Qwika – Audi 100

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c1 (1968-1976)

the first AUDI 100 are brought to 1968 by the cars union GmbH on the market. The vehicle carries the model row designation „for c1 “.

The developing history of the first AUDI 100 is almost legendary. One essentially thought with VOLKSWAGEN in wolf castle with the 1965 bought to go with bankruptcy-threatened car union a further assembly plant for still in the best way the selling VOLKSWAGEN beetle to have acquired itself. The free capacities with the assembly VOLKSWAGEN beetle was filled out, which came now in Ingolstadt off the line.

Thus Volkswagen boss had Heinrich northhopes also ordered that with AUDI no new models should be developed more. The luckless DKW F102 was revised and equipped with a four-stroke engine. It was manufactured under the designation AUDI F103 as the first AUDI vehicle.

The technician Ludwig Kraus coming from Daimler Benz believed meanwhile not in the future VOLKSWAGEN beetle and developed therefore without knowledge of the company nut/mother and to a large extent after end of workday a new model, the AUDI 100. Only the finished car northhope finally presented. One decided to produce a unique edition from 100.000 vehicles to but the demand was so enormous that until 1976 by the first model in the long run 827,474 vehicles were manufactured.

The secret development of this model, probably a procedure singular in German automobile history, was in the long run the reason that AUDI remained as independent mark at all. Audis technical know-how again saved at the abyss Volkswagen into the early 1970er year – company. This had itself with its beetles – Monokultur and its derivatives more and more the offside maneuvered and were only resorting to AUDI components able to change its product program over in shortest time in water-cooled models.

The first AUDI 100 was manufactured first as 2 – and 4-Türer, as well as starting from 1969 as AUDI 100 Coupé S. The four-cylinder engine of the vehicle was developed as one of the first vehicles world-wide with a computer-computed body and equipped with 1,6 l to 1.9 l capacity.

1971 are shifted production in the Swabian Neckarsulm.

1974 are shifted the vehicle front more sharp-edged, the disc brakes by the transmission to the exterior, which rear axle implantiert of the AUDI 80.

By the use of inferior recycling – sheet metal are products Volkswagen – company in the middle of the 1970er years very rust-susceptibly. This becomes under a relatively high copper portion in the metal, which leads to intergranular corrosion.

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