1977 Audi 50 GLS | Bagged
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 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.
AUDI SPECIAL - Audi TT-R, Audi RS2, Audi 50 at Hillclimb Switzerland
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 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.