Subsequent to the recall campaigns, vehicles now include gear shift patterns and brake interlock mechanisms to prevent deliberate gear selection. Interior Dimensions Seating Capacity: 5 Front Legroom: 41.1 in. The increased aerodynamic efficiency resulted in better fuel economy. The rear torsion bar was replaced by coil springs. They are essentially the same engines offered in the 1992, B4 Audi 80. The option of quattro permanent four-wheel drive was an option across the range, and the Audi 100 quattro was available with a ZF four-speed automatic gearbox. Mode of operation could be selected by the driver.
The design was in contrast from the boxy shape of the C2. Audi innovated flush windows on the C3, a key area for aerodynamic drag that has been adopted by virtually all manufacturers today. The car was piloted by Hurley Haywood and with both Walter Röhrl and Hans Joachim Stuck won eight out of thirteen events. Audi Duo Main article: Audi hybrid vehicles At the Geneva Motor Show in March 1990 Audi presented its first iteration of the Audi Duo (or Audi 100 Avant Duo) experimental vehicle, a plug-in parallel hybrid based on the Audi 100 Avant quattro.
Looking for a Used 100 in your area? This car had a 12.6 bhp (9.4 kW) Siemens electric motor which drove the rear wheels. A trunk-mounted nickel-cadmium battery supplied energy to the motor that drove the rear wheels. Retrieved 15 June 2015. ^ a b Niedermeyer, Paul (7 March 2010). «The Audi 5000 Intended Unintended Acceleration Debacle». The Truth About Cars.