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Audi Coupe Model Overview

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1991 Audi Coupe Overview
1991 Audi Coupe
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1991 Audi Coupe reviews:
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1990 Audi Coupe Overview
1990 Audi Coupe
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1990 Audi Coupe reviews:
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1988 Audi Coupe Overview
1988 Audi Coupe
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1988 Audi Coupe reviews:
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1987 Audi Coupe Overview
1987 Audi Coupe
21 pictures
1987 Audi Coupe reviews:
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1986 Audi Coupe Overview
1986 Audi Coupe
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1986 Audi Coupe reviews:
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1985 Audi Coupe Overview
1985 Audi Coupe
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1985 Audi Coupe reviews:
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1984 Audi Coupe Overview
1984 Audi Coupe
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1984 Audi Coupe reviews:
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1983 Audi Coupe Overview
1983 Audi Coupe
11 pictures
1982 Audi Coupe Overview
1982 Audi Coupe
4 pictures
1981 Audi Coupe Overview
1981 Audi Coupe
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How Much Does An Audi Coupe Cost?

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How Many Audi B3 2.3l 20v Quattro Coupes Did They Make And How Many Did Aud...

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About the Audi Coupe

For two years, Audi exported the Coupe Quattro to the U.S.  Based on the same B3 platform as the Audi 80 and 90, the Coupe was a 2-door hatchback featuring the 90's 2.3-liter I5 engine.  The 20-valve engine hit 164-hp and was paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.

The Audi Coupe evolved out of the European rally competitor, the ur-quattro.  The U.S. version was part sports car, part luxury tourer.  It was decked out with the usual Audi trimmings, such as leather seats, power features, trip computer, and sunroof -- all standard.  Rear seats folded down for more cargo room.  Outside, the fastback slope and rear spoiler gave the Coupe a sporty look, and the galvanized zinc-coated frame was especially designed by Audi to combat rust and ensure a long life for its cars.  The unsurpassed quattro all-wheel drive deserved its powerhorse reputation for tackling rough weather conditions, and made driving in such conditions much more pleasant and worry-free.

With all these features, especially the quattro, the Coupe was particularly heavy.  While this made it safe on the road, with strong traction and tight handling, it detracted from its 5-cylinder engine power.  This may account for its limited popularity in the U.S.  While it looks like it has the potential for a sporty ride, its powertrain couldn't compete with the weight, resulting in slow off-the-line performance.

The Audi Coupe was discontinued in 1991, amid  Audi's general unpopularity in the U.S. due to an erroneously negative "60 Minutes" report in the late '80s.  This, combined with the general underperformance of the Coupe added up to a short-lived life.  Of course, that only lends an air of uniqueness to those that are still going strong and looking as new as ever out on the U.S. roads today.