History of Audi
Audi AG Aktiengesellschaft (German: [ˈaʊ̯di ʔaːˈɡeː] (listen)), commonly referred to as Audi, is a German automotive manufacturer of luxury vehicles headquartered in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. As a subsidiary of its parent company, the Volkswagen Group, Audi produces vehicles in nine production facilities worldwide.
The origins of the company are complex, going back to the early 20th century and the initial enterprises (Horch and the Audiwerke) founded by engineer August Horch (1868–1951); and two other manufacturers (DKW and Wanderer), leading to the foundation of Auto Union in 1932. The modern Audi era began in the 1960s, when Auto Union was acquired by Volkswagen from Daimler-Benz. After relaunching the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi F103 series, Volkswagen merged Auto Union with NSU Motorenwerke in 1969, thus creating the present-day form of the company.
The company name is based on the Latin translation of the surname of the founder, August Horch. Horch, meaning "listen" in German, becomes audi in Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo each represent one of four car companies that banded together to create Audi's predecessor company, Auto Union. Audi's slogan is Vorsprung durch Technik, meaning "Being Ahead through Technology". Audi, along with German brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz, is among the best-selling luxury automobile brands in the world.
Audi Sport Victories and Racing
In 1980, Audi released the Quattro, a four-wheel drive (4WD) turbocharged car that went on to win rallies and races worldwide. It is considered one of the most significant rally cars of all time, because it was one of the first to take advantage of the then-recently changed rules which allowed the use of four-wheel drive in competition racing. Many critics doubted the viability of four-wheel drive racers, thinking them to be too heavy and complex, yet the Quattro was to become a successful car. It led its first rally before going off the road, however, the rally world had been served notice 4WD was the future. The Quattro went on to achieve much success in the World Rally Championship.
Audi is a Premium German vehicle manufacturer is known for its sleek modern looking cars. Audi has been in business since the 1960's when it was bought by volkswagen the company now makes premium sports and luxury vehicles for the upper-middle class in America and abroad. Starting with the Audi A3 their lineup includes the A4 Sedan, the A4 All-Road wagon, the A5 Cabriolet/Coupe/Sportback, the A6 Sedan/All-Road, the A7 Sportback, the A8 Sedan, the Audi E-tron Suv/GT-Sedan/S-SUV/S-Sportback-SUV/Sportback-SUV, the Audi Q3 SUV the Audi Q4 etron SUV/Sportback-SUV, the Q5 SUV/e-SUV/Sportback-SUV. the Audi Q7 SUV, The Q8 SUV/Coupe/Spyder, the RS 3 sedan, the RS 5 Coupe/Sportback, the RS 6 Avant wagon, the RS 7 Sportback, the RS e-tron GT Sedan, the RS Q 8 SUV, the S3 Sedan, the S4 Sedan, the S5 Cabriolet/Coupe/Sportback, the S6 Sedan, the S7 Sportback. the S8 Sedan. the SQ5 SUV/Sportback-SUV, the SQ7 SUV, the SQ8 SUV, the TT Coupe/Roadster, the TTS Coupe, the A7 E and the TTRS coupe.