Audi AG is a German manufacturer. The Horch company was founded in 1899 by August Horch. Eventually, Horch was kicked out of his own company and in court was denied legal rights to the use of his family name. August Horch established a new company and decided to use the Latin translation of his family name and named the new company ‘Audi’.

In 1932 Audi joined forces with Horch, DKW, and Wanderer to form ‘Auto Union’. The Auto Union factories were bombed and many of them were completely destroyed during World War II. After the war, the company relocated and resumed production.

In 1958 Daimler-Benz acquired the majority of the company and a year later in 1959 acquired the remaining shares. In 1964 Benz sold the company to Volkswagen.

Audi’s have constantly changed and evolved through the years laying the foundation for the modern and sophisticated Audis that are produced now. Audi enjoys a large sales volume in Europe and is well-known for their exceptional build quality. Popular models include the Audi TT, Q7, A3, A4, A6, A4 Cabriolet, A8, Audi AllRoad, the RS6, RS4, and the Audi TT Roadster.

The Audi TT is a two-door luxury sports car that comes in either coupe’ or roadster form. TT stands for ‘Tourist Trophy’ a road race that is held annually. The car’s bold, unique design has led the way for design innovations by rival brands. The car was first produced in 1999 and is still being produced to date.

The Audi Q7 is a full sized luxury SUV. The Q7 is a very competent vehicle on the road and delivers the versatility of three rows of seats. The Q7 is a five-door SUV with four-wheel drive capabilities. The Audi Q7 has been produced from 2006 to present.

The Audi A3 is a compact small family car. The A3 was first introduced to the European market in 1996 in three-door hatchback form. The car was available with front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. In 1999 Audi offered the A3 in entry-model form with a 1.6-litre petrol engine, in sporty form with a 1.8 Turbo engine, and a powerful 1.9 TDI diesel variant. In 2003 the A3 was replaced in Europe but continues to be produced and sold elsewhere. Production of the A3 was from 1996 to the present.

The A4 is Audi’s large family car. The car was first produced in 1995 and has received several enhancements through the years keeping the car fresh and competitive. The newest generation A4 comes with an impressive line of engines and safety features. The first generation A4 was produced from 1995-2000, the second generation A4 was produced from 2001-2005, and the third generation was produced from 2004-present. The A4 comes as a four-door saloon, a five-door estate, or in two-door convertible form.

The Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury car or an executive car. The car comes as either a four-door sedan or a five door station wagon. The Audi A6 replaced the C4. The A6 was first introduced in 1994 and has received many enhancements through the years keeping the car up to date with the latest in current technology. The Audi A6 is still in production to date.

The Audi A8 is a full size luxury car. Most versions of the A8 feature the Quattro all-wheel drive system as standard. The A8 has been available in Europe since 1994 and was the first car to be built on an aluminum platform. The second generation was introduced in 2003 and featured Audi’s D3 platform. The A8 received further enhancements in 2005 and is still being produced to date.

The Audi AllRoad is a five-door wagon. The Audi Allroad comes equipped with the company’s Quattro system and was designed to handle rough terrain and challenging weather conditions. The car comes with an impressive line of engines including a diesel option. The car has been produced from 1999 to the present.

The Audi RS6 is the performance model of the S6 range. The RS6 replaced the S6 4.2 and the S6 Plus models. The RS6 came standard with Audi’s Quattro All-Wheel Drive system. The car enjoys swift acceleration and has an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. The car was produced from 2002 to 2004, and a new version is due to be released in 2007.

The Audi RS4 is the company’s fastest performance version in the S4 line. The RS4 replaced the RS2. The first generation was produced from 2000-2002, and the second generation was introduced in 2005 as a sedan. Convertible and avant forms are expected to be released later. The car can reach 0-62 in 4.8 seconds and offers plenty of power.

Audi has a long history of producing well-built quality cars. The company has managed to produce innovative, safe and technologically sound vehicles leading the way for the competition.