[BiturboS4] New S4 owner

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Fri Oct 24 14:13:30 EDT 2003

Quincy Chiang writes:
> I know the fuel quality here in North America isn't as good as those found =
> in Europe, but we pay a lot less than them, so I can't really complain.  As=
>  for the detuning of the S4 from 265 to 250hp, I thought the main reason wa=
> s so that Audi could equip this car with a slushbox for the North American =
> market, as the euro-S4 are manual transmission only.  The main reduction is=
>  torque from 295(?) to 258(?) ft-lb, my numbers maybe wrong.

Your numbers are correct.  I am sure the slushbox has something to do
with it, but fuel quality is also important.  Just ask those guys
who drag race their S4s...  the use of 100+ octane race gas is de rigeur.

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