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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 S6

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Audi A6

Audi A6

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Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A6 2.8 FSI Multitronic C6 2006 209HP (154 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.8 l/100km
2 Audi 100 2.3E quattro 1989 137HP (101 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
3 Audi 80 2.3E 1991 134HP (99 kW) @ 0 rpm 12.9 l/100km
4 Audi A3 1.6 1996 102HP (75 kW) @ 5600 rpm 14.9 l/100km
5 Audi R8 Spyder R-Tronic 2009 525HP (386 kW) @ 8000 rpm 13.9 l/100km
6 Audi A4 2.5 TDI quattro Tiptronic 2001 180HP (132 kW) @ 4000 rpm 8.5 l/100km
7 Audi A6 Avant 3.2 FSI C6 2004 255HP (187 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.9 l/100km
8 Audi S5 Sportback 2011 333HP (245 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.1 l/100km
9 Audi 100 Sport 1985 139HP (102 kW) @ 5700 rpm 12.9 l/100km
10 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro 2004 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 9.2 l/100km
11 Audi Coup? 2.0 Automatic 1995 115HP (84 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
12 Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro 2008 239HP (176 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.4 l/100km
13 Audi A4 Avant 1.8 1999 124HP (91 kW) @ 5800 rpm 4.3 l/100km
14 Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro 2004 203HP (149 kW) @ 3500 rpm 9.2 l/100km
15 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI 2009 180HP (132 kW) @ 4000 rpm 7.4 l/100km

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