What?!? You doubt my figures? Most of the info on this page is directly from Audi (and we know they NEVER document anything wrong, do they?).
- 1990 Coupe Quattro "AT A GLANCE" media information
- 1990 Coupe Quattro technical specifications
- 1991 Coupe Quattro "AT A GLANCE" media information
- 1991 Coupe Quattro technical specifications
There are also some specs listed in the images on the Brochures page.
The magazine stats came from the following issues:
- Motor Trend, September 1989 & January 1991
- Car and Driver, June 1989 (sedan) & September 1989 (coupe)
- Road and Track, September 1989
In-line 5 cylinder 20 valve, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 141 cu. in., 2309 cc Compression Ratio 10.3:1 Horsepower (SAE) 164 hp @ 6000 RPM Torque (SAE) 157 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM Materials Cast iron block, Aluminum alloy head, Forged steel crankshaft Valve Train Dual overhead cam, hydraulic lifters, 4 per cylinder, sodium filled Firing order 1 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 3 Fuel Injection/Ignition EFI, Dual map electronic ignition,
cylinder selective knock control via dual knock sensors
Drivetrain Type Audi Quattro all-wheel drive (generation II) Transmission 5-speed manual Gear Ratios
Gear Coupe Sedan 1st 3.55:1 3.55:1 2nd 2.11:1 2.11:1 3rd 1.43:1 1.30:1 4th 1.03:1 0.94:1 5th 0.84:1 0.77:1 Reverse 3.50:1 3.50:1 Final drive 4.11:1 4.11:1 Differentials Front: open
Center: TORSEN (TORque SENsing)
Rear: Manual locking - auto disengage
Brakes Type 4-wheel disc, 3-channel ABS, Hydraulic assist, Dual diagonal circuits Front (Coupe) Ventilated 276 mm (10.9 in.) rotors, Dual piston caliper
(Sedan) Ventilated 256 mm (10.1 in.) rotors, Single piston caliper
Rear Solid 245 mm (9.6 in.) rotors, Single piston caliper
Performance/Economy Coupe Sedan 0-60 mph 8.1s (Audi)
9.0s (Motor Trend, Sept. '89)
8.8s (Motor Trend, Jan. '91)
8.7s (Car and Driver)
9.0s (Road and Track)
7.9s (Car and Driver)
Top Speed 136 mph (Audi)
133 mph (Car and Driver)
135 mph (Audi)
137 mph (Car and Driver)
1/4 Mile 16.7s / 83.7 mph (Motor Trend, Sept. '89)
16.5s / 84.7 mph (Motor Trend, Jan. '91)
16.5s / 85 mph (Car and Driver)
16.7s / 82.0 mph (Road and Track)
16.0s / 87 mph (Car and Driver) 60-0 mph 138 ft. (Motor Trend, Sept. '89)
139 ft. (Motor Trend, Jan. '91)
158 ft. (Road and Track)
179 ft. (Car and Driver)
Lateral Acceleration 0.84 g (Motor Trend, Sept. '89)
0.81 g (Motor Trend, Jan. '91)
0.79 g (Car and Driver)
0.79 g (Road and Track)
0.80 g (Car and Driver) MPG 18 city/24 hwy 18 city/24 hwy Aerodynamics 0.36 Cd
* Note: Motor Trend, Car and Driver, and Road and Track cars were equipped with California emissions.
Wheels/Tires/Suspension/Steering Wheels (Coupe) Speedline aluminum alloy, 15"x7", 37 mm offset, 4x108 bolt pattern
(Sedan) Either 14"x6" BBS Mesh or 15"x7" Speedline, 45 mm offset, 4x108 bolt pattern
Tires (Coupe) Standard: 205/60 15 (V rated), Optional all-season: 195/65 15 M+S
(Sedan) Either 195/60 14 on BBS or 205/50 15 (V rated) on Speedline
Suspension 4-wheel independent, coil spring/gas pressurized shock, lower wishbone, front stabilizer bar,
rear stabilizer bar (later models)
Steering Hydraulically assisted rack and pinion w/variable assist
Weight/Dimensions Coupe Sedan Curb Weight 1990 - 3174 lbs (1440 kgs)
1991 - 3308 lbs (1500 kgs)
1990 - 3042 lbs (1380 kgs)
1991 - 3197 lbs (1450 kgs)
Wheelbase 100.4 in. (2549 mm) 99.9 in. (2537 mm) Track Front: 57.1 in. (1451 mm)
Rear: 56.4 in. (1433mm)
Length 176 in. (4470 mm) 176.3 in. (4478 mm) Width 67.6 in. (1716 mm) Height (unladen) 54.3 in. (1380 mm) Ground Clearance (laden) 5.4 in. (136 mm) Weight Distribution (F/R %) 58 / 42
Standard Features (Coupe)
- Stainless steel 2.25" exhaust, dual 2" tips
- Unit body construction with galvanized sheet metal (all panels, both sides)
- Front and rear fog lights
- Headlight washers
- Defogging side-view mirrors
- Automatic front seatbelt tensioners (PROCON TEN system pictured at right)
- Rear 3-point seatbelts
- Driver's side airbag (Sept. 1, 1989) -- (Coupe) beginning with chassis #1109, (Sedan) beginning with chassis ????
- Leather upholstery, steering wheel, and shift boot
- Zebrano wood trim, wood shift knob
- 6-function trip computer
- 9-function Auto-Check system
- Anti-theft alarm system
- Power windows (driver's one-touch down), door locks, tilt/slide sunroof (glass on '91 Coupes)
- Fiberglass rear hatch with bonded-in window (Coupe)
- Rear Spoiler (Sedan)
- Cruise control
- Electronic climate control
- 6-speaker sound system
- Split fold rear seats (Coupe) with integrated pass-through ski sack
- How could I forget the wonderful quattro all-wheel drive system (generation II)
- 8-way power adjustable front seats, 4 position memory for driver's seat
- Cold weather package: heated front seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, and heated door locks
- Pearl white metallic paint
- California emissions package
Have you found the sticker in the trunk with the feature and color codes? Now you can decipher them by checking out these tables from the parts fiche.
- Airbag added beginning with Coupe chassis #1109, and Sedan chassis ????. Non-airbag cars have a package shelf in front of the driver's knees.
- Sway bars changed from just a front, to front and rear, starting with Coupe chassis #3682, Sedan chassis ????.
- Various hydraulic system parts changed, starting with Coupe chassis #6901, Sedan chassis ???? (October '89 build). They changed again for the '91 model year. (see hydraulic steering pump)
- Tubular stainless steel exhaust header changed to a cast iron manifold starting with Coupe chassis #13611 (March '90 build), Sedan chassis ????.
- ECU changed P/N, starting with Coupe chassis #15001 (March '90 build), Sedan chassis ????. The older ECU uses the simple VAG 1115 diagnostic tool (that you build with a diode), the newer one supposedly requires the expensive VAG 1551, but I believe that 1115 will still work (instructions coming soon).
- The sunroof changed from steel to smoked glass for 1991 model year (Coupe only?).
North American Sales
Coupe Sedan 1989
This is a small amount compared to the total production number of 73,858 B3 Coupes (both FWD and Q) from 9/87 to 1/96.
This was taken from European Precision. Their web site has the codes for most other Audi VINs, although there are some discrepancies.
Description 1990 CoupeQ 1991 90Q Country (W = Germany)
Manufacturer (AU = Audi)
Series (G = CoupeQ*, H = 90Q)
Engine (D = very early**)
Restraint (0 = Active [PROCON TEN],
5 = Driver's Airbag)
Model (8B = CoupeQ, 8A = 90Q)
Check Digit (meaningless)
Model Year (L = 1990, M = 1991)
Assembly Plant (A = Ingolstadt)
(unique number assigned to each vehicle)
* The parts fiche says that the letter for the CoupeQ should be "K", but all of the ones I know of are "G".
** I don't know what the differences between the "D" and "E" engine designations are, but the "D" engines are found in the early Coupes (presumably the early 90s too, but I haven't found an early example). The change took place sometime during the July 1989 build dates. However, the "7A" engine identification is used for both versions.
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