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Audi 100L, 1969


In 1966 Auto Union became a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagenwerk AG. The carmakers in Ingolstadt were prevented from developing their own vehicle. As Head of Development, Ludwig Kraus did not think very much of such directives. The Audi 100 was developed, effectively in secret, under his guidance. The police were a major user of the agile Audi 100, employing it as a routine patrol car on account of its performance and roadholding. Two-tone paint finish, flashing blue light and siren were supplied ex works.

Engine: 4-cylinder, 4-stroke inline engine
Displacement: 1,588 cc to 1,871 cc
Power: from 80 hp at 5,000 rpm to 112 hp at 5,600 rpm
Series: 08/1969-08/1976
Production: 796,790 cars