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Re: Audi V12

In a message dated 96-08-20 Shaun Mullen wrote:

>generally than a V12 specifically.  The 12-cylinder programs at Mercedes 
>and BMW hang on by the thinnest of threads.  The trend (and, yes, they
>change all the time in the motorcar biz, which makes it so fascinating for
>we pauper voyeurs) is toward more honk from fewer cylinders.  Hope I'm
>wrong . . .

Well maybe...  The article was titled "A new V12 for Mercedes".  Apparently
Mercedes has approved a new V12 for the next S-class lineup (1998) to improve
fuel economy and emissions.  This engine will not be part of their new
modular engine line, supposedly.  The article goes on to say that a
supercharged 4.3 V-8 was tested as an alternative.

Ed Kellock
Lansing, IA
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87 cgt 2.3