1981 Audi 5+5 GLE 2.1 from Australia and New Zealand


Fuel Pump worn out.

Electronic Ignition Unit.

Thermostat seized (Had never been replaced after 16 years of use).

Rear Door Handle broke.

General Comments:

For the low price you pay, a good reliable, excellent handling car as long as you know a good spot to get parts from.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 1999

29th Apr 2003, 09:43

What on the bloody earth is a "5+5" Audi???

26th Jan 2004, 23:03

5 gears, 5 cylinders. Duh.

9th Jan 2010, 02:56

The car is essenially a 4000 model, 2-door sedan. It was the top of the line model 4000 in the USA in that year. It also bolsters sport seats & sunroof, plus alloy wheels & wooden shift knob... along with the inline 5 cylinder engine and 5-speed gearbox.

12th Jan 2010, 23:41

The 5 + 5 was an Australian & NZ model. It was the four door sedan. Given that it was available as an auto, I would suggest that the 5 + 5 refers to 5 cylinders and 5 seats.

30th Aug 2010, 18:10

I started selling Audis in 1978. The 5+5 came out in 1981. The Audi Coupe was behind schedule (typical) so they came up with a 2-door 4000 to bridge the gap. It had the inline 5 cylinder engine used in the 5000 and was only available with a 5-speed manual transmission. It only lasted 1 model year and was a great looking and even better handling car. In 1982 it was replaced by the Audi Coupe with the same engine and transmission.

2nd Jan 2011, 05:53

Audi 5+5 is a special Australian edition of a B2 80. 5 (very nice) seats, 5 gears & 5 zilenders.

If anyone would like to talk about Audi 5+5, I just joined Audifans UK forums, so search 5+5 to find me.