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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

Audi A1

Released in Geneva Motors this Audi has 3 door hatchbacks. It can easily intake for adults with their luggage. Audi A1 gives choice of 2 petrol as well as one diesel option for engines. These three engine options gives good fuel economy with less CO2 emissions.

Audi Q7

Audi Q7

In September 2005, the Audi Q7 was divulged at the Showof Frankfurt Motor. This is a life-sized SUV and is a superlative crossover. It was in 2006 autumn that the production of Q7 began at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Audi A2

Audi A2

The Audi A2, a compact MPV styled super-mini and 5-door hatchback with an availability of 4 or 5 seats and internally selected Typ 8Z. This sedan is introduced by the Audi AG, a Germany based company from Nov 1999-2005.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A8 L 3.0 TDI quattro 2010 250HP (184 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.6 l/100km
2 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Multitronic 2008 180HP (132 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.4 l/100km
3 Audi A4 1.8 TFSI 2008 119HP (88 kW) @ 3650 rpm 9.4 l/100km
4 Audi 100 C 1982 101HP (74 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
5 Audi A4 1.8T quattro 2000 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 14.3 l/100km
6 Audi A6 1.9 TDi 1995 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
7 Audi S6 2001 339HP (249 kW) @ 7000 rpm 14.3 l/100km
8 Audi A4 3.0 Multitronic 2001 220HP (161 kW) @ 6300 rpm 9.4 l/100km
9 Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro Tiptronic 2009 239HP (176 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
10 Audi A6 3.0 TDI quattro S-Tronic 2010 204HP (150 kW) @ 3250 rpm 5.7 l/100km
11 Audi 80 1.8 S Automatic 1988 91HP (67 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
12 Audi A4 2.5 TDI 1998 150HP (110 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.8 l/100km
13 Audi 90 quattro 20v 1989 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 12.9 l/100km
14 Audi A6 Avant 4.2 quattro Tiptronic C5 1999 299HP (220 kW) @ 6200 rpm 4.3 l/100km
15 Audi A6 Avant 2.7 T 1998 230HP (169 kW) @ 5800 rpm 11 l/100km

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