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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 S4

Audi S4

Out of the audi compact executive car A4 the Audi S4 is the uppermost performing variant. From 1991-94 the innovative audi S4 was a presentation oriented edition of the audi’s 100 sedan/saloon. Since 1997 all succeeding S4s has included the A4 of Audi and as all the one generation has changed from one to the next.

Audi S6

Audi S6

A new variant of the audi a six is the audi S6 which is a high performance car and produced by the german automaker audi as an executive car. This one was the best performance car which stood up in the competition as the most powerful coupe.

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.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A5 2.0 TDI 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 9.4 l/100km
2 Audi S6 1995 230HP (169 kW) @ 5900 rpm 12.2 l/100km
3 Audi 80 1.9 E quattro 1988 113HP (83 kW) @ 5800 rpm n/a
4 Audi A6 Avant 3.2 FSI quattro Automatic C6 2004 255HP (187 kW) @ 6500 rpm 10.9 l/100km
5 Audi TTS Roadster 2008 271HP (199 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.2 l/100km
6 Audi 80 Avant 2.6 E 1992 150HP (110 kW) @ 5750 rpm n/a
7 Audi RS4 2005 419HP (308 kW) @ 7800 rpm 10.5 l/100km
8 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Multitronic 2011 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 6.2 l/100km
9 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI Multitronic 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
10 Audi A6 2.0 C5 2003 129HP (95 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.3 l/100km
11 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T 1999 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 4.3 l/100km
12 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.7 TDI 2009 190HP (140 kW) @ 3500 rpm 6.2 l/100km
13 Audi TT quattro sport 2005 240HP (176 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.1 l/100km
14 Audi A3 2.0 TDI quattro 2008 140HP (103 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.6 l/100km
15 Audi S6 Avant 1995 290HP (213 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.3 l/100km

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