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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 80

Audi 80

The Audi 80, a compact executive coupe from the Audi, a Germany based sedan manufacture company from the year of 1966 to 1996. This car contributed its platform with the Passat from the Volkswagen Group from the year of 1973 to 1986. Finally, it was presented as a saloon sedan/car and an Avant.

Audi A5 Sportback

Audi A5 Sportback

One can get the A4 as a saloon or sedan and also an estate or what we call a wagon car. Both the second and third generation cars which are the B6 and B7 had one convertible version. The B8 convertible version became a part of the Audi A 5 later on.

Audi A6

Audi A6

Audi AG is a German automaker who made this executive car, Audi A6. Audi has launched its 4th gen car which is a huge success again. The manufacturing place of A6 is in Germany, Neckarsulm. It is found in wagon and saloon configurations.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A4 2.8 quattro 1998 193HP (142 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.4 l/100km
2 Audi S3 Sportback S-Tronic 2008 265HP (195 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.4 l/100km
3 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI S-tronic 2006 160HP (117 kW) @ 5000 rpm 9.1 l/100km
4 Audi A4 2.5 TDI 1998 150HP (110 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.8 l/100km
5 Audi A3 1.9 TDI quattro 2001 130HP (96 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6 l/100km
6 Audi A8 L 4.2 quattro 2003 334HP (246 kW) @ 6500 rpm 11.9 l/100km
7 Audi A4 Avant 1.8 T Multitronic 2004 163HP (120 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.3 l/100km
8 Audi 80 TDi 1991 89HP (65 kW) @ 4000 rpm 12.9 l/100km
9 Audi A2 1.4 TDi 1999 75HP (55 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.3 l/100km
10 Audi 200 5T 1980 172HP (126 kW) @ 5300 rpm 12.9 l/100km
11 Audi A6 3.0 TDI 2010 204HP (150 kW) @ 3750 rpm 5.2 l/100km
12 Audi Coup? GT 1987 88HP (64 kW) @ 5200 rpm 12.9 l/100km
13 Audi A6 Avant 1.8 quattro 1995 124HP (91 kW) @ 5800 rpm 14.3 l/100km
14 Audi S5 Cabriolet 2011 333HP (245 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.5 l/100km
15 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro S-Tronic 2011 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 7 l/100km

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