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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 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 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 RS6 2002 450HP (331 kW) @ 5700 rpm 13.8 l/100km
2 Audi A4 Avant 2.5 TDI Multitronic 2004 162HP (119 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
3 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.7 TDI Multitronic 2009 190HP (140 kW) @ 3500 rpm n/a
4 Audi A6 2.5 TDi 1995 115HP (85 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
5 Audi A3 1.6 2003 101HP (74 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7 l/100km
6 Audi A6 2.7 TDI quattro 2007 180HP (132 kW) @ 3300 rpm 8.4 l/100km
7 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI 2006 160HP (117 kW) @ 5000 rpm 9.1 l/100km
8 Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI 2004 115HP (85 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
9 Audi 100 2.8 V6 Avant quattro Automatic 1991 174HP (128 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
10 Audi 80 Automatic 1991 90HP (66 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
11 Audi A4 allroad quattro 3.0 TDI S-Tronic 2009 240HP (176 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
12 Audi Coup? 2.2 GT 1982 131HP (96 kW) @ 5900 rpm 12.9 l/100km
13 Audi A6 Avant 4.2 quattro Tiptronic C5 1999 299HP (220 kW) @ 6200 rpm 4.3 l/100km
14 Audi A5 2.0 TDI 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 9.4 l/100km
15 Audi TT Roadster 1.8T 2005 163HP (120 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.2 l/100km

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