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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 A2

Audi A2

The Audi A2, a compact MPV styled super-mini and 5-door hatchback with an availability of 4 or 5 seats and internally selected Typ 8Z. This sedan is introduced by the Audi AG, a Germany based company from Nov 1999-2005.

Audi Q3

Audi Q3

A complete crossover model by Audi is its Audi Q3. This is a compact model with 5 doors. Audi Q3 Vail is a concept model with 2.5 TFSI. This has 2,480 cc or 2.48 L, 151 cu in I5 turbo engine. The engine has been rated 314 PS with 231 kW and 310 hp.

Audi A4

Audi A4

Audi, a subsidiary company of the Volkswagen Group, built the compact executive car A4 in four generations. They based all of them in the Volkswagen’s B platform. Audi 80 was succeeded by the first generation A4.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi S3 2.0 TFSI quattro 2006 264HP (194 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.1 l/100km
2 Audi A3 Sportback 1.6 2008 102HP (75 kW) @ 5600 rpm 6.9 l/100km
3 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro Tiptronic 2004 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 9.2 l/100km
4 Audi A6L 2.0 TFSI 2011 170HP (125 kW) @ 4300 rpm 8.3 l/100km
5 Audi A4 Avant 2.8 quattro Automatic 1997 192HP (141 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.7 l/100km
6 Audi A6 2.8 FSI Multitronic 2008 220HP (161 kW) @ 5750 rpm 8.4 l/100km
7 Audi S8 2002 359HP (264 kW) @ 7000 rpm 13.7 l/100km
8 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 Multitronic 2004 129HP (95 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.2 l/100km
9 Audi 60 L 1972 55HP (41 kW) @ 4750 rpm 12.9 l/100km
10 Audi A4 2.5 TDi 2001 155HP (114 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.5 l/100km
11 Audi S6 1995 230HP (169 kW) @ 5900 rpm 12.2 l/100km
12 Audi Super 90 1968 88HP (64 kW) @ 5200 rpm 12.9 l/100km
13 Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI 1999 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.3 l/100km
14 Audi A4 1.8T Multitronic 2000 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 14.3 l/100km
15 Audi TT quattro sport 2005 240HP (176 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.1 l/100km

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