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 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.

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 R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro R-Tronic 2010 430HP (316 kW) @ 7900 rpm 13.5 l/100km
2 Audi S8 5.2 FSI quattro 2005 450HP (331 kW) @ 7000 rpm 10.5 l/100km
3 Audi A6 4.2 quattro Tiptronic C5 1999 299HP (220 kW) @ 6200 rpm 4.3 l/100km
4 Audi 80 Avant 2.0 E 1992 115HP (85 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
5 Audi A4 1.9 TDI Automatic 1999 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.3 l/100km
6 Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.8 l/100km
7 Audi A3 1.9 TDI quattro 2001 130HP (96 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6 l/100km
8 Audi A6 2.7 TDI 2008 190HP (139 kW) @ 3500 rpm 6.2 l/100km
9 Audi A3 1.9 TDi 1997 109HP (80 kW) @ 4150 rpm 10.7 l/100km
10 Audi A6 2.7 T quattro C5 2003 249HP (183 kW) @ 5800 rpm 11.6 l/100km
11 Audi A3 Sportback 1.8 TFSI 2006 160HP (117 kW) @ 5000 rpm 9.1 l/100km
12 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Multitronic 2011 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 7.2 l/100km
13 Audi A4 3.0 quattro Tiptronic 2001 220HP (161 kW) @ 6300 rpm 10.8 l/100km
14 Audi A4 Avant 2.6 quattro 1995 150HP (110 kW) @ 5500 rpm 14.3 l/100km
15 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Multitronic 2011 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 6.2 l/100km