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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 A4

Audi A4

Audi, a subsidiary company of the Volkswagen Group, built the compact executive car A4 in four generations. They based all of them in the Volkswagen’s B platform. Audi 80 was succeeded by the first generation A4.

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.

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.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi 200 5T 1980 172HP (126 kW) @ 5300 rpm 12.9 l/100km
2 Audi 100 DI Turbo Diesel 1989 121HP (89 kW) @ 4250 rpm 12.9 l/100km
3 Audi A6 Avant 2.7 T quattro Tiptronic 2002 250HP (184 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.2 l/100km
4 Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.2 TFSI 2010 105HP (77 kW) @ 5000 rpm 5.7 l/100km
5 Audi A6 L 3.0 quattro (CN) C6 2005 218HP (160 kW) @ 6300 rpm 9.7 l/100km
6 Audi A4 Avant 2.5 TDi quattro Automatic 1997 150HP (110 kW) @ 4000 rpm 10.7 l/100km
7 Audi A6 4.2 FSI quattro C6 2006 349HP (257 kW) @ 6800 rpm 10.8 l/100km
8 Audi A4 Avant 1.8 T 2004 163HP (120 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.2 l/100km
9 Audi A4 Avant 1.8 T Multitronic 2004 163HP (120 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.3 l/100km
10 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI 2010 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 6.6 l/100km
11 Audi S4 1997 264HP (194 kW) @ 5800 rpm 8.2 l/100km
12 Audi A4 3.2 FSI 2004 255HP (187 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.2 l/100km
13 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI 2006 160HP (117 kW) @ 5000 rpm 9.1 l/100km
14 Audi 100 1972 86HP (63 kW) @ 5100 rpm 12.9 l/100km
15 Audi A6L 2.7 TDI 2011 190HP (140 kW) @ 3500 rpm 6.8 l/100km

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