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Audi 100 GL, 1975


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. Chrome wheel arches and double headlights identify the Audi 100 GL Saloon. This is the final and most powerful version in the seven-year history of the model. Negative steering scrub radius improved track control for the last two model years, making the wheels reminiscent in style to the Audi 80.

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