[Biturbos4] Turbos Reliability & Replacement Cost (was: 2000 S4
hjn0316 at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 31 09:27:18 EDT 2005
All of which assumes that the B5 S4 has just 250 hp.
Making comparisons in performance between the B5 A4 with the 2.8 l V-6, and
the B5 RS-4, along with comparisons of other early 2000-1 cars with
comparable horsepower and weight, leads me to believe that Audi understated
the horsepower at 250. It probably is closer to 300 or 300+. I've also
gotten some unofficial agreement from people within Audi on that issue over
the past several years.
> [Original Message]
> From: <ti at amb.org (Ti Kan)>
> To: <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
> Date: 8/30/2005 5:27:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Turbos Reliability & Replacement Cost (was: 2000
> 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 Kan
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