Weight Difference Between US/Can spec and Euro Spec UrQ's
alanthecelt at alanthecelt.screaming.net
Thu Nov 1 01:37:13 EST 2001
emmission control stuff??? cats and carbon filters and the like??? i expect
a bit of weight there, i wouldnt have thought that uk/euro models had that
stuff, my cgt doesnt! would there be any weight difference regarding which
side the driver sits? i wouldnt have thought so, but maybe eh?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Haseltine" <Jim at ur-q.freeserve.co.uk>
To: <robert_a_dupree at bankone.com>; <quattro at audifans.com>;
<urq at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: Weight Difference Between US/Can spec and Euro Spec UrQ's
> Kerb weight that I can find is 2844lbs for an early Ur-q with 6" wheels -
> then 2838lbs is listed in Walton, which also lists a 83 US model at
> So if we take 2840lbs as a figure for Euro, then we're looking for
> some of it is going to be in the bumpers, but weren't air-con and power
> windows standard on US models? Power windows were an option on early Euros
> and air-con didn't become an option until later. So, air-con weighs in at
> approx 60lbs if I remember correctly, add another 20 for the bumpers and
> iron work and that leaves 54lbs to be found.
> I've never believed weights - comes from having worked in the lightweight
> cycle trade, where often customers would buy items _because_ they were
> (or advertised as such) not because they were any good.
> Maybe one car was weighed dry and the other with a few gallons of fuel?
> Just to complicate matters, its strange that I can also find 2862lb listed
> for a Sport and 2200lbs in Walton.
> Jim Haseltine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <robert_a_dupree at bankone.com>
> To: <quattro at audifans.com>; <urq at audifans.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 8:26 PM
> Subject: Weight Difference Between US/Can spec and Euro Spec UrQ's
> Anyone happen to know which components added/changed fo the US/Canadian
> market added the 250+ pounds to the curb weight of the UrQ? I was just
> poking around Martin's page and the curb weights are denoted as:
> USA/Can 3040lbs
> Euro 2777lbs
> I think some of it may be bumpers... but where's the rest coming from?
> Rob Dupree
> '84 UrQ
> '88 5kTQ
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