Audi model codes

Why are some Audi A4’s referred to as B5 or B6? What came before the A6 and when was the Audi 100 produced? These and many other code-specific answers should be in the table below:



Model nameYearsCodeAlternative
50 1974-1978   86
80 1972-1978B1 80/82
80 1978-1986B2 81
80/90 1986-1992B3 89
80/90 (later A4)1991-1996B4 8C
100 1968-1976C1 F104
100/200/50001976-1982C2 43
100/200/50001982-1988C3 44
100 (later A6)1990-1994C4 4A
100 Coupé S1969-1976    
A1 2010-2018   8X
A1 2019- GB  
A2 1999-2005   8Z
A3 1996-2003   8L
A3 2003-2013   8P
A3 2012-   8V
A4 (prev. 80)1994-2001B5 8D
A4 2000-2006B6 8E/H
A4 2004-2009B7 8K/H
A4 & Allroad2007-2015B8 8W
A4 & Allroad2015- B9 8W
A5 2007-2016   8T/F
A5 2016-   8W6
A6 (prev. 100)1994-1997C4 4A
A6 & Allroad1997-2004C5 4B
A6 & Allroad2004-2011C6 4F
A6 & Allroad2011-2018C7 4G
A6 & Allroad2018- C8 4K
A7 2010-2018   4G8
A7 2018-   4K8
V8 (later A8)1988-1993   4C
A8 (prev. V8)1994-2002D2 4D
A8 2002-2009D3 4E
A8 2010-2017D4 4H
A8 2017- D5 4N
Coupé 1980-1988B2 81/85
Quattro (Coupé)1980-1991B2 85
Coupé 1988-1996B3 8B
Cabriolet 1991-2000B3 8G
Q2 2016- GA  
Q3 2011-2018   8U
Q3 2018- F3  
Q5 2008-2017   8R
Q5 2017- FY  
Q7 2005-2015   4L
Q7 2015-   4M
R8 2006-2015   42
R8 2015-   4S
RS2 Avant1994-1995B4 8C / P1
TT 1998-2006   8N
TT 2006-2014   8J
TT 2014- FV8S

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