Key facts

Audi 100 Avant GLS, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4610 mm
How heavy?
1110 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1588 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
86 PS / 85 bhp / 63 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
122 Nm / 90 / 12.4 kgm @ 3200 rpm
How fast?
160 km/h, 99 mph


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1979 Audi 100 Avant GLS technical specifications


Audi 100 Avant GLS is a car that has a 5 door hatchback type body with a front positioned engine powering the front wheels.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.6 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 85 bhp (86 PS/63 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 122 N·m (90 lb·ft/12.4 kgm) at 3200 rpm.
A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.
It weighs a quoted 1110 kg at the kerb.
The Audi 100 Avant GLS is said to be able to attain a maxiumum speed of 160 km/h (99 mph).
1979 Audi 100 Avant GLS data
Audi 100 Avant GLS, 1979 MY data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2680 105.5
Track/tread (front) 1470 57.9
Track/tread (rear) 1440 56.7
Length 4610 181.5
Width 1770 69.7
Height 1390 54.7
Ground clearance 130 5.1
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1110 kg 2447 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 60 litres 13.2 UK Gal 15.9 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1588 cc
(96.906 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.5 × 80 mm
3.13 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
86 PS (85 bhp) (63 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
53.5 bhp/litre
0.88 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
122 Nm (90 ft·lb) (12.4 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
76.83 Nm/litre
0.93 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 965.4 kPa (140 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 397 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 8.6 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 160 km/h (99 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 77.64 PS/g
57.1 kW/g
76.58 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.51 kg/kW
29.25 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.30 m
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.SwLongTrailRA.PR.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.91
Final drive ratio 4.44
general ID40194
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Audi 100 Avant GLS added 1996-05-09.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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