Find of the Day: 1983 Audi Quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64937"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer The first thing you'll notice about this Quattro is the striking color. Originally black, it has been repainted in Galaxy Blue. While purists may chafe at the color change, I love it...similar to Sepang Blue which is one of my favorite Audi blues. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64931"] This 1983 Audi Quattro was purchased by the seller in 2006, and it was subsequently ...

40 Years, 40 Figures: Fascinating Facts and Tales about Audi’s quattro Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64730"] source: Audi AG Four rings, four driven wheels – a 40-year success story From the lockable center differential to electric torque vectoring Ahead of the competition: a triumph in motorsports and among customers The quattro drive has been a technical core area and pillar of Audi for 40 years now. The great success story ranges from the manually lockable center differential in 1980 to the three electric motors tha...

Powerhouses: Five-Cylinder Engines at Audi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64693"] source: Audi AG Five-cylinder engine delivering 136 hp presented for the first time in 1976 in the Audi 100 Successful engine concept for series production and rallying Audi RS 3: modified five-cylinder engine with more torque Audi presented the first five-cylinder gasoline engine 45 years ago in the second-generation Audi 100. Enhancements and new developments followed with turbocharging, exhaust gas purification and four-valve tec...

Find of the Day: 1983 Audi quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64652"] words: Bill, photos: Throttlestop The ur-quattro was a classic the moment it arrived but its legacy has grown over the years. Today, it's getting harder to find one in pristine condition but here's one. It only has 52,167 miles and one spot of rust on the hatch. I don't know the ownership history of this car but it's being offered by Throttlestop in Wisconsin. Throttlestop just happens to be a sponsor of our Wisconsin chapter so maybe one...

Rally World Champion Stig Blomqvist: “The RS e-tron GT Gives Off a quattro Feeling Through and Through“

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64530"] source: Audi AG Two world champions from 1984 and 2017 swap cockpits What connects the legendary Audi Sport quattro S1 with the RS e-tron GT Can emotionality also transfer to the electric age? Both are top athletes: Sweden’s Stig Blomqvist wrote rally history with the Audi Sport quattro S1 in the 1980s. It was an era that established the legend of what was then Audi’s revolutionary drive concept. Lucas di Grassi was Aud...

2.5 TFSI: Audi’s Most Powerful Series Five-Cylinder

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64466"] source: Audi AG The legend lives: the five-cylinder engine is an expression of Audi’s DNA Stronger character: the robust sound and characteristic firing order will give you goosebumps Audi RS 3: new setup for unmatched acceleration and top speed The five-cylinder engine has been an important component of Audi’s brand DNA ever since the first one was introduced in 1976. Even today, its characteristic firing order and unique sound ...

ALL FOUR LOVE

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64454"] source: Audi AG There is no she or he, no male quattro costumers and female quattro customers. There are more than 11.5 million of them. But there is one quattro feeling: the fine tuning between technology and emotion. And that has stretched across four decades. A simple congratulations to the pioneers would therefore be insufficient. If that's not worth a declaration of love... Don’t worry, we won’t gush. The real love letters are...

The Legendary quattro: Setting the Pace in e-mobility as Well

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64427"] source: Audi AG Latest development: torque splitter and electric torque vectoring Track record of success: approx. 11.8 million Audi vehicles with all-wheel drive manufactured since 1980 Drive system 2.0: electric quattro in the e-tron models The quattro drive system is synonymous with dynamic handling, driving stability, traction, and safety, as well as technical expertise and top performance – in short, with “Vorsprung durch ...

Rally Co-Driver Fabrizia Pons: “The quattro Has Never Lost Its Grip on Me”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64281"] source: Audi AG The vice-champion as Michèle Mouton’s co-driver remembers victory with Audi Great anticipation for the electric e-tron fleet and the new RS 3 Audi Sport GmbH Managing Director Sebastian Grams: “quattro links the past with the future” They are historic venues for the international rally scene and they have close ties to Audi: the Col de Turini as a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally and San Romolo as a very crucia...

Find of the Day: 1991 Audi 20V Turbo quattro Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64018"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer I've seen this Avant before...well, I'm 91% certain I've seen it before. Many moons ago in a different life, I was volunteering at a United Way Day of Caring and our assignment was in a park in Nazareth, PA. It was hot, we were moving rocks the size of Beetles from one pile to another, and out of a crew of 7, there were only 3 of us moving those rocks. Needless to say, I was not in the best of moods. W...

Audi Club Sweepstakes Giveaway: An Ivan Shmatov quattro Canvas…and a quattro Sticker

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62988"] drawings: Ivan Shmatov We are coming down to the last couple of weeks before someone is named the new owner of an Audi exclusive RS 6 Avant with goodies from Audi Accessories, Thule, Griot's Garage, and Mountain Hardwear so we decided to go out with a bang. quattro Magazine was fortunate enough to interview Audi Sport designer, Ivan Shmatov, for the Q2_2021 issue (you can read about Ivan HERE) and he gladly designed the cover of the issue...

An Audi Club Sweepstakes Giveaway: One Thule Paramount Backpack for One Lucky Winner but a Lifted Quattro Sticker for Everyone!

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62890"] Can you believe that the Audi Club Audi exclusive RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes has less than 30 days to go (last day is August 31, 2021)? One lucky person will win the RS 6 Avant and thanks to our Sweepstakes partner, Thule, one lucky participant of the sweepstakes will win this Thule Paramount Backpack 27L! For life on the go, keep your Thule Paramount packed with everything you need for the day. This stylish yet versatil...

Q4 e-tron Series Adds New All-Wheel-Drive Model

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62645"] source: Audi AG Q4 45 e-tron now available to preorder Audi Q4 45 e-tron quattro1 with 195 kW* rounds out drive system portfolio Customers can now order Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron2 with a range of up to 534 km (WLTP) All Q4 e-tron models certified as “carbon-neutral products” The Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron are the first compact electric SUVs from the brand with the fou...

Audi Sport GmbH Now Has Largest Product Range Ever

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61536"] source: Audi AG Delivery figures for R and RS models hit record high Systematic electrification strategy in the high-performance segment Audi Sport GmbH had an epic year in 2020, delivering more than 29,300 vehicles to customers – a new record for the high-performance carmaker. With more than 15 R and RS models currently available, it now boasts its largest product range ever. And with its RS e-tron GT, Audi Sport has als...

Find of the Day: 1983 Audi 20V-Powered Quattro 6-Speed

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61011"] words: Bill, photos: Chris S. via Bring A Trailer Chris isn't unfamiliar with restoring and older Audi. We had another one of his as a Find of the Day last year. I said this about his S2/RS2 Coupe quattro clone: First of all, I have to say this is how you do an ad for a car. Lots of details, lots of clear photos that are actually in focus. Well, he doesn't disappoint with this BAT ad. Here it is: This 1983 Audi Qu...

Find of the Day: 14k-mile 1983 Audi Ur-quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59505"] words: Bill, photos: Ambassador Automobile Amazon Blue...we've featured another Amazon Blue Ur-quattro before nicknamed Der Kommisar. That was a 1985 model with 83k miles and was listed for $55,900. This one is a 1983 model with...14k miles. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59496"] I thought the building looked familiar and sure enough, the same dealer also had a C4 S6 Avant for sale which was a former Find of the Da...

Video of the Day: A Love Story Turns Into A Monster Mashup

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59516"] words: Bill, video: Hagerty As the video starts, Ryan reminisces about his 4000 and growing up skiing and lusting after the four rings. We walk (drive) down memory lane as he takes us through an abbreviated history of the quattro through the early rally days and ultimately, the legendary Group B. But then the story takes a violent turn and a monster emerges...the meek 4000 meets its European brother in the form of an Audi 80 with a 4.2 ...

Feature Car: Group 4, a quattro Story

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58362"] by: Aaron Plante, photos: George Achorn Editor's Note: This story originally ran in the Fall 2018 issue of quattro quarterly. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Dust was heavy in the air, choking out the blistering sun. The roads of the third leg had dried from recent heavy rains and the Ivory Coast was fulfilling its reputation as one of the most onerous rallies on the 1982 World Rally ...

Find of the Day: 1985 Audi 4000S quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56879"] words: Bill, photos: Alex Kremer Growing up, I never did look at an Audi 4000 with starry eyes or even any eyes. It wasn't until much (much) later that I began to appreciate them. Maybe because up until that point, I had not driven one and was pretty ignorant about other Audi models outside of the Sport quattro or the 90 Coupe quattro my friend had in college. Joining Audi/Volkswagen forums in the late 90s/early 2000s, people were talking...

Find of the Day: 1991 Audi 200 Avant quattro Turbo

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56817"] words: Bill, photos: The Classic Car Gallery People will look back at 2020 as the Year of the Pandemic but it could also be called the Year of the Avant. The mighty RS 6 Avant finally landed on NA shores and the A6 allroad made a comeback. So you can say long roof fans are all anog over Avants. That brings us to today's Find of the Day. This 200 Avant may look familiar to some as it was a Bring A Trailer car back in March of this year and...