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Audi quattro (1980-1983) specifications

Audi quattro (1980-1983) specifications Classic and Performance Car

The early Audi quattro opened up the world's eyes to the potential of the four-wheel drive performance car


Developed as a low-volume homologation special for the rallying stage, no one could have predicted just how big an impact the quattro would have on the motoring industry. With four-wheel drive and 200bhp of turbocharged power, the new coupé from Audi took the world by storm, and the rest of the industry struggled to catch up. But despite being a competition-bred machine, the quattro was always civilised on the road. These early cars are now the rarest and are easily identifiable thanks to their chrome rimmed quad headlamps.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £14,500
  • Price (excellent)
    £25,000
  • Price (good):
    £15,000
  • Price (average):
    £10,000
  • Price (project):
    £5,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.1secs
  • Top speed:
    137.0mph
  • Power:
    200.0bhp
  • Torque:
    210.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    21.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line five
  • Aspiration:
    Turbocharged
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine AWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4400mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2520mm
  • Width:
    1720mm
  • Height:
    1340mm
  • Weight:
    1300kgs

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