A look back at the Audi 200 (1979 – 1984)

We’ve spent a good portion of recent weeks looking at Audi’s intentions for the future, with their electric and autonomous vehicle programmes. Today however, we’re going to dip into the German manufacturer’s past and revisit a staple of their output during the early 1980s. A familiar sight the roads across Europe, the Audi 200 was(…)

A look back at the Audi Coupe (1981 – 1988)

The 80-based Audi Coupé was the first of its type built by the company since the delectable 100S of the early 1970s. It arrived on the market half a year after the quattro first blew everyone away, and although it had the same body, you couldn’t mix up two given that car’s wheelarch blisters and(…)

A look back at the Audi 80, 90 and Quattro (1986 – 1991)

A large step forward was taken, when in 1986, the Audi 80 and its five cylinder off-shoot – the 90, hit our roads. Given premium prices, the interiors were exclusively made, and the style and detail incorporated oozed quality. From the mid-80’s onwards, aerodynamics was given special attention at Audi, and this was reflected by(…)

A look back at the Audi Rs2 Avant (1994 – 1995)

The Audi Rs2 Avant was the product of a particularly interesting collaboration with Porsche. Initially, it was based on the 80 Avant S2, and contained a modified version of the 2.2-litre five-cylinder 20-valve turbocharged engine that developed 311bhp. Porsche themselves completed final assembly at their plant in Zuffenhausen. Performance was quick, as you’d expect from(…)

Audi to compete in Formula 1?

Audi have opened the door to the possibility of competing in Formula 1. The brand – part of the VW stable – has always given a hard ‘No’ to any suggestion that it might launch a team within the sport. Recently however, Lamborghini chief Stefano Domenicali has been representing VW and Audi at F1 meetings,(…)

Suspension-energy regeneration technology revealed by Audi

Hybrids and electric cars have long harvested electrical energy from braking, but other forms of energy can also be recovered whilst a car is in transit. Thermoelectric technology retrieves energy from the vehicles hot surfaces such as the exhaust and Audi have developed new technology that recovers energy usually lost through a car’s suspension. Still(…)

Audi predicts the end of the production line

The death knell has been sounded for the conventional vehicle assembly line, if Audi is to be believed. Instead, the German motor giant believes mass automobile manufacturing will happen by means of a new modular assembly method. Should the change come to fruition, then it would mark a considerable change for the car industry, which(…)

Audi £120,000 supercar totalled after driver crashes during ‘race off’

Whoops… It’s a funny thing – schadenfreude, but you can’t help smiling when you hear about the owner of the £120,000 Audi supercar who totalled his pride and joy after accidentally accelerating out of a roundabout during a ‘race off’ with another car. The ludicrously hi-performance car is capable of speeds of up to 197mph,(…)

The top ten least reliable used cars

For lots of us, buying a used car can be a huge gamble; a giant leap into the unknown with regards to reliability. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Sure, there will always be exceptions to the rule, but by analysis of even the most basic of reliability data, you can get a(…)

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