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Audi 80 GT & GTE (1973-1978) specifications

Audi 80 GT & GTE (1973-1978) specifications Classic and Performance Car

Making use of a moderately tuned 1.6-litre engine, the Audi 80 GT and later fuel-injected GTE was a bit of a giant killer when it was new


The 80 became a whole lot more interesting in 1973 when the Ingolstadt engineers installed a hot 100bhp version of the 1.6-litre under the bonnet. With a free-revving engine and tenacious handling – lower and stiffer suspension helped here – it proved a very effective Q-car. For 1976, the 80 range was revamped with larger headlamps and a plusher interior – and the GT became the GTE (’E’ being for einspritz: fuel injection). With 110bhp, it was a bit of a giant-killer on the road. Volkswagen approved, too, using the same engine in the Golf GTI.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £2,237
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,500
  • Price (good):
    £1,500
  • Price (average):
    £700
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.0secs
  • Top speed:
    108.0mph
  • Power:
    100.0bhp
  • Torque:
    98.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4394mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2540mm
  • Width:
    1676mm
  • Height:
    1375mm
  • Weight:
    890kgs
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