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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 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 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 80 1.8 S 1988 91HP (67 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
2 Audi A6 Avant 2.8 FSI Multitronic C6 2006 209HP (154 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.8 l/100km
3 Audi A4 Avant 2.8 1997 192HP (141 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.7 l/100km
4 Audi A4 Avant 2.5 TDi Automatic 1997 150HP (110 kW) @ 4000 rpm 10.7 l/100km
5 Audi RS6 Avant 2002 450HP (331 kW) @ 5700 rpm 13.8 l/100km
6 Audi S3 Sportback 2008 264HP (194 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.5 l/100km
7 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI quattro 2008 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.8 l/100km
8 Audi 80 2.3 E Automatic 1991 133HP (98 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
9 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.7 TDI 2009 190HP (140 kW) @ 3500 rpm 6.2 l/100km
10 Audi 100 Avant 1979 86HP (63 kW) @ 5600 rpm 12.9 l/100km
11 Audi A4 2.7 TDI 2005 180HP (132 kW) @ 3300 rpm 6.7 l/100km
12 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 2007 240HP (176 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.8 l/100km
13 Audi S3 Sportback S-Tronic 2008 265HP (195 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.4 l/100km
14 Audi A6 3.2 FSI Multitronic C6 2005 255HP (187 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.7 l/100km
15 Audi A4 Avant 2.5 TDI quattro 2001 180HP (132 kW) @ 4000 rpm 7.8 l/100km

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