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 80

Audi 80

The Audi 80, a compact executive coupe from the Audi, a Germany based sedan manufacture company from the year of 1966 to 1996. This car contributed its platform with the Passat from the Volkswagen Group from the year of 1973 to 1986. Finally, it was presented as a saloon sedan/car and an Avant.

Audi A8

Audi A8

Audi A8 is a sedan car known for its luxury, manufactured by Audi (German automaker). Since 1994 the car has been marketed by Audi. A8 is its third generation car after succeeding Audi V8.

Audi A2

Audi A2

The Audi A2, a compact MPV styled super-mini and 5-door hatchback with an availability of 4 or 5 seats and internally selected Typ 8Z. This sedan is introduced by the Audi AG, a Germany based company from Nov 1999-2005.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A8 L 4.0 TDI quattro 2003 274HP (202 kW) @ 3750 rpm 9.6 l/100km
2 Audi A8 3.2 FSI 2005 259HP (190 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.8 l/100km
3 Audi A3 1.6 Tiptronic 2005 102HP (75 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.7 l/100km
4 Audi A6 1.8T C5 1997 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 10.7 l/100km
5 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI DSG 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
6 Audi TT Roadster 1.8 TFSI 2008 160HP (117 kW) @ 4500 rpm 6.9 l/100km
7 Audi 100 GL 5E 1977 137HP (101 kW) @ 5700 rpm 12.9 l/100km
8 Audi A4 allroad quattro 2.0 TDI 2009 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm n/a
9 Audi 80 2.0E quattro 1992 115HP (85 kW) @ 5400 rpm 12.9 l/100km
10 Audi 100 2.3E quattro 1989 137HP (101 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
11 Audi A5 3.0 TDI Multitronic 2011 204HP (150 kW) @ 3500 rpm 4.9 l/100km
12 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 2008 143HP (105 kW) @ 4200 rpm 9.4 l/100km
13 Audi A6 2.6 quattro 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5500 rpm 14.3 l/100km
14 Audi A8 L 4.2 TDI quattro 2005 326HP (240 kW) @ 3750 rpm 9.4 l/100km
15 Audi A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI 2009 105HP (77 kW) @ 4400 rpm 4.2 l/100km