Audi has one of the richest histories in automaking. Ingolstadt has been a renowned premium brand for many years. This is due to its equal parts of fast and luxurious cars and unique technical solutions like the Quattro four-wheel-drive system.
Audi 100 was the first model in the current stage of the brand. It is more than 50 years old. These are Audi’s most famous cars.
AUDI 100 (1968 – 1976)
Ludwig Kraus, a 1965 Audi executive, wanted to increase the range of Audi vehicles and decided that the only way to do so was to introduce a model in this segment.
Audi sold more than 800,000 units of its 100-series model, and the Ingolstadt plant was quickly out of capacity.
AUDI QUATTRO (1980 – 1981)
It’s still a groundbreaking model in Ingolstadt after more than 40 years. The technology that brought about this unique coupe has been extended to virtually the entire brand’s current line-up, including the Etron.
Audi’s all-wheel-drive system was included in the Quattro, along with a 2.1-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder turbocharged engine that can produce 203 horsepower. This powertrain was unique to a passenger car, and it made the Quattro one of the most exciting sports cars ever.
AUDI SPORT QUATTRO EVO 2 (1984 – 1986)
The Sports Quattro is the perfect example of how brutal and demanding Group A Rally was. It was nearly impossible to maintain a straight line with the car’s power and torque. The chassis couldn’t handle it.
The Sport Quattro S1 was introduced in 1984 to evolve the Audi Quattro. It used the same 2.1-liter five-cylinder inline engine. Although it produced 450 horsepower, 354 pound-feet torque and 354 horsepower, some claimed it was closer to 500 horsepower.
AUDI V8 (1988 – 1993)
The 200 was unsuccessful, as were the 200 and C3. Both of these engines were based on the Audi 100. The V8 was the third version of this concept. The V8’s fundamental feature was the removal of the 200-cc small engine. Audi instead chose to invest in larger and more powerful 3.6-liter and 4.2-liter 8 cylinder engines.
AUDI S2 (1990 – 1993)
The Audi 80/90 coupe was the inspiration for the S2. It came with the 5-cylinder, 2.2-liter turbo engine of the Audi 200. It was equipped with 20 valves and 220 horsepower. It inherited the Audi V8 grille. The small badge bearing the initials S2, which is the equivalent of the M in BMW.
It was visually striking, but the handling was more about comfort than performance due to its soft suspension. It was more like a GT than a true sports car.
AUDI R2 AVANT (1994-1995)
It was the fastest car on the market at 155 mph when it first came out in 1994. We’re talking about Audi RS2 Avant. This model was created in a joint venture between Audi and Porsche. It became a legend in the 90s.
AUDI TT (1998-PRESENT)
Audi produced the first TT in 1998. It featured simple, rounded forms, a drop from the roof and a pleasing silhouette. This coupe didn’t conform to the aggressive lines of the sports coupe segment.
The Audi TT was developed on the Volkswagen Golf IV platform. It featured a 1.8 turbo engine producing 180 horsepower or 225 horsepower. In both cases, it also had an optional Quattro all-wheel-drive system. It was also available in a roadster body for eight years.
AUDI RS4 BB7 (2006 -2008)
Audi’s RS4 B7 was launched in 2006 when SUV hype had almost destroyed the market for this model of vehicle. Every RS4 edition has won many categories, especially slippery and corner surfaces. The RS4’s racing record in rallying makes it a great choice.
AUDI A1 QUATTRO (2012-PRESENT)
The Audi A1 Quattro tops the range for this small car from Ingolstadt. The 2.0 TFSI turbo direct-injection 4-cylinder engine produces a staggering 256 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet torque. It is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
It is a strikingly beautiful design that stands out because of its muscular build.
AUDI R8 (2006) – PRESENT
Impossible. It was impossible. This design was far from Audi’s traditional lines and offered a performance that rivaled the best in the industry. They were wrong. Audi did the impossible. The first-generation R8 proved that Audi could create an amazing sports car, proving that it can be used for everyday living.