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Re: VW's early watercooled history via Audi and NSU (was Re: [T3] SB with IV engine--was Wasser engine)


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On Feb 24, 2005, at 18:52, Constantino Tobio wrote:
respectively). I'll betcha that the Type 4 borrowed heavily from Audi construction ideas married to VW's existing powertrain technologies, and that the next leap was to get engineering expertise to marry watercooling and FWD transaxles to unibody construction.

The Type 4 was in development before the Auto Union-purchase, and I believe most of the technological choices had already been made by the time the engineers from both companies started sticking their heads together :)


jens

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