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AudiThroughout the years Audi has been making reliable and stylish vehicles for car enthusiasts across the globe. The German technology is just the tip of the iceberg. The sleek looks of Audi cars are enough to make even the most basic of car enthusiasts take notice. Audis are built to last and their fans hate to part with them but normal wear and tear happens. When it does, go to buycarparts.co.uk/audi to find everything from a replacement throttle valve to sensors and hoses. Parts are available for most makes and models including seven of the best Audis compiled here.

Quattro

The Quattro, originally made in 1980 is the manufacturer’s brand identity. This model is what propelled Audi into the prestigious company it is today. Although the Quattro had a lot going for it, its power was relatively low. It wasn’t until the Quattro 20v came about that this car’s power began to match the opposition. The Quattro’s evolution is what gives its historical significance for Audi. The Quattro is characterised by its:

Sporty package

Compact size

Turbocharged technology

Superior handling

Great grip on the road

TT

Debuted in 1998, the TT (standing for Tourist Trophy) has one of the best body designs in the Audi family. It landed on the Car and Driver Magazine’s list of the Ten Best card for the year 2000 and 2001. It is also one of Audi’s best-selling models. Some of the stand-out features of the TT are:

Aluminium detailing on the interior 

1.8-litre turbocharged engine

Fully independent front suspension

Choice of front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive

Front mounted transversely oriented engine

RS2

Made in 1994, the RS2 paired practicality with power. The wagon is able to go from zero to 60 in under five seconds making it as fast as the McLaren F1. In order to boost the model Audi collaborated with Porsche to give this limited edition car additional high quality features. It wasn’t sold widely outside of Europe but its stellar reputation has made car enthusiasts seek it out despite its rare status.

Porsche brakes

17-inch wheels

Porsche-designed bumpers

Five doors, five seats

Internal combustion engine

V8

Made in 1988 to go against its BMW and Mercedes counterparts, the Audi V8 was the precursor to the A8. It was the first Audi to use a V8 engine and it became Audi’s flagship model. The V8 was also the first Audi to combine the use of automatic transmission with the Quattro system, although a five-speed manual transmission was available, too.

240bhp 3.6-liter V8

Fast and powerful design

Full-size, four door luxury vehicle

Won Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft driver’s titles in 1990 and 1991

Only alloy wheels offered

S2 Coupe

Audi introduced this model in 1990 and everyone assumed it was the Quattro follow up. However, this coupe wasn’t meant to be that so it lacked a lot of what the Quattro offered. It did have a sleek design and was discreetly fast thanks to better isolation (top speed of 237km/h). While it didn’t garner the respect it deserved back then, the S2 Coupe has a lot to offer in a small package. 

Lavish interior

Rapid acceleration

All-wheel drive

Two-door body style

Five-cylinder engine

RS4

The original RS4 that came out in 2000 was meant to be a step up from the RS2. It had an extra cylinder in the engine and twin turbos. It was also faster and only slightly heavier than its predecessor. It wasn’t as rare as the RS2 but only 6,000 were made so it was consider exclusive none the less. 

Aerodynamic modifications to the spoiler, bumpers, and side sills

2.7-litre V6 engine

Multipoint sequential fuel injection

Manual transmission

Curtain airbag system

S6

The S6 was made as an upgrade to the Audi A6 and went on sale in 1994. It has the standard Quattro four-wheel drive system. The original S6 was available in both a sedan and wagon style but both were only available in the US and Europe while Canada, Asia, and Australia only saw the sedan style S6. 

Alloy bonnet and subframe for lighter weight

4.2-litre V8 engine

High rate of acceleration

Both manual and automatic transmission available

Sporty, sleek body style

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