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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 A4

Audi A4

Audi, a subsidiary company of the Volkswagen Group, built the compact executive car A4 in four generations. They based all of them in the Volkswagen’s B platform. Audi 80 was succeeded by the first generation A4.

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.

Audi TT

Audi TT

Promoted by Volkswagen Group, Audi TT is a small sports car with dual door. Audi Hungaria Motor Kftis Audi’s contributory since 1998. In Gyor, Hungary, amasses both the cars.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi S8 Tiptronic 2002 359HP (264 kW) @ 7000 rpm 13.9 l/100km
2 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI 2005 255HP (187 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.6 l/100km
3 Audi TT quattro sport 2005 240HP (176 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.1 l/100km
4 Audi S8 Automatic 1997 339HP (249 kW) @ 6600 rpm 14.9 l/100km
5 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI 2008 160HP (117 kW) @ 5000 rpm 6.7 l/100km
6 Audi R8 R-Tronic 2010 430HP (316 kW) @ 7900 rpm 13.3 l/100km
7 Audi A6 2.0 TDI 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.7 l/100km
8 Audi A4 2.0 TDI quattro 2006 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 9.1 l/100km
9 Audi S4 Avant 2002 343HP (252 kW) @ 7000 rpm 13.8 l/100km
10 Audi A4 2.4 2003 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.6 l/100km
11 Audi A6 2.8 1995 174HP (128 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
12 Audi A4 3.0 quattro 2001 220HP (161 kW) @ 6300 rpm 11.1 l/100km
13 Audi 200 Turbo 1984 181HP (133 kW) @ 5700 rpm 12.9 l/100km
14 Audi V8 Automatic 1991 283HP (208 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.9 l/100km
15 Audi A4 2.5 TDI Multitronic 2004 162HP (119 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.2 l/100km

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