Audi 80

Audi 80

First registration: 1973

Produced: 1 103 766 pcs.

Body type: 4-door sedan

Transmission: 4-speed manual

Traction: FWD (front-wheel drive)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 40kW/54HP

Top speed: 145 km/h

The Audi 80 came out in 1972. The Audi 80 (B1) was only the second Audi of the modern era, developed entirely by Volkswagen. Audi chief engineer Ludwig Kraus had despised the outgoing F103 series and called it a “bastard” because it had an Auto Union/DKW body and a Mercedes-Benz engine. The Audi 80 (B1) was equipped with a new 1.3- and 1.5-litre SOHC four-line petrol engine – the first appearance of the legendary EA827 series engines. The descendants of this engine are still used in Volkswagen Group vehicles today. The direct successor to the Audi 80 today is the Audi A4.