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Audi 90 General Information

Apologies if the following description all sounds complicated. Well, I find Audi model codes are rather complicated and not very publicly known, far not as straight forward as i.e. Ford's Mk1, Mk2, etc.. So here for insiders and die hard Audi fans. The square design 80/90 is the B2, which so far would basically mean B-platform Mk2. However the 90 Quattro as i.e. rallied by Mikael Ericsson in Sweden 1986 was after facelift, so we have to divide B2 Typ81 and B2 Typ85 as well. The car we are talking about here, still called 90, but in the new A4 design line (A4 as new type model name, not as generation tag), this is the B3 generation Typ89! Normally I use model codes in the names for easier identification, but I am convinced 95% of our readers would never click on a car named "Audi B2 Typ81; B2 Typ85; B3 Typ89" as they couldn't in the slightest relate to it! Besides a B2 Typ85 still does not identify an 80 from a 90 or a Coupé. Or how about the 1990 Audi 100 turn A6 (just changing names, not shape), I would have to call it an "Audi C4", how confusing would that be for rally fans in the Loeb decade?

So for non-Audi engineers that only know the more normal public names: Don't mistake this car for the Audi 80 & 90 Quattro models in Audi's active time as a works team. The straight cut, boxy Audi 80 Quattro of the 1980s was available in a slightly upgraded luxury version called the Audi 90 Quattro. Technically and in philosophy this new model was identical to the old one, as again the 90 was a posher version of the 80. And like its predecessor this 90 was not available with a turbo engine. The 5-cylinder non-turbo in the upgraded equipment version was the only version of this model that made any sense for rallying. Plus it only had 136BHP standard, which means as well groupA was the only reasonable option. Indeed, even though the engine displacement was increased from 2226cc to 2309cc, this did not change the power output in standard nor groupA form.

But we should tell you the differences rather than the similarities between this new 90 Quattro and the old model. In the shell these cars were hugely different. With this 80/90 model Audi completely turned their back on their once so typical straight cut design. This 80/90 had this very short, very round boot that to the day became more typical for the smaller Audi models - only the boot is extremely short, shorter than anything that followed, making this particular 80/90 a classic by now despite its future type Audi shape. Indeed, despite this model still keeping the old name, it was this car that was only a facelift away from the Audi A4 (Typ89 turn Typ8D), that started a new nomenclature at Audi.

For rallying the car lacked works support. And to be honest, even with works support it would not have been that stunningly successful (in contrary to my firm believes about it's coupé version, the Audi S2!). However, such was Audi's groupB Quattro success story, whenever an Audi 90 arrived on a stage, it had some breeze of mystery consistently accompanying it, supported by the fantastic 5-cylinder sound. The car was mainly seen in the hands of Rudi Stohl and Paola de Martini.
 

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Audi 90 Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Audi 90 Quattro (88-93) 197/6500 240/5250 4393.1695.1397 1140 (5.8) 4x4 (2537)

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Audi 90 Results

This is an unofficial Car Results list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
10th. 1993 WRC Safari Rally M. Stohl K. Gerlach #16 [UNKNOWN] 10:43:00
13th. 1992 WRC Safari Rally R. Stohl P. Diekmann #4 [UNKNOWN] 12:25:00
13th. 1992 WRC Acropolis Rally R. Stohl P. Diekmann #16 [UNKNOWN] 8:21:43
5th. 1992 WRC Rally Argentina R. Stohl P. Diekmann #5 [UNKNOWN] 5:34:33
3rd. 1992 WRC Bandama Rallye P. Servant T. Brion #5 [UNKNOWN] 5:38:02
7th. 1992 WRC Bandama Rallye M. Stohl K. Gerlach #21 [UNKNOWN] 8:14:19
15th. 1991 WRC Swedish Rally T. Jansson I. Algerstedt #21 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 1991 WRC Swedish Rally J. Aahlin U. Karlsson #42 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 1991 WRC Bandama Rallye R. Stohl R. Kaufmann #2 [UNKNOWN] 8:08:01
4th. 1991 WRC Bandama Rallye P. Servant T. Pansolin #4 [UNKNOWN] 9:29:19
15th. 1990 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo C. Spiliotis I. Spiliotis #22 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
24th. 1990 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo . "Tchine" D. Emmanuelli #25 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 1990 WRC Rallye de Portugal P. de Martini U. Gibellini #20 [UNKNOWN] 7:11:41
7th. 1990 WRC Safari Rally R. Stohl R. Kaufmann #14 [UNKNOWN] 17:49:58
9th. 1990 WRC Tour de Corse P. de Martini U. Gibellini #10 [UNKNOWN] 7:31:20
4th. 1990 WRC Rally Argentina R. Stohl R. Kaufmann #9 [UNKNOWN] 7:50:48
9th. 1990 WRC Rally of Finland E. Saarenpää O. Mannistö #24 [UNKNOWN] 5:04:26
32nd. 1990 WRC Rally of Finland P. de Martini U. Gibellini #22 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
13th. 1990 WRC Rally of Finland S. Walfridsson G. Barth #23 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
2nd. 1990 WRC Bandama Rallye R. Stohl E. Rohringer #10 [UNKNOWN] 5:56:00
11th. 1989 WRC Swedish Rally T. Jansson I. Algerstedt #22 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
9th. 1989 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. de Martini U. Gibellini #17 [UNKNOWN] 7:58:33
9th. 1989 WRC Tour de Corse P. de Martini U. Gibellini #16 [UNKNOWN] 7:53:43
6th. 1989 WRC Acropolis Rally R. Stohl E. Rohringer #17 [UNKNOWN] 8:27:24
13th. 1989 WRC Acropolis Rally B. Thiry J. Delvaux #27 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
10th. 1989 WRC Rally of Finland E. Saarenpää O. Mannistö #36 [UNKNOWN] 5:03:57
18th. 1989 WRC Rally Australia (WA) R. Stohl R. Zeltner #15 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
14th. 1989 WRC Rally of Great Britain T. Jansson . UNKNOWN #37 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
4th. 1988 WRC Rally Argentina R. Stohl E. Rohringer #4 [UNKNOWN] 7:51:39
9th. 1988 WRC Rallye San Remo P. de Martini U. Gibellini #23 [UNKNOWN] 6:37:07

Audi 90 Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1993 WRC Acropolis Rally . "Iavaris" . UNKNOWN #33 [UNKNOWN] SS16 electrics
Ret. 1992 WRC Bandama Rallye R. Stohl P. Diekmann #3 [UNKNOWN] SS18 engine
Ret. 1992 WRC Safari Rally M. Stohl K. Gerlach #34 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1991 WRC Bandama Rallye M. Stohl K. Gerlach #29 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1991 WRC Bandama Rallye P. Copetti C. Servant #14 [UNKNOWN] SS9 engine
Ret. 1991 WRC Bandama Rallye P. Bos J. Leuvrey #30 [UNKNOWN] SS68 suspension
Ret. 1991 WRC Rally Argentina R. Stohl R. Kaufmann #4 [UNKNOWN] SS9 oil pipe
Ret. 1991 WRC Safari Rally R. Stohl R. Kaufmann #8 [UNKNOWN] SS10 engine
Ret. 1990 WRC Rallye San Remo P. de Martini U. Gibellini #23 [UNKNOWN] SS3 electrics
Ret. 1990 WRC Rally Australia (WA) P. de Martini U. Gibellini #16 [UNKNOWN] SS16 engine
Ret. 1990 WRC Acropolis Rally P. Gaban L. Léjeune #17 [UNKNOWN] SS4 engine
Ret. 1990 WRC Acropolis Rally R. Stohl E. Rohringer #16 [UNKNOWN] SS22 bent chassis
Ret. 1990 WRC Acropolis Rally P. de Martini U. Gibellini #18 [UNKNOWN] SS29 oil pipe
Ret. 1990 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. de Martini U. Gibellini #15 [UNKNOWN] SS11 engine
Ret. 1989 WRC Bandama Rallye R. Stohl E. Loidl #4 [UNKNOWN] SS15 engine
Ret. 1989 WRC Bandama Rallye . "Tchine" D. Emmanuelli #6 [UNKNOWN] SS25 withdrawn
Ret. 1989 WRC Bandama Rallye P. de Martini U. Gibellini #5 [UNKNOWN] SS33 engine
Ret. 1989 WRC Rallye San Remo P. de Martini U. Gibellini #16 [UNKNOWN] SS12 fuel pump
Ret. 1989 WRC Acropolis Rally P. de Martini U. Gibellini #20 [UNKNOWN] SS36 engine mountings
Ret. 1989 WRC Safari Rally R. Stohl E. Rohringer #11 [UNKNOWN] SS15 suspension
Ret. 1989 WRC Rallye de Portugal P. de Martini U. Gibellini #15 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash