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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 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(…)

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 80

Audi’s emergence from the remains of NSU and DKW in the late sixties happened very quickly, and by 1972, when the German car maker released the Audi 80, they were starting to look like a valid alternative to their long established rivals. The Audi 80 was an excellent example of where the company were ‘at’(…)