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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 80

Audi 80

The Audi 80, a compact executive coupe from the Audi, a Germany based sedan manufacture company from the year of 1966 to 1996. This car contributed its platform with the Passat from the Volkswagen Group from the year of 1973 to 1986. Finally, it was presented as a saloon sedan/car and an Avant.

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 A5

Audi A5

Since 2007, the German automobile manufacturing company Audi has been designing coup? which is basically a variant of Type 8T. This coup? is the fusion of cabriolet and Sportback version, which is a 4 door hatchback along with roofline attached to the sharply designed rear window and inbuilt trunk closure.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi RS3 Sportback 2010 340HP (250 kW) @ 5400 rpm 9.1 l/100km
2 Audi A6 2.6 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5500 rpm 14.3 l/100km
3 Audi A4 Avant 2.7 TDI Multitronic 2009 190HP (140 kW) @ 3500 rpm n/a
4 Audi A8 2.8 quattro 1998 192HP (141 kW) @ 6000 rpm 11.1 l/100km
5 Audi A3 2.0 TDi 2003 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.5 l/100km
6 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 2006 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 9.1 l/100km
7 Audi Coup? 2.0 Automatic 1995 115HP (84 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
8 Audi A8 3.7 1996 230HP (169 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12 l/100km
9 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI quattro S-Tronic 2009 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 7.7 l/100km
10 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Multitronic 2011 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 6.4 l/100km
11 Audi A3 1.9 TDi 1997 109HP (80 kW) @ 4150 rpm 10.7 l/100km
12 Audi A6 3.2 FSI quattro Automatic C6 2004 255HP (187 kW) @ 6500 rpm 10.9 l/100km
13 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI 2011 177HP (131 kW) @ 4200 rpm 4.9 l/100km
14 Audi A6 2.0 TDI C6 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6 l/100km
15 Audi A3 1.9 TDI 2001 130HP (96 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.1 l/100km

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