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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 Sportback

Audi A1 Sportback

The Audi revealed a succeeding A1 concept sedan at the event of the Motor Show held in Paris in October 2008 as the Audi A1 Sportback. The Audi A1 Sportback, a restyled 5 door expansion of the metro-project Quattro.

Audi A5

Audi A5

Since 2007, the German automobile manufacturing company Audi has been designing coup? which is basically a variant of Type 8T. This coup? is the fusion of cabriolet and Sportback version, which is a 4 door hatchback along with roofline attached to the sharply designed rear window and inbuilt trunk closure.

Audi Quattro

Audi Quattro

The Quattro, a rally and road sedan, introduced by the Audi, a Germany based Automaker Company which is now a division of the Volkswagen Firm. On 3 March 1980, this sedan was initially displayed at the event on Geneva Motor Show.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi Coup? GT Automatic 1987 114HP (84 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
2 Audi A4 1.9 TDI 1999 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.3 l/100km
3 Audi A6 2.5 TDi C5 1997 152HP (111 kW) @ 4000 rpm 10.7 l/100km
4 Audi A6 1.9 TDi Automatic 1995 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
5 Audi S6 Avant 1995 230HP (169 kW) @ 5900 rpm 12.3 l/100km
6 Audi A6 2.8 FSI quattro 2007 209HP (154 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.7 l/100km
7 Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro 2010 430HP (316 kW) @ 7900 rpm 14.4 l/100km
8 Audi R8 R-Tronic 2010 430HP (316 kW) @ 7900 rpm 13.3 l/100km
9 Audi Coup? 2.3 E Automatic 1991 133HP (98 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
10 Audi S4 Avant S-Tronic 2008 332HP (244 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.6 l/100km
11 Audi A6 Avant 2.8 FSI quattro 2008 190HP (139 kW) @ 5000 rpm 8.7 l/100km
12 Audi 80 TDI Avant 1992 89HP (65 kW) @ 4000 rpm 12.9 l/100km
13 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI quattro 2008 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.8 l/100km
14 Audi 80 2.8 E Automatic 1991 174HP (128 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
15 Audi TTS Coup? DSG 2008 271HP (199 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km

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