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 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.

Audi RS4

Audi RS4

From the Audi A4 range of the automobiles the Audi RS 4 Quattro is one of the highest performing and top tier version of some of the specific generation. It is a compact, sports focus and executive car usually known as the sports compact in some nations.

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.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A6 2.8 Automatic 1995 193HP (142 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
2 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro Tiptronic 2004 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 9.2 l/100km
3 Audi 100 2.8E Automatic 1991 176HP (129 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
4 Audi A4 Avant 2.5 TDi quattro 1997 150HP (110 kW) @ 4000 rpm 10.7 l/100km
5 Audi R8 V10 2008 525HP (386 kW) @ 8000 rpm 14.7 l/100km
6 Audi V8 1988 253HP (186 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.9 l/100km
7 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TFSI quattro S-Tronic 2011 300HP (220 kW) @ 5250 rpm 8.2 l/100km
8 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI 2006 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.8 l/100km
9 Audi 200 Turbo quattro Automatic 1985 181HP (133 kW) @ 5700 rpm 12.9 l/100km
10 Audi A5 2.0 TDI 2011 177HP (131 kW) @ 4200 rpm 4.7 l/100km
11 Audi Coup? GT 1987 89HP (65 kW) @ 5200 rpm 12.9 l/100km
12 Audi 100 GLS 1979 86HP (63 kW) @ 5600 rpm 12.9 l/100km
13 Audi 100 1972 86HP (63 kW) @ 5100 rpm 12.9 l/100km
14 Audi S6 1995 230HP (169 kW) @ 5900 rpm 12.2 l/100km
15 Audi S4 S-Tronic 2008 332HP (244 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.4 l/100km