AUTO UNION

1000SP COUPE

First registration: 1960

Produced: 5000 pcs.

Body type: Notchback coupe

Transmission: 4-speed manual

Traction: FWD (front-wheel drive)

Engine type: spark-ignition 2-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 40kW/54HP

Top speed: 141 km/h

Auto Union 1000SP is a sports car manu-factured by Auto Union, which was started in 1958. It was equipped with a 981cc two-stroke 3-cylinder engine that produced 54 horsepower. Between 1958 and 1965, 5000 coupes and 1640 convertibles were produced. In 1959, 50 models were produced with a 1280cm3 two-stroke V6 engines. The rear and taillights were inspired by the 1957 Ford Thunderbird, that is why some people refer to this car as the "Baby Thunderbird".

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1000s coupe

First registration: 1961

Produced: 171 008 pcs.

Body type: Fastback coupe

Transmission: 4-speed manual

Traction: FWD (front-wheel drive)

Engine type: spark-ignition 2-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 37kW/50HP

Top speed: 135 km/h

 

At the end of 1957, Auto Union introduced the first model under its name: Auto Union 1000 Coupe de Luxe, stylistically and technically similar to the DKW 3=6. The engine, which was 1000cm3 in size, originally developed 44 horsepower. The Auto Union 1000S was introduced in 1960 with a more powerful 50-horsepower engine and with an outstanding windshield. 

audi 60

First registration: 1971

Produced: 216 988 pcs.

Body type: 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: 138 km/h

The first post-war Audi was created in 1965 with a 4-stroke engine developed for military use by DKW F102 and Mercedes, which Auto Union brought into series production. Auto Union Audi appeared to the public at the 1965 International Motor Show, originally under the simple model name "Audi". The Audi 60 was introduced in 1968 and quickly became a large-scale model. By 1972, nearly 220 000 units had been built. The layout of the Audi 60 engine paved the way for many subsequent Audi models.

Audi coupe s

First registration: 1971

Produced: 30 687 pcs.

Body type: Fastback coupe

Transmission: 4-speed manual

Traction: FWD (front-wheel drive)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 86kW/115HP

Top speed: 183 km/h

 

Audi Coupe S is a sporty Grand Tourer class car that was unveiled for the first time at the 1969 Frankfurt Motor Show. This elegant two-door coupe was Audi's most modern model after the war. Its features are similar to the Aston Martin DBS which was produced at the same time. Mechanically, the car was similar to the Audi 100 sedan, but this was available in a 115-horsepower version with ventilated front disc brakes and upgraded interior. The Audi Coupe S is the predecessor of the well-known Audi A7.

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.

audi nsu ro80

First registration: 1973

Produced: 37 204 pcs.

Body type: 4-door sedan

Transmission: semi-automatic

Traction: FWD (front-wheel drive)

Engine type: Wankel engine

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 84kW/113HP

Top speed: 180 km/h

 

Audi NSU Ro80 is a four-door sedan produced in 1967-1977. It was one of the more sensational-looking cars ever produced. A car that still looks amazingly modern after five decades. It wasn't revolutionary just for its looks, the name "Ro" indicated that the engine was a Wankel engine with twin rotors developing 114 horsepower with amazing smoothness. The Ro80's innovation didn't end with its engine. The Wankel engine was mated to a semi-automatic transmission. A microswitch attached to the gear level, which acted as a clutch, made it a two-pedal car. Four-wheel disc brakes, power-steering and advanced alloy wheel design - all together it made this a truly exceptional car. In 1968 NSU Ro 80 was the European Car of the Year.

audi 100 ls

First registration: 1974

Produced: 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. The machine got a name 100, because the cars engine was able to produce just that much horsepower. 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. The Audi 100 proved to be a very successful model. 

audi coupe gt

First registration: 1987

Produced: -

Body type: Fastback coupe

Transmission: 3-speed automatic

Traction: FWD (front-wheel drive)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 97kW/130HP

Top speed: 192 km/h

Audi Coupe (B2) was a two-door coupe manufatured and sold by Audi between 1980 and 1988. It was offered as a cheaper version of the Audi Quattro. This model is an updated Coupe, which was introduced after the German Industrial holidays in the autumn of 1984. The revamped Coupe was given new, slightly sloping radiator grilles and headlights, a large bumper with integrated spotlights and turn signals, plastic windows and a large rear spoiler from the Audi Quattro. A new dashboard was also introduced, which renewed the interior. The GL and standard versions were phased out in 1987, after which the front-wheel drive Coupes were renamed as "Coupe GT"

At the Geneva Motor Show in March 1997, the new Audi A6 was presented, based on a redesigned car platform - the Volkswagen Group C5 platform with a choice of new engines. The quality of the new Audi A6 was improved and it was marketed in the same categories as the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-class. The rebuilt body had a modern shape - the rear of the body was made in a "fastback" style, which was carried over to the following Audi models. The "fastback" style gave the relatively large sedan an aerodynamic shell. In 2000 and 2001, the Audi A6 (C5) was in the top 10 in "Car and Driver" magazine. 

audi v8 avant

First registration: 1988

Produced: -

Body type: estate

Transmission: 4-speed automatic

Traction: AWD (all-wheel drive/Quattro)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 184kW/247HP

Top speed: 235 km/h

Audi introduced its new V8 in 1988, targeting the luxury car segment. Later, in 1990-1992, the Audi also offered a new 4.2L V8 engine, which developed as much as 206 kW of power. Although the Audi V8's "triumph" came to an end in 1994, it laid the foundation for the later known Audi A8, which is familiar to everyone. The car is based on the Audi V8 sedan, but converted to a station wagon. It is special because former Audi CEO Ferdinand Piech had let built this unique Avant only for his wife. This means that there is only one original Avant version that came straight from the factory, and that car is currently stored in the Audi Neckarsulm.

audi 200

First registration: 1989

Produced: 4767 pcs.

Body type: 4-door sedan

Transmission: 5-speed manual

Traction: AWD (all-wheel drive/Quattro)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 121kW/162HP

Top speed: 217 km/h

 

Audi 200 made its appearance at the 1979 Frankfurt Moto Show, with fuel injected five-cylinder engines in either naturally aspirated or turbocharged forms. U.S magazine articles of the period reported 0-90 km/h times of the 20-valve Audi 200 under 7 seconds, with 1/4 mile times in the mid to upper 15 second mark.

audi s2

First registration: 1994

Produced: 7370 pcs.

Body type: Liftback coupe

Transmission: 6-speed manual

Traction: AWD (all-wheel drive/Quattro)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 208kW/279HP

Top speed: 262 km/h

Audi S2 was a high-performance two-door sports car manufactured by Quattro GmbH (now Audi Sport GmbH). The car was based on the Audi 80 (B4), they shared the same platform. The Audi S2 is the first car in the Audi S-series. It was this car that gave rise to the Audi Avant RS2 that was manufactured in 1994.

audi a6

First registration: 2004

Produced: 1997-2004 

Body type: 4-door sedan

Transmission: 5-speed tiptronic automatic

Traction: FWD (front-wheel drive)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 110kW/148HP

Top speed: 214 km/h

 

Audi A6 (C5) first appeared in March at the 1997 Geneva Motor Show. This A6 moved up a notch in quality, and was marketed in the same categories as the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The redesigned body presented a modern design, with a fastback styling which set the trend for the Audi lineup, and gave the relatively large saloon an aerodynamic shell. 2000 and 2001, the "C5" A6 was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list.