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 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 A4

Audi A4

Audi, a subsidiary company of the Volkswagen Group, built the compact executive car A4 in four generations. They based all of them in the Volkswagen’s B platform. Audi 80 was succeeded by the first generation A4.

Audi TT

Audi TT

Promoted by Volkswagen Group, Audi TT is a small sports car with dual door. Audi Hungaria Motor Kftis Audi’s contributory since 1998. In Gyor, Hungary, amasses both the cars.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A8 L 3.0 TDI quattro 2007 233HP (171 kW) @ 4000 rpm 8.5 l/100km
2 Audi A6 3.0 TDI quattro Tiptronic 2008 240HP (176 kW) @ 4000 rpm 7.1 l/100km
3 Audi TT Roadster 1.8T 1999 179HP (132 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.2 l/100km
4 Audi A3 1.9 TDi Automatic 1997 109HP (80 kW) @ 4150 rpm 10.7 l/100km
5 Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro 2011 170HP (125 kW) @ 4300 rpm 7.3 l/100km
6 Audi R8 GT 2010 560HP (412 kW) @ 8000 rpm 13.9 l/100km
7 Audi A8 L 6.0 2003 449HP (330 kW) @ 6200 rpm 13.8 l/100km
8 Audi A4 Avant 2.4 Tiptronic 1997 164HP (120 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.7 l/100km
9 Audi A8 2.8 FSI 2007 209HP (154 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.3 l/100km
10 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T Automatic 1999 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 4.3 l/100km
11 Audi A6 Avant 2.0 1995 115HP (85 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
12 Audi A6 1.8 1995 124HP (91 kW) @ 5800 rpm 14.3 l/100km
13 Audi S3 2000 212HP (156 kW) @ 5800 rpm 13 l/100km
14 Audi R8 V12 TDi 2008 499HP (367 kW) @ 4000 rpm 11.3 l/100km
15 Audi A4L 2.0 TFSI (CN) 2008 180HP (132 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a