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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 S6

Audi S6

A new variant of the audi a six is the audi S6 which is a high performance car and produced by the german automaker audi as an executive car. This one was the best performance car which stood up in the competition as the most powerful coupe.

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 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.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro S-Tronic 2011 204HP (150 kW) @ 3250 rpm 5.8 l/100km
2 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro 2005 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 8.8 l/100km
3 Audi A4 Avant 2.7 TDI Multitronic 2007 180HP (132 kW) @ 3300 rpm 8 l/100km
4 Audi A4 Avant 2.5 TDI Multitronic 2004 162HP (119 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
5 Audi TTS Roadster DSG 2008 271HP (199 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8 l/100km
6 Audi A6 1.9 TDi 1995 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
7 Audi TT Coup? 1.8T quattro 1999 179HP (132 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.1 l/100km
8 Audi 100 Avant GLS 1979 86HP (63 kW) @ 5600 rpm 12.9 l/100km
9 Audi A6 Avant 1.8 quattro 1995 124HP (91 kW) @ 5800 rpm 14.3 l/100km
10 Audi TT Coup? 1.8T 2002 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.1 l/100km
11 Audi A4 2.0 TDI 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
12 Audi 100 1985 137HP (101 kW) @ 5700 rpm 12.9 l/100km
13 Audi A8 3.2 FSI 2005 259HP (190 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.8 l/100km
14 Audi A7 Sportback 2.8 FSI quattro 2010 204HP (150 kW) @ 5250 rpm 8 l/100km
15 Audi 80 Avant 2.0 E Automatic 1992 115HP (85 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a

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