[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: New A4-based S4

>there are some differences here.  the euro (and canadian!) M3 has a
>super expensive engine.  americans being the cheapskates that they are
>indicated through marketing surveys that such a car wouldn't sell.  so
>BMW basically put a stroked version of their 2.5 liter 6 and made an
>american M3.  bang for the buck, to hell with purity....  :)

not strictly correct eliot,

the original reason for the dropping of the m3 (euro) motor was it's inability
to handle the sulphur content of low grade us fuel.  it seems that this munches
the cylinder lining.  audi's alimunimum motors can handle it though...

>ned ritchie also said that the a4 1.8 will require more than a chip and
>(and/or spring) to get hyper performance.  he said that the exhaust was too

the 286 hp a4 i've driven (mtm modified) certainly had a new exhaust (3" stainless)
and a new carbon fibre airbox...

'93 s2
'90 ur-q