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Audi quattro 20V (1989 - 1991)

Last updated 26 February 2015

 
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Like a quattro, but faster and more responsive
You'll pay for the privilege
Updated 1 March 1991
Audi quattro finally goes out of production

Last quattro is built of 11,452 total. Of those, 2710 were officially brought into the UK.

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Introduction

The quattro was scheduled to go out of production in 1988, but thanks to a concerted campaign from fans and owners – especially from the UK – Audi turned back on its decision to kill the quattro and granted it a stay of execution. It was an interesting development, and one that resulted in the finest quattro of them all being introduced the following year.

Audi installed the 20-valve five cylinder engine, which had been developed for the range-topping 200, and with it came a boost in power to 220bhp. Buyers lovem them, and quattro GMBH in Germany had no problem selling a car that was supposedly in its twilight years. Of all the quattros, these last of line 20Vs are by far the best to drive, and by some margin are the quickest of all. Interestingly, they're also worth the most - unusual as in classic terms, it's usually oldest=most desirable.

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