1965 Audi Variant

The Audi Variant is a 3 door estate/station wagon-bodied car with a front positioned engine powering the front wheels. The 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 1.7 litres. It musters power and torque figures of 71 bhp (72 PS/53 kW) at 5000 rpm and 127 Nm (94 lbft/13 kgm) at 2000-3500 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the wheels. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1070 kg. It is said to be able to achieve a maxiumum speed of 148 km/h or 92 mph.

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Key facts

1965 Audi Variant information summary

What body style?
3 door estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4380 mm
How heavy?
1070 kg
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1696 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
72 PS / 71 bhp / 53 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
127 Nm / 94 ft.lb / 13 kgm @ 2000-3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 16.5 s
How fast?
148 km/h, 92 mph

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5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1725 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 965 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1778 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1270 kg
1965 Audi Variant data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2490 mm 98 inches
Track/tread (front) 1343 mm 52.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1326 mm 52.2 inches
Length 4380 mm 172.4 inches
Width 1626 mm 64 inches
Height 1456 mm 57.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1070 kg 2359 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 53 litres 11.7 UK Gal 14 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Audi
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.7 litre
1696 cc
(103.496 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 84.4 mm
3.15 × 3.32 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.95
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
72 PS (71 bhp) (53 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
41.9 bhp/litre
0.69 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
127 Nm (94 ft·lb) (13 kgm)
at 2000-3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
74.88 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 11.2:1
Fuel system 1 Solex 38 PDSI carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 941 kPa (136.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 424 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 16.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 148 km/h (92 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 67.28 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
49.48 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
66.36 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 20.21 kg/kW
33.76 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 4½J x 13
Wheel size rear 4½J x 13
Tyres front 165-13
Tyres rear 165-13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter 280 mm
Rear brake diameter 200 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.97
Final drive ratio 3.89
general
Carfolio.com ID530024
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1965 Audi Variant added 2017-09-23.
Last modified 2017-09-23.