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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 A7

Audi A7

Produced and marketed by Audi, Audi A7 is sports back, executive car. Along with hatchback of four-door, roof line featured steep rear window as well as lid of integrated trunk and freeler doors are also present.

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 Q3

Audi Q3

A complete crossover model by Audi is its Audi Q3. This is a compact model with 5 doors. Audi Q3 Vail is a concept model with 2.5 TFSI. This has 2,480 cc or 2.48 L, 151 cu in I5 turbo engine. The engine has been rated 314 PS with 231 kW and 310 hp.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A4 2.0 TDI 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm n/a
2 Audi Coup? 2.0 Automatic 1995 115HP (84 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
3 Audi A6 2.0 TDI 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.7 l/100km
4 Audi TT Roadster 1.8T 2005 189HP (139 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.2 l/100km
5 Audi A3 2.0 TDi Tiptronic 2005 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.9 l/100km
6 Audi A4 Avant 2.8 1997 192HP (141 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.7 l/100km
7 Audi A4 3.0 quattro 2000 220HP (161 kW) @ 6300 rpm 14.3 l/100km
8 Audi 80 2.8E 1991 176HP (129 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
9 Audi A3 Sportback 1.8 TFSI S-Tronic 2008 160HP (117 kW) @ 5000 rpm 6.7 l/100km
10 Audi 75 L Variant 1972 76HP (55 kW) @ 5000 rpm 12.9 l/100km
11 Audi A4 1.9 TDI Automatic 1999 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.3 l/100km
12 Audi A6 2.0 TDI C6 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6 l/100km
13 Audi A8 L 3.0 TDI quattro 2007 233HP (171 kW) @ 4000 rpm 8.5 l/100km
14 Audi A4 2.0 Multitronic 2000 130HP (96 kW) @ 5700 rpm 14.3 l/100km
15 Audi TT Coup? 2.0 TDI quattro 2010 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.3 l/100km

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