Technical Data (80 Avant quattro 20v)

Engine & Transmission

 Engine Type In-line 5 cylinder (7A engine), cast iron block, aluminium alloy head, forged steel crankshaft, dual overhead camshafts, hydraulic lifters, four valves per cylinder, sodium filled
Bore x stroke (mm)

82.5 x 86.4

Displacement (c.c.) 2309 cm3
Max. Power bhp (kW) 170 (125) @ 6000 r.p.m.
Max. torque Nm (lb.ft) 220 (162) @ 4500 r.p.m.
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Mixture Control Electronic Multipoint injection (MPI), dual map electronic ignition, cylinder selective knock control via dual knock sensors
Transmission 5 speed manual gearbox, via single hydraulically operated clutch. Fully synchromeshed with auto locking "Torsen" inter-axle differential to integrated front differential and via propeller shaft to lockable rear differential
Suspension Independent suspension front and rear through coil springs with telescopic dampers; front MacPherson struts and lower wishbones; Double wishbone rear axle with track control arms; front and rear anti-roll bars.
Steering Rack and pinion steering with power assistance; safety steering column with disconnecting element, Pro-con Ten safety system
Braking System Dual circuit braking system (split front and rear) with disc brakes front and rear, brake servo, brake pressure regulator, electronic anti-lock braking system.


Fully galvanised unitary construction all steel body with deformation zones front and rear. 0.35 Cd


Length/Width/Height mm 4482/1695/1408
Wheelbase mm 2612
Track front/rear mm 1448/1471
Ground clearance mm (in) 108
Turning circle m 11.2
Seating area (m2) 2.59
Luggage Space UDA litres (with rear seats folded) 370 (1200)
Fuel Tank Capacity litres (Imp. Gals.) 66 (14.5)
Wheel size 7J x 15
Tyre size 205/60 R15V radial ply
Alternator 90A


Unladen weight Kg 1470
Gross weight limit Kg 2020
Axle load limits front/rear Kg 1050/1110
Trailer load limits Kg

 - braked 10% gradient

 - unbraked





Top Speed 137 mph
0-62 mph 8.1 sec

Fuel Consumption

(acc to Passenger car fuel consumption order 1983)

SUDC mpg

@ 56 mph

@ 75 mph

Fuel type





Premium Unleaded 95 RON min.