“German reliability” : this blog could have ended with only this two words!

 

The great thing about rivalry between car brands is that they always have to raise their standard to stay competitive. Having BMW, Mercedes and Audi fighting in the same range is a benediction for car lovers. So when the BMW 7-series (1977) and the Mercedes W123 (1975) were launched, Audi HAD to react with a high end car and that’s how the brand with the four rings gave birth to the Audi 200 (1979).  Gave birth? Well, not exactly. They took the Audi 100 and gave it some super powers.

 

DNA Collectibles decided to produce the “Avant Quattro” version in 1/43 scale model which I think is the best version of the Audi 200. “Avant” because it’s a station wagon and “Quattro” because it’s a four-wheel drive. Only 1’616 ex were made (of the real car, not the scale model!) resulting in the explosion of the second-hand market prices (around 25’000$ in perfect condition today). And it’s not that difficult to find one in good condition because Audi made sure that their car was very reliable, not only concerning the engine but also the cabin. Talking about the cabin, it assures you to drive comfortably, silently and safely like flying in a sci-fi spaceship and that was rare for that time.

 

Being comfortably seated is one thing, having great mechanical performances is another thing, and guess what, the Audi 200 20V Avant Quattro has both! The 5-cylinders developing 220hp allow you to reach 240km/h (150mph) which is quite impressive for a 80’s street car. Being called a “street car” is an euphemism, I would personally suggest “autobahn car” (autobahn is the German unlimited speedway). Americans were not left aside, Audi sold this masterpiece across the Atlantic but renamed it Audi 5000S estate wagon.

 

Swallowing kilometers in this spaceship is a real pleasure for long riders and having one in your shelf is also a real pleasure for youngtimers collectors and DNA Collectibles offers you the opportunity to get one in our shop!

“German reliability” : this blog could have ended with only this two words!

 

The great thing about rivalry between car brands is that they always have to raise their standard to stay competitive. Having BMW, Mercedes and Audi fighting in the same range is a benediction for car lovers. So when the BMW 7-series (1977) and the Mercedes W123 (1975) were launched, Audi HAD to react with a high end car and that’s how the brand with the four rings gave birth to the Audi 200 (1979).  Gave birth? Well, not exactly. They took the Audi 100 and gave it some super powers.

 

DNA Collectibles decided to produce the “Avant Quattro” version in 1/43 scale model which I think is the best version of the Audi 200. “Avant” because it’s a station wagon and “Quattro” because it’s a four-wheel drive. Only 1’616 ex were made (of the real car, not the scale model!) resulting in the explosion of the second-hand market prices (around 25’000$ in perfect condition today). And it’s not that difficult to find one in good condition because Audi made sure that their car was very reliable, not only concerning the engine but also the cabin. Talking about the cabin, it assures you to drive comfortably, silently and safely like flying in a sci-fi spaceship and that was rare for that time.

 

Being comfortably seated is one thing, having great mechanical performances is another thing, and guess what, the Audi 200 20V Avant Quattro has both! The 5-cylinders developing 220hp allow you to reach 240km/h (150mph) which is quite impressive for a 80’s street car. Being called a “street car” is an euphemism, I would personally suggest “autobahn car” (autobahn is the German unlimited speedway). Americans were not left aside, Audi sold this masterpiece across the Atlantic but renamed it Audi 5000S estate wagon.

 

Swallowing kilometers in this spaceship is a real pleasure for long riders and having one in your shelf is also a real pleasure for youngtimers collectors and DNA Collectibles offers you the opportunity to get one in our shop!

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