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AUDI 90 (B3) 1987-1991 Photos, engines & full specs

Segment: Compact
Production years: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991

AUDI 90 (B3) 1987-1991 47 Photos
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Audi introduced the 90 as an upmarket version for the 80, and it featured more comfort and luxury items for that era, plus a few extra technical advantages.

Back in the '80s, Audi faced a serious charge from the NHTSA for unintended accelerations on its large model 5000, and that was a serious step back for the German carmaker that tried to enter the premium market. A rebadged lineup solved a part of the problem until 1989 when the governing administration concluded that the cars were fine and the problem was with the drivers. But Audi went on with the renaming system and introduced the 80 and 90 models in 1987. While the 80 was more of a base version, the 90 was fitted as standard with features unavailable on the 80.

From the outside, all the 90 models featured body-colored, wrapped-around bumpers. The light-alloy-wheels were fitted as standard, and the rounded-shaped bodywork was miles ahead of the box-on-box look of its predecessor. Audi offered standard power-windows and locks on the entire 90 range.

Inside, the carmaker installed bucket-seats at the front and a comfortable bench profiled for two in the back. The instrument cluster featured a large tachometer and speedometer flanked on the sides by the fuel and temperature gauges. As an option, a small LCD showed information about the trip computer.

Under the hood, Audi installed only inline-five engines ranged between 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter. They were paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, while the automatic gearbox was available only for the 2.0-liter engine.

AUDI 90 (B3) 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
  7 gasoline engines
  • 2.0 20v quattro 5MT (160 HP)
  • 2.0 5MT (116 HP)
  • 2.2 5MT (136 HP)
  • 2.3 20v 5MT (170 HP)
  • 2.3 20v quattro 5MT (170 HP)
  • 2.3 3AT (136 HP)
  • 2.3 5MT (136 HP)

AUDI 90 (B3)
2.0 20v quattro 5MT (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0 20v quattro 5MT (160 HP)
Cylinders:L5
Displacement:1994 cm3
Power:117.7 KW @ 6200 RPM
160 HP @ 6200 RPM
158 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque:148 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
200 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:134 mph (216 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):8.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:All Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:195/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length:173 in (4394 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:55 in (1397 mm)
Front/rear Track:55.6/56.4 in (1,412/1,433 mm)
Wheelbase:100.2 in (2545 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2822 lbs (1280 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3836 lbs (1740 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:17.7 mpg US (13.3 L/100Km)
Highway:25.6 mpg US (9.2 L/100Km)
Combined:23.5 mpg US (10 L/100Km)

AUDI 90 (B3)
2.0 5MT (116 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0 5MT (116 HP)
Cylinders:L5
Displacement:1994 cm3
Power:85.3 KW @ 5400 RPM
116 HP @ 5400 RPM
114 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque:127 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
172 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:122 mph (196 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):9.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:195/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length:173 in (4394 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:55 in (1397 mm)
Front/rear Track:55.6/56.4 in (1,412/1,433 mm)
Wheelbase:100.2 in (2545 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2447 lbs (1110 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3461 lbs (1570 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Highway:27.7 mpg US (8.5 L/100Km)
Combined:27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)

AUDI 90 (B3)
2.2 5MT (136 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.2 5MT (136 HP)
Cylinders:L5
Displacement:2226 cm3
Power:100 KW @ 5700 RPM
136 HP @ 5700 RPM
134 BHP @ 5700 RPM
Torque:140 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
190 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:128 mph (206 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):8.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:195/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length:173 in (4394 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:55 in (1397 mm)
Front/rear Track:55.6/56.4 in (1,412/1,433 mm)
Wheelbase:100.2 in (2545 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2447 lbs (1110 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3461 lbs (1570 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:21.4 mpg US (11 L/100Km)
Highway:29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Combined:28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)

AUDI 90 (B3)
2.3 20v 5MT (170 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.3 20v 5MT (170 HP)
Cylinders:L5
Displacement:2309 cm3
Power:125.1 KW @ 6000 RPM
170 HP @ 6000 RPM
168 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque:162 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
220 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:135 mph (217 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):8.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:195/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length:173 in (4394 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:55 in (1397 mm)
Front/rear Track:55.6/56.4 in (1,412/1,433 mm)
Wheelbase:100.2 in (2545 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2646 lbs (1200 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3660 lbs (1660 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:17.8 mpg US (13.2 L/100Km)
Highway:28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined:24.8 mpg US (9.5 L/100Km)

AUDI 90 (B3)
2.3 20v quattro 5MT (170 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.3 20v quattro 5MT (170 HP)
Cylinders:L5
Displacement:2309 cm3
Power:125.1 KW @ 6000 RPM
170 HP @ 6000 RPM
168 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque:162 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
220 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:137 mph (220 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):8.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:All Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:195/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length:173 in (4394 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:55 in (1397 mm)
Front/rear Track:55.6/56.4 in (1,412/1,433 mm)
Wheelbase:100.2 in (2545 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2910 lbs (1320 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3924 lbs (1780 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:17.2 mpg US (13.7 L/100Km)
Highway:26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)
Combined:23.5 mpg US (10 L/100Km)

AUDI 90 (B3)
2.3 3AT (136 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.3 3AT (136 HP)
Cylinders:L5
Displacement:2309 cm3
Power:100 KW @ 5700 RPM
136 HP @ 5700 RPM
134 BHP @ 5700 RPM
Torque:140 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
190 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:126 mph (203 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):11.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:195/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length:173 in (4394 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:55 in (1397 mm)
Front/rear Track:55.6/56.4 in (1,412/1,433 mm)
Wheelbase:100.2 in (2545 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2579 lbs (1170 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3594 lbs (1630 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Highway:25.3 mpg US (9.3 L/100Km)
Combined:24.5 mpg US (9.6 L/100Km)

AUDI 90 (B3)
2.3 5MT (136 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.3 5MT (136 HP)
Cylinders:L5
Displacement:2309 cm3
Power:100 KW @ 5700 RPM
136 HP @ 5700 RPM
134 BHP @ 5700 RPM
Torque:140 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
190 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:128 mph (206 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):8.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:195/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length:173 in (4394 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:55 in (1397 mm)
Front/rear Track:55.6/56.4 in (1,412/1,433 mm)
Wheelbase:100.2 in (2545 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2447 lbs (1110 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3461 lbs (1570 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:21.2 mpg US (11.1 L/100Km)
Highway:28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
Combined:27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)
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