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Audi’s five-cylinder engine turns 40 today. Created to mitigate the packaging and weight distribution downsides of an inline-six cylinder engine, with the advent of turbocharging and permanent all-wheel drive the motor went on to be a legend.

Go hoon something in its honor today.


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