Saturday, December 8, 2012

Audi 100 Coupe S - 1972

AUDI 100 COUPE S ....






German "August Horsch" ex-employee of the company "Benz" founded in 1909 the company " Audi Automobilwerke "for lute against his former company" Horch & Co "which he had been dismissed having become a minority shareholder. Dice 10 years to 30 years, the battle will be tough, not only with "Horch", but also "DKW" which will eventually absorb. In 1932, the group "Auto Union" is formed which includes the brands " Audi ", Horch, DKW, Wanderer and NSU later. After the war, in 1965, Wolkswagen takes control of the group and it was not until 1974 that the name " Audi "becomes an independent label subsidiary of VW. Since then, the brand is quite specialized in the opulent sedan bourgeois comfortable and reliable, which does not prevent it from being technically sophisticated and innovative ....



The first era Volkswagen Audi F102 is a front wheel drive with a three-cylinder engine of small displacement. Volkswagen intends to revive but with Audi's reputation for luxury and comfort that occupied Horch was one of four manufacturers who formed the group Auto Union, symbolized by the four rings. This was done in 1968 with the first generation of the unusual Audi 100 . However, to find a more strategic customers, the brand must have in its range a midsize car, in order to reach a wider audience. Developed on a shortened chassis Audi 100, the astonishing Audi 100 Coupe S is the first cut of the brand with the four rings. Presented in 1969 in Frankfurt, it is marketed since 1970. Finally, the unusual Audi 100 Coupé S is timely to support 100 sedan, which is a derivative quality sports ....


It is built on the basis of the 100 sedan, whose wheelbase has been shortened to 2.56 meters, the pretty cut Audi 100 Coupé S has been completely redesigned. Without going to the original BMW 2800 CS coupe which is contemporary design offers a very successful character other than the sedan which will go through the time without too suffer the indignities. Italian line typed is reminiscent of the Fiat Dino Coupe Bertone, especially high profile and elegant pavilion with large windows. The front features stripped dual headlights, while the rear gives the formula fastback very fashionable at the time. The vents on the rear quarter panels and sporty wheels are typical of the range cars vitamin content produced in these years. On the European market tend to cut two liter sports or nature, is opposed to the car models as diverse as the Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV, Lancia Flavia 2000 Coupe and Coupe Peugeot 504. It may also be mentioned, although it is a two-door sedan, the BMW 2002 TI. All these cars develop at the time a power between 110 and 125 hp. The beautiful Audi 100 Coupé S will however discreet career, a bit like the Lancia ....



With its generous dimensions, unusual Audi 100 Coupé S offers four real seats and therefore the interior is revealed as one of the most spacious in its class. Four adults will easily find their ease with their luggage. In addition, the soft seats and the flexibility of the suspension provide comfort in a surprising German car unusual at the time. But this quality has a downside and unusual Audi 100 Coupé S offers more than the behavior of a grand tourer than a true sports car, a kind of GT but really should go with mechanical. The finish is very neat and the overall atmosphere is good although Germanic tone with wood, leather, alcantara, a center console with floor shifter and a dashboard quite elegant and well arranged. This coupe Audi 100 Coupé S will be produced until 1976 without much noticeable change, only the bow will be a slight alteration in 1973, more angular and similar to the models presented 80 a year earlier, it will be common to the entire range 100 ....


Regarding the mechanical series offers the very German Classic Vintage Audi 100 Coupé S , under the hood sits the four-cylinder 8-valve camshaft side of the 1.8-liter Super 90 team, but bored out to 1.9 liters and becomes super square. Also with the extra two Solex carburetors TDID Compound 32 (instead of one on the Super 90), power from 90 hp to 115 hp at 5500 r / min and torque rises to 160 Nm at 3500 rev / min. This mechanism will remain the most powerful firm up the appearance of the five-cylinder injection in 1976. It offers 185 km / h at 100 S coupe and 0 to 100 km / h in less than 11 seconds. Transmission is entrusted to a four-speed manual transmission as standard and a three-speed automatic gearbox as an option. The production of the beautiful Audi 100 Coupé S stops in 1976 after 30,787 units distributed and it will reappear until 1980 coupe from Audi with the Audi Quattro GT derivative that ....



Specifications:
  • Engine: 4 Online
  • Capacity: 1.9 L
  • Power: 115 hp at 5500 rev / min
  • Torque: 160 Nm at 3500 r / min
  • Speed: 185 km / h
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 in 10'' 6

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