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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

A complete crossover model by Audi is its Audi Q3. This is a compact model with 5 doors. Audi Q3 Vail is a concept model with 2.5 TFSI. This has 2,480 cc or 2.48 L, 151 cu in I5 turbo engine. The engine has been rated 314 PS with 231 kW and 310 hp.

Audi R8

Audi R8

In 2006, Audi AG, the German car maker introduced the Audi R8 (Typ 42) in the market. It is a mid-engine, two-seater sports car with Audi’s trademark Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.

Audi A1 Sportback

Audi A1 Sportback

The Audi revealed a succeeding A1 concept sedan at the event of the Motor Show held in Paris in October 2008 as the Audi A1 Sportback. The Audi A1 Sportback, a restyled 5 door expansion of the metro-project Quattro.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI 2005 220HP (161 kW) @ 5900 rpm 8.8 l/100km
2 Audi A6 3.0 TFSI quattro 2010 300HP (220 kW) @ 5250 rpm 8.2 l/100km
3 Audi 100 2.0E 1991 116HP (85 kW) @ 5400 rpm 12.9 l/100km
4 Audi A4 2.0 TDI 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
5 Audi S4 Avant S-Tronic 2008 332HP (244 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.6 l/100km
6 Audi A6 2.8 C5 1996 193HP (142 kW) @ 6000 rpm 14.9 l/100km
7 Audi A6 Avant 1.8 T 2004 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.5 l/100km
8 Audi A6 allroad quattro 3.2 FSI 2006 255HP (187 kW) @ 6500 rpm 11 l/100km
9 Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro 2008 239HP (176 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.4 l/100km
10 Audi A4 Avant 1.6 1999 100HP (73 kW) @ 5300 rpm 4.3 l/100km
11 Audi S4 Avant 2002 343HP (252 kW) @ 7000 rpm 13.8 l/100km
12 Audi A4 DTM Edition quattro 2005 220HP (161 kW) @ 6100 rpm 11.1 l/100km
13 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI quattro 2005 232HP (170 kW) @ 4000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
14 Audi A3 1.6 2003 101HP (74 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7 l/100km
15 Audi A4 Avant 1.8 TFSI Multitronic 2009 120HP (88 kW) @ 3650 rpm n/a

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