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Audi A2

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Audi A2 (Typ 8Z). 1999–2005 (prod. 176,377). 5-door saloon. F/F, 1191 cm³ petrol, 1422 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 1390, 1598 cm³ (I4 DOHC). Aluminium construction (for a light weight of 895 kg), incredibly practical shape, and a TDI 3L model that had a fuel consumption below 3 ℓ/100 km (94 mpg [Imperial], and a Cd of 0,25), it looked like the 21st century had really arrived. Hampered by high price, low standard equipment levels and harsh ride, and Audi allegedly lost money on each one. Those wanting something with Golf space and an Audi badge tended to opt for the A3, which they took to be above the A2. Facelift in 2003. Ahead of its time, but found relatively few buyers, especially when compared with the Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse (W168), another rational monospace saloon that Mercedes-Benz could pitch as a C-segment alternative.

Manufacturing location: Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Marque: Audi

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