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Audi 80CD and 80 quattro (1981 - 1986)

Last updated 18 December 2014


Buying Guide


  • 14' 5" long by 5' 8" wide.
  • Five-cylinder version of the 1978 Audi 80 with many interchangeable parts.
  • Ran from September 1981 to July 1984, when it was replaced by the Audi 90 B2
  • Front or quattro four wheel drive.
  • Engine range ran from 115bhp 1.9-litre to 136bhp 2144cc 'five'.
  • Four-cylinder 1781cc 80 quattro was launched at the facelift to sell alongside the 80 Sport
  • Haynes manual available, 1979-1988:


  • 80 quattros weren't foolproof, and many drivers who expected miracles ran into trouble.
  • Feels very old-fashioned to drive in comparision with a modern Audi.


  • Accident damage.
  • Rust.
  • Howling four wheel drive systems.
  • Parts availability for bodywork and interior fixtures and fittings is very poor.


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