I currently own a quartet of silver Audis: a
light silver 2003 Audi A4 1.8T multitronic,
light silver 2001 Audi S4 biturbo quattro,
zermatt silver 1984 Audi 5000S turbo,
diamond silver 1980 Audi 4000.
My silver fleet pays homage to the 1930s Auto Union Silver Arrow
grand prix cars, celebrating the color scheme of the
late 1990s Audi Sport Super Touring A4 quattros, as well as
24 Hours of Le Mans
My 4000 and S4 are now the fruit of a lot of love, labor and money.
The guys at New Dimensions (a performance tuning and service shop
specialized in VW/Audi, now defunct) did some of the work on the 4000.
It was featured in an article in the April 1994 issue of
magazine, entitled "Audi Alchemy",
written and photographed by Les Bidrawn. That article provided a good
summary of the performance enhancements and creature comforts that I
have lavished upon this car, but does not even come close to really
showing the many nice little details.
I have also made a number of upgrades and modifications to my S4
and this is an ongoing project.
See my Audi scale models collection:
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Items of interest:
- Audi platforms, parts numbering reference, and quattro system generations
- The list of approved engine oils (PDF format, 374KB)
that meet Audi's standard for 1997 and later models.
- AutoTechnology article
(PDF format, 122KB)
about the innovations in manufacturing of the new 2004 Audi A8.
- An Audi technical article
(PDF format, 3.3MB)
about the 2.7 V6 biturbo 5-valve engine as found on the B5 S4, A6 2.7T
and allroad quattro. This article describes the European specification
engine but most information is also applicable to the US version.
- An Audi technical article
(PDF format, 422KB) about engineering the 1.8T engine to be
ULEV compliant at the same time increasing the power output.
- An Audi technical article (PDF format, 203KB)
about the 2001 V8 biturbo FSI engine, which powered the Audi R8 race
cars to Le Mans victory.
- An Audi training guide
(PDF format, 10MB) about the European specification B5 RS4.
- 1986 and 1987 Audi Coupe GT digital instrument cluster
training manual (ZIP format, 482KB).
- Audi A/C system R-12 to R-134a retrofit guide
(PDF format, 459KB) for 1986 to 1993 models with the Nippondenso or
- Service Manual (PDF format, 8.7MB)
for the York and Mini-York A/C compressors found in 1980-1987
Audi 4000 and Coupe series. This is the version from
Climate Control, Inc. who now makes these compressors.
- Some drawings of Audi's revolutionary four-link "virtual-axis
steering geometry" front suspension as
found on the A4, A6 and A8 models:
- An image of the Audi A8
drivetrain and suspension. (14KB)
- An inside look
of post-1998 Audi instrument clusters. (117KB)
- A magazine test video
(AVI format, 8.8MB) showing the superiority of Audi's quattro system
comparing to other AWD implementations.
- 1990 VW 2.3L diesel 4-cylinder engine with oval pistons:
engine block comparison
(27KB) with the standard 1.6L unit.
1991 Audi 80 Sport 16V and VW Passat 16V
engine bay comparison photo as shown in
Auto Motor und Sport magazine (154KB).
1991 Audi 80 Sport 16V pics
from Performance Car magazine (75KB).
- The rare long-wheelbase early 90s
Audi V8 Lang (23KB)
- 1986 Audi Coupe GT Cabriolet design
study by ASC.
- 1984 Audi 4000S quattro with
Ur-Quattro flared fenders and bumper covers. Also sports full
UrQ turbo drivetrain and suspension.
- Audi history: Overview, timeline, milestones, technology, model lineup, motorsport heritage.
Adapter cable and software for Windows PC/laptops that provides
the functionality of the factory VAG-1551/2 and VAS-5051 scan tools.
- Robert Bentley Publishers:
Official Audi service manuals, owner's manuals, other automotive
- Zelenda Automotive:
Specialty VW/Audi tools.
Audi-related picture galleries:
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