🏎️ Audi 80 B4
🛠️ 2.0 148NM 90HP
💨 13,6 seconds
💶 No longer on sale
What is it?
Codenamed “B4”, the fourth generation of the Audi 80 follows the philosophy of its predecessors by presenting itself as a premium midsize car. For the first time in an Audi 80, the production also included an “Avant” variant, which offers better visibility for the driver from the rear window but a smaller trunk (we’ll explain why later in this article). The release of this fourth-generation also led to the exit from the market of the 90, a car almost identical to it. The standard 80 B4 was produced from 1991 to 1994, while the production of the Avant lasted from 1992 to 1995. At the end of production, the 80 B4 was replaced by the first generation of the A4, which took the code name “B5” to emphasize the continuity between the two cars.
With dimensions of 4,48 x 1,69 meters, the car body is very similar to that of the B3, but became more elegant thanks to some details, such as the painting of the bumpers in the same color as the bodywork. The weight ranges from 1200 to 1500kg depending on the engine and equipment chosen. The excellent management of space has brought the trunk to a maximum capacity of 430 liters compared to just 272 liters of the previous generation. As mentioned earlier, the Avant has a smaller trunk (370 liters) as the rear seats are positioned further back.
Thanks to a longer wheelbase and improved space management, the B4 is more spacious especially for rear passengers. The dashboard has been updated and is even more premium.
The B4 is based on the same structure as its predecessor, but has a more efficient suspension system inherited from the contemporary Golf. The brakes are all four disc brakes in most versions, and in most cases they also benefit from ABS technology. The only engine that does not equip these technologies is the basic one, a 90HP 2.0. Then there is the 2.0 E, the same as the first but characterized by electronic injection and a power of 115HP; then a 2.3 E, a 133HP 5-cylinder with electronic injection; and the 177HP 2.8 E V6, also with electronic injection. Some engines were added and some Diesel versions were introduced in the following years. The traction can be integral on request on all engines except the 2.0 base. The gearbox can be a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic.
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