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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 S5

Audi S5

The Audi S5, a high performance alternative of the Audi’s A5. This sedan is also known as cariolet, five door fastback and coupe versions of the B8, a 4th generation Audi S4 estate and saloon models. Similar to all the ‘S’ cars from the Audi, these are only presented as normal with the Audi’s Quattro 4DW (four wheel drive) system.

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 Q5

Audi Q5

Audi Q5 (Typ 8R) is a medium SUV. Feigned and promoted by Audi since 2008, this used the Audi MLP (Modular Longitudinal Platform) podium, rooting its inception on 2007 Audi A5 coupe. Audi Q7 is larger than this Q5 model and this is larger when compared to the Audi Q3 size.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi TT Coup? 2.0 TFSI 2010 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 6.6 l/100km
2 Audi 100 2.8 V6 Avant Automatic 1991 174HP (128 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
3 Audi A6 2.6 quattro Automatic 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5500 rpm 14.3 l/100km
4 Audi TTS Roadster DSG 2008 271HP (199 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8 l/100km
5 Audi 80 1.6 S Automatic 1988 75HP (55 kW) @ 4500 rpm n/a
6 Audi TTS 1995 209HP (154 kW) @ 6000 rpm 12.9 l/100km
7 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 2006 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 9.1 l/100km
8 Audi A8 4.2 TDI quattro 2009 350HP (258 kW) @ 4000 rpm 7.6 l/100km
9 Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI 2009 265HP (195 kW) @ 6500 rpm 8.6 l/100km
10 Audi A3 2.0 TDI quattro 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.6 l/100km
11 Audi Q7 4.2 2005 349HP (257 kW) @ 6800 rpm 10.5 l/100km
12 Audi A3 1.8T Tiptronic 2001 180HP (132 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9 l/100km
13 Audi S6 2006 435HP (319 kW) @ 6800 rpm 9.1 l/100km
14 Audi A6 2.0 TDI Multitronic 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.8 l/100km
15 Audi Coup? 2.6 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5500 rpm 14.3 l/100km

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