[Biturbos4] Turbos Reliability & Replacement Cost (was: 2000 S4
hjn0316 at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 1 19:39:52 EDT 2005
Besides the B5 RS4 had 380 hp.
Looking at the 2000-1 Audi comparisons:
1999 B5 A4 sedan 2.8l V-6 Quattro, 190hp, 5-spd manual, 3220#, 0-60 = 7.1
sec, QM = 15.5s @ 90.5mph. Source: Road & Track Feb, 1999.
2000 B5 S4 sedab 2.7l bt V-6, "250" hp, 6-spd manual, 3585#, 0-60 = 5.5
sec, QM = 14.1s @ 98.3 mph. Source: Road and Track Oct 1999. This with
'only' 60 hp more.
2000 B5 RS4 avant, 2.7l bt V-6, 380hp, 6-spd manual, 3435#, 0-60 = 4.9 sec.
QM = n/a. Source S-Cars.org Audi RS-4 Avant technical specifications. 130
hp more and such small improvement in acceleration?
I recognize the performance/hp curves will not be linear.
You can talk about dyno reading, torque curves etc. all you want, and they
certainly have their validity. But explain the above.
Then look at the performances of other 2000-2003 sport sedans with less
weight and more hp, and slower accelerations.
2001 Acura 3.2 Cl Type S, 260 hp, about 3200#, 0-60 = 6.7 sec (R & T
2001 Volvo S60 T5, 247 hp, about 3200#, 0-60 = 6.6 sec, (same source)., and
Remember, I did not say definitively the B-5 S4 has 300 hp, but I certainly
have reason to either suspect it has considerably more than 250 (or 265),
or many other numbers are very suspect.
> [Original Message]
> From: <steadi at comcast.net>
> To: <hjn0316 at earthlink.net>
> Cc: ti at amb.org (Ti Kan) <ti at amb.org (Ti Kan)>; <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
> Date: 8/31/2005 11:04:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Turbos Reliability & Replacement Cost (was: 2000
> No way, it would be a nice thought but nope not in the least. at most
> a stock B5 S4 has 265 HP and this has been verified with several
> stock S4's on the same type of chasis dyno that Audi uses. (A Maha)
> Now you might be confusing the 360hp RS4 with the S4.
> On Aug 31, 2005, at 6:27 AM, Henry Nisiewicz wrote:
> > 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.
> Eric Fletcher
> '00 S4tt
> RS4 K04 Turbo Conversion
> RS4 Intake and Fuel
> RS4 intercoolers
> RS4 Downpipes/modded for flow
> Miltek Exhaust
> RS4 Flywheel/Clutch and Pressure plate
> Penske Suspension
> Stoptech 332 fronts Stasis 298 rear Brakes
> Abt Z6 18x8 Wheels
> Euro Headlights
> and all sorts of other toys...
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