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A4 1.6lt Engine comments

Obion Sep 30, 2004

  1. Obion

    Obion New Member

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    I would like your comments on the 1.6l 8valve engine that the A4 carries with.
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  2. Not stong enough for a car of the A4's weight. I thought the 1.6 was 16 valve? Maybe I'm wrong. But a 1.6, whether 8 valve 16 valve or whatever is not really the engine of choice. Even just a 1.8 would be much better.

    Drew.
     
  3. porker968

    porker968 Member

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    1.6 developing 75 kW (102 bhp), 148 Nm. 0-100 km/h: 12.6 s; top speed: 190 km/h

    OMG, i hadn't noticed that engine was an option! Whoever suggested installing that relic in the B7 should be shot.
     
  4. i've got a 1.6 b5 and it's not too bad once it gets going, good for economy. but its quite fruhstrating at times when you could really do with a bit more power. mid-range is fairly good and not too bad at pulling off due to the low gear ratios in 1st and 2nd!
     
  5. dummi

    dummi smoking a6

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    in the a3 fwd i'd think it'd be ok, but in an a4 thats asking a lot from a 1.6, i'm sure it'd be put under a lot of stress with passengers
    why not go for a tdi? or 1.8 if going for a4

    tdi will be much cheaper if you do a lot of miles in and out of town, if you only have it for the 5 min shopping run once a week, thats different
     
  6. imported_Macduff

    imported_Macduff Guest

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    i have seen many new a4s now, but i have never seen a 1.6 one yet and im shocked to find out that they actually do one, its just good to see that no-one is wasting their money buying one of the underpowered cars, the resale value of the car would drop like a stone!

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    I'm sure they're sold. People buy these to get the badge just like BMW 316i. The resale value is as good as any A4
     
  7. gizze

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    The 1.9tdi is only just over a grand more and I bet it would be worth 2 or maybe 3k more after 3 years so you may find it is actually cheaper monthly than the 1.6.
     

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