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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 Q3

Audi Q3

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Audi A8

Audi A8

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Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi 80 LS 1975 76HP (55 kW) @ 5600 rpm 12.9 l/100km
2 Audi S4 Avant Tiptronic 2004 343HP (252 kW) @ 7000 rpm 11.7 l/100km
3 Audi A8 L 4.2 TDI quattro 2005 326HP (240 kW) @ 3750 rpm 9.4 l/100km
4 Audi S6 plus 1996 325HP (239 kW) @ 6500 rpm 14.9 l/100km
5 Audi S8 Tiptronic 2002 359HP (264 kW) @ 7000 rpm 13.9 l/100km
6 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI 2009 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.2 l/100km
7 Audi 75 L Variant 1972 76HP (55 kW) @ 5000 rpm 12.9 l/100km
8 Audi A4 2.5 TDI Multitronic 2004 162HP (119 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
9 Audi A3 Sportback 1.9 TDI 2008 104HP (77 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.8 l/100km
10 Audi A6 2.7 T quattro Tiptronic C5 2000 229HP (168 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.2 l/100km
11 Audi A4 DTM Edition quattro 2005 220HP (161 kW) @ 6100 rpm 11.1 l/100km
12 Audi 80 16v quattro 1992 139HP (102 kW) @ 5900 rpm 12.9 l/100km
13 Audi A6 2.0 TDI 2010 177HP (130 kW) @ 4200 rpm 4.9 l/100km
14 Audi A3 1.6 Tiptronic 2005 102HP (75 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.7 l/100km
15 Audi A4 Avant 2.5 TDi Automatic 1997 150HP (110 kW) @ 4000 rpm 10.7 l/100km

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