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Re: A8

No 3800 lb is 4.2 quattro model,for v6 2.8 it weight less than 100Q
You said it heavy,so it stiff..but in fact quattro system makes it heavy
,V6 model is very light.

On Fri, 21 Apr 1995, Graydon D. Stuckey wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Apr 1995, Andrew Duane USG/PE wrote:
> > Actually, the A8 isn't supposed to be much lighter than the cars
> > it replaced. The engineers at Audi decided to use the weight savings
> > to put in *more* metal to make a substantially stiffer body and
> > chassis. The reviewers at EC said it made a difference.
> 	I think you are right, Andrew.  The A8 weighs about 3800 lb which 
> is no featherweight compared to an Audi, but compared to its prime 
> competition, it is about 300-500 lb to the advantage.  It IS VERY 
> stiff.  Our modal analysis guys did some measurements (which I 
> don't have) of the chassis stiffness.  You can feel it on the 
> road.  It has a race car-like feel that I think is a result of its 
> stiffness.  It soaks up large potholes with aplomb. (is that the 
> word?)
> Later,
> Graydon D. Stuckey
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