Technical Data (80 Avant quattro)

Engine & Transmission

 Engine Type 90o V6 cylinder in-line with 4 bearing crankshaft, alloy cylinder heads, single belt driven OHC per bank, hydraulic tappets, 3 piece inlet manifold, twin catalytic convertor with "stereo" lambda probes, fuel vapour retention system
Bore x stroke (mm)

82.5 x 81.0 mm

Displacement (c.c.) 2598 cm3
Max. Power bhp (kW) 150 bhp (110kW) @ 5750 rpm
Max. torque Nm (lb.ft) 166 lb ft (225 Nm) @ 3500 rpm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Mixture Control MH Motronic injection
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 127 mph
0-62 mph 9.7 sec

Fuel Consumption

(acc to Passenger car fuel consumption order 1983)

SUDC mpg

@ 56 mph

@ 75 mph

Fuel type





Premium Unleaded 95 RON min.