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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 A5 Sportback

Audi A5 Sportback

One can get the A4 as a saloon or sedan and also an estate or what we call a wagon car. Both the second and third generation cars which are the B6 and B7 had one convertible version. The B8 convertible version became a part of the Audi A 5 later on.

Audi A6

Audi A6

Audi AG is a German automaker who made this executive car, Audi A6. Audi has launched its 4th gen car which is a huge success again. The manufacturing place of A6 is in Germany, Neckarsulm. It is found in wagon and saloon configurations.

Audi A7

Audi A7

Produced and marketed by Audi, Audi A7 is sports back, executive car. Along with hatchback of four-door, roof line featured steep rear window as well as lid of integrated trunk and freeler doors are also present.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A4 Avant 3.2 FSI quattro 2004 255HP (187 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.2 l/100km
2 Audi A3 1.8 1996 126HP (93 kW) @ 6000 rpm 14.9 l/100km
3 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
4 Audi A3 2.0 TDI quattro 2008 140HP (103 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.6 l/100km
5 Audi A3 Concept 2011 408HP (300 kW) @ 0 rpm n/a
6 Audi S6 Avant 1995 290HP (213 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.3 l/100km
7 Audi Shooting Brake Concept 2005 250HP (184 kW) @ 6200 rpm 10.5 l/100km
8 Audi A4 1.6 2001 100HP (73 kW) @ 5600 rpm 9.8 l/100km
9 Audi A4 1.8T 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 14.3 l/100km
10 Audi 100 GL 1970 113HP (83 kW) @ 5600 rpm 12.9 l/100km
11 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI Multitronic 2008 143HP (105 kW) @ 4200 rpm 9.4 l/100km
12 Audi A3 1.9 TDI quattro 2001 130HP (96 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6 l/100km
13 Audi 200 quattro 20V 1989 219HP (161 kW) @ 5700 rpm 12.9 l/100km
14 Audi 200 5T 1980 172HP (126 kW) @ 5300 rpm 12.9 l/100km
15 Audi A4 Avant 1.8 T Multitronic 2004 163HP (120 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.2 l/100km

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