found one

Per Lindgren lindgre at
Fri Feb 2 15:53:42 EST 2001 at wrote:

> Not counting the
> Sport in this context, was the 3B Audi's first consumer 20V?

The engine NM seems to have started out in 1/88, this was a 20V with 160 hp but
the "Engine Code" pages give other info, that it started 11/88. It also is a 2.0,
with 81 mm bore (no info on stroke). I've never heard of this one.

THere are a couple of other engines I've never heard of too. One is a 2.4 that
was, according to info in both the ETKA and a engine ID booklet issued by VAG,
this engine is a 2.4 with 170 hp installed in 1989 Passat GL and GT, both Sedan
and Variant. Anyone know this engine?

The other is a 2.5 Audi! I'll give a little story to sum this up. Ever since I
was a kid, I've bought the German annual Magazine "Auto Katalog", a huge buyers
guide with technical spec's for all cars marketed, year by year. In the rear
section of this catalogue, there are tables of production numbers for most
manufacturers, and often the german manufacturers give the figures broken down in
single models.
What I have found in the 1990 catalogue is that in 1988 Audi built a 2.5 engine!
It was probably a proto but the numbers are here:

100 2.5 20V: 9 examples
200 2.5 20V: 1 example
100 2.5 20V Avant: 4 examples
200 2.5 20V Avant: 1 example

And I can also tell you that there were built 30 V8s in 1987, and 2331 V8s in

92 Cabrio 2.3

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