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Audi 200 5E, 1979


The first attempt by the Audi brand to gain a foothold in the premium class segment. From February 1980, the Audi 200 was available alternatively with a naturally aspirated engine and 4+E gearbox, or with a turbocharged engine and sporty 5-speed gearbox. Both engine versions were also optionally available with a 3-speed automatic transmission. The Audi 200 5E cuts a good figure under palm trees. Wheel rims in the style of the Audi quattro, front spoiler and rectangular headlights are the most striking distinguishing features to the Audi 100.

Engine: 5-cylinder inline engine (with turbocharger on the 200 5T)
Displacement: 2,144 cc
Power: from 136 hp at 5,700 rpm to 170 hp at 5,300 rpm
Series: 02/1980-08/1982
Production: 12,522 Audi 200 5E, 17,183 Audi 200 5T