The Audi 50 (Type 86) is a small car produced in Germany in between 1974 and 1978. It was sold only in Europe, as a 3-door hatchback with front-wheel drive and a front-mounted engine. It was introduced alongside the Volkswagen Polo two years after the French Renault 5, with which it was seen as the first indigenous German vehicle in the small hatchback class.

Initially, the car was powered by a water-cooled, 1.1-liter I4 engine with 50 hp (37 kW) in the base version and 59 hp (44 kW) in the modified version, mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. From 1976, a 1.3-litre I4 engine was available for some versions. In total, more than 180,000 examples were produced.