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 A1

Audi A1

Released in Geneva Motors this Audi has 3 door hatchbacks. It can easily intake for adults with their luggage. Audi A1 gives choice of 2 petrol as well as one diesel option for engines. These three engine options gives good fuel economy with less CO2 emissions.

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 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.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI 2008 124HP (91 kW) @ 5000 rpm 6 l/100km
2 Audi A6 2.4 C6 2004 177HP (130 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.7 l/100km
3 Audi A6 4.2 quattro Tiptronic C5 1999 299HP (220 kW) @ 6200 rpm 4.3 l/100km
4 Audi A4 Avant 1.8 TFSI 2009 120HP (88 kW) @ 3650 rpm n/a
5 Audi S6 plus 1996 325HP (239 kW) @ 6500 rpm 14.9 l/100km
6 Audi A6 Avant 2.7 T quattro Tiptronic 1998 230HP (169 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.2 l/100km
7 Audi A2 1.4 TDi 1999 75HP (55 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.3 l/100km
8 Audi A4 1.8T 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 14.3 l/100km
9 Audi Coup? GT 1987 89HP (65 kW) @ 5200 rpm 12.9 l/100km
10 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI quattro 2005 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 8.3 l/100km
11 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TDI quattro 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.5 l/100km
12 Audi A8 4.2 quattro 2002 334HP (246 kW) @ 6500 rpm 6.9 l/100km
13 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TFSI quattro 2006 220HP (161 kW) @ 5900 rpm 9.1 l/100km
14 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI 2010 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 6.6 l/100km
15 Audi 80 2.6 E quattro 1992 150HP (110 kW) @ 5750 rpm n/a