Audi RS 2 Avant – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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2 Avant

The Audi RS2 was a limited edition. high-performance five-door, five-seat estate car wagon), manufactured from 1994 to July 1995. [ 1 ] designed as a joint venture Audi AG and Porsche and built on 80 Avant. designated internally as P1 of B4/8C that it was based It was Audi’s first RS vehicle, [ 2 ] and the of their high-performance Avants name for an estate car or station it used the most powerful and thoroughly developed version of inline-five cylinder turbocharged combustion engine .

Although it was not exported outside of Europe. for a few to Hong Kong. South Brazil and New Zealand. the RS2 has amassed an cult following worldwide, and it is regarded as being the vehicle finally firmly established as a producer of practical high-performance its estate body, seating for persons, and Audi’s ‘trademark’ permanent four-wheel-drive system as made it usable as a comfortable driver, even in poor conditions.

The RS initials stand for R enn S port German. literally translated as sport), and is Audi’s highest ‘top-tier’ trim level, distinctly above the S (Sport) level of Audi’s regular range. RS cars are usually in limited numbers over a time scale. and pioneer of Audi’s latest and most technology and engineering prowess; RS cars could be described as cars. Whilst RS cars command a much higher price, compared with ‘lesser’ brethren, they retain very high values too.

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The RS2 was the product of a project between Audi and based on Audi’s 80 Avant, and on the Volkswagen Group B4 platform. It was by a modified version of their inline five-cylinder 20-valve petrol engine (parts prefix: 034, identification ADU). [ 1 ] This internal engine produced a motive output of 232 kilowatts (315 PS ; ) at 6,500 revolutions per minute (rpm).

much of the car’s underpinnings manufactured by Audi, assembly was by Porsche at their Rossle-Bau in Zuffenhausen. Germany. which had available after discontinuation of the 500E. which Porsche had there under contract. The plant also produced the Porsche 959 .

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A six-speed gearbox (parts code 01E, identification code: (gear ratios – 3.500, 2nd: 1.889, 1.320, 4th: 1.034, 0.857, 6th: 0.711) [ 1 ] was the transmission choice.

Audi’s -based [ 1 ] ‘trademark’ quattro four-wheel drive system was Front and rear final units contained a conventional differential. and have a ratio of although the rear (parts prefix: 01H, identification AZE) also has an electro-mechanical lock. [ 1 ]

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Porsche-designed braking and suspension replaced the standard Audi 80 however, the Bosch Anti-lock System (ABS) was retained. The brakes [ 1 ] feature either 304 (11.97 in) in diameter by 32 mm thick radially vented discs. and use Brembo four-opposed fixed calipers, or a ‘modified’ of larger discs (which only fit under a 17 wheel) of (12.68 in) by 32 mm (1.260 in), uprated brake pads.

The [ 1 ] featured 299 mm (11.77 in) by (0.945 in) radially vented again with Brembo calipers, and the ‘modified’ option identical sized discs, but included cross-drilling, along uprated pads. The handbrake [ 1 ] on the rears, and consisted of a cable ‘drum in disc’ system.

40 millimetres (1.6 in) lower a standard 80 Avant, the suspension and upgrades combined to give the RS2 the and braking capabilities of a high-end car; 7.0Jx17 inch Porsche roadwheels. [ 1 ] and high-performance 245/40 ZR17 tyres were standard as In fact, the braking system Porsche-badged Brembo calipers, and the wheels and side mirrors identical in design to those of the 964 Additionally, the word PORSCHE is in the RS2 emblem affixed to the rear and front grille .

A three-spoke steering wheel. Recaro seats (available in full or a leather/suede combination), and console in either wood or carbon trim rounded out the vehicle’s changes. Audi’s proprietary Restraint System, procon-ten from its donor vehicle. [ 1 ]

Approximately 2200 RS2s to be built initially, but due to demand the was 2891 cars built. Of only 180 were right drive cars built for the UK, New and South African markets.

also produced an S2. which was both as a Avant (estate) and a as well as saloon model only 306 models built. It a similar turbocharged 2.2 litre engine which delivered (220 PS; 217 bhp) (3B engine), or (230 PS; 227 bhp) (ABY

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