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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

Audi A5

Since 2007, the German automobile manufacturing company Audi has been designing coup? which is basically a variant of Type 8T. This coup? is the fusion of cabriolet and Sportback version, which is a 4 door hatchback along with roofline attached to the sharply designed rear window and inbuilt trunk closure.

Audi S8

Audi S8

The Audi A8, a complete size, 4 door, luxury sedan produced and advertised by the Audi, a Germany based auto manufacturing company since 1994. Following the V8 from the Audi and currently in its 3rd generation, this sedan has been proffered with the permanent or front all wheel drive and in long and short wheelbase variants.

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.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A6 Avant 2.8 quattro Automatic 1995 174HP (128 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
2 Audi RS3 Sportback 2010 340HP (250 kW) @ 5400 rpm 9.1 l/100km
3 Audi A6 2.8 FSI quattro 2008 220HP (161 kW) @ 5750 rpm 9 l/100km
4 Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro S-Tronic 2011 211HP (155 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.7 l/100km
5 Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro Tiptronic 2004 203HP (149 kW) @ 3500 rpm 9.2 l/100km
6 Audi A4 3.0 quattro 2000 220HP (161 kW) @ 6300 rpm 14.3 l/100km
7 Audi A4 1.8T Multitronic 2000 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 14.3 l/100km
8 Audi A3 1.9 TDi Automatic 1997 109HP (80 kW) @ 4150 rpm 10.7 l/100km
9 Audi RS6 Avant 2007 580HP (426 kW) @ 6250 rpm 14 l/100km
10 Audi TT Roadster 1.8T 1999 179HP (132 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.2 l/100km
11 Audi A6 Avant 2.6 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5500 rpm 14.3 l/100km
12 Audi A3 Sportback 1.6 2008 102HP (75 kW) @ 5600 rpm 6.9 l/100km
13 Audi 80 2.3E 1991 134HP (99 kW) @ 0 rpm 12.9 l/100km
14 Audi TT Coup? 1.8T quattro 2005 189HP (139 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.4 l/100km
15 Audi A6 Avant 4.2 quattro C6 2004 334HP (246 kW) @ 6600 rpm 11.7 l/100km

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