Audi 80

The Audi 80 is a German mid-range car produced from 1966 to 1996. by Audi AG. A total of 5 generations of the model came out. Initially, the car was manufactured on the Volkswagen Passat platform in the sedan and station wagon bodies, and later in the convertible and coupe. The car was produced in Germany and Japan. In the North American market, the model was known as the Audi Fox, and later as the Audi 4000 and Audi 90 as the more prestigious version.

Audi 80, 1st generation, 1972

First generation Audi 80, 1972
At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1965, a small Audi sedan was presented, the first post-war car of the revived brand. This car was a deeply modernized 1963 DKW F102 front-wheel drive sedan with a new four-stroke engine instead of the ancient two-stroke. It was a 1.7-liter engine with 72 hp. There were two body types to choose from – a two- or four-door sedan. A year later, more powerful modifications of the Audi 80 and Super 90 appeared, the indices of which indicated engine power. The base model, by analogy, became known as the Audi 72.

In 1972, the first generation Audi 80 family debuted. At first it was a two-door sedan, later there were a four-door sedan and station wagon. The front-wheel drive car was equipped with 1.3, 1.5 and 1.6-liter gasoline engines with a capacity of 55–110 hp. As a result of restyling in 1976, the car received rectangular headlights instead of round ones. A total of 1.1 million cars were produced.

Audi 80, 2nd generation, 1978

Second generation Audi 80, 1978
In 1978, the second generation Audi 80 was introduced, a year later this model debuted in the North American market as the Audi 4000. Most of the cars produced had a four-door body, there were very few two-doors, and there was no station wagon in the lineup at all.

Initially, only gasoline in-line 4-cylinder engines (1.3-1.8 liters, 55-110 hp) were installed on the Audi 80, in 1980, customers were offered an atmospheric 1.6-liter diesel engine (54 hp), and a year later, a modification appeared with a 1.9-liter 5-cylinder gasoline engine (115 hp). In 1982, the “eighties” acquired a 2.1-liter 5-cylinder engine (136 hp) and quattro all-wheel drive, borrowed from the coupe of the same name.

In 1984, the Audi 80 family was restyled and all 5-cylinder modifications received their own designation Audi 90. A total of 1.68 million cars of the second generation were made.

Audi 80, 3rd generation, 1986

Third generation Audi 80, 1986
The third-generation Audi 80 sedan, with a galvanized steel body, appeared in 1986. Both in Europe and abroad, the model was sold only with the index “80”. As before, the “ninetieth” model was also produced, which was distinguished by 5-cylinder engines, richer equipment and exterior design details.

Petrol carburetor and injection engines 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 with power from 65 to 135 hp were installed on the car. The atmospheric diesels with a volume of 1.6 and 1.9 liters were supplemented by a new 1.6-liter turbodiesel developing 80 hp.

The total number of third-generation machines was 1.62 million. Also, on the basis of the Audi 80, the two-door Audi Coupe and Audi Cabriolet were created.

Audi 80, 4th generation, 1991

Fourth generation Audi 80, 1991
In 1991, the Audi 80 family underwent a major upgrade – the rear suspension changed, the wheelbase increased, and the equipment was revised. In addition, now all modifications for Europe bore the single designation Audi 80, and for the US market – Audi 90. The driver’s airbag became standard equipment, the passenger airbag was installed at an additional cost. The Audi 80 Avant wagon appeared in the range.

The base engine was 1.6 with a capacity of 101 hp, and 4-cylinder engines of 1.8 and 2 liters (125–133 hp) were also installed on the car. A 5-cylinder 2.3-liter engine developed 133 hp. And at the top of the lineup were versions with V6 engines of 2.6 and 2.8 liters (150 and 174 hp, respectively). The 1.9-liter turbodiesel had a power of 75 or 90 hp.

On the basis of the Audi 80, “charged” models of the Audi S2 and RS2 were created.

In 1996, the production of the “eighty” was discontinued (1.09 million fourth-generation cars were produced), and it was replaced by the Audi A4.

Engine Audi AAD

The 2.0-liter Audi AAD gasoline engine was produced by the concern from 1990 to 1993 and was installed on the company’s most popular models of its time with indexes 80 and 100. This power unit was equipped with a very capricious KE-Motronic fuel injection system.

Engine Audi ABT

The 2.0-liter mono-injection Audi ABT engine was assembled at the factory from 1991 to 1996 and was installed only on the popular fourth-generation 80 model in the B4 body. This power unit was equipped with a rather capricious Mono-Motronic fuel injection system.

Engine Audi ABK

The 2.0-liter 8-valve Audi ABK engine was produced by the company from 1991 to 1996 and was installed on such popular models of the German concern as 80 B4, 100 C4 and A6 C4. This power unit was equipped with a very reliable Digifant multipoint injection system.

Engine Audi ACE

The 2.0-liter Audi 2.0 ACE 16v engine was produced by the German concern from 1992 to 1997 and was installed on the most popular models of the German company of its time: 80, 100, A6. This power unit stood out among other engines of the family by the presence of a 16-valve cylinder head.

Engine Audi NG

The 2.3-liter Audi 2.3 NG gasoline engine was produced by the concern from 1987 to 1994 and was installed on the third and fourth generations of popular models under the indices 80 and 90. Around 1991, the engine was significantly updated, some even write about two generations.

Engine Audi ABC

The 2.6-liter gasoline V6 engine of the Audi ABC was produced by the company from 1992 to 1997 and was installed on such popular concern models of its time as 80, 100, A4 and A6 C4. There is a derated version of this power unit under its own ACZ index.

Engine Audi AAH

The 2.8-liter Audi AAH 2.8 V6 gasoline engine was produced by the concern from 1990 to 1997 and was installed on the most popular models of the German company such as 80, 100, A4, A6 or A8. This power unit was known in some markets under a completely different AFC index.

Engine Volkswagen JK

The concern assembled the 1.6-liter diesel engine Volkswagen JK 1.6 D from 1980 to 1989 and installed it on models that were popular at the time: the second Passat and the similar Audi 80 B2. This atmospheric diesel had a phlegmatic character, but it had a good resource.

Engine Volkswagen SB

The 1.6-liter diesel engine Volkswagen SB 1.6 TD was produced from 1989 to 1993 and was installed on many models of the concern, but is mainly known from the Passat B3 model. This turbodiesel was the most powerful in its line and was distinguished by the presence of an intercooler.

Engine Volkswagen 1Y

The concern assembled the 1.9-liter diesel engine Volkswagen 1Y 1.9 D from 1989 to 2003 and installed it on almost all of its most popular models of the 90s of the last century. This atmospheric diesel engine had a rather large resource.

Engine Volkswagen AAZ

The 1.9-liter diesel engine Volkswagen AAZ 1.9 TD was produced from 1991 to 1998 and was installed on many models of the concern, but is better known for the very popular Passat B3 and B4. It was these diesel engines that created a reputation for hardy and unpretentious cars for German cars.

Engine Volkswagen 1Z

The 1.9-liter VW 1Z 1.9 TDI diesel engine was produced by the concern from 1991 to 1997 and was installed in many cars of the German company, but is better known for the Passat B4 model. After a slight upgrade, this power unit received a completely different AHU index.

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