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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 RS 6

Audi RS 6

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. It is of average sized sports focus executive coupe ...

Audi A6

Audi A6

Audi AG is a German automaker who made this executive car, Audi A6. Audi has launched its 4th gen car which is a huge success again. The manufacturing place of A6 is in Germany, Neckarsulm. It is found in wagon and saloon configurations.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi Asso di Picche 1973 101HP (74 kW) @ 6000 rpm 12.9 l/100km
2 Audi A7 Sportback 2.8 FSI quattro 2010 204HP (150 kW) @ 5250 rpm 8 l/100km
3 Audi A4 1.8 T 2004 163HP (120 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.2 l/100km
4 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 Multitronic 2004 129HP (95 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.2 l/100km
5 Audi A8 2.5 TDi quattro 1997 150HP (110 kW) @ 4000 rpm 8.9 l/100km
6 Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI quattro 1999 109HP (80 kW) @ 4150 rpm 4.3 l/100km
7 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI 2009 180HP (132 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
8 Audi A6 Avant 2.7 TDI 2008 190HP (139 kW) @ 3500 rpm 6.2 l/100km
9 Audi A3 1.6 TDI 2009 105HP (77 kW) @ 4400 rpm 4.1 l/100km
10 Audi A4 Avant 1.8 TFSI quattro 2009 160HP (118 kW) @ 4500 rpm n/a
11 Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI 2007 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 8 l/100km
12 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI quattro S-Tronic 2009 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 7.7 l/100km
13 Audi A6 Avant 2.7 T quattro 1998 230HP (169 kW) @ 5800 rpm 11.7 l/100km
14 Audi A6 2.0 CVT C5 2003 129HP (95 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.2 l/100km
15 Audi A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI S-Tronic 2008 124HP (91 kW) @ 5000 rpm 5.8 l/100km

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