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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 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.

Audi Q5

Audi Q5

Audi Q5 (Typ 8R) is a medium SUV. Feigned and promoted by Audi since 2008, this used the Audi MLP (Modular Longitudinal Platform) podium, rooting its inception on 2007 Audi A5 coupe. Audi Q7 is larger than this Q5 model and this is larger when compared to the Audi Q3 size.

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.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi 80 1979 55HP (41 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.9 l/100km
2 Audi 100 1.8 1985 91HP (67 kW) @ 5200 rpm 12.9 l/100km
3 Audi allroad quattro 2.7T 2000 250HP (184 kW) @ 5800 rpm 13 l/100km
4 Audi A6L 2.0 TFSI 2011 170HP (125 kW) @ 4300 rpm 8.3 l/100km
5 Audi Quattro 1980 202HP (149 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
6 Audi A3 Concept 2011 408HP (300 kW) @ 0 rpm n/a
7 Audi 80 quattro 1986 113HP (83 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.9 l/100km
8 Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI e Multitronic 2008 135HP (99 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.9 l/100km
9 Audi A6 2.4 quattro C5 1996 167HP (123 kW) @ 6000 rpm 14.9 l/100km
10 Audi TT RS Roadster 2009 340HP (250 kW) @ 5400 rpm 9.5 l/100km
11 Audi A6 2.0 TDI e Multitronic 2008 135HP (99 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.8 l/100km
12 Audi A4 Avant 1.8 T Multitronic 2004 163HP (120 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.3 l/100km
13 Audi A4 Avant 2.6 quattro 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5500 rpm 14.3 l/100km
14 Audi 100 2.3E quattro 1989 137HP (101 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
15 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI 2005 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.7 l/100km

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