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Old 06-15-2015, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The flagship Audi in the early 80s was the 5000 turbo (turbocharged 5 cylinder). It had adequate power. By comparison, the 2.2 liter 4 cylinder in the Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon had 100 hp.
The turbo was an optional motor. The standard motor option was a 2.2L 5-cyl N/A.


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Your non-turbo was not the flagship as I am pretty sure the turbo engine was available for all the years of the 5000. The turbo + quattro in the 5000 was the flagship. The initial turbos were rated around 140 hp. That is still pretty low for a flagship. I had the 1989 200 turbo Quattro (2.2 I-5 turbo). That was rated 162 hp. It was a great car that I got for a huge discount because of the unintended acceleration nonsense.
Same as above... the 5000 was the flagship model. A turbo motor and quattro were options.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I have a friend that is OCD when it comes to odd/even numbers, a 5 cylinder would drive him nuts. LOL
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:19 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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I think Audi got their I5 turbo engine pushing around 700hp.

Quick Video giving the Audi point of view:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHs7ci0aMBo
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:41 PM
 
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the same reason every automaker that made 5 cylinder engines, they wanted the power of a six cylinder engine with the economy of the four cylinder engine.
Yet they got neither.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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I have a 5 cylinder and I don't think the engine type makes any sense. At low rpm it vibrates a lot.

You might as well make a 4 cylinder with the same displacement. It would have less surface area between cylinder and piston, fewer parts, be more compact, AND be better balanced. Going up to I6 makes sense because you get perfect balance, but 5 cylinder is worse than both 4 and 6.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:22 PM
 
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I don't like it. It's the power of a 4-cyl with the efficiency of a 6.
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