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      03-01-2011, 05:36 PM   #23
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I know its against Audi Engineering philosophy...but if its a RWD car...wouldn't it be lighter even more without the complex AWD system???
Fo sho! If BMW did this, they'd have the 3-series under 3000 lbs.
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Fo sho! If BMW did this, they'd have the 3-series under 3000 lbs.
Huh?
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I know its against Audi Engineering philosophy...but if its a RWD car...wouldn't it be lighter even more without the complex AWD system???
I'm guessing at some point in the future Audi will switch from Torsen to something else, possibly a transaxle system similar to the GTR but I doubt they will ever drop awd in favour of rwd.
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If the frame and all body panels were aluminum. It might be a stretch but I just figured an A5 minus the AWD
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Man, if the A5 was actually this...
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If the frame and all body panels were aluminum. It might be a stretch but I just figured an A5 minus the AWD
Oh okay, I misunderstood you.

I thought you meant "if BMWs made RWD cars it would be lighter and under 3000 lbs".
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why didn't they make the RS5 like this?!?!
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      03-02-2011, 03:50 PM   #30
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why didn't they make the RS5 like this?!?!
1) Horsepower figures still make sales

2) This thing would cost huge money to produce. That lightweight material isn't cheap.
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