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Audi 80
B3 Audi 80
Manufacturer Audi
Parent company Volkswagen AG
Production 1966–1996
Assembly Ingolstadt, Germany
Predecessor Audi 72
Successor Audi A4
Class Entry-level luxury car / Compact executive car
Related Volkswagen Passat

The Audi 80 was an Audi automobile produced from 1966 to 1996. It initially shared its platform with the Volkswagen Passat, and was available as a sedan and a station wagon. The coupé and convertible models were not badged as members of the range but shared the same platform and many parts. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, and has been an almost wholly owned (99. ... Volkswagen AG (TYO: 7659) is a German corporation. ... Ingolstadt (Austro-Bavarian: InglstÃ¥dt) is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, Germany. ... Audi 60 F103 was the internal designation for a series of car models produced by Auto-Union in West Germany from 1965 to 1972, derived from the earlier DKW F102. ... The Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1994. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... A 2002 Lincoln Town Car, an example of a flagship luxury sedan A luxury vehicle is a vehicle which provides a great abundance of ease and comfort. ... Alfa Romeo 159, a compact executive car mainly sold in Europe Infiniti G35, an entry-level luxury car for sale in North America and Japan Compact executive car (British English, Mittelklasse in German) or entry-level luxury car (American English) is a car classification which respectively describes large family cars... The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG (VW), produced in various forms since 1973. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, and has been an almost wholly owned (99. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG (VW), produced in various forms since 1973. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... The Peugeot 406 Coupé, designed by Pininfarina 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design 1997 Rover Vitesse Coupe, club coupé Rover P5 Coupe, a traditional four-door coupé Mercedes CLS, a modern four-door coupé Gala-Coupé of Leopold II, Brussels 1970s Sunbeam Alpine fastback coup... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American 1981 AMC Eagle 4-WD convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible security A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ...


There were several different engine types which included the fuel-injected "E" (Einspritz), carburettor "S", and diesel "TD" or "TDI". A colorized automobile engine The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of fuel and an oxidizer (typically air) occurs in a confined space called a combustion chamber. ... A diesel engine built by MAN AG in 1906 Rudolf Diesels 1893 patent on his engine design A Diesel engine is an internal combustion engine which operates using the Diesel cycle. ...


In North America, the 80 was sold briefly as the Audi Fox and then as the Audi 4000. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


The Audi 90 was an upmarket version of the Audi 80 sedan.




F103 Audi 80 (1966–69)

The Audi F103 series, based on the DKW F102 and sold between 1965 and 1972, were named for their horsepower ratings. From 1966 to 1969 the series included an Audi 80. Audi 60 F103 was the internal designation for a series of car models produced by Auto-Union in West Germany from 1965 to 1972, derived from the earlier DKW F102. ... DKW F 102 DKW F 102 The DKW F102 is a car produced by German manufacturer DKW. It succeeded the Auto Union 1000 and 1000S models in 1963. ...




B1 (1972–78)

B1
B1 Audi 80
Production 1972-1978
Body style(s) 2-door sedan
4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
Layout FF layout
Platform Volkswagen B1 platform
Engine(s) 1.5L 75 hp I4
Transmission(s) 4-speed manual
B1 Audi 80 (facelift)
B1 Audi 80 (facelift)
B1 Audi 80 Estate (facelift)
B1 Audi 80 Estate (facelift)

This model debuted in Europe in 1973 as the 80 and in 1973 in the United States as the Fox, and was available as either a 2-door or a 4-door sedan. It effectively took the place of several models that Audi had discontinued (the F103 series, which included the first "Audi 80"), and provided the company with a viable rival to the Opel Ascona and the Ford Taunus. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 637 KB) Beschreibung: Audi 80 (B1) Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf oder Zeichner: Sven Storbeck File links The following pages link to this file: Audi 80 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... Sketch of FF layout In automotive design, a FF, or Front-engine, Front-wheel drive layout places both the engine and driven wheels at the front of the vehicle. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... The liter (spelled liter in American English and litre in Commonwealth English) is a unit of volume. ... This article is about a unit of measurement. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 296 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,537 × 569 pixels, file size: 185 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 296 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,537 × 569 pixels, file size: 185 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Opel Ascona was a midsized car produced by Opel, the German subsidiary of General Motors. ... Ford Taunus was a large family car sold by Ford in Germany. ...


The Audi 80 was first equipped with a SOHC I4 engine rated at 60 hp. It had a MacPherson strut front suspension and a dead rear axle supported by coil springs, trailing arms and a Panhard rod.1 The Fox had a 1.5 L engine rated at 75 hp attached to a 4-speed manual transmission. Subsequent versions came with 1.6L engines rated at 83hp2 Single overhead cam (also SOHC) refers to the internal combustion engine design where one camshaft is located above the valves. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... A simple MacPherson strut suspension on the left front wheel of a rear-wheel drive vehicle. ... Solid axle and Panhard rod on a 2002 Mazda MPV A beam axle is a suspension system, also called a solid axle, in which one set of wheels is connected laterally by a single beam or shaft. ... A trailing-arm suspension is an automobile suspension design in which one or more arms (or links) are connected between (and perpendicular to) the axle and the chassis. ... A Panhard rod is a component of a car suspension system that provides lateral location of the axle. ...


In certain markets, most notably the United Kingdom a 5-door estate (station-wagon) variant was offered — effectively a rebadged Volkswagen Passat with Audi front panels. The B1 platform was dropped from the European market in 1978, although it was sold into the 1979 model year in North America. The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG (VW), produced in various forms since 1973. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...




B2 (1979–86)

B2
1978 Audi 80 L — version with single headlamps, common in Europe
1978 Audi 80 /4000 B2: 2 door version with US spec, as evidenced by the headlamp configuration and enhanced fenders/bumpers
Production 1979-1986
Body style(s) 2-door sedan
2-door coupé (Audi Coupé)
4-door sedan
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen B2 platform
Engine(s) 75 hp I4
2.0L 115 hp I5
2.2L 136 hp I5
2.3L I5
B2-based Audi Coupé GT
B2-based Audi Coupé GT

Audi redesigned the 80 on the B2 (Type 81) platform in 1978 (as a 1979 model) in Europe and in 1979 (as a 1980 model) in North America. Audi continued to use the 80 nameplate in Europe, but began badging it as the 4000/4000S in North America. The body of the B2 Audi 80 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Although it was usually ordered as a four-door sedan, a smaller number of two-door 80s were produced. No wagon variant was available, as the VW Passat filled that role. Image File history File linksMetadata Audi_80_L_1978. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 397 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,670 × 829 pixels, file size: 398 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... The Peugeot 406 Coupé, designed by Pininfarina 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design 1997 Rover Vitesse Coupe, club coupé Rover P5 Coupe, a traditional four-door coupé Mercedes CLS, a modern four-door coupé Gala-Coupé of Leopold II, Brussels 1970s Sunbeam Alpine fastback coup... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... A front-mounted engine describes the placement of an automobile engine in front of or on the front axle. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The Volvo B5252S is an example of a straight-5 engine. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 488 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beschreibung: Audi Coupé Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf: Sven Storbeck File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 488 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beschreibung: Audi Coupé Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf: Sven Storbeck File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert... Giorgetto Giugiaro (b. ...


In Europe, the 80 was the standard model, while later on the Audi 90 was launched as a larger-engined version of the 80, with more options and, aside from the 75-hp, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine which was also available for the 80, two five-cylinder in-line petrol engines — a 115-hp 2.0 and the 136-hp 2.2, which was later modified into a 2.3. United Kingdom models mostly, though not exclusively, had two headlamp casings, while North American models almost always had quad headamps. Both types were seen in mainland Europe. The lighting system of a motor vehicle consists of lighting and signalling devices mounted or integrated to the front, sides and rear of the vehicle. ...


The B2 platform proved to be both quite versatile and quite profitable; many components were shared to or borrowed from the Quattro and Sport Quattro, which in the process helped to cement the company into the public eye after their four wheel drive quattro system proved useful in various forms of racing. This article refers to the car named the Audi Quattro. ... Four wheel drive or 4x4, is a type of four wheeled vehicle drivetrain configuration that enables all four wheels to receive power from the engine simultaneously in order to provide maximum traction. ... This article is about the Audi all wheel drive system, for information on the Audi coupe of the same name, see Audi Quattro. ...


The sedans were offered until late 1986 in Europe (as "saloons" in the United Kingdom) and 1987 abroad, and the B2-based Audi Coupé lasted through to 1988 (as an early 1989 model) before being changed. The Coupé shared many components, and its basic body shape, with the original Audi Quattro. This article refers to the car named the Audi Quattro. ...


For the 1984 model year, Audi gave the B2 a subtle facelift with tail lights resembling the ones of the Type 44 Audi 100 and different front and rear bumpers and headlights.


The Audi 80 sold well in Germany, however the Netherlands and Denmark were its two biggest selling markets.


In 1983 the 80 Sport was introduced in the UK, based on the GTE. It came with quattro-style Ronal alloys, rubber rear spoiler, deep chin spoiler, striped charcoal Recaro interior, and optional body graphics including full-length Audi Sport stripes. A special commemorative-edition version, the Audi 4000CS Quattro, was made for the 1985, 1986, and 1987 model years. This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...




B3 (1987–91)

B3
B3 Audi 80
Production 1987-1991
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen B3 platform
Engine(s) 1.6-2.0L I4 (80)
2.0-2.3L I5 (90)
1.6-1.9L I4 Diesel
Transmission(s) 3-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase 100.2 in (2545 mm)
Quattro: 99.9 in (2537 mm)
Length 176.3 in (4478 mm)
Width 66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height 54.8 in (1392 mm)
1988-89 80: 55.0 in (1397 mm)
Audi 90 quattro 20V
Audi 90 quattro 20V

In September 1986 Audi released a new 80 for the 1987 model year on the European market; it was introduced elsewhere about a year later. It was based on the new B3 platform (which broke the relationship with the Volkswagen B-series platforms, not being the same as the Passat's B3 platform). It introduced a new aerodynamic look and a galvanized bodyshell. This was the first mid-sized sedan to feature a fully zinc-coated body, giving it longevity and durability against corrosion perforation.[citation needed] This protective shield proved to be so effective that Audi extended its corrosion perforation warranty, which during early pre-production was expected to be good for only 8 years, from the originally offered 10 years to 12 years; Audi still uses zinc galvanization for current models. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1615x1127, 355 KB) This picture may have usage restrictions - Audi 80 Source: Own picture File links The following pages link to this file: Audi 80 ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... A front-mounted engine describes the placement of an automobile engine in front of or on the front axle. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Aerodynamics is a branch of fluid dynamics concerned with the study of gas flows, first analysed by George Cayley in the 1800s. ... Galvanization, named after the Italian scientist Luigi Galvani, was originally the administration of electric shocks (in the 19th century also termed Faradism, after Michael Faraday). ...


Unlike its predecessor, the B3 was marketed worldwide as Audi 80 or Audi 90. For the most part, Audi transferred existing powertrain concepts to the new model, although fuel injection was now available for some engines. A range of new petrol and diesel 4-cylinder engines became available to European customers and the 5-cylinder Audi 90 was reintroduced as an upmarket, more luxurious variant of the standard model, much like earlier during the B2 (Type 81) series. For all versions, the Procon-ten safety system was now available. The 90 differs visually by the full width tail-light panel / license plate surround, and by its headlights which featured separate sockets and reflectors for the high-beam and low-beam lights. The front grille was also slightly different. The indicators are also in the bumpers next to a wider fog light than that of an 80. The 90 also featured the first 20v engine from Audi after the turbo engine used in the Audi Sport Quattro. This engine produced 170Bhp though the car was quite heavy, especially in quattro form, which dulled the performance somewhat. Sticker on the rear window of a Procon-ten equipped Audi procon-ten (lower case initial p) stands for Programmed Contraction Tension and is a proprietary secondary restraint system used by car manufacturer Audi from 1986 until the mid-1990s. ... This article refers to the car named the Audi Quattro. ...


The United Kingdom and Europe had similar versions: the Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG) wanted to ensure consistency across all markets, so the trim levels were similar. However, in North America, the range was more limited: a choice of 2.3E and 2.3 Quattro were available from 1988 to 1992. VAG is a three-letter abbreviation that may refer to: Vereinigte Astronomische Gesellschaft, astronomy society The Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Visitor Attraction Gazette, a bi-monthly publication in Scotland focusing on the Visitor Attraction Sector. ...


Altogether, the 80 came with the following engine range, although not all of these were available outside Germany:

  • 1.6 - 75 hp, four-cylinder petrol engine
  • 1.8/1.8S/1.8E - 88/90 hp, four-cylinder petrol engine (most common in Germany)
  • 1.9 E - 112 hp, four-cylinder petrol engine
  • 2.0 E - 113 hp, four-cylinder petrol engine
  • 2.0 16V - 137 hp, four-cylinder petrol engine
  • 1.6 D - 50/55 hp, four-cylinder diesel engine
  • 1.6 TD - 70 hp, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine
  • 1.6 TD - 80 hp, four-cylinder turbo-intercooler diesel engine
  • 1.9 TD - 75 hp, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine

The Audi 90 was strictly a five-cylinder car and came with four different engines: The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ...

  • 2.0E - 115 hp, five-cylinder petrol engine
  • 2.2E - 136 hp, five-cylinder petrol engine
  • 2.3E - 136 hp, five-cylinder petrol engine (with catalytic converter)
  • 2.3E 20V - 170 hp, 20-valve, five-cylinder petrol engine (with catalytic converter)

With the 1988 model year, a new 2-door Coupé was introduced in Europe, basically a B3 sedan with a shortened wheelbase and a modified rear end. It came with the 115-hp 2.0E as well as the two 2.3E engines. It later served as a basis for the B4 Coupé and Cabriolet and as such was essentially carried on until the year 2000, when the latter was discontinued. The Coupé, although based on the 80, was simply known as the "Audi Coupé". The Volvo B5252S is an example of a straight-5 engine. ...


In 1989, for the 1990 model year, North America received the Coupé quattro and 90 quattro (sedan) models that all were powered by a detuned 164 hp/157 ft·lbf version of the 20v 2.3 litre 5-cylinder engine. These cars were considered to be in the "Grand Tourismo" style of a comfortable luxury car with sporting tendencies, as opposed to a dedicated lightweight sports car. Weighing between 3042 lb (1990 sedan model) to 3308 lb (1991 Coupé model), these cars were not lightweight, especially in consideration of the 164 hp powerplant. These models can be recognized by their distinctive wheels (Coupé quattros had 15" 5-star "Speedline" wheels, sedan quattros had 14" BBS Mesh wheel or the 15" Speedlines). They differed from regular 80/90 models in several ways. Notable differences include their standard leather interiors with Zebrano wood trim, additional VDO gauges mounted in the bottom of the center console, a carbon fibre center drive shaft, and push-button locking rear differential. The Coupé Quattro is visually similar to the European only B4 bodystyle S2 model, but does not have that S2's turbocharged engine. Center console may refer to: Center Console (boat) Center console (automobile) Category: ... Carbon fiber composite is a strong, light and very expensive material. ...


The final B3 80s and 90s were sold as 1992 models in North America; in Europe, all B3s were discontinued at the end of the 1991 model year to give way to the B4 series; a few Audi 90 Sport quattro with the 2.3-litre 20V engine are, however, known to have come off the assembly lines as late as early 1992.




B4 (1992–96)

B4
Audi 80 B4
Production 1992-1996
Body style(s) 2-door coupé
2-door convertible
4-door sedan
4-door station wagon
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen B4 platform
Engine(s) 2.0L I4
2.3L I5
2.6L & 2.8L V6
1.9L I4 Diesel
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase Sedan: 102.8 in (2611 mm)
Coupe: 100.6 in (2555 mm)
Quattro: 102.2 in (2596 mm)
Length Sedan: 180.3 in (4580 mm)
Coupe: 176.0 in (4470 mm)
Width Sedan: 66.7 in (1694 mm)
Coupe: 67.6 in (1717 mm)
Height 1992-94 Sedan: 54.3 in (1379 mm)
Quattro: 54.7 in (1389 mm)
1995-96 Sedan: 55.0 in (1397 mm)
Coupe: 54.3 in (1379 mm)
Audi 80 B4 Avant (estate/wagon)
Audi 80 B4 Avant (estate/wagon)
Audi 90 Cabrio (North American example)
Audi 90 Cabrio (North American example)
1994 Audi Cabriolet (European)
1994 Audi Cabriolet (European)
1993 Audi 90S (North American)

The B3 obtained a major facelift for the 1992 model year in 1991. It was from then on known internally as the B4 (or Type 8C). Changes from the B3 included a longer wheelbase, a fully redesigned petrol tank and rear axle to enable the use of folding seats, 15" wheels and more prominent wheel arches, redesigned and painted rear and front bumpers as well as higher-quality materials for the interior. The front grille was merged with the bonnet and given a bolder look. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 222 KB) Ilian, I made it myself. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... The Peugeot 406 Coupé, designed by Pininfarina 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design 1997 Rover Vitesse Coupe, club coupé Rover P5 Coupe, a traditional four-door coupé Mercedes CLS, a modern four-door coupé Gala-Coupé of Leopold II, Brussels 1970s Sunbeam Alpine fastback coup... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American 1981 AMC Eagle 4-WD convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible security A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... A front-mounted engine describes the placement of an automobile engine in front of or on the front axle. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Audi_B4_Avant_1993_back_(no_copyright). ... Image File history File links Audi_B4_Avant_1993_back_(no_copyright). ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (1516 × 988 pixel, file size: 128 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (1516 × 988 pixel, file size: 128 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1455 KB)Picture Taken By Corey Lewis File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1455 KB)Picture Taken By Corey Lewis File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The B4 also marked the beginning of Audi's move into the German luxury mid-sized vehicle segment, which until then was clearly dominated by Mercedes-Benz and BMW. On the European market and in Germany in particular, the B4 and its variants were highly successful and popular. This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ...


In Europe, the 90 name was discontinued and all sedans were badged as 80, regardless of which engine they had. Audi of America went the opposite direction, and began selling the sedan as the 90. B4s for the American market typically offered more luxury even in the standard version, such as automatic transmission, cruise control, air conditioning and leather seats, all of which were merely optional at additional cost on European models. The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... Cruise control (sometimes known as speed control or Autocruise) is a system to automatically control the speed of an automobile. ... Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ...


European market cars were now available with a selection of 4-cylinder engines as well as the familiar I5 and two different new V6 (2.6 and 2.8); the latter 2.8 V6 was the only engine available for vehicles sold in North America. As another first, Audi introduced a new high-torque, direct-injection, turbocharged diesel engine, the 90-hp 1.9 TDI. The standard 1.8 litre petrol engine of the B3 was discontinued; a two-litre, 90-hp, 4-cylinder petrol engine, a variation of the previously known 113-hp 2.0E engine, was now available for the base model.


Altogether, although some layouts were not available everywhere outside Germany, Audi offered the following engine range for the 80/90 B4:

  • 1.6 - 101 hp, four-cylinder petrol engine
  • 2.0 - 90 hp , four-cylinder petrol engine (base model in Germany)
  • 2.0 E - 115 hp, four-cylinder petrol engine
  • 2.0 E 16V - 140 hp, 16-valve, four-cylinder petrol engine
  • 2.3 E - 133 hp, five-cylinder petrol engine
  • 2.6 E - 150 hp, V6 petrol engine
  • 2.8 E - 174 hp, V6 petrol engine
  • 1.9 TD - 75 hp, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine
  • 1.9 TDI - 90 hp, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine

All versions could be ordered with Quattro all-wheel-drive; at the time, however, it could only be combined with a 5-speed manual transmission. Additionally, Audi built about 2500 units of the Quattro Competition for the German and European market. It was a street homologation of the B4-based DTM race car sedan with all-wheel drive and a modified 140-hp, 16-valve, two-litre petrol engine. The power train had its roots in the two-litre, four-cylinder inline engines that most European Audi 80s were equipped with at the time. On the outside, the Quattro Competition featured the same bumpers as the S2, V6 headlights, and a rear wing mounted on the bootlid. Together with the S2 and the RS2, the Quattro Competition has become an increasingly rare and highly sought-after collector's item. A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... Homologation is a technical term, derived from the Greek homologos (ομόλογος) for agree, which is generally used in English to signify the granting of approval by an official authority. ... The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM, German Touring Car Masters) is a touring car racing series based in Germany, but also with rounds elsewhere in Europe. ... An inline engine is an internal-combustion engine with cylinders aligned in one or several rows. ... // This page is about the Audi 80, which includes information about the Audi 4000. ... A spoiler is an aerodynamic device attached to an automobile to decrease lift, decrease drag, or increase the amount of force pushing the vehicles tires to the road surface (also called downforce). ... // This page is about the Audi 80, which includes information about the Audi 4000. ...


Together with the sedan, Audi produced a B4-based station wagon (estate), the Audi 80 Avant, and a convertible, the Audi Cabriolet, which was largely based on the B3 Coupé, meaning that Audi now had sedan, coupé, cabriolet, and wagon variants of the 80 available to European customers. (For the North American market, however, Audi only sold coupés during the 1990 & 1991 model years, and the station wagon was never officially available.) The Cabriolet was Audi's first soft-top. Initially available with the 2.3 litre 5-cylinder engine, a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder and then 2.6 litre V6 were offered later. Heavily engineered to retain the structural strength of the coupé (with which it shared sports suspension), its screen was reinforced to preclude the need for a roll-over bar.


As of the 1994 model year, a limited edition model, known as Europa, was introduced on the European market. It could be ordered both as a sedan and a station wagon. It was factory-equipped with power mirrors, alloy wheels, rear seat headrests, an airbag steering wheel and offered a choice between power sunroof or air conditioning. It came in five different special colors. For "regular" 1994 B4 sedans and station wagons, standard features as well as options available were stepped up too, including an airbag steering wheel and redesigned door panels (standard), and passenger airbags and a built-in engine immobilizer (optional). An immobiliser is an electronic device fitted to an automobile which prevents the engine from running unless the correct key (or other token) is present. ...


The B4 sedan was discontinued at the end of the 1994 model year (although a number of European vehicles are known to have been first registered as late as early 1995; in North America, sales continued into 1995 as well). Avant and Coupé followed suit in 1996. The Cabriolet, however, was carried on until 2000. As of the 1998 model year, it underwent a few minor yet visible touch-ups in its European version, such as gently redesigned bumpers and instrument clusters, projection lens headlights and more options available. Both the Coupé and the Cabriolet were effectively replaced by the first-generation TT coupé and roadster, sold between 1998 ans 2006. The B4 platform sedan was replaced by the Audi A4 for the 1996 model year, followed by a new A4 Avant later in 1996. A mid-sized convertible was not available again until 2002, when the A4 Cabriolet was introduced. Audi has released a new mid-sized coupé for the 2008 model year, which is now known as the A5. The Audi TT is a sports car produced by Audi since 1998 in GyÅ‘r, Hungary. ... The Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1994. ... The Audi A5 is a luxury coupé, which was unveiled simultaneously at the Geneva Motor Show and Melbourne International Motor Show on March 6, 2007 and is available since June. ...




The S2 and RS2

Audi S2
Audi S2

Audi developed a sports version of the 80 / 90 in 1991, based on the B3 platform called the S2. This featured a 2.2l 20-valve turbo engine derived from that used in the Sport Quattro. A similar version of the engine was used in the Audi 100 based S4. It came as standard with Quattro all wheel drive and featured a heavy-duty manual transmission, initially 5-speed and then upgraded to a 6-speed for 1993. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 726 KB) Summary A green 1994 Audi S2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 726 KB) Summary A green 1994 Audi S2. ...


The Audi S2 was initially available only as a 2-door sports coupé, but later, in 1993, a 5-door S2 Avant model was introduced, along with a limited run of 4-door S2 sedan models of which 306 were produced. The S2 sedan and Avant feature a lot similarities in the rear axle support system to the later B5 body A4 Quattro. The B4 platform S2 Avant was also used between 1993 and 1995 as the basis for Audi's RS2 super-sports wagon, which was modified for them by Porsche. The Audi RS2 Avant was a limited edition, high performance Audi station wagon sold in 1994 and 1995. ... This article is about the auto company. ...


The S2 was initially available with a 2.2 L turbocharged engine which produced 220 hp (162kW) with later models producing 230 hp (169kw). It will do 0-100 km/h in 5.8 seconds, continuing to a top speed of 246 km/h (154 mph). The S2 avant reaches 100km/h in 6.1 seconds and has a top speed of 242 km/h.

RS2 Logo
Main article: Audi RS2 Avant

The RS2 is fitted with a similar 2.2l turbocharged engine, producing 315 hp (234kW). Reaching 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds, it has a top speed of 262 km/h. The Audi RS2 was generally only available as an Avant, although four 4-door sedan models were officially produced by the factory, including one for the chief of the RS2 development programme. The RS2 was at least partially assembled at Porsche's Rossle-Bau plant in Zuffenhausen. Prior to manufacturing the RS2, the Porsche Zuffenhausen assembly line was busy producing the high-performance W124 bodystyle Mercedes Benz 500E. The RS2/Porsche link is further exemplified by the RS2's dual circuit Porsche braking system (wearing Porsche branded Brembo calipers), 7jx17 alloy wheels that were identical in design to the Porsche 911 Turbo wheels of that era, and side view mirrors are also borrowed from the Porsche 911 Turbo. Additionally, the word "PORSCHE" is inscribed in the RS2 factory emblems affixed to the trunk and front grille, and on the engine's inlet manifold. Porsche modified the Avant S2 body optics, added more power, better brakes, bigger anti-roll bars to front and rear, fine tuned the interior and a super-sports wagon was born. Porsche's involvement in the project was on the strict understanding that a coupe model would not be produced as this was felt to be too close to Porsche's own products. Image File history File links Rs2logo. ... Image File history File links Rs2logo. ... The Audi RS2 Avant was a limited edition, high performance Audi station wagon sold from 1994 to 1996. ... The Audi RS2 Avant was a limited edition, high performance Audi station wagon sold from 1994 to 1996. ...




Type numbers

Audi assigned its models type numbers in addition to the B platform codes: The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ...

  • F103: Audi 80 (1966–1969)
  • Type 80: B1; Audi 80 (1973–1976)
  • Type 82/33: B1; Audi 80 (1977–1978)
  • Type 81: B2; Audi 80 and 90 (1979–1987)
  • Type 85: B2; Audi Coupé (1981–1987); Audi 4000 quattro (1984-1987) Audi quattro (1981–1991); Audi Sport quattro (1984–1987)
  • Type 89/8A: B3; Audi 80/90 (1987–1992)
  • Type 89Q: B3; Audi 80/90 quattro (1987–1992)
  • Type 8B: B3; Audi Coupé (1989–1996); Audi S2 (1991–1996)
  • Type 8C: B4; Audi 80 (1992–1995)
  • Type 8G: B4; Audi Cabriolet (1991–2000)

See also

  • Audi 4000CS Quattro

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Bibliography

  1. Paul Fernley, "Car of the Year: 1972," Classic and Sports Car (September, 2005) p. 135.
  2. "Imports: Audi," Collector Car and Truck Market Guide, (VMR International, July, 2001) p.76.
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In addition, the 80 model name became the worldwide name for the car; it was sold as an "Audi 80" regardless of which country the vehicle was purchased in, more horsepower was added with 90hp for the 1.6, 110hp for the 1.8, 115hp for the 2.0 and 122hp for the S and E model variations.
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