYS outperform 6-speeds.
> > 2. SMG II equipped cars are easier on driveline components, thus
>creating a
> > more reliable car.
>I wouldn't jump so fast at that conclusion...  SMG may make an ordinary
>person achieve better performance, but in experienced hands it is
>not necessarily better.  European car magazine recently did a BMW E46 M3
>comparo between the standard and SMG versions and found that the standard
>was faster in certain circumstances.
>2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
>2001 S4 biturbo 6-sp
>1984 5000S turbo
>1980 4000 2.0 5-sp
>     ///  Ti Kan                Vorsprung durch Technik
>    ///   AMB Laboratories, Sunnyvale, CA. USA
>   ///    ti at amb.org
>  //////  http://www.amb.org/ti/
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