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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 RS4

Audi RS4

From the Audi A4 range of the automobiles the Audi RS 4 Quattro is one of the highest performing and top tier version of some of the specific generation. It is a compact, sports focus and executive car usually known as the sports compact in some nations.

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 Q3

Audi Q3

A complete crossover model by Audi is its Audi Q3. This is a compact model with 5 doors. Audi Q3 Vail is a concept model with 2.5 TFSI. This has 2,480 cc or 2.48 L, 151 cu in I5 turbo engine. The engine has been rated 314 PS with 231 kW and 310 hp.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi Coup? GL 1982 76HP (55 kW) @ 4500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
2 Audi quattro Spyder 1991 173HP (127 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
3 Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI Multitronic 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.9 l/100km
4 Audi A4 2.0 TDI quattro 2005 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 8.8 l/100km
5 Audi A6 4.2 quattro Tiptronic C5 1999 299HP (220 kW) @ 6200 rpm 4.3 l/100km
6 Audi A4 2.4 Multitronic 2003 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.3 l/100km
7 Audi 80 GL 1975 91HP (67 kW) @ 0 rpm 12.9 l/100km
8 Audi A6L 2.0 TFSI 2011 170HP (125 kW) @ 4300 rpm 8.3 l/100km
9 Audi TT Coup? 2.0 TFSI Automatic 2006 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.7 l/100km
10 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Multitronic 2009 180HP (132 kW) @ 4000 rpm 7.1 l/100km
11 Audi A6 2.5 TDI quattro C5 2001 179HP (132 kW) @ 4000 rpm 8 l/100km
12 Audi A6 L 4.2 quattro (CN) C6 2005 334HP (246 kW) @ 6600 rpm 9.7 l/100km
13 Audi 100 Diesel Turbo 1985 88HP (64 kW) @ 4500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
14 Audi A6 1.8T C5 1997 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 10.7 l/100km
15 Audi A6 allroad quattro 3.2 FSI 2006 255HP (187 kW) @ 6500 rpm 11 l/100km

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