Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 00:52:16 -0500
From: russell.ollienopsamnet
Subject: Re: Audi weak????


I'm by no means disputing your information but wanted to ask where did you find the 6.9 second quote for the 0-60 time? I've been searching for it and haven't come by before this message. Thanks. -rdo russell.ollienopsamnet r600nopsamejanews.com wrote: > That is interesting and disappointing. Regarding the A6 4.2 V8, it's still a > dog, thanks to its gearing. How else to explain that a car offering 300hp and > 300+ lbft of torque does 0-60 in 6.9 seconds? This car should do far better > than that! It's a shame... > > In article <7dbjed$q2d$1nopsam1.dejanews.com>, > pboehler1nopsamejanews.com wrote: > > The first observation is it is surprising to me Audi is so lacking in the > > performance area in light the output of their engines (even without quattro). > > I noticed in Europe a 4.2L engine is available for the A6. Curious if anyone > > has insights into why the nicer performing cars from Audi, BMW, MB, Nissan > > Skyline, etc are detuned, delayed, and in some cases kept out of the US > > market? Judging by the NG's, it would not seem due to a lack of interest! > > > > Paul > > > > In article <7c4fh6$i24$1nopsam-2.news.gte.net>, > > "Lars" <dnopsamt> wrote: > > > These are the numbers found in the back of Motor Trend Magazine feb. 99: > > > > > > Audi A6 Quattro, 98, base price 33,750, 2.8 L engine, 200 HP at 6000, 207 > > > ft-lbs torque at 3200, 0-60 8.7, 1/4 mile 16.6 secs at 86.6 mph. Slalom > > > driving at 63.8 mph. > > > > > > Saab 9-5 ,98, Base price:33,750, 3.0 V6 Assym. Turbo, 200 hp at 5000 rpm, > > > 229 lb-ft at 2100 rpm , 0-60 7.2 s, 1/4 mile 15.4 s at 90.3 mph. > > > Slalom at 66 mph. > > > > > > > > > > -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- > > http://www.dejanews.com/ Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own > > > > -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- > http://www.dejanews.com/ Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own

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