16 Facts About Audi 5000


In 1982, the third generation Audi 5000 100 achieved a remarkably low drag coefficient of 0.

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Audi 5000 followed the introduction of the four-door saloon in November 1968 with a two-door saloon in October 1969 and the 100 Coupe S in autumn 1970.

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Restyled C2 Audi 5000 100 was launched in 1976, with an inline five-cylinder engine.

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At the top of the line, the Audi 5000 200 made its appearance at the 1979 Frankfurt Show, with fuel injected five cylinder engines in either naturally aspirated or turbocharged forms.

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The Audi 5000 had twin round headlamps for the first two model years, after which they were replaced by rectangular units.

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Third generation Audi 5000 100 launched in September 1982 with aerodynamic styling, contrasting the boxy styling of its predecessor, and offering a much improved drag coefficient, 0.

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In January 1988 the Audi 5000 100 received a minor facelift, including flush fitting door handles.

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Audi 5000 initially responded by suggesting that the drivers of the cars involved in the incidents were at fault, because they had depressed the accelerator pedal rather than the brake.

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Audi 5000 only reached the same level of U S sales again by model year 2000.

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In 1988, Audi 5000 entered the Trans-Am Series with the 200 turbo quattro by contracting Bob Tullius Group 44 Racing.

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Audi 5000 moved to IMSA by the end of the season, the SCCA would change the regulation to a two-wheel drive only and banning cars with non-American engines.

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Audi 5000 used the 200 Turbo Quattro 20v as their Group A rally car replacement for the aging Audi 5000 Quattro after the FIA elimination of Group B in 1986.

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The Audi 5000 200 became the first four-wheel-drive car to win the Safari Rally, with Hannu Mikkola driving.

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Audi 5000 released the C4 in late 1990 in Continental Europe and during 1991 in other markets, including the right-hand drive British market.

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C3-platform Audi 5000 100 was produced in Changchun, China, by FAW starting in August 1988.

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In late 1991, Audi 5000 unveiled the second Duo generation – likewise based on the Audi 5000 100 Avant quattro.

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