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Audi Variant, 1966


The first post-war Audi emerged in 1965 as a cross between the DKW F 102 and a 4-stroke engine developed for military purposes by Mercedes and brought into series production by Auto Union. The Auto Union Audi was presented to the public at the 1965 International Motor Show, initially under the simple model designation "Audi". The Audi 72 Variant was available from May 1966 until December 1968 and had 72 hp, as the model designation indicates. In this period, 3365 units were sold. Early models can be recognised from the ivory-coloured wheel rims.

Engine: 4-cylinder, 4-stroke inline engine
Displacement: 1,496 cc to 1,760 cc
Power: from 55 hp at 4,750 rpm to 90 hp at 5,300 rpm
Series: 1965-1972
Production: 416,852 cars