Audi History

Fun facts about Audi

  When there’s not much in the way of exciting branded Audi news we do this: a trivial look back at the company’s history. Usually this takes the form of a retrospective look back at a classic from the back catalogue. Today however, we thought we’d hit you with a few fun facts about Audi(…)

Audi: 10 things you may or may not know about Quattro

It’s been around a fair old while now so it’s easy to forget just how revolutionary Audi’s four-wheel drive Quattro was when it first burst onto the scene all those years ago. Here’s a few things you may or may not know about the car that changed the way we drive: 1 in 8 million.(…)

A look back at the Audi DKW F102 (1964 – 1966)

Stats: 1,175cc, 69bhp, 84 mph, 53,000 produced A widely held view amongst car aficionados is that the F102 was the true starting block for the modern Audi (in the sense of the cars we know today). Not so well known is the fact the car actually began life as a DKW, marketed by Auto Union(…)

A look back at the Audi 60, 70 and Super 90 (1965 – 1972)

Today we look back at a true game changer, a title the Audi F103-Series (60, 70, 72, 80 and Super 90) can rightfully and proudly wear. It was the starting point for the modern Audi revolution; an automotive sea change that can be considered all the more remarkable when you consider the company didn’t release(…)

A look back at the Audi V8 (1988 – 1993)

Audi hasn’t always been regarded as the prestige manufacturer it is today, back in the 1980s the German brand was regarded by many as a young pretender, a ‘Wannabe’ playing second fiddle to the big boys: Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar. The Audi V8 was the car maker’s first tentative step, to join the exclusive gentleman’s(…)

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(…)

A look back at the Audi 100 C3 (1982 – 1991)

It’s easy to forget just how revolutionary the Audi 100 C3 was when it made its debut back in 1982. When you cast your eyes over any editions that have survived to today, they look a little conservative sure. But when it first appeared on the scene in the early 80s – it left its(…)

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