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History of Audi

Audi is one of the most prestigious car brands around the world. The company has headquarters in Ingolstadt, in the German State of Bavaria. However, their cars are also produced in Neckarsulm (Bavaria), Brussels (Belgium), Gy?r (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), Changchun (China) and Aurangabad (India).

Although it is part of the VAG group, retains full autonomy in the design of their vehicles. The Audi motto: "at the forefront of the technique", and go to that it makes you honor, because it has always distinguished by the use of latest technologies in the production of its vehicles.

Its history, with more than one century old - is one of the most prolific of the automotive world. The emblem of the four rings identifies the brand, it is a symbol of the origin of the company: fusion in 1932 of four independent manufacturers. These were Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer, which together formed what today is AUDI AG.

It all began with August Horch (1868-1951) that the August Horch Automobilwerke GmbH company, founded in Cologne in 1899. After financial problems, he left this company and created in 1909 Audi Automobilwerke, based on the latin word Audi which means "listening".

In 1932, Saxon brands Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer; Auto Union AG, was formed to deal with the great depression of 1929. To avoid internal competition, was assigned to each mark a specific segment: luxury cars of the middle segment for Audi, motorcycles and small cars to DKW, Wanderer medium size vehicles and luxurious high-end for Horch cars.

In 1941, two years later of started World War II, Auto Union AG was only producing vehicles for military use, and its car development plans was threatened. In 1948 the company was low. Fortunately a year after the assistance of the Government of Bavaria made it to resurface under the name Union GmbH Audi.

In the 1950s they developed with rotary piston engine and body zinc coating to prevent corrosion. They were also pioneers in the test of security (impact test) and created the first body made entirely in aluminium, the A8 Audio. Audi also went down in history for three very important innovations in the automotive field: the steering wheel to the left, quattro traction and engine TDI (turbo direct injection).

At the end of 1964 Volkswagen bought most of their actions, and by the end of 1966 became the absolute owner. A new fusion took place in 1969, this time with the manufacturer of bicycles and cars NSU Motorenwerke AG.

Union GmbH Audi definitely changed its name to Audi AG in 1985.

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Audi RS4

Audi RS4

From the Audi A4 range of the automobiles the Audi RS 4 Quattro is one of the highest performing and top tier version of some of the specific generation. It is a compact, sports focus and executive car usually known as the sports compact in some nations.

Audi Q7

Audi Q7

In September 2005, the Audi Q7 was divulged at the Showof Frankfurt Motor. This is a life-sized SUV and is a superlative crossover. It was in 2006 autumn that the production of Q7 began at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Audi R8

Audi R8

In 2006, Audi AG, the German car maker introduced the Audi R8 (Typ 42) in the market. It is a mid-engine, two-seater sports car with Audi’s trademark Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A6 1.9 TDi 6 speed C5 2003 129HP (95 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6 l/100km
2 Audi A6 Avant 1.8 T Multitronic 2004 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.5 l/100km
3 Audi A6 Avant 1.8 1995 124HP (91 kW) @ 5800 rpm 14.3 l/100km
4 Audi A6 2.0 TDI 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.7 l/100km
5 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro 2004 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 9.2 l/100km
6 Audi A2 1.4 TDi 1999 75HP (55 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.3 l/100km
7 Audi S5 2007 353HP (260 kW) @ 7000 rpm 9.1 l/100km
8 Audi A6 2.8 FSI C6 2006 209HP (154 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.7 l/100km
9 Audi Q3 2.0 TDI quattro S-Tronic 2011 177HP (131 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.9 l/100km
10 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.7 TDI 2009 190HP (140 kW) @ 3500 rpm 6.2 l/100km
11 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro 2008 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.5 l/100km
12 Audi A4 1.8T 2002 189HP (139 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.6 l/100km
13 Audi A6 2.8 Automatic 1995 174HP (128 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
14 Audi A4 Avant 3.2 FSI quattro Tiptronic 2004 255HP (187 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.2 l/100km
15 Audi A5 3.0 TDI Multitronic 2011 204HP (150 kW) @ 3500 rpm 4.9 l/100km

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