[Biturbos4] Turbos Reliability & Replacement Cost (was: 2000 S4

Quincy Chiang b5quattro at shaw.ca
Tue Aug 30 19:34:27 EDT 2005

Agreed.  HP numbers are nice, but it seems like the 2.7t's hp (and torque) are a bit stronger than most other engine's hp ;-)

Realistically, any car that can rip a 0-60 in 5.5s is fast enough for me.  And more importantly it does so in a dramatic fashion with its immense torque generated by the turbos, very few car this side of $50k feels as fast as our S4.  Combining with it's looks, luxury, quattro and other performance abilities, that's why I'm having such a tough time letting my car go.  


----- Original Message -----
From: ti at amb.org (Ti Kan)
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 4:27 pm
Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Turbos Reliability & Replacement Cost (was: 2000 S4

> j y writes:
> > With the E46-M3 @ 330+ HP, Infiniti G35s @ around 300 HP, 
> Pontiac GTO
> > @ 350+ HP, B6-S4 @ 340 HP, etc. A 250 HP performance sedan is kinda
> > of a joke. Your basis Acura/Honda sedan produces those nbrs.
> Yeah, but horsepower numbers only tell one facet of the story.
> Our B5 biturbo S4 have a super flat torque curve and reaches
> its torque peak at 1850rpm.  The "area under the curve" is prodigeous
> and is what gives the car such a nice kick.  The B6 V8 S4 *is* a bit
> faster, but not as much as its 90hp advantage would seem to provide.
> I've driven the G35 and it doesn't feel all that fast either.
> I don't know of basic Honda/Acura sedan that does 0-60 in 5.5 seconds
> in stock form whatever the horsepower figure is.
> It's true that we have a lot more cars on the market today with big
> horsepower specs, but that doesn't make our S4s "a joke", at least
> not yet.
> -Ti
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