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Audi quattro (1983 - 1989)

Last updated 24 April 2013


Model Timeline

September 1982
Right-hand drive cars available in the UK

Identifiable by their single-piece Cibie headlights.

October 1983
Revised version arrives in the UK

Audi quattro receives gets digital instrumentation, Bosch ABS now standard and closer third and fourth gear ratios fitted.

March 1984
Further revisions for the quattro

Suspension uprated and lowered by 20mm, wheels now Ronal 8in.

September 1984

quattro revised alongside the 80/90/Coupe ranges

Front end restyled with sloped headlamps and grille. Rear end gets colour-coded spoiler and smoked rear lenses.

November 1987

Revised engine fitted

Engine enlarged to 2226cc; power and torque outputs unchanged. Compression ratio increased from 7.0:1 to 8.6:1. Smaller turbo fitted, with water cooling. Torsen centre differential introduced, sunroof now standard.

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