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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 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.

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 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.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi RS4 Avant 2006 419HP (308 kW) @ 7800 rpm 13.6 l/100km
2 Audi A4 2.7 TDI 2005 180HP (132 kW) @ 3300 rpm 6.7 l/100km
3 Audi Coup? 2.2 GT 1982 131HP (96 kW) @ 5900 rpm 12.9 l/100km
4 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI quattro 2008 210HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 9.4 l/100km
5 Audi A4 1.8T quattro 1999 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 4.3 l/100km
6 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI quattro S-Tronic 2009 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 7.7 l/100km
7 Audi A4 Avant 3.2 FSI quattro 2008 264HP (194 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.4 l/100km
8 Audi A4 Avant 2.5 TDi Multitronic 2001 155HP (114 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.7 l/100km
9 Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI 2009 265HP (195 kW) @ 6500 rpm 8.6 l/100km
10 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
11 Audi A4 Avant 2.6 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5500 rpm 14.3 l/100km
12 Audi Coup? 20v 1988 174HP (128 kW) @ 6000 rpm 12.9 l/100km
13 Audi S5 Cabriolet 2009 333HP (245 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.7 l/100km
14 Audi A4 1.8 T quattro 2004 163HP (120 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.2 l/100km
15 Audi 100 2.3E 1989 137HP (101 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km

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