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Audi 80 Overview

The Audi 80 is a compact executive car which was produced by the German automobile manufacturer Audi, which is part of the Volkswagen Group. These cars were available in saloon and estate versions, and the Audi 90 was an upmarket version of the Audi 80. The Audi 80 competes with the likes of the BMW and Mercedes compact executive cars and really is a classy motor. They are worth paying that extra bit for, as they are reliable, well built and great to drive. How did your Audi 80 perform?

Audi 80 History

The Mk I Audi 80 (1972-80) was built as a replacement for the Audi 72 and F103 series. This car won European car of the year in 1973. This car had a makeover in 1976 which mainly affected the front end and headlights.

The Mk II (1978-86) was designed on the new Volkswagen B2 platform and in 1984 received a makeover, which was the version where the Audi 90 was released. The makeover mainly affected the bumpers, headlights and some changes to the interior.

The Mk III (1986-91) was again built on a different platform and was much rounder and more aerodynamic looking than its predecessor. It was the first car to receive zinc coated body of this size, which helped with corrosion. There were a lot of different engines available for this model.

The Mk IV (1991-96) was longer than its predecessor and changed many of the parts including improvements to the interior design. This was really the first Audi 80 version that could compete with the luxury mid-sized cars like BMW and Mercedes. This model was extremely popular and was the last Audi 80 produced in 1996 when it was replaced with the Audi A4.



Fuel Economy

The Audi 80 was available in 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 1.9, 2.0, 2.3, 2.6 and 2.8L petrol engines over its lifetime and there were 1.6 and 1.9L diesel engines available. The most economical of these engines are the diesels which offer up to 52mpg. How did/does your Audi 80 fair in terms of fuel economy? Remember to consider fuel type, engine size and age when determining fuel economy.


Across the different generations of the Audi 80 there were different gearboxes available. There were 3 and 4-speed automatic gearboxes and 4 and 5 speed manual gearboxes available. Which gearbox did your car have and how did it perform? Check out our Audi gearbox section to find your Audi 80 gearbox parts.


We have Audi 80 parts available here at Breakeryard, and they come at extra special prices. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has parts available for all makes and models at very competitive prices. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Audi 80 parts page and find the parts you are looking for.