Audi 200 Quattro launching with launch control / anti-lag
At the end of 1979, the top version of the model 100 with its own name, the Audi 200, appeared. It was distinguished by a high level of basic equipment and was equipped only with the most powerful five-cylinder engines, including turbo engines. Audi 200 did not have a station wagon and was produced in this body until 1984 inclusive.
Audi 200 externally distinguished chrome edging of the front panel and a smaller size of headlights, as well as leather trim and wooden veneer made of precious wood.
The car turned out very roomy, economical and low noise. Spacious lounge with comfortable seats, where not closely and five tall passengers. Enough energy-intensive and at the same time comfortable suspension. The amazing capacity of the 570-liter luggage compartment, as well as a solid overall carrying capacity: in addition to five riders, up to 175 kg of cargo can be transported - such a car can be compared with some versatile cars of smaller dimension. Audi's handling has always been great. Straight run-down, the exact following of a given trajectory in turns, the absence of drifts even on very slippery sections of the road are the distinctive features of Audi of this series.
The 44-series station wagon under the traditional name Avant appeared in March 1983 and still surprises many with its extravagance. A very flat for the station wagon rear door reduced the turbulence of the air flow, which improved the aerodynamic characteristics (Cx = 0.34) and reduced the pollution of the rear window. The trunk is almost not injured - its capacity with the rear seats spread out is 1,800 liters.
Here's Why the 1989 Audi 200 is so Cool
After 1985, the company began to produce cars with fully galvanized bodies. Therefore, traces of rust in places where there are no chips and abrasive wear (wheel wells, sills, bottom) indicate that the car was released earlier. Moreover, on later models such places are additionally protected by brand-name wheel arches and door sills.
The Audi 5000 model (044-series) was sold only in the USA from October 1983 to 1988 - these sedans can be distinguished by the level of configuration, which included a dual four-head front lighting system, electric windows and mirrors, mounted in the roof hatch, automatic transmission, coasters (only on request), air conditioning and catalytic converter exhaust. Audi 5000 complied with the standards for the emission of harmful substances and fuel consumption limits of the US FTC from 1983. In the 1989 model year, the upgraded Audi 100 and Audi 200 were already under their own indices. Of course; The image of the Audi 100 as a prestigious imported mid-size has played a significant role in successful sales.
The reconstruction, carried out in January 1988, somewhat smoothed off angular lines of the body, and the SS, CS and CD indices are a thing of the past. There were recessed door handles, chrome disappeared from the bumpers, edging the rear lights and side moldings. Since August 1989, all gasoline engines have been equipped with an adjustable neutralizer.
In 1989, the production of the Audi 100/200 2.3 E and the Audi 100/200 Avant 2.3 E began with a 138-horsepower NF engine, and the 115-horsepower KP engine from 1989 became known as the RT. The last Audi 100 was released in December 1990, when its place was finally taken by the new model of the C4 series. Production of the Audi 200 is no longer resumed. All of these advantages were quite visible on the new Audi 100/200 cars, but on most of the copies, whose age of operation has passed for nine years, there is little left of them.