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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 S4

Audi S4

Out of the audi compact executive car A4 the Audi S4 is the uppermost performing variant. From 1991-94 the innovative audi S4 was a presentation oriented edition of the audi’s 100 sedan/saloon. Since 1997 all succeeding S4s has included the A4 of Audi and as all the one generation has changed from one to the next.

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 S6

Audi S6

A new variant of the audi a six is the audi S6 which is a high performance car and produced by the german automaker audi as an executive car. This one was the best performance car which stood up in the competition as the most powerful coupe.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi RS4 1999 381HP (280 kW) @ 6100 rpm 9.7 l/100km
2 Audi A4 1.8 Automatic 1999 124HP (91 kW) @ 5800 rpm 4.3 l/100km
3 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TDI 2011 204HP (150 kW) @ 3750 rpm 5.3 l/100km
4 Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro 2005 232HP (170 kW) @ 3500 rpm 7.6 l/100km
5 Audi S4 Avant 1997 264HP (194 kW) @ 5800 rpm 8.2 l/100km
6 Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI 2007 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 8 l/100km
7 Audi allroad quattro 2.5 TDI 2001 179HP (132 kW) @ 4000 rpm 8.9 l/100km
8 Audi S4 Avant Tiptronic 2004 343HP (252 kW) @ 7000 rpm 11.7 l/100km
9 Audi V8 1988 253HP (186 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.9 l/100km
10 Audi 100 Avant GLS 1979 86HP (63 kW) @ 5600 rpm 12.9 l/100km
11 Audi Coup? 2.6 Automatic 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5500 rpm 14.3 l/100km
12 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI 2009 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 6.8 l/100km
13 Audi TT Coup? 2.0 TFSI 2006 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.7 l/100km
14 Audi 100 C 1982 101HP (74 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
15 Audi 80 2.0 16v 1989 137HP (101 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a

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