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Old 10-20-2002, 06:39 PM
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Default transverse vs longitudinal, why would vw/ audi do this...

this is proabably a repost, but i have been wondering WHY? why would vw/ audi turn the engine longitudinal, if they know the transverse mount allows for more hp and torque? especially if they only do this in their more expensive models (a4 and passat). i know the reason why they do it in the golf/ gti, bug and jetta is due to size constraints, but why can't they keep it turned on the other cars in the line-up to keep the power? just me?
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The Torsen diff requires the longitudinal setup.
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Old 10-20-2002, 06:51 PM
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Default now that makes sense, expains why...

the 4-motions in europe are v6. thank you very much. that was short.
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Default have you ever seen a transverse v6 or v8?

(I realize the VR6 is a v6, but a special design, one that was to fit in a 4cylinder space)

when they design the car, it has to be for transverse or longititude, not easy to achieve NVH levels with a body that the engine will vibrate one way or another.

If they know they are gonne use a larger engine, they need the space, and you can make a car longer, but you can't go much wider...
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Default 4motions can be 4 cylinders too...

remember, there are 4motion jettas/golfs that use haldex but still call them 4motion
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Default but, i didn't find any 1.8t on the de site...

tdi, 2.0, v5, and v6, unless i just couldn't find it.
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