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 Q7

Audi Q7

In September 2005, the Audi Q7 was divulged at the Showof Frankfurt Motor. This is a life-sized SUV and is a superlative crossover. It was in 2006 autumn that the production of Q7 began at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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 RS 6

Audi RS 6

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. It is of average sized sports focus executive coupe ...

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi 100 S4 Estate 1991 230HP (169 kW) @ 5900 rpm 12.9 l/100km
2 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
3 Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro S-Tronic 2010 240HP (176 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
4 Audi A4 1.6 1999 100HP (73 kW) @ 5300 rpm 4.3 l/100km
5 Audi 80 1.6 S 1988 70HP (52 kW) @ 5200 rpm n/a
6 Audi Coup? quattro 1987 135HP (99 kW) @ 5700 rpm 12.9 l/100km
7 Audi A6 Avant 2.6 Automatic 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5500 rpm 14.3 l/100km
8 Audi Coup? quattro 1987 119HP (88 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
9 Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro Tiptronic 2004 203HP (149 kW) @ 3500 rpm 9.2 l/100km
10 Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TFSI 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4300 rpm 7.5 l/100km
11 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI DSG 2004 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 9.2 l/100km
12 Audi A4 2.0 TDI 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
13 Audi A8 L 4.2 FSI quattro 2006 349HP (257 kW) @ 6800 rpm 10.9 l/100km
14 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Multitronic 2011 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 6.2 l/100km
15 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.5 TDI 2004 160HP (118 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a