11-24-2002, 07:39 AM
The new S4 will be what, 100 pounds heavier than the current B5 S4? So what is with the 0-60 factory numbers?
The new car will have 94 more hp than a stock B5 S4, and over 40 lb-ft more torque.
I cant wait for some real world tested performance numbers.
11-25-2002, 10:58 AM
and take into consideration the increase in hp & tourque.
B5 S4 Published 0-60 was 5.9 seconds. Most auto mags got 5.5.
B6 S4 published 0-62 is 5.6 seconds which translates 0-60 in about 5.2 or 5.3. Hopefully the real world testing will be about 4.9 - 5.0.
Like you, I can't wait to see what the real numbers turn out to be.
11-25-2002, 07:20 PM
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11-26-2002, 07:03 AM
Gearing ratios should be put out intelligently so that people can take advantage of the entire rev range instead of people like everybody here obsessed with the 0-60 times. There's a lot more to this car than just that, and if it does it in 5.6, it's still a damn fast car.
99% of you will never take a car to the track, and stoplight racing is all that ever happens so I don't see the need. Besides if you try to reproduce the 0-60 times of magazines you won't have a clutch for long.
Don't take any offense, it's just a general message to those people obsessed with 0-60 times. You have to realize what a marketing tool it is rather than an actual measure of any type of performance. Look at a slalom # or skidpad # for some real performance numbers.