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Before B4 – 1990 Audi 90 Quattro 20v

June 1, 2016

For their third generation of compact sedans, Audi moved away from VW and put the typ 89/8A on its own platform. And for the first time, Audi had a world wide naming convvention – no more Fox or 4000 (what about those names was any better than a 2-digit number, anyway?). While the previous generation B2 cars were said to target BMW and Mercedes, Audi took things a lot further in this generation, offering something more than an upgraded VW. Starting in 1989, you could get your Audi 90 with a 20v 2.3-liter inline 5-cylinder engine and quattro, continuing Audi’s indecisiveness – 4 was not good enough, while 6 was just too bourgeois – but also giving drivers a direct connection to Audi’s successful rally heritage. Not many were sold in North America, and even fewer survive 26 years on, but one of the survivors is this 1990 Audi 90 Quattro 20v for sale for $2999 (was $3000 too much?) in Lynnwood, WA.

1990 Audi 90 Quattro 20v left front