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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 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 RS6

Audi RS6

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.

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 A6L 2.0 TFSI 2011 170HP (125 kW) @ 4300 rpm 8.3 l/100km
2 Audi A6 3.0 TFSI quattro 2008 290HP (213 kW) @ 4850 rpm 9.4 l/100km
3 Audi A8 3.2 FSI 2005 259HP (190 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.8 l/100km
4 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI quattro 2008 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.8 l/100km
5 Audi A6 2.8 Automatic 1995 174HP (128 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
6 Audi S4 2004 343HP (252 kW) @ 7000 rpm 11.7 l/100km
7 Audi C14/35 Alpensieger 1914 35HP (26 kW) @ 1700 rpm 12.9 l/100km
8 Audi 90 quattro 1989 137HP (101 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
9 Audi A6 allroad quattro 3.0 TDI 2006 233HP (171 kW) @ 4000 rpm 10.8 l/100km
10 Audi A6 Avant 2.8 FSI 2008 190HP (139 kW) @ 5000 rpm 8.3 l/100km
11 Audi A6 2.7 T quattro C5 2003 249HP (183 kW) @ 5800 rpm 11.6 l/100km
12 Audi A4 allroad quattro 2.0 TDI 2009 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm n/a
13 Audi 100 2.8 V6 Avant Automatic 1991 174HP (128 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
14 Audi A5 3.2 FSI 2007 264HP (194 kW) @ 6500 rpm 8 l/100km
15 Audi A4 2.8 quattro Automatic 1998 193HP (142 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.9 l/100km

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