AUDI Chassis Codes Explained(+3 easy ways to find)

In this brief article we are going to discuss the different AUDI Chassis Codes, what these codes mean, and how to find out the Chassis code for your AUDI.

What is an AUDI Chassis Code?

AUDI Chassis codes come under the vehicle platform development of Volkswagen. Volkwagen as a group has created Chassis platforms, also known as “Groups” or “Series” that are common across several of their own brands including AUDI. For e.g “A Series” is the Chassis Platform on which the Audi A3 is based.

List of AUDI Chassis Codes

PlatformAudi Model GenerationsCar CategoryOther Applicable Models
A0X series,
A05 now renamed as  “PQ25” 
Audi A2A04/PQ24: 1999–2005Audi A1A05/PQ25: 2010–2018supermini carsAudi A1, Audi A2, Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza, SEAT Córdoba, Škoda Fabia
A series 
A5 now renamed as PQ35
Audi A3/ Audi TTA4/PQ34: 1996 A5/PQ35small family cars/ compact carsAudi A3, Audi Q3, Audi TT, VW Golf, VW Jetta, VW Eos, VW Tiguan, VW Touran, VW Scirocco, SEAT León, SEAT Toledo, SEAT Altea, Škoda Octavia
B seriesB8 now called MLB/MLPAudi A4B5: 1996—2001B6: 2002—2004B7: 2005—2008B8: 2009+Audi A5B8: 2008+Audi RS4B7Audi RS5B8: 2013+Audi S4B5: 2000-2002B6: 2004—2005B7: 2005-2009B8: 2010+Audi S5B8: 2008+mid-size carsAudi 4000, Audi 80, Audi 90, Audi A4, Volkswagen Passat, SEAT Exeo, Škoda Superb
C seriesC6Audi A6C4: 1995—1997C5: 1998—2004C6: 2005—2011C7: 2012+Audi A7C7: 2011+Audi RS6C5:2003-2004Audi RS7C7Audi S6C4: 1995-1997CS: 2001 -2003C6: 2006—2011C7: 2012+Audi S7C7: 2012+extended mid-size executive carsAudi 5000, Audi 100/200, Audi A6, Audi A6 allroad quattro
D seriesD5 now succeeded by MLB EvoAudi A8D2: 1997 2002D3: 2003-2010D4: 2011 +Audi S8D2: 200J —2003D3: 2006—2009D4  2012+full-size luxury carsAudi V8, Audi A8, Audi S8, Bentley Continental GT, Volkswagen Phaeton
T seriesT7
vansVolkswagen Transporter range

What does an AUDI Chassis Platform code mean?

PQ25

P: indicates a passenger car platform

Q: indicates a transverse engine

2: indicates the platform size or class

5: indicates the 5th generation

PQ34

P: indicating a passenger car platform

Q: indicates a transverse engine 

3: corresponds to compact cars

4: indicating the 4th generation or evolution

PQ46

PQ46 is a variant of PQ34 intended for larger mid-size cars and crossovers

MLB / MLP

MLP: Modularer Längsbaukasten in German or 

MLP: Modular Longitudinal Platform in English

What does an AUDI badge mean?

An Audi Model Nomenclature consists of the following Factors-

  • Audi’s vehicle line-up is given a model name as a single letter, followed by an ascending number, representing both the class and type of vehicle. The A1, for example, is the smallest car-based offering in the lineup, and the Q7 is the largest SUV offering (until the Q8 arrives, at least). 
  • In addition, a 2 Digit number will be added alongside the current model designation and engine type. This will appear at the back of every Audi vehicle.

The 2-Digit number will be placed next to the TFSI, TDI, G-tron, or E-tron powertrain badges that may already be present. 

The chart below shows the numbering convention:

Powertrain DesignationEngine Power
30109-128 hp (81-96 kW)
35147-160 hp (110-120 kW)
40167-201 hp (125-150 kW)
45226-248 hp (169-185 kW)
50281-308 hp (210-230 kW)
55328-368 hp (245-275 kW)
60429-455 hp (320-340 kW)
70536+ hp (400+ kW)

How do I know my AUDI Chassis Code?

How do I check my AUDI spec?

You can find your Audi Spec and your Audi Chassis code by reading your Audi’s data sticker as shown below. It is located underneath the carpet trim in the boot within the spare wheel-well. One section of the Audi data sticker is attached to the inside cover of your Service Schedule book before your Audi is handed over to you when new.

As shown in the image above, your AUDI data sticker tells you Multiple Data Items including ‘Chassis Code’, which is located on the left right below the ‘VIN Number’ of your AUDI.

Apart from these, you also get to know your ‘Engine Code’, ‘Transmission Code’ and ‘Interior Trim Color’.

What do the Chassis numbers or VIN numbers mean in Audi?

From your Audi Chassis Number or VIN number or “Vehicle Identification Number” you can understand the following:

Understanding your AUDI’s Model Year:

As shown above, the 10th character of the VIN indicates its model year.

A: 1980 or 2010B: 1981 or 2011C: 1982 or 2012D: 1983 or 2013E: 1984 or 2014F: 1985 or 2015G: 1986 or 2016H: 1987 or 2017J: 1988 or 2018K: 1989 or 2019L: 1990 or 2020M: 1991N: 1992P: 1993R: 1994S: 1995T: 1996V: 1997W: 1998X: 1999Y: 20001: 20012: 20023: 20034: 20045: 20056: 20067: 20078: 20089: 2009
… and so forth

Understanding your AUDI’s Country of Origin Character Code:

The 1st character in a car’s vehicle identification number denotes the country of manufacture.

Some of the country codes include:

1, 4, 5: United States

2: Canada

3A-37: Mexico

J: Japan

VF-VR: France

9: Brazil

WA-W0: West Germany

S: Great Britain

Conclusion

In this brief article we have discussed the different AUDI Chassis Codes, what these codes mean, and how to find out the Chassis code for your AUDI.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): 

 

 

Where do I find my Audi Chassis Number? (3 easy ways to find your your AUDI Chassis code)

  • On the dashboard at the Driver’s side, your VIN will be displayed on a plate behind the windshield. More easily visible from the outside of the vehicle
  • On the A-Pillar at the Driver’s side. It will appear near the area where the door latch connects to the body of the vehicle
  • In the Engine bay close to the radiator as shown below:

References 

Wikipedia model-code list on AUDI models 

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