The Audi 100S Coupe was introduced in 1970, and remained in production until 1976. At its beginning, it was truly in a class of its own: it was a powerful, fast 2-door coupe with plenty of room in the back for two adults, precise direction and excellent suspension, not to mention fat disc brakes at the front. The 100S Coupe was based on the Audi 100 sedan, however the wheelbase was slightly shortened. It handled incredibly well for a front wheel drive car (at the time), and boasted an independent front suspension and a dead axle at the rear.
The 1970 Audi 100S Coupe was initially powered by a four-cylinder engine with a 1.9-liter displacement, that developed 115 horsepower. The power was delivered to the front wheels through a four-speed, close-ration manual transmission, which made for a really exciting drive.
Critics not only appreciated the car’s design and handling, but also its exceptionally frugal gas consumption, which could reach 30 mpg, even with spirited driving. In terms of performance, the Audi 100S Coupe could reach a top speed of 112 mph, and reach 60 mph in 10.5 seconds.The close-ratio nature of the transmission also greatly contributed to driving enjoyment by providing excellent pickup.