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Audi 100 LS 2-door, 1971


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 2-door saloon was launched in October 1969. With a coupé-like appeal and delicate pavilion roof, it is easily distinguished from the 4-door model even from a distance. Wheelbase and exterior dimensions are identical for both models.

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