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Audi 100 LS

First registration: 1974

Produced: 1968-1976 (797 000 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: 73kW/99HP

Top speed: 170 km/h

The Audi 100 (C1) was secretly developed by former Mercedes engineer Ludwig Kraus, who remained with Auto Union when the company was sold to Volkswagen in 1965. Although the new owners (Volkswagen) were initially opposed to the idea of developing new models in Ingolstadt, they gave in to the design prototype. Built on a group C1 platform, the machine got a name 100, because the cars engine was able to produce just that much horsepower. The model was initially offered as a 4-door sedan. Later, a 2-door sedan and 100 Coupe S body models were also introduced. The Audi 100 sedan used a completely new 1.8L engine with a power range between 80 and 100 horsepower. This power plant was helped by a 4-speed manual transmission, more expensive models such as the 100 LS were also offered a 3-speed automatic transmission. The Audi 100 proved to be a very succesful model.