After the Ingolstadt company launched the fourth generation of the Audi 80 in 1992, the third generation of the Audi 90 began to go off the assembly line. Like the previous generation, this was produced in two body modifications - sedan and wagon. The platform for the model was the Volkswagen Group B4 (this designation became the main for the third generation "ninety"), the wheelbase of which was 2611 mm. The length of the body of the car increased, in comparison with that of the previous generation by 176 mm (up to 4580 mm), the width remained the same (1695 mm), and the height decreased by 18 mm (up to 1379 mm).
In addition to changing the overall dimensions, the model has undergone visible transformations in the exterior design. Changes in the front touched the grille, which in the third generation is integrated into the hood, has rounded edges and chrome edging. The hood also became more embossed, and the headlights of the head light are a single unit with direction indicators, and not separated, as in the second generation. I got a car and a new shape bumper with a wide U-shaped air intake, in which fog lights are placed.
In the American versions of this model, the bumpers were of a different shape - with three separate sections and built-in direction indicators, which were located next to the fog lamps. Wheel arches in this generation are more convex than the previous one, and the body of the side mirrors are painted in the color of the body. By the way, all the modifications of the Audi 90 were painted in metallic color. On the sides of the body disappeared wide moldings, painted in a contrasting color, now if they are present, they are painted in the tone of the body and have a chrome edging.
At the stern of the third generation, the changes are minimal - this is a new streamlined bumper and the same shape of the trunk.
For the first time Audi 90 descended from the assembly line in 1978 as a more expensive version of the "eighty" and it was designed for a more demanding and wealthy buyer.
The car had light stylistic differences in the design of the exterior and interior, and was also equipped with more powerful than the Audi 80 engines.
The second generation of this modification was launched in 1987.
It had similar changes to the "eighty" appearance (for example, the rear lights formed a full-sized panel) and the interior, as well as technical stuffing. In 1991, the "ninetieth" was not delivered to the European market - it was included in the Audi 80 family. Nevertheless, in the American market, this model was sold under the same name plate until the removal from the assembly line in 1996.