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 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 A7

Audi A7

Produced and marketed by Audi, Audi A7 is sports back, executive car. Along with hatchback of four-door, roof line featured steep rear window as well as lid of integrated trunk and freeler doors are also present.

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.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro Flexible Fuel 2010 180HP (132 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
2 Audi 80 1.6 S 1988 70HP (52 kW) @ 5200 rpm n/a
3 Audi Q3 2.0 TDI quattro S-Tronic 2011 177HP (131 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.9 l/100km
4 Audi TT Coup? 2.0 TFSI quattro 2008 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.7 l/100km
5 Audi S6 Automatic 1995 290HP (213 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.9 l/100km
6 Audi A4 Avant 3.2 FSI quattro Tiptronic 2008 264HP (194 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.4 l/100km
7 Audi A4 Avant 3.2 FSI quattro Tiptronic 2004 255HP (187 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.2 l/100km
8 Audi TT Roadster 3.2 quattro 2003 250HP (184 kW) @ 6300 rpm 8.7 l/100km
9 Audi A6 2.8 Automatic 1995 174HP (128 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
10 Audi RS2 1994 319HP (234 kW) @ 6500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
11 Audi A4 Avant 2.4 Multitronic 2001 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.7 l/100km
12 Audi Quattro 1987 165HP (121 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
13 Audi A6 2.5 TDi C5 2002 162HP (119 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.9 l/100km
14 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI 2008 124HP (91 kW) @ 5000 rpm 5.9 l/100km
15 Audi TT Roadster 3.2 quattro 2006 250HP (184 kW) @ 6300 rpm 7.8 l/100km