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Offline Filx

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B5 1.8TQ sedan differences question
« on: April 23, 2005, 01:29:41 am »
Hi team

Out of interest what are the "mechanical" differences between say a '97 B5 1.8TQ and a '00 (B5.5???) 1.8TQ sedan? Sorry for the vague question, to qualify this a little I mean things like revised suspension, brakes, turbo, engine internals/externals (e.g intercooler, etc) and things like that.

Any info much appreciated  :)
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Re: B5 1.8TQ sedan differences question
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2005, 07:21:43 pm »
I think the main difference was that the B5 was 150 hp standard, and the B5.5 180. I recall that the 5.5's (as you call them) had a red stripe on the 'T' part of the 1.8T logo on the rear to distinguish them.......

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Re: B5 1.8TQ sedan differences question
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2005, 09:26:00 pm »
The late 00 got alu suspension components, updated dash/onterior, 4x airbags, fog lights, 180hp, alarm/immobliser, etc
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Re: B5 1.8TQ sedan differences question
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005, 07:22:38 pm »
Many thanks guys! Just spent 2 days in a '97 A4 TQ and was generally quite impressed - although sounds like the later ones had a reasonable amount of "tweaks". interesting  ;)

Got a pic of this one in the snow at Turoa yesterday but don't seem to be able to attach it?

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Re: B5 1.8TQ sedan differences question
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2005, 11:04:36 am »
I have had my '97 A4TQ for a couple of months now and I really enjoy it to drive, they are awesome on gravel - once I learnt how it handled the surface.
I would love to drive a newer version to compare as my missus wants me to upgrade to the Avante so might as well go newer.

When did the higher HP take effect ?

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Re: B5 1.8TQ sedan differences question
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2005, 12:32:19 pm »
Many thanks guys! Just spent 2 days in a '97 A4 TQ and was generally quite impressed - although sounds like the later ones had a reasonable amount of "tweaks". interesting  ;)

Got a pic of this one in the snow at Turoa yesterday but don't seem to be able to attach it?

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Re: B5 1.8TQ sedan differences question
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2005, 05:47:52 pm »


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Re: B5 1.8TQ sedan differences question
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2005, 05:54:10 pm »
Hey whadda ya know - it worked  ;)

Not a bad image actually if I do say so myself - taken on a Smartphone3 as well.

That is a friends A4 at Anzac weekend halfway up the road to Turoa - quattro weather that day  ;D
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