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 Cars Reviews

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 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 RS6

Audi RS6

The Audi RS 6 quattro also known as RS6 which is the premier and the best in terms of performance performing of the Audi A6. It also has a top of the line specification, which is why it is positioned so the above of the Audi 6.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi Sport Quattro 1980 304HP (223 kW) @ 6500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
2 Audi A4 1.8T quattro 1999 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 4.3 l/100km
3 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI 2010 204HP (150 kW) @ 3750 rpm 5.3 l/100km
4 Audi A6 L 4.2 FSI quattro (CN) C6 2007 349HP (257 kW) @ 6800 rpm 6.8 l/100km
5 Audi R8 V10 2008 525HP (386 kW) @ 8000 rpm 14.7 l/100km
6 Audi A6 Avant 2.7 TDI Multitronic 2008 190HP (139 kW) @ 3500 rpm 6.5 l/100km
7 Audi 80 Avant 2.6 E 1992 150HP (110 kW) @ 5750 rpm n/a
8 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI 2010 122HP (90 kW) @ 5000 rpm 5.3 l/100km
9 Audi A6 2.0 1995 115HP (85 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
10 Audi S6 1995 290HP (213 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.2 l/100km
11 Audi 100 Avant 1979 86HP (63 kW) @ 5600 rpm 12.9 l/100km
12 Audi A4 V6 1996 195HP (143 kW) @ 6000 rpm 14.9 l/100km
13 Audi A6 2.8 quattro C4 1996 195HP (143 kW) @ 6000 rpm 14.9 l/100km
14 Audi Coup? 2.0 1995 115HP (84 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
15 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Multitronic 2004 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 9.2 l/100km