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 A5

Audi A5

Since 2007, the German automobile manufacturing company Audi has been designing coup? which is basically a variant of Type 8T. This coup? is the fusion of cabriolet and Sportback version, which is a 4 door hatchback along with roofline attached to the sharply designed rear window and inbuilt trunk closure.

Audi RS4

Audi RS4

From the Audi A4 range of the automobiles the Audi RS 4 Quattro is one of the highest performing and top tier version of some of the specific generation. It is a compact, sports focus and executive car usually known as the sports compact in some nations.

Audi S4

Audi S4

Out of the audi compact executive car A4 the Audi S4 is the uppermost performing variant. From 1991-94 the innovative audi S4 was a presentation oriented edition of the audi’s 100 sedan/saloon. Since 1997 all succeeding S4s has included the A4 of Audi and as all the one generation has changed from one to the next.

Technical characteristics of Audi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Audi A3 Sportback 1.9 TDI 2008 104HP (77 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.8 l/100km
2 Audi A6 2.0 TFSI Multitronic 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4300 rpm 7.5 l/100km
3 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI 2008 210HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm 9.4 l/100km
4 Audi A8 2.5 TDi 2000 180HP (132 kW) @ 4000 rpm 12.2 l/100km
5 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TDI 2011 204HP (150 kW) @ 3750 rpm 5.3 l/100km
6 Audi A5 3.0 TDI Multitronic 2011 204HP (150 kW) @ 3500 rpm 4.9 l/100km
7 Audi A4 allroad quattro 2.0 TFSI 2009 211HP (155 kW) @ 4300 rpm n/a
8 Audi S6 (US) 1995 230HP (169 kW) @ 5900 rpm 12.9 l/100km
9 Audi A6 2.7 T quattro Tiptronic C5 2003 249HP (183 kW) @ 5800 rpm 12.2 l/100km
10 Audi 100 2.0E 1991 116HP (85 kW) @ 5400 rpm 12.9 l/100km
11 Audi Coup? GT 1987 90HP (66 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km
12 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI 2008 180HP (132 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.4 l/100km
13 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T quattro 1999 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 4.3 l/100km
14 Audi allroad quattro 2.7T Tiptronic 2000 250HP (184 kW) @ 5800 rpm 13 l/100km
15 Audi 100 2.8 V6 quattro 1991 174HP (128 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.9 l/100km