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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 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 S5

Audi S5

The Audi S5, a high performance alternative of the Audi’s A5. This sedan is also known as cariolet, five door fastback and coupe versions of the B8, a 4th generation Audi S4 estate and saloon models. Similar to all the ‘S’ cars from the Audi, these are only presented as normal with the Audi’s Quattro 4DW (four wheel drive) system.

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 A8 4.2 quattro 2002 334HP (246 kW) @ 6500 rpm 6.9 l/100km
2 Audi A8 L W12 quattro 2010 500HP (368 kW) @ 6200 rpm 12.4 l/100km
3 Audi V8 1993 250HP (184 kW) @ 5800 rpm n/a
4 Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI quattro 2009 240HP (176 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.8 l/100km
5 Audi A6 Avant 2.5 TDI quattro 1995 140HP (103 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
6 Audi A4 Avant 1.8 T Multitronic 2004 163HP (120 kW) @ 5700 rpm 9.2 l/100km
7 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI quattro 2008 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.5 l/100km
8 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI 2005 220HP (161 kW) @ 5900 rpm 8.8 l/100km
9 Audi TT Coup? 1.8T 2002 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.1 l/100km
10 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TFSI quattro S-Tronic 2011 300HP (220 kW) @ 5250 rpm 8.2 l/100km
11 Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI 2011 177HP (130 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5 l/100km
12 Audi A8 L 3.0 multitronic 2003 220HP (161 kW) @ 6300 rpm 9.6 l/100km
13 Audi A8 4.2 quattro 1996 304HP (223 kW) @ 6000 rpm 12.9 l/100km
14 Audi RS4 Avant 2006 419HP (308 kW) @ 7800 rpm 13.6 l/100km
15 Audi A1 1.2 TFSI 2010 85HP (63 kW) @ 4800 rpm 5.1 l/100km

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