P263 CEEFAX 263 Wed 2 Mar 21:03/30  1/6    AA REPORT: AUDI 80 1N8S O The latest edition of the popular Audi 80, as expected, has received all the Audi 100's aerodynalHc aids to give it a fresh and modern appearanceN Mechanically the model continues very much as before, but there are a number of technological innovations, including a fully-galvanised body designed to resist rust. Procon $fn - a major safety device that tensions thf seat-belt and pulls the steering wheel away from the driver in a head-on collision M is not available in Britain.  More
P263 CEEFAX 263 Wed 2 Mar 21:02/11  2/6     AA REPORT: AUDI 80 1N8S O At one time the 90bhp Audi engine provided excellent performance, but now its pace through the gears is not as brisk and it feels less willing to rev Third gear should be lower and high gearing also means that fourth and top acceleration times are now only averageN Top speed is bftter, thanks to the smoothfr, lower-drag body. Fuel consumption is not quite as good as the previous 80's except at 70mph cruising (42.5mpg)N Even so its overall mpg beats most of the opposition; the tank holds no less than 15 gallonsN  Mord
P263 CEEFAX 263 Wed 2 Mar 21:01/01  3/6   AA REPORT: AUDI 80 1N8S O Thanks to poised, well-balanced handling, grippy cornering and well- controlled roll, the 80 has a real thoroughbred feel to it. The power steering also impresses; it is sensibly weighted and nicely responsiveN Ride quality is much improved too, especially around town, yet there is still a tendency to make a meal of some innocent-looUhng potholesN Our car's switchable anti-lock brakes gave an excellent best stop, but had a sharp initial responseN Otherwise the pedal now has a much better "feelbF  More
P263 CEEFAX 263 Wed 2 Mar 21:11/01  4/6    AA REPORT: AUDI 80 1N8S O The very good driving seat is well related to wheel and pedals, but the column stalks are conf5rhng and over- the-shoulder vision could be betterN Being pear-shaped, the interior can feel rather claustrophobic, but high quality aboundsN The back seat is really comfortable with plenty of legM room but not much hfadroomN Heating is good, ventilation is mediocreN So, too, is boot space and there is no seat-fold facility to improve mattersN Also, because of its price, many of the 80's extras should be standardN  More
P263 CEEFAX 263 Wed 2 Mar 21:04/13  5/6     AA REPORT: AUDI 80 1N8S O We like: superb construction all-round comfort We dislike: low-speed body drufDing audacious price tag Verdict: we like the Audi 80 but it is vfry expensive; many rivals have a higher specification that includes power-boosting fuel injectionN Rearward vision, boot space and some- times the ridf call for criticism, but the 80 oozes quality, handles really well and is built to last a good deal longer than mostN  More
P263 CEEFAX 263 Wed 2 Mar 21:04/40  6/6      s{5?/o4 AA RD@ORT: AUDI 80 1 8S O Scoreboard Price: £11,998 0 5 10 Performance  Fudl economy   Handling/steerhn£  Comfort/refinement  Intdrior space  Passenger aids  Driver aids  Inbury safecdards  Fuel: gentle driving 41mpg, hard driving 29mpg, overall 36\mp£
P263 CEEFAX 263 Wed 2 Mar 21:00/01  6/6    AA REPORT: AUDI 80 1N8S O Scoreboard Price: £11,998 0 5 10 Performance  Fuel economy  Handling/steering  Comfort/refinement  Interior space  Passenger aids  Driver aids  Infury safeguards  Fuel: gentle driving 41mpg, hard driving 29mpg, overall 36\mpgN Dimensions: width 5ft 6}in, length 14ft 5in, typical rear kneeroom 29\in. Further details from the AA More