Audi History

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(…)

Audi to display famous motorsport editions throughout 2017

Of all Audi’s elder statesman, it’s most probably the Group B rally cars that live longest in the memory. Be it the early Quattro with its warbling five-cylinder engine or the flame spitting short wheelbase rally spec S1; Audi rally editions will always be remembered for the indelible mark they’ve left on motoring history and(…)

A look back at the Audi Quattro (1980 – 1993)

Audi changed the game when they brought out the first Quattro rally car. Up until the 1980’s, if you walked the track after a normal rally car had completed a stage; there would be two tyre marks on the road. The Quattro left four, as stones were hurled from each wheel. It was a new(…)

Ten things you probably didn’t know about Audi

You see them on the roads in their thousands every day, but there’s a lot more to Audi than meets the eye. Here are ten facts about the German carmaker you probably didn’t know: The Audi Company is made up of four separate car companies. Each of the rings in the iconic four-ringed logo represents(…)

Fascinating Audi facts to amaze/bore your friends with

As one of the globes most iconic car brands; Audi has bags of history. A list of classic Audi models is a long one, so many have rolled off its production line over the years. The actual cars aside however, there are lots of fascinating things you probably didn’t know about Audi. Next time you’re(…)