Audi History

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

The 1980s began with Audi as a pretender to the likes of BMW, Mercedes and Jaguar. By the close of the decade they were anything but, firmly established as a potent rival to the trio. Today’s reputation as a manufacturer of prestige vehicles was hard earned. It’s fair to say that the V8, though itself(…)

A look back at the Audi A2 (2000 – 2005)

The genesis of the Audi A2 is fascinating. The carmaker’s engineers were given the brief: design a car that can get from Stuttgart to Milan on one tank of fuel. The result of their labours was the A2, a small car that featured plenty of interior space yet was light on weight and boasted an(…)

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

It has to be considered incredible that the automotive giant we know today as Audi, didn’t actually release a saloon until as late as 1965. And that first set of offerings, the Audi F103-Series can be considered the true beginning of the modern Audi story. Amongst the sizable range were the 60, 70, 72, 80(…)

A look back at the Audi A4, S4, B6 (2001 – 2005)

There’s no denying the B6 generation oozed class. Taking a design nod from the 1990s A6, albeit smaller, not only did it deliver on the looks, it handled superbly and had an excellent line-up of engines. This was the car Audi could use to compete effectively with the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes C-class. In(…)

A look back at the Audi 100 C1 (1968 – 1978)

It’s fair to say the surroundings into which the first generation Audi 100 was born into were chaotic at best. At the time, parent company Volkswagen was firmly wedded to the rear-engine and it took the takeover of DKW and NSU to evolve the dominant mindset towards front engined vehicles. The two newly-acquired companies brought(…)

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(…)

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