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Audi followed up the introduction of the four-door saloon in November 1968 with a two-door saloon in October 1969 and the 100 Coupé S in autumn 1970.
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Audi and followed
In the 1980s convertibles such as the Chrysler LeBaron and Saab 900 revived the body style in the United States – followed by models such as the Mazda Miata, Porsche Boxster, Audi TT and later retractable hardtop models.
In 1973, Volkswagen marketed the Passat / Dasher hatchback, followed by the Golf / Rabbit designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, as well as the Audi 50 / Volkswagen Polo in 1974.
The S8 followed the naming convention of other high-performance Audi " S " models such as the Audi A6-derived S6 and was similar in vein of Mercedes-Benz AMG models.
The Audi A5 Sportback later debuted in July 2009, followed by the launch of the A7 Sportback at the Pinakothek der Moderne art museum in Munich in July 2010.
They rated the 405 the best car, followed by the BX and then the Montego, with the Audi coming in last.
The automaker's internal numbering treats the A4 as a continuation of the Audi 80 lineage, with the initial A4 designated as the B5-series, followed by the B6, B7, and the current B8.
Other German car producers followed: Stoewer offered a car with front-wheel drive in 1931, Adler in 1932 and Audi in 1933.
In other versions ( e. g. on the Audi TT ) the display shows just M followed by the gear currently selected, e. g. M1, M2 etc.
Overall winners were Frank Sprongl and Dan Sprongl in an Audi Quattro S2, followed by Steve Gingras and Bill Westrick and by Cal Landau and Eric Marcus, both in the Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Overall victory went to Tom Ottey and Pam McGarvey in a Mazda 323 GTX, followed up by Jon Kemp and Brian Maxwell in an Audi 4000 Quattro and by Peter Lahm and Matt Chester in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV.
This followed the earlier Volkswagen purchases of the Lamborghini marque ( by VW's Audi subsidiary ), the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe, United Kingdom, and the Bentley marque.
A second place in the championship followed in 1984, behind his team-mate Stig Blomqvist, but 1985 saw him compete in only four world rallies, with three retirements and a fourth place, and slip to 22nd in the final standings after the Audi team was overwhelmed by new Group B competition from Peugeot and Lancia.
Audi and up
A short time later he moved to Audi, and pursued his career through the entire company, up to and including, the Volkswagen Group boards.
Fortune stated that the first Maybach models had poor driving dynamics compared to its contemporaries from Rolls-Royce and Bentley, as " Mercedes took an aging S-class chassis and plopped an absurdly elongated body on it ... rather than develop a new car from the wheels up, as BMW did with Rolls-Royce, or cleverly use the underpinnings of an existing model like the Audi A8 for a new Bentley ".
Wolfsburg was able to ramp up production carefully: directly before Passat production started the lines were used to assemble small volumes of the car's Audi 80 sibling which had been launched a year earlier.
Despite running the Ingolstadt production line at full capacity, supply fell short of demand to such an extent that during the summer of 1970 an additional production line for Audi 100s was set up in Volkswagen's own Wolfsburg plant, which made it the first water-cooled car to be produced in Germany's ( and by some criteria the world's ) largest car plant.
Audi was able to follow up on the modern smooth look first seen in this segment on the 1967 NSU Ro 80 and popularised by the 1974 Citroën CX.
The 1982 season saw the series dominated by the four-wheel-drive Audi Quattro, and with Group B regulations coming up, Talbot withdrew from the WRC.
The properties of smart fluids have been known for around sixty years, but were subject to only sporadic investigations up until the 1990s, when they were suddenly the subject of renewed interest, notably culminating with the use of an MR fluid on the suspension of the 2002 model of the Cadillac Seville STS automobile and more recently, on the suspension of the second-generation Audi TT.
In 2006, he continued racing with the Audi factory team and was part of the driving line up which won the 12 Hours of Sebring in the new Audi R10 TDI diesel, setting pole position and breaking the lap record.
The competition model ( Audi V8 DTM ) won two titles for Audio while competing against vehicles smaller and up to lighter.
The petrol-powered Audi R8 race car was replaced by the new Audi R10 TDI Diesel in 2006 ; however, the need to further develop the R10 meant that the R8 saw action in a few races leading up to Le Mans.
Audi had made the development of the Audi R10 TDI diesel public, and cars from other manufacturers and teams started to catch up in terms of on-the-track speed.
He picked up the concept again after moving to Audi, because there was a market demand for engines with more than 4 cylinders.
In one part of the video, the Granada pulls up next to an Audi Cabriolet convertible and Daniels says " It's got nothing to do with your ' Vorsprung durch Technik ' yer know " The driver, seemingly played by Alex James, grimaces back at him.
C4 braking system included radially ventilated disc brakes front and rear ; with diameter by thick discs, with two-piston floating Girling calipers bearing the interlocking four-ringed Audi logo, and four individual pads per caliper up front, and by discs with Lucas single-piston sliding calipers at the rear.
Audi and introduction
In 1999, Audi expanded the range with the introduction of more powerful versions: a 1. 8 Turbo rated, and a 1. 9 TDI diesel engine with Unit Injector " Pumpe Düse " ( PD ) technology and variable geometry turbocharger.
In the U. S. the M6 had one of the largest residual value drops at 19 %, as it had little if any changes since its 2006 introduction, its $ 102, 350 base price which put it in Porsche territory, and as it has lost attention to flashier models like the Audi R8 .|| 2, 418
The Apollo appeared around the same time as the introduction of the Toyota Cressida, Datsun 810, the 1968-1976 Mercedes-Benz 300E, 1972-1981 BMW 528 and the Audi 100.
Audi and four-door
The C1 platform spawned several variants: the Audi 100 two-and four-door saloons, and the Audi 100 Coupé S, a stylish fastback coupé, which bore a remarkable resemblance to the Aston Martin DBS released a year earlier, especially at the rear end, including details such as the louvres behind the rear side windows and shape of the rear light clusters.
This model debuted in Europe in 1972 ( with factory production starting in May 1972 ) as the Audi 80, and in 1973 in Australia and the United States as the Audi Fox, and was available as either a two-door or a four-door saloon ( sedan ).
On the home market, two-and four-door saloons were available in base trim ( 55 or 60 PS, called simply Audi 80 and 80 S, respectively ), as L models ( LS with 75 PS engine ) or as a more luxurious GL ( 85 PS only ).
The 5 + 5 was essentially an 80 B2 four-door saloon with the 2, 144 cc five-cylinder engine, the precursor to what would become the Audi 90.
The Audi A8 is a four-door, full-size, luxury sedan car manufactured and marketed by the German automaker Audi since 1994.
The Audi V8 ( Typ 4C ) is a four-door, full-size, luxury sedan, built by Audi in Germany from 1988 to 1993, as the company's flagship model.
Audi and saloon
In 1980, a German car maker, Audi, at that time not noted for their interest in rallying, introduced a rather large and heavy coupé version of their family saloon, installed a turbocharged 2. 1 litre five-cylinder engine, and fitted it with four-wheel drive.
In 1977, the Derby saloon was released, which was simply a Polo, identical to the hatchback from the C-pillar forward, with a large boot attached ( an Audi proposal which was never sold by them ).
As the successor to the Audi 100, the A6 is manufactured in Neckarsulm, Germany – and is available in saloon, and wagon configurations, the latter marketed by Audi as the Avant.
At the time it was the first Passat to be built on a Volkswagen-designed platform, rather than sharing one with an Audi saloon.
The diesel saloon even won a CAR magazine ' giant test ' against the Citroën BX ( 1. 8 XUDT ), the then new Peugeot 405 ( 1. 8 XUDT ) and Audi 80 ( 1. 6 ) turbo diesels.
The original Audi S4, built from 1991 until 1994, was a performance-oriented version of Audi's 100 saloon / sedan.
It was based on the C6 Audi A6, and uses the Volkswagen Group C6 platform, and is available in saloon / sedan and Avant ( estate / wagon ) bodystyles.
It has been used for saloon cars / sedans, estate cars / station wagon, and coupés-under the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT and Škoda marques over the years.