A Brief History of Audis
Audi AG is a luxury vehicle manufacturer based out of Germany. Audi is an active member of the Volkswagen Group. The company originated as Horch and the Audiwerke, founded by the engineer Austin Horch. He partnered with DKW and Wanderer manufacturers to form the Auto Union in 1932. The Audi company we recognize today began in the 1960s when Volkswagen and Daimler-Benz bought the Auto Union. This company introduced the Audi F103 series in 1965 and merged Auto Union with NSU Motorenwerke in 1969 to form the company we know today.
Popular Vehicles and Scope of Models
Audi creates new luxury cars all the time, and the number of 2019 Audi models is proof of this. Audi is a prevalent producer of luxury sedans, sports cars and SUVs. Its most popular models include the Audi A3, Audi RS, and Audi Q5 models.
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Audi has taken part in many races since its formal inception in 1969. In fact, at the 2005 24 Hours of Le Mans, the company entered two Audi R8 models. Despite being slower than the Pescarolo-Judd, the two skilled drivers were able to finish in first and third place. This made Audi the first American winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race since Ford won it in 1967. Audi would also win the following year with the Audi R10 TDI.
Synopsis of Small Car Models
Audi models in the small car class include the Audi S5, TT, and TTS models plus more. These luxury convertibles and coupes have an extensive price range from $38,900 with the Audi A3 Cabriolet all the way to $182,100 with the R8 Spyder.
Synopsis of Mid Size Car Models
Audi’s mid-size car models include the Audi A6, Audi A8, the Audi A5 Sportback plus quite a few more. The Audi A8 is the most luxurious vehicle in the bunch. This model features the cutting edge Quattro all-wheel drive powertrain.
Synopsis of SUV/Wagon Models
The SUV/Wagon models at Audi are amongst the best of all automotive manufacturers. These 2019 Audi SUV/Wagon models include the Audi Q8, Audi A4, Audi Q5, and the Audi E Tron and E Tron GT. The E Tron is the first-ever purely electric Audi SUV. This model can travel up to 204 miles on a single charge. This is impressive given the powerful 402 horsepower that can propel this vehicle from 0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds. This model, which also features Audi’s Quattro technology, starts at $74,800.
Audi does a spectacular job at producing a wide range of models with a wide range of trims and options. Most luxury car makers would instead limit themselves to just a handful of different models. This has a lot to do with Audi’s success in a lot of different markets. ’Audi’s models have proven to be reliable and remain amongst the most popular luxury brands in America.