1981 Audi Coupe, Photo courtesy of Audi of America

  1981 Audi Coupe
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Colors and Available Options
Available Options: n/a
Available Exterior Colors: n/a

Technical Specs
Engine/Engine Design
Type: 5-cylinder, in-line
Bore: 3.12 in. (79.5 mm)
Stroke: 3.40 in. (86.4 mm)
Displacement: 131.6 cu. in. (2144 cc)
Compression Ratio: 8.2:1
Horsepower (SAE Net): 100 @ 5100 RPM
Torque: 112.4 ft. lbs.@3000 RPM
Cylinder block: Cast Iron
Crankshaft: Forged Steel
Cylinder head: Aluminum alloy
Valve Train: Belt-driven, overhead camshaft
Firing Order: 1-2-4-5-3
Cooling System: Water-cooled, thermostatically controlled electric fan
Fuel System: CIS fuel injection w/ oxygen sensor
Type: Front-wheel drive
Transmission: 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic
Gear Ratios:
Final Drive
Manual (Automatic)
2.85:1 (2.55:1)
1.52:1 (1.45:1)
0.97:1 (1.00:1)
0.70:1 (n/a)
0.54:1 (n/a)
3.17:1 (2.46:1)
4.46:1 (3.45:1)
Type: Rack & pinion, power assisted
Ratio: n/a
Turns (lock-to-lock): 3.4
Turning circle (curb-to-curb): 32.5 ft.
Front: Independent MacPherson struts with negative roll radius; 21 mm stabilizer bar, coil springs
Rear: Torsion crank axle, panhard rod, 18 mm stabilizer bar, coil spring struts
Service brake: Dual-diagonal hydraulic circuit w/ pressure regulator, power-assisted, self adjusting
Front, size and type: 239 mm, Disc
Rear, size and type: 200 mm, Drum
Wheels & Tires
Wheel size: 6j x 14 alloy wheels
Tire size: 185/60 HR 14 steel belted radial
Material: Unitized steel construction
Corrosion protection: n/a
Engine Oil: 5.3 U.S. quarts
Fuel Tank: 15.8 U.S. gallons
Cooling System: 7.4 U.S. quarts
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase: 99.8 in.
Front Track: 55.1 in.
Rear Track: 55.9 in.
Overall length: 177 in.
Overall Width: 66.3 in.
Height (unloaded): 53.1 in.
Ground Clearance: 4.7 in.
Curb Weight: 2507 lbs.
Interior Dimensions
Seating Capacity: 4
Front Legroom: n/a
Rear Legroom: n/a
Interior Volume: n/a
Luggage capacity: 17 cu. ft
0-50 mph (0-80 kmh): n/a
0-60 mph (0-100 kmh): 10.4 sec. (13.0 sec. auto)
1/4 Mile: n/a
Top estimated speed: 109 mph (105 auto)
Fuel Economy
City: 21 mpg (20 auto)
Highway: 36 mpg (28 auto)
Combined: n/a

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