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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 RS6

Audi RS6

The Audi RS 6 quattro also known as RS6 which is the premier and the best in terms of performance performing of the Audi A6. It also has a top of the line specification, which is why it is positioned so the above of the Audi 6.

Audi R8

Audi R8

In 2006, Audi AG, the German car maker introduced the Audi R8 (Typ 42) in the market. It is a mid-engine, two-seater sports car with Audi’s trademark Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.

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.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi 80 2.3 E Automatic 1991 133HP (98 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
2 Audi A6 Avant 1.9 TDi Automatic 1995 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
3 Audi 80 2.0 E Automatic 1991 115HP (85 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
4 Audi TT Roadster 1.8T quattro 1999 179HP (132 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.5 l/100km
5 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.7 TDI Multitronic 2009 190HP (140 kW) @ 3500 rpm n/a
6 Audi A4 Avant 2.4 Multitronic 2001 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.7 l/100km
7 Audi A4 2.0 2000 130HP (96 kW) @ 5700 rpm 14.3 l/100km
8 Audi A5 3.2 FSI quattro 2007 264HP (194 kW) @ 6500 rpm 8 l/100km
9 Audi A4 1.8 TFSI 2007 160HP (117 kW) @ 4500 rpm 8 l/100km
10 Audi A6 allroad quattro 4.2 FSI 2006 349HP (257 kW) @ 6800 rpm 11.2 l/100km
11 Audi Sport Quattro 1980 304HP (223 kW) @ 6500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
12 Audi 80 1.6 S 1988 70HP (52 kW) @ 5200 rpm n/a
13 Audi A6 1.9 TDi Automatic 1995 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
14 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro Automatic C6 2004 224HP (165 kW) @ 4000 rpm 8.4 l/100km
15 Audi 80 2.6 E 1992 150HP (110 kW) @ 5750 rpm n/a

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