With its successful 4WD system proven years earlier, Audi applied its technology to the interesting V8 Quattro in 1989. The world-class sports saloon took on the Competition from BMW and Mercedes and offered a fantastic package. While the body and chassis' roots could be traced back to the early 1980s, the Quattro four-wheel-drive system with front and rear differentials connected via a viscous coupling was state-of-the-art. Same goes for the engine, Audi's first eight-cylinder engine in a mainstream production car. The technological masterpiece was all-aluminium with lour belt-driven overhead camshafts and 32 valves. Originally in 225ci (3.7-liter) form, it went to 256ci (4.2 liters) in later models. Wide BBS cross-spoked alloys distinguished the later Quattro V8 4.2 models available from 1992 to 1994, and these represented good value for money as a sport/luxury saloon built for all seasons.
Audi V8 Quattro Specifications
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