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Old 03-09-2006, 11:14 AM
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Audi 100, the History of

A very brief history of Audi 100 series

C1 (1969-1976)

The very first version of the Audi 100 was presented to press in late 1968. Completely engineered by Audi, without knowledge or allowance of VW it found the approval of VW in the end. Liked by customers, a two-door sedan (10/69) and a very beautiful Coupe (9/70) completed the lineup.

The C1 was also sold in the US, where it distinguished itself with remarkably poor build quality.

C2 (1976-1984)

The C2 Audi 100 was launched in 1976, with crisper styling and unusual inline-5 engine. Initially it was offered in a two-door sedan (a very rare sight nowadays) and a four-door sedan form. Late 1977 saw a launch of a first Avant that could be described as the first life-style wagon. The Audi 200 entered the market as the top model in 1978, the flagship of the family was characterised by luxurious features, sophisticated technology, and powerful engines. In the Audi 200 5T a 125 kW turbocharged five-cylinder ensured absolutely outstanding performance.

The C2 was sold as the Audi 5000 in the United States, in order to rebrand the car and avoid association with the C1. It was a sales success, allowing Audi to spread development costs over a much wider base than Europe-only competitors.

C3 (1983-1992)

Edging out the Ford Sierra as Car of the Year in Europe, the C3 had a remarkable aerodynamic look (achieving a drag co-efficient of 0,30) and marked a huge leap forward from the boxy shape of the C2. The two-door models were no longer available, and the Audi 100 Avant became more of a station wagon. The 200 continued as the upmarket variant. And for the first time the Audi 100 was now available with quattro permanent four-wheel drive.

At the end of the 1980s, the Audi V8 was announced. This was essentially a 200 Quattro with an engine derived from two four-cylinder Volkswagen Golf GTI engines put together. The V8 continued to be sold till 1994, when it was replaced by the A8.

C4 (1990-1997)

The successor of the C3 was not really a giant leap forward in late 1990. Interior and seats, as well as the engines and suspension were carried over at least partially from its predecessor. However, they did not look old, what shows how modern the C3 was. The name Audi 200 died on the European market. Top of the line was Audi S4, launched 1992.

From 1995 onwards, Audi dropped the 100 nameplate, calling it the A6 instead. In addition, what had previously been sold as the S4 became the S6.

Sources: audistory.de, wikipedia.org
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File Type: jpg 1969-1976 Audi 100 LS.jpg (469.9 KB, 30 views)
File Type: jpg 1969 Audi 100.jpg (957.3 KB, 54 views)
File Type: jpg 1969 Audi 100 LS.jpg (773.9 KB, 37 views)
File Type: jpg 1971 Audi 100 Coupé S.jpg (660.8 KB, 46 views)
File Type: jpg 1972 Audi 100 GL 2dr sedan.jpg (983.0 KB, 46 views)
File Type: jpg _1973 Audi 100 GL.jpg (556.6 KB, 30 views)

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Old 03-09-2006, 11:37 AM
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#2 Audi 100
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File Type: jpg 1977 Audi 100 GL.jpg (682.0 KB, 39 views)
File Type: jpg 1978 Audi 100 Avant GLS.jpg (836.2 KB, 28 views)
File Type: jpg 1979 Audi 100 =01=.jpg (930.2 KB, 46 views)
File Type: jpg 1980 Audi 200.jpg (516.0 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg _1979 Audi 100 =02=.jpg (467.7 KB, 29 views)

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Old 03-09-2006, 12:10 PM
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#3 Audi 100
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File Type: jpg 1985 Audi 100 =02=.jpg (934.3 KB, 43 views)
File Type: jpg 1988-1994 Audi V8 =02=.jpg (339.3 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg _1983 Audi 100 Avant.jpg (568.2 KB, 34 views)
File Type: jpg _1985 Audi 100 =01=.jpg (547.2 KB, 46 views)
File Type: jpg _1988-1994 Audi V8 =01=.jpg (353.8 KB, 36 views)

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Old 03-09-2006, 12:19 PM
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Aarrrgh, I've spent more than an hour uploading mere 18 pics and third of them don't even show up

I have bucketloads of pics to upload here, I'll finish this thread later.

Thanks for your patience.
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Old 03-09-2006, 01:21 PM
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#4 Audi 100
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File Type: jpg 1988-1994 Audi V8 =04=.jpg (390.4 KB, 18 views)
File Type: jpg 1988-1994 Audi V8 =05=.jpg (461.6 KB, 39 views)
File Type: jpg 1988-1994 Audi V8 =06=.jpg (521.8 KB, 37 views)
File Type: jpg 1989-1991 Audi 200 Avant =01=.jpg (452.7 KB, 43 views)
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Old 03-09-2006, 01:32 PM
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File Type: jpg 1989-1991 Audi 200 Avant =04=.jpg (504.1 KB, 36 views)
File Type: jpg 1989-1991 Audi 200 Quattro 20V =01=.jpg (355.5 KB, 37 views)
File Type: jpg 1989-1991 Audi 200 Quattro 20V =02=.jpg (429.7 KB, 37 views)
File Type: jpg 1989-1991 Audi 200 Quattro 20V =03=.jpg (302.3 KB, 29 views)
File Type: jpg 1989-1991 Audi 200 Quattro 20V =04=.jpg (404.0 KB, 39 views)
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Unbelievable! Great thread! Thank you!

Please fix posts one, two and three, I think some images have to be converted to RGB.

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File Type: jpg 1990 Audi 100 (US-spec).jpg (200.9 KB, 25 views)
File Type: jpg 1990 Audi 200 Quattro (US-spec).jpg (264.2 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg 1990 Audi 200 Quattro Wagon (US-spec).jpg (334.1 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg 1991-1994 Audi S4 =01=.jpg (206.9 KB, 31 views)
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File Type: jpg 1991-1994 Audi S4 =04=.jpg (362.0 KB, 29 views)
File Type: jpg 1991-1994 Audi S4 =05=.jpg (236.0 KB, 31 views)
File Type: jpg 1991-1994 Audi S4 Avant.jpg (364.6 KB, 38 views)
File Type: jpg 1991 Audi 100 (US-spec).jpg (204.2 KB, 23 views)
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File Type: jpg 1991 Audi 200 Wagon (US-spec).jpg (230.0 KB, 26 views)
File Type: jpg 1992 Audi 100 (US-spec).jpg (168.9 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg 1992 Audi 100 Quattro.jpg (424.2 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg 1994 Audi S4 Avant.jpg (340.0 KB, 25 views)
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Please fix posts one, two and three, I think some images have to be converted to RGB.
Done!
Most of pics are in CMYK color mode anyway, so that could not have been the problem. I think it was the huge size of my posts, nearing to 5 MB. Downsized the pictures and everything works just fine.
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Done!
Thank you!
GREAT THREAD!!!
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I can't believe that I seem to be the only one enjoying this thread.
Such a remarkable car!
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I always liked them. esp the older ones.
My grandpa has one, like in #3pic 2&5. But not quattro or turbo, has the 130hp 5cyl.

THX revo for the pics
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