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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 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.

Audi Q5

Audi Q5

Audi Q5 (Typ 8R) is a medium SUV. Feigned and promoted by Audi since 2008, this used the Audi MLP (Modular Longitudinal Platform) podium, rooting its inception on 2007 Audi A5 coupe. Audi Q7 is larger than this Q5 model and this is larger when compared to the Audi Q3 size.

Audi R8

Audi R8

In 2006, Audi AG, the German car maker introduced the Audi R8 (Typ 42) in the market. It is a mid-engine, two-seater sports car with Audi’s trademark Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A8 L 3.0 TDI quattro 2010 250HP (184 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.6 l/100km
2 Audi A4 2.4 2000 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 14.3 l/100km
3 Audi A4 Avant 2.6 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5500 rpm 14.3 l/100km
4 Audi A6 allroad quattro 2.7 TDI 2006 180HP (132 kW) @ 3300 rpm 10.8 l/100km
5 Audi A4 1.8 TFSI 2008 119HP (88 kW) @ 3650 rpm 9.4 l/100km
6 Audi A6 2.4 quattro C6 2005 177HP (130 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.9 l/100km
7 Audi A4 1.8 T 2004 163HP (120 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.2 l/100km
8 Audi S3 2.0 TFSI quattro 2006 264HP (194 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.1 l/100km
9 Audi S6 Avant 1995 230HP (169 kW) @ 5900 rpm 12.3 l/100km
10 Audi A6 2.5 TDi CVT C5 2002 162HP (119 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.9 l/100km
11 Audi A4 1.9 TDI 1999 109HP (80 kW) @ 4150 rpm 4.3 l/100km
12 Audi A6 2.0 TFSI C6 2005 170HP (125 kW) @ 4300 rpm 7.9 l/100km
13 Audi A4 3.0 quattro 2000 220HP (161 kW) @ 6300 rpm 14.3 l/100km
14 Audi A6 1.9 TDi 6 speed C5 2003 129HP (95 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6 l/100km
15 Audi A6 2.8 FSI quattro 2007 209HP (154 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.7 l/100km

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