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Audi AG
Type Private company,
subsidiary of Volkswagen Group
(FWB Xetra: NSU)
Founded Zwickau, Germany on 16 July 1909 [1]
Founder(s) August Horch
Headquarters Ingolstadt, Germany
Number of locations production locations:
Germany:
Ingolstadt & Neckarsulm;
Hungary: Győr;
Belgium: Brussels;;
China: Changchun;
India: Aurangabad
Area served Worldwide
Key people Rupert Stadler
Chairman of the Board of Management,
Martin Winterkorn
Chairman of the Supervisory Board (Volkswagen AG)
Industry Automotive industry
Products Automobiles, Engines
Revenue 33.617 billion (2007) [2]
Profit 2.915 billion (2007)
Total equity 37.0%[citation needed]
Employees 53,347 (2007)
Subsidiaries quattro GmbH,
Lamborghini S.p.A.,
Audi Hungaria Motor Kft
Website Audi.com
.Audi AG (Xetra: NSU) is a German manufacturer of automobiles marketed under the Audi brand, German pronunciation: [ˈaʊdi].^ Audi's new A5 coupe, the German car manufacturer's first coupe since 1996, has been unveiled in Singapore.
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^ At the 1931 Salon de Paris, August Horch became the leading name in the German automobile market.
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^ Audi was the first German manufacturer to receive a general operating permit for cars with catalytic converter technology.
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.The company is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany and has been a wholly-owned (99.55%) subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG) since 1964. Volkswagen Group relaunched the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi 60 range.^ It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group .
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^ Then after going through difficult situations, The company was bought by Volkswagen in 1964 and in 1980, the company got their break through at the Geneva Motor Show.

^ You see, since Volkswagen Group bought Lamborghini, there has been a spate of part swapping between the companies under the VW Group hat – including Audi and Lamborghini.
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.Shortly thereafter the name was acquired as part of Volkswagen's purchase of the Auto Union assets from former owner, Daimler-Benz.^ Daimler-Benz sold the company to Volkswagen in 1964; subsequently, Volkswagen's purchase of Auto Union has led to the modernization of VW to which it gained expertise in manufacturing water-cooled vehicles.
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^ This badge was used, however, only on Auto Union racing cars in that period while the member companies used their own names and emblems.
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^ In Germany 1958 , Daimler Benz bought 88 % of the share capital of Auto Union, and a year later began constructing ultra-modern facilities in Ingolstadt.
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.The company name is based on the surname of the founder August Horch, the name itself an English cognate with the English word "hark", meaning listen — which when translated into Latin, becomes Audi.^ German, August Horch settled on the Latin equivalent of his name - "audi!".
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^ August Horch left the Audi company in 1920.
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^ Formed in the year 1910 by August Horch, the company was given the Latin form of his name.

Contents

History

Birth of the company and its name

Audi Type E
.The company traces its origins back to 1909 and August Horch.^ History of Audi The company traces its origins back to 1899 and August Horch.
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^ The company traces its origins back to 1899 and August Horch .
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^ The origins of Audi The company traces its origins back to 1899 and August Horch.
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.The first Audi automobile, the Audi Type A 10 / 22 hp Sport-Phaeton, was produced in 1910 in Zwickau.^ The first Horch automobile was produced in 1901 in Zwickau.
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^ Beginning in 1899 with rudimentary designs by August Horch, the Audi idea was used to spawn Germany's first automobiles.
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^ It is tradition that new prototypes from AUDI AG make their debut at Sebring: Audi started its first ever sports car race at Sebring on March 20, 1999.
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[3]
.In 1909, Horch was forced out of the company he had founded.^ In 1910, Horch was forced out of the company he had founded.
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[3] .He then started a new company in Zwickau and continued using the Horch brand.^ He then started a new company in Zwickau and continued using the Horch brand.
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^ A former engineer for Karl Benz, Horch started the second oldest company of the original four companies that merged to form Auto Union (the first was Wanderer).
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^ August Horch was forced to refrain from using his own family name in his new car business.
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.His former partners sued him for trademark infringement and the German Supreme Court (Reichsgericht in Berlin)[4] finally determined that the Horch brand belonged to his former company.^ His former partners sued him for trademark infringement and a German court determined that the Horch brand belonged to his former company.
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^ He then started a new company in Zwickau and continued using the Horch brand.
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[3]
.August Horch was barred from using his own family name in his new car business, so he called a meeting with his best business friends, Paul and Franz Fikentscher from Zwickau.^ He then started a new company in Zwickau and continued using the Horch brand.
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^ August Horch was forced to refrain from using his own family name in his new car business.
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^ Formed in the year 1910 by August Horch, the company was given the Latin form of his name.

At the apartment of Franz Fikentscher they discussed how to come up with a new name for his company. During this meeting Franz's son was quietly studying Latin in a corner of the room. .Several times he looked like he was on the verge of saying something but would just swallow his words and continue working, until he finally blurted out, "Father – audiatur et altera pars...^ The two motors are mounted inboard of the rear wheels and can operate independently and work something like the mechanical torque-vectoring system from the S4 sport sedan.
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^ Andy Enright Reports Just once in a while, something shocks you out of complacency.
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wouldn't it be a good idea to call it audi instead of horch?"[5] "Horch!" in German means "Hark!" or "hear", which is "Audi" in Latin (compare audible). The idea was enthusiastically accepted by everyone attending the meeting.[6]
.Audi started with a 2,612 cc (2.6 litre) four cylinder model followed by a 3564 cc (3.6 L) model, as well as 4680 cc (4.7 L) and 5720 cc (5.7L) models.^ Audi started with a 2612 cc (2.6 Liter) model followed by a four cylinder model with 3564 cc (3.6 L), as well as 4680 cc(4.7 L) and 5720 cc(5.7L) models.
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^ Model Overview Following the introduction of the redesigned TT Coupe, Audi unleashed the new TT Roadster, featuring a complete new exterior, interior, chassis, and powertrain.
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^ The model sold relatively well in Europe, however, the A2 was discontinued in 2005 and Audi decided not to develop an immediate replacement.
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.These cars were successful even in sporting events.^ Even some sports cars are diesel.
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^ These cars were successful even in sporting events.
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^ These sedans can keep up and even beat some of the best sports cars in the world.
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The first six cylinder model, 4655 cc (4.7 L) appeared in 1924.
.August Horch left the Audi company in 1920 for a high position at the ministry of transport, but he was still involved with Audi as a member of the board of trustees.^ August Horch left the Audi company in 1920.
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^ The origins of Audi The company traces its origins back to 1899 and August Horch.
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^ In 1986, Audi formally left international rally racing following an accident in Portugal involving driver Joaquim Santos in his Ford RS200.
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.In September 1921, Audi became the first German car manufacturer to present a production car, the Audi Type K, with left-handed drive.^ Search Audi cars by type .

^ DTM may be the German equivalent of NASCAR today, but in the 1980s, the race cars competing in Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft were a lot closer to the production cars on which they were based.
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^ Prominent wins proved the viability of all-wheel drive racecars, and the Audi name became associated with advances in automotive technology, In 1986, as the Passat-based Audi 80 was beginning to develop a kind of "grandfather's car" image, the type 89 was introduced.
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[7] Left-hand drive spread and established dominance during the 1920s because it provided a better view of oncoming traffic, making overtaking skidoos (???) safer.[7]

Auto Union era

Cover of the 1937 English motor sport magazine with an Auto Union racing car on a banked track
.In August 1928 Jørgen Rasmussen, the owner of DKW, acquired the majority of shares in Audiwerke AG.[8] In the same year, Rasmussen bought the remains of the US automobile manufacturer Rickenbacker, including the manufacturing equipment for eight cylinder engines.^ In 1928, the company was acquired by J.S. Rasmussen , owner of DKW , who bought the same year the remains of the US automobile manufacturer, Rickenbacker including the manufacturing equipment for eight cylinder engines .
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^ In 1928, the company was acquired by J S Rasmussen, owner of DKW, who bought the same year the remains of the US automobile manufacturer, Rickenbacker including the manufacturing equipment for eight cylinder engines.
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^ Major Audi Milestones: 1978 – Audi introduced the world’s first five-cylinder diesel engine in the Audi 100.
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.These engines were used in Audi Zwickau and Audi Dresden models that were launched in 1929. At the same time, six cylinder and four cylinder (licensed from Peugeot) models were manufactured.^ At the same time, six cylinder and a small four cylinder (licensed from Peugeot ) models were manufactured.
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^ At the same time, six cylinder and a small four cylinder (licensed from Peugeot) models were manufactured.
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^ These engines were used in Audi Zwickau and Audi Dresden models that were launched in 1929.
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.Audi cars of that era were luxurious cars equipped with special bodywork.^ Audi cars of that era were luxurious cars equipped with special bodywork.
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^ With a history in sports touring cars, all Audi models can be equipped with the company’s race-bred quattro® all-wheel-drive system.
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^ Search specially for Singapore Audi car prices .
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.In 1932, Audi merged with Horch, DKW and Wanderer, to form Auto Union.^ In 1932 Audi merged with Horch , DKW and Wanderer to form the Auto Union .
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^ Horch, DKW, Wanderer and Audi linked forces in 1932 to create Auto Union AG. The union was symbolised by the four rings.

^ A former engineer for Karl Benz, Horch started the second oldest company of the original four companies that merged to form Auto Union (the first was Wanderer).
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.It was during this period that the company offered the Audi Front which was the first European car to combine a six cylinder engine with front-wheel drive, using a unit shared with Wanderer but turned through 180 degrees so that the drive shaft faced the front.^ V6 Front wheel drive Sedan .
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^ The weight reduction was offset by the quattro all-wheel drive system, however it meant the car had similar performance to its rivals, but far superior handling.
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^ Audi's new A5 coupe, the German car manufacturer's first coupe since 1996, has been unveiled in Singapore.
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.Before World War II, Auto Union used the four interlinked rings that make up the Audi badge today, representing these four brands.^ In that period, the four interlinked rings were used together with the DKW badge.
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^ Before World War II, Auto Union used the four interlinked rings that make up the Audi badge today, representing these four brands.
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^ We first saw Audi’s R8 inspired E-Tron electric super car at the 2009 Frankfurt show, and the German automaker is making is following the move up with the E-Tron Detroit show car at the 2010 North American International Auto Show.
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.This badge was used, however, only on Auto Union racing cars in that period while the member companies used their own names and emblems.^ This engine was used in not only production cars but also their race cars.
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^ This badge was used, however, only on Auto Union racing cars in that period while the member companies used their own names and emblems.
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^ This engine was used not only in production cars but also in their race cars.
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.The technological development became more and more concentrated and some Audi models were propelled by Horch or Wanderer built engines.^ The technological development became more and more concentrated and some Audi models were propelled by Horch or Wanderer built engines.
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^ A former engineer for Karl Benz, Horch started the second oldest company of the original four companies that merged to form Auto Union (the first was Wanderer).
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^ Audi's remarkable history: all models have been advanced, and are now more exciting than ever.

.Reflecting the economic pressures of the time, Auto Union concentrated increasingly on smaller cars through the 1930s, so that by 1938 the company's DKW brand accounted for 17.9% of the German car market while Audi held only 0.1%.^ Audi's rich tradition in motorsport began with the Auto Union in the 1930s.
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^ Audi's German tag line is "Vorsprung durch Technik"; this is used either untranslated or in its English translation, "Advancement through Technology".
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^ We first saw Audi’s R8 inspired E-Tron electric super car at the 2009 Frankfurt show, and the German automaker is making is following the move up with the E-Tron Detroit show car at the 2010 North American International Auto Show.
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Post-World War II

.Like most German manufacturing, at the onset of World War II the Auto Union plants were retooled for military production, and immediately[citation needed]were subjected heavy bombing for the rest of the war, leaving them all severely damaged.^ The plants were dismantled, and Auto Union was dissolved by the Soviet military.

^ Drivers like Hannu Mikkola, Michele Mouton and Stig Blomqvist helped Audi become Manufacturers World Rally Champion in 1982 - the first German car company to win this title.

^ The Audi R8 ranks among the fastest cars you're likely to see on the road, but the German automaker isn't about to rest on its proverbial laurels.
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.Over run by the Soviet Army, in 1945 on the orders of the Soviet Union military administration, they were dismantled as part of war reparations.^ The plants were dismantled, and Auto Union was dissolved by the Soviet military.

[9] Following this, the company’s entire assets were expropriated without compensation.[9] On 17 August 1948 Auto Union AG of Chemnitz was deleted from the commercial register.[9] .These actions had the effect of liquidating Germany's Auto Union AG. The remains of the Audi plant of Zwickau became the VEB (for "People Owned Enterprise") Automobilwerk Zwickau, AWZ for short (which translates into English as Automobile factory Zwickau).^ But it was Horch whose name, translated into Latin, became "Audi."
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^ "Audi", it's logos and various model names and numbers are registered trademarks of Audi AG. These terms are used for identification purposes only.
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^ Audi's German tag line is "Vorsprung durch Technik"; this is used either untranslated or in its English translation, "Advancement through Technology".
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[10]
.The former Audi factory in Zwickau, restarted assembly of the pre-war-models in 1949. These DKW models were renamed to IFA F8 and IFA F9 and were similar to the West German versions.^ Auto Union plants were heavily bombed and partly destroyed during World War II. After the war, Zwickau soon became part of the German Democratic Republic and Auto Union headquarters were relocated to Ingolstadt in 1949.
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^ The report immediately crushed Audi sales, and Audi renamed the affected model (The 5000 became the 100/200 in 1989, as in Germany and elsewhere).
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^ These engines were used in Audi Zwickau and Audi Dresden models that were launched in 1929.
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.West and East German models were equipped with the traditional and renowned DKW two-stroke engines.^ The next year, he built his first car, equipped with a shock-free, two-cylinder engine.

^ The company focused efforts on the DKW brand, but their two-stroke engines became unpopular.
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^ All these models were marked with a 'W' for 'West' to distinguish them from similar models produced in Saxony for East Germany.

New Auto Union

.A new West German head quartered Auto Union was launched in Ingolstadt, Bavaria with loans from the Bavarian state government and Marshall Plan aid.^ Pause and a New Start: Auto Union plants were heavily bombed and partly destroyed during World War II. After the war, Zwickau soon became part of the German Democratic Republic and Auto Union headquarters were relocated to Ingolstadt in 1949.
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^ Tags: Audi , auto news , car news , Daimler , german automakers , german cars , paul a.

^ It is also popularly believed that Audi is an acronym which stands for "Auto Union Deutschland Ingolstadt".
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[11] .The reformed company was launched 3 September 1949 and continued DKW's tradition of producing front-wheel drive vehicles with two-stroke engines.^ The company focused efforts on the DKW brand, but their two-stroke engines became unpopular.
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^ With a history in sports touring cars, all Audi models can be equipped with the company’s race-bred quattro® all-wheel-drive system.
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^ The Audi image at this time was a conservative one, and so, a proposal from chassis engineer Jorg Bensinger was accepted to develop the four-wheel drive technology in Volkswagen's Iltis military vehicle for an Audi performance car and rally racing car.
  • About Checkered Flag Audi - Virginia Beach New & Used Car Dealership 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC audi.checkeredflag.com [Source type: News]

[11] .This included production of a small but sturdy 125 cc motorcycle and a DKW delivery van, the DKW F 89 L at Ingolstadt.^ The new Auto Union concentrated on DKW delivery vans and motorcycles.

.The Ingolstadt site was a large one, consisting of an extensive complex of formerly military buildings which was suitable for administration as well as vehicle warehousing and distribution, but at this stage there was at Ingolstadt no dedicated plant suitable for mass production of automobiles: for manufacturing the company's first post-war mass-market passenger car plant capacity in Düsseldorf was rented from Rheinmetall-Borsig.^ Audi's new A5 coupe, the German car manufacturer's first coupe since 1996, has been unveiled in Singapore.
  • New Audi Cars, Singapore Car Prices & Listing - sgCarMart 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.sgcarmart.com [Source type: News]

^ Drivers like Hannu Mikkola, Michele Mouton and Stig Blomqvist helped Audi become Manufacturers World Rally Champion in 1982 - the first German car company to win this title.

^ As a premium member of the VW Group, technologies are frequently first introduced to the mass market in Audi vehicles before being 'trickled down' to more value oriented brands such as VW, SEAT and ?koda.
  • About Checkered Flag Audi - Virginia Beach New & Used Car Dealership 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC audi.checkeredflag.com [Source type: News]

.It was only ten years later, after the company had attracted a relatively cash rich investor that investment funds became available for constructing a major car plant at the Ingolstadt head office site.^ But 27 years later this became the norm in Formula One cars.

^ The year 2009 will forever standout in automotive history as the year that saw Detroit car companies humbled and the entire industry struggle to survive an imploding global economy.

^ Alistair Darling has announced that any car more than ten years old can be exchanged for 2,000 against the price of a replacement new car.

.In 1958 Daimler-Benz took an 87% holding in the Auto Union company, and this was increased to a 100% holding in 1959. However, small two-stroke cars were not the focus of the company's interests, and while the early 1960s saw major investment in new Mercedes models and in a state of the art facory for Auto Union's, the company's aging model range at this time did not benefit from the economic boom of the early 1960s to the same extent as competitor manufacturers such as Volkswagen and Opel.^ At the same time, six cylinder and a small four cylinder (licensed from Peugeot) models were manufactured.
  • About Checkered Flag Audi - Virginia Beach New & Used Car Dealership 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC audi.checkeredflag.com [Source type: News]

^ Another interesting model introduced was the Mercedes-Benz A-Class competitor, the Audi A2.
  • About Checkered Flag Audi - Virginia Beach New & Used Car Dealership 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC audi.checkeredflag.com [Source type: News]

^ A new A3 hatchback model (sharing the Volkswagen Golf Mk.4's platform) was introduced to the range in 1996, and the radical TT coupe and roadster were debuted in 1998 based on the same underpinnings.
  • About Checkered Flag Audi - Virginia Beach New & Used Car Dealership 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC audi.checkeredflag.com [Source type: News]

It appears that the decision to dispose of the Auto Union business was based on its lack of profitability.[12] .Ironically, by the time they sold the business it also included a large new factory and near production-ready thoroughly modern four stroke engine, which would enable the Auto Union business, under a new owner and with the benefit of a rediscovered name, Audi, to become one of Germany's most successful auto-makers during the second half of the 1960s.^ During late 2009 Audi introduced the e-tron concept at the Frankfurt Auto show, a car that was loosely based on the current Audi R8.
  • Audi – CarDomain Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC blog.cardomain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Audi TT RS being tested at a high performance track getting ready for production, our sources tell us the RS will have 350 horsepower from a forced induction V6 engine.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Named after Audi’s five-time Le Mans winning prototype, the R8 may go down as the world’s first truly forgiving supercar.
  • Audi – CarDomain Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC blog.cardomain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 1964 Volkswagen Group acquired a 50% holding in the business, which included the new factory in Ingolstadt and the trademark rights of the Auto Union.^ It was powered by an 81 hp Horch/Auto Union V8 Engine which had a top speed of 50 miles per hour.
  • About Checkered Flag Audi - Virginia Beach New & Used Car Dealership 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC audi.checkeredflag.com [Source type: News]

^ Daimler-Benz sold the company to Volkswagen in 1964; subsequently, Volkswagen's purchase of Auto Union has led to the modernization of VW to which it gained expertise in manufacturing water-cooled vehicles.
  • About Checkered Flag Audi - Virginia Beach New & Used Car Dealership 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC audi.checkeredflag.com [Source type: News]

^ The Volkswagen Group is holding its own extremely well despite the adverse conditions.

18 months later Volkswagen bought complete control of Ingolstadt, and by 1966 were using the spare capacity of the Ingolstadt plant to assemble an additional 60,000 Volkswagen Beetles per year.[13] .Two-stroke engines became less popular during the 1960s as customers were more attracted to the smoother four-stroke engines.^ The new E-tron concept is powered by a purely electric drive system made up of four motors – two at the front and two more at the rear axle.
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

^ The technological development became more and more concentrated and some Audi models were propelled by Horch or Wanderer built engines.
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^ The company focused efforts on the DKW brand, but their two-stroke engines became unpopular.
  • Audi - Wikicars 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC wikicars.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In September 1965, the DKW F102 got a four-stroke engine implanted and some front and rear styling changes.^ The car is fitted with permanent four-wheel drive, which distributes the power variably to the front and rear axles by way of a viscous clutch.
  • 2010 Audi R8 - Specifications, Pictures, Prices 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.leftlanenews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The new E-tron concept is powered by a purely electric drive system made up of four motors – two at the front and two more at the rear axle.
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^ The company focused efforts on the DKW brand, but their two-stroke engines became unpopular.
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Volkswagen dumped the DKW brand because of its associations with two-stroke technology, and having classified the model internally as the F103, sold it simply as the "Audi." Later developments of the model were named for their horsepower ratings and sold as the Audi 60, 75, 80, and Super 90, selling until 1972.
.In 1969, Auto Union merged with NSU, based in Neckarsulm, near Stuttgart.^ Vintage Audi (DKW / Auto Union / Wanderer / Horch / NSU) Discussion .
  • AUDI A4 | B5 | 8D 1996 - 2001 FAQ Frequently Asked Questions and Common Problems Thread Collection - AudiWorld Forums 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC forums.audiworld.com [Source type: General]
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.In the 1950s, NSU had been the world's largest manufacturer of motorcycles, but had moved on to produce small cars like the NSU Prinz, the TT and TTS versions of which are still popular as vintage race cars.^ In the 1950s NSU had been the world's largest manufacturer ofmotorcycles but had moved on to produce small cars like the NSU Prinz (the TT and TTS versions are still popular as vintage race cars).
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^ Drivers like Hannu Mikkola, Michele Mouton and Stig Blomqvist helped Audi become Manufacturers World Rally Champion in 1982 - the first German car company to win this title.

^ The mid-sized car that NSU had been working on, the K70 , was intended to slot between the rear-engined Prinz models and the futuristic Ro 80.
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NSU then focused on new rotary engines based on the ideas of Felix Wankel. .In 1967, the new NSU Ro 80 was a space-age car, well ahead of its time in technical details such as aerodynamics, light weight, and safety but teething problems with the rotary engines put an end to the independence of NSU. Today the Neckarsulm plant is used to produce the larger Audi models A6 and A8.^ Used Audi cars for sale .

^ Used Audi Cars for sale .

^ Pricing, reviews & safety ratings for the Audi A6 Audi A8 .
  • Audi - Cars.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.cars.com [Source type: General]

.The Neckarsulm factory is also home of the quattro GmbH, this subsidiary is responsible for development and production of the Audi high performance cars: the R8 and the "RS" model range.^ Audi R8 sports car.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Audi has another production plant in Neckarsulm.
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^ Audi R8 - Audi sports car experience .
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.The mid-sized car that NSU had been working on, the K70, was intended to slot between the rear-engined Prinz models and the futuristic NSU Ro 80.^ The mid-sized car that NSU had been working on, the K70 , was intended to slot between the rear-engined Prinz models and the futuristic Ro 80.
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^ The mid-engined sports car's long wheelbase and extremely low centre of gravity ensure that it always retains maximum stability.
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^ In the 1950s NSU had been the world's largest manufacturer ofmotorcycles but had moved on to produce small cars like the NSU Prinz (the TT and TTS versions are still popular as vintage race cars).
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However, Volkswagen took the K70 for its own range, spelling the end of NSU as a separate brand.

Modern era

.The new merged company was known as Audi NSU Auto Union AG, and saw the emergence of Audi as a separate brand for the first time since the pre-war era.^ In 1969 , Auto Union GmbH and NSU Motor Works formed a joint company - Audi NSU Auto Union AG. .

^ Audi NSU Auto Union AG was renamed Audi AG in 1985 .

^ Audi's new A5 coupe, the German car manufacturer's first coupe since 1996, has been unveiled in Singapore.
  • New Audi Cars, Singapore Car Prices & Listing - sgCarMart 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.sgcarmart.com [Source type: News]

.Volkswagen introduced the Audi brand to the United States for the 1970 model year.^ (Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen AG , Europe’s largest carmaker, plans to decide whether to build Audi luxury cars at a new U.S. factory before the year is out, according to Peter Schwarzenbauer , the unit’s sales chief.
  • Alltop - Top Audi News 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC audi.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ The course of the year so far shows that we are excellently positioned, thanks to our multi-brand Group model.

^ Volkswagen is recalling more than 6,000 2009 Audi Q5 models because of a problem with an incorrectly made A-pillar trim.

.The first new car of this regime was the Audi 100 of 1968. This was soon joined by the Audi 80/Fox (which formed the basis for the 1973 Volkswagen Passat) in 1972 and the Audi 50 (later rebadged as the Volkswagen Polo) in 1974. The Audi 50 was a seminal design in many ways, because it was the first incarnation of the Golf/Polo concept, one that led to a hugely successful world car.^ Audi new car deals .

^ The Audi 100 was launched in 1972 .

^ New Audi cars .

.The Audi image at this time was a conservative one, and so, a proposal from chassis engineer Jörg Bensinger[14] was accepted to develop the four-wheel drive technology in Volkswagen's Iltis military vehicle for an Audi performance car and rally racing car.^ Audi S1 rally car .
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Audi quattro rally car .
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^ The Audi RS4 is the complete package and one awesome performance car.
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.The performance car, introduced in 1980, was named the "Audi Quattro," a turbocharged coupé which was also the first German large-scale production vehicle to feature permanent all-wheel drive through a centre differential.^ Car review and test featuring the all new Audi S5.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Audi quattro rally car .
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^ Audi's new A5 coupe, the German car manufacturer's first coupe since 1996, has been unveiled in Singapore.
  • New Audi Cars, Singapore Car Prices & Listing - sgCarMart 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.sgcarmart.com [Source type: News]

.Commonly referred to as the "Ur-Quattro" (the "Ur-" prefix is a German augmentative used, in this case, to mean "original" and is also applied to the first generation of Audi's S4 and S6 sport sedans, as in "UrS4" and "UrS6"), few of these vehicles were produced (all hand-built by a single team), but the model was a great success in rallying.^ Audi TT Quattro Sport 2005 .
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

^ Commonly referred to as the "Ur-Quattro" (the "Ur-" prefix is a German augmentative used, in this case, to mean "original" and is also applied to the first generation of Audi's S4 and S6 sport sedans, as in "UrS4" and "UrS6"), few of these vehicles were produced (all hand-built by a single team) but the model was a great success in rallying.
  • Audi - Wikicars 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC wikicars.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Audi's new A5 coupe, the German car manufacturer's first coupe since 1996, has been unveiled in Singapore.
  • New Audi Cars, Singapore Car Prices & Listing - sgCarMart 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.sgcarmart.com [Source type: News]

.Prominent wins proved the viability of all-wheel drive racecars, and the Audi name became associated with advances in automotive technology.^ Prominent wins proved the viability of all-wheel drive racecars, and the Audi name became associated with advances in automotive technology, .
  • Audi - Wikicars 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC wikicars.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The weight reduction was offset by the quattro all-wheel drive system, however it meant the car had similar performance to its rivals, but far superior handling.
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^ Named after Audi’s five-time Le Mans winning prototype, the R8 may go down as the world’s first truly forgiving supercar.
  • Audi – CarDomain Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC blog.cardomain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 1985, with the Auto Union and NSU brands effectively dead, the company's official name was now shortened to simply Audi AG.^ In 1969 , Auto Union GmbH and NSU Motor Works formed a joint company - Audi NSU Auto Union AG. .

^ Audi NSU Auto Union AG was renamed Audi AG in 1985 .

^ With more than 52,000 employees, the company produces and sells more than 829,000 vehicles annually under the Audi and Lamborghini brands.
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.In 1986, as the Passat-based Audi 80 was beginning to develop a kind of "grandfather's car" image, the type 89 was introduced.^ In 1986, as the Passat -based Audi 80 was beginning to develop a kind of "grandfather's car" image, the type 89 was introduced.
  • Audi - Wikicars 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC wikicars.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Search Audi cars by type .

^ It was a car that didn't really fit in with Audi's familiar Vorsprung durch Technik image.

This completely new development sold extremely well. .However, its modern and dynamic exterior belied the low performance of its base engine, and its base package was quite spartan (even the passenger-side mirror was an option.^ Factory Five Spinoff Smyth Performance Hatches Plan for Mid-Engine MkIV VAG-based Specialty Car .
  • Fourtitude Forums: Audi News Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC forums.fourtitude.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Zoom Kool Vue Passenger Side Mirror - Unpainted, Plastic 1999 Audi A4 MIRROR, POWER, HEATED, PLASTIC, UNPAINTED -- 7.5 in.
  • Audi Parts - Audi Auto Parts - Audi Accessories - Guaranteed Low Prices - 90 A4 A6 A8 S4 S6 S8 TT 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.car-stuff.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Zoom Kool Vue Passenger Side Mirror - Unpainted, Plastic 1999 Audi A4 Quattro MIRROR, POWER, HEATED, PLASTIC, UNPAINTED -- 7.5 in.
  • Audi Parts - Audi Auto Parts - Audi Accessories - Guaranteed Low Prices - 90 A4 A6 A8 S4 S6 S8 TT 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.car-stuff.com [Source type: Academic]

) .In 1987, Audi put forward a new and very elegant Audi 90, which had a much superior set of standard features.^ A new and very elegant Audi 90.
  • Audi A4 Performance Parts, Audi Brakes, Audi Suspension, Audi Exhaust Systems - Modacar 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.modacar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Audi R10 employs many new features, its most obvious was the twin turbocharged direct injection diesel engine.
  • Audi A4 Performance Parts, Audi Brakes, Audi Suspension, Audi Exhaust Systems - Modacar 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.modacar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Promotional video featuring the all new 2008 Audi A4, the headlight on this new A4 are amazing.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

In the early 1990s, sales began to slump for the Audi 80 series, and some basic construction problems started to surface.
.In the early part of the 21st century, Audi set forth on a German racetrack to claim and maintain several World Records, such as Top Speed Endurance.^ The Audi has been known for almost one hundred years as a performance automobile, winning several races across the world.
  • Audi Body Parts - Car/Truck Parts Sales 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.carbodyparts.net [Source type: General]

^ German sport sedan test and review featuring the 2010 Audi S4, this car puts out more power that Audi claims.
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^ The awesome MTM Bimoto Audi TT wins the Top speed contest by going 393 km/h beating the worlds top super cars.
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This effort was in-line with the company's heritage from the 1930s racing era Silver Arrows.

Reported sudden unintended acceleration

.Audi's U.S. sales fell after a series of recalls from 1982-1987 of Audi 5000 models[15] associated with reported incidents of sudden unintended acceleration linked to six deaths and 700 accidents.^ This week the company reported October sales in the U.S. of 7,358 luxury performance cars and SUVs.Below is a chart showing a comparison of sales in October 2009 versus October 2008 for each Audi model...The U.S. isn't the only country that Audi is doing well in.
  • Alltop - Top Audi News 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC audi.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ The Audi 50 was the last in the 'building block' series that included Audi models 80 and 100.

[15] At the time, NHTSA was investigating 50 car models from 20 manufacturers for sudden surges of power.[16]
.A 60 Minutes report aired 23 November 1986,[17] featuring interviews with six people who had sued Audi after reporting unintended acceleration, showing an Audi 5000 ostensibly suffering a problem when the brake pedal was pushed.^ Test and car review featuring Audi S3 vs Porsche Cayman from a French car TV show.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Nissan GTR vs Audi R8 desirability test, this comparo shows what people think about these two cars on the street.
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^ From a German car TV show here is a car review, test and comparison featuring Audi S5 vs BMW 335i vs Mercedes CLK500.
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[18][19] Subsequent investigation revealed that 60 Minutes had engineered the failure — fitting a canister of compressed air on the passenger-side floor, linked via a hose to a hole drilled into the transmission.[17]
Audi contended, prior to findings by outside investigators,[16] that the problems were caused by driver error, specifically pedal misapplication.[16] Subsequently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concluded that the majority of unintended acceleration cases, including all the ones that prompted the 60 Minutes report, were caused by driver error such as confusion of pedals.[20] CBS did not acknowledge the test results of involved government agencies, but did acknowledge the similar results of another study.[21]
.With the series of recall campaigns, Audi made several modifications; the first adjusted the distance between the brake and accelerator pedal on automatic-transmission models.^ Volkswagen is recalling more than 6,000 2009 Audi Q5 models because of a problem with an incorrectly made A-pillar trim.

^ Audi will be the last to launch its revitalized model, with its next-gen Audi A6 set to arrive a year after the new BMW 5-series and Mercedes E-Class .
  • Preview: 2011 Audi A6 - MotorAuthority 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.motorauthority.com [Source type: General]

^ A few recalls have been announced recently that affect the Audi Q5, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, and a number of Volvo models.

[15] .Later repairs, of 250,000 cars dating back to 1978, added a device requiring the driver to press the brake pedal before shifting out of park.^ I bought my car with 27,000 on the clock and out of warenty.

^ On two occassions when I had to call out the Audi emergency service it took between 3 and four hours to get there although I must admit that I had parked the car in London and then called them.

[15] .A legacy of the Audi 5000 and other reported cased of sudden unintended acceleration are intricate gear stick patterns and brake interlock mechanisms to prevent inadvertent shifting into forward or reverse.^ Other Audi Discussion forums for all other Audi models including Original "S" Cars, 89/90, Coupe quattro, 4000, 5000 and more .
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^ Applicable: VW Rabbit, Fox, Dasher, Scirocco, Audi 4000, 5000 with mechanical fuel injectors (CIS and CIS-E).

.Audi’s U.S. sales, which had reached 74,061 in 1985, dropped to 12,283 in 1991 and remained level for three years.^ Enlarge Photo The next couple of years will see the release of three crucial models in the premium segment with BMW , Mercedes-Benz and Audi all expected to release new versions of their volume mid-level sedans .
  • Preview: 2011 Audi A6 - MotorAuthority 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.motorauthority.com [Source type: General]

[15] — with resale values falling dramatically.[22] Audi subsequently offered increased warranty protection [22] and renamed the affected models — with the 5000 becoming the 100 and 200 in 1989[16] — and only reached the same sales levels again by model year 2000.[15]
.A 2010 BusinessWeek article — outlining possible parallels between Audi's experience and 2009–2010 Toyota vehicle recalls — noted a class-action lawsuit filed in 1987 by about 7,500 Audi Audi 5000-model owners remains unsettled and is currently being contested in county court in Chicago after appeals at the Illinois state and U.S. federal levels.^ Of course, one of the joys of owning a performance vehicle like an Audi is being able to install high-performance Audi parts.
  • Audi Parts - Audi Auto Parts - Audi Accessories - Guaranteed Low Prices - 90 A4 A6 A8 S4 S6 S8 TT 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.car-stuff.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Low prices on Audi models, including new 2009 options  Friendly and courteous staff Convenience Excellent customer service Please explore our website or use the map above for directions to our Audi showroom.
  • Newport Beach Audi Dealers - Power Auto Group - New & Used Audi Cars & SUVs - Newport Beach, California Dealerships 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.autonation.com [Source type: General]

^ Comparison test featuring the new 2010 Audi S4 with V6 supercharger vs 2009 BMW 335i twin turbo.
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[15]

Audi AG today

The largest shareholder of Audi AG is Volkswagen AG, which holds over 99 percent of the share capital. .Volkswagen AG includes the consolidated accounts of Audi AG in its own consolidated financial statements.^ Tags: Audi , auto news , Bentley , ken zino , SEAT , Skoda , thedetroitbureau.com , Volkswagen AG financial results , VW Posted in Automobiles .

In recent years, the possibility of Audi being spun off or otherwise divested by Volkswagen has been mooted [23]
.Audi's sales grew strongly in the 2000s, with deliveries to customers increasing from 653,000 in 2000 to 1,003,000 in 2008. The largest sales increases came from Eastern Europe (+19.3%), Africa (+17.2%) and the Middle East (+58.5%).^ Eastern Asia(98339) Oceania(15708) Western Europe(14338) North America(4171) Southern Asia(1133) Africa(488) Middle East(291) Caribbean(1) LMS - Local market Stock This vehicle is owned by a Japanese local car dealer in the domestic network.
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^ Sales in Europe will begin in the first quarter of 2010 and retail starting at $227,000.
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^ In the first six months of the year, Europe’s largest automobile manufacturer delivered 3.1 million (H1 2008: 3.3 million) vehicles worldwide.

[citation needed]. China in particular has become a key market, representing 108,000 out of 705,000 cars delivered in the first three quarters of 2009.

Technology

Bodyshells

.Audi produces 100% galvanised cars to prevent corrosion,[24] and was the first mass-market vehicle to do so, following introduction of the process by Porsche, c.1975. Along with other precautionary measures, the full-body zinc coating has proved to be very effective in preventing rust.^ A street race featuring BMW E30 M3 Turbo vs Porsche GT2 vs Tuned Audi S4 and other cars.
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^ View full Audi R8 advert More Audi R8 bargains View other amazing used car bargains .

^ View full used Audi 100 advert • All 100s under 795 • All 100 estates • All Red 100s • All 100s younger than 1993 • All petrol 100s • All automatic 100s .

.The body's resulting durability even surpassed Audi's own expectations, causing the manufacturer to extend its original 10-year warranty against corrosion perforation to currently 12 years (except for aluminium bodies which don't rust).^ Aluminium bodied Audi A5 prototype .
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^ Autozone Manager, 10 years Mechanic http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/supermechanic/2008-12-13_203402_me.jpg Super mechanic's Avatar Super mechanic .
  • Audi Repair Advice, Service & Troubleshooting From Online Audi Mechanics on Q7, R8, TT, A3, A4, A5, A6, A8, S4, 100, 200, 4000, 5000, 80, 90, Cabriolet, GT, Quattro, R8, RS, S6, S8, V6, V8 - Just Answer! 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.justanswer.com [Source type: News]

[25]
.An all-aluminium car was brought forward by Audi, and in 1994 the Audi A8 was launched, which introduced aluminium space frame technology (called Audi Space Frame).^ Calls at local rates Used Audi cars County Durham Distance: 0 miles .

^ The prototype Audi A5 is based on the steel bodied production car, replacing the bulkier design with the bespoke aluminum Audi Space Frame that reduces the weight of the prototype from 3,130 lbs to 2,888 lbs.
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^ The German automaker Audi has just revealed details about an aluminum prototype lightweight A5 Coupe that uses the same space frame architecture that is used in the Audi R8 super car and TT sports coupe.
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

.Audi introduced a new series of vehicles in the mid-nineties and continues to pursue leading-edge technology and high performance.^ Boost your A4's throttle response and top speed with our Audi A4 performance accessories like high-flow filters and exhaust.

^ Fifth Gear review and road trip of the new Audi TT RS, th TT is becoming a very serious sports car.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The 'Essex Audi Group' is continually striving to deliver a purchasing experience that is as prestigious as the vehicles themselves.
  • New Audis - Used Audis - Second Hand Audi A3, A4, A5, A6 - Essex Audi 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.essex-audi.co.uk [Source type: Academic]

.Prior to that effort, Audi used examples of the Type 44 chassis fabricated out of aluminium as test-beds for the technique.^ German sport sedan test and review featuring the 2010 Audi S4, this car puts out more power that Audi claims.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

Drive layout

.In all its post Volkswagen-era models, Audi has firmly refused to adopt the traditional rear-wheel drive layout favoured by its two arch rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW, favouring either front-wheel drive or all wheel drive.^ For some time, industry insiders have known that as a franchise, Audi was every bit the equal of its illustrious German rivals BMW and Mercedes.

^ Tags: Audi , Automotive Press Association , BMW , Chattanooga plant , incentives , Infiniti , joe szczesny , Johan de Nysschen president of Audi of America , Lexus , mercedes-Benz , thedetroitbureau.com , VW Posted in Automobiles .

^ Car review and comparison featuring BMW M3 vs Audi RS4 vs Mercedes C63 from Top Gear.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

.To achieve this, Audi has usually engineered its cars with a longitudinally front mounted engine, in an "overhung" position, over the front wheels – in front of the axle line.^ A complete Audi R8 review from cars.com, This car shares the same engine as the Audi RS4.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Audi RS6 spy video doing its final testing at the Ring, This car is reported to have 550 horsepower form its twin turbo engine.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Exotic car review featuring the much anticipated Audi V10 R8, the V10 engine is one item this car needed.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

.While this allows for the easy adoption of all wheel drive, it goes against the ideal 50:50 weight distribution (as do all front wheel drive cars).^ All wheel drive .
  • Audi - Japan car import and Japanese used cars exports [ tradecarview ] 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.tradecarview.com [Source type: News]

^ The difference between Frankfurt and Detroit is that the E-Tron now has a sort of Quattro all wheel drive train that is able to distribute the motors’ torque from wheel to wheel as required.
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

^ Now that’s quite a premium to be paying for an XBox 360, not that the turbocharged all wheel drive TT isn’t worth it.
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

.Audi has recently applied the quattro badge to models such as the A3 and TT which do not actually use the Torsen-based system as in prior years, with a mechanical centre differential, but with the Swedish Haldex Traction electro-mechanical clutch AWD system.^ Audi TT Quattro Sport 2005 .
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

^ Audi TT RS meets Audi Quattro .
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Audi TT 2.0 TFSI quattro .
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

Engines

.In the 1980s, Audi, along with Volvo, was the champion of the inline 5 cylinder, 2.1/2.2 L engine as a longer lasting alternative to more traditional 6 cylinder engines.^ Applicable: 1988-92 VW & Audi with 5 cylinder engines, including Audi 80, 90, 4000, 5000 and VW Quantum .

^ Applicable: VW and Audi 4, 6(2.7L & 2.8L)and 8 cylinder engines containing 5 valves per cylinder.

^ Complete service tool kit for OHV and OHC engines on Audi, VW, Volvo, Porsche and Japanese cars .

This engine was used not only in production cars but also in their race cars. .The 2.1 L inline 5 cylinder engine was used as a base for the rally cars in the 1980s, providing well over 400 horsepower (298 kW) after modification.^ Factory Five Spinoff Smyth Performance Hatches Plan for Mid-Engine MkIV VAG-based Specialty Car .
  • Fourtitude Forums: Audi News Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC forums.fourtitude.com [Source type: Academic]

Before 1990, there were engines produced with a displacement between 2.0 L and 2.3 L. This range of engine capacity was a good combination of good fuel economy (which was on the mind of every motorist in the 1980s) and, of course, a good amount of power.

Luxury competitors

.Through the early 1990s, Audi began to move more towards the position of being a real competitor in its target market against global luxury leaders Mercedes-Benz and BMW. This began with the release of the Audi V8 in 1990. It was essentially a new engine fitted to the Audi 100/200, but with noticeable bodywork differences.^ Audi 5000 / 200 / V8 Discussion .
  • AUDI A4 | B5 | 8D 1996 - 2001 FAQ Frequently Asked Questions and Common Problems Thread Collection - AudiWorld Forums 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC forums.audiworld.com [Source type: General]

^ While Audi of America wins numerous kudos from the media – and loyal owners – it has struggled to gain ground against better-known competitors Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus, a point of frustration considering Audi’s huge growth abroad, global sales topping the million mark for the first time in 2008.

^ For some time, industry insiders have known that as a franchise, Audi was every bit the equal of its illustrious German rivals BMW and Mercedes.

Most obvious was the new grille that was now incorporated in the bonnet.
.By 1991, Audi had the 4 cylinder Audi 80, the 5 cylinder Audi 90 and Audi 100, the turbocharged Audi 200 and the Audi V8. There was also a coupe version of the 80/90 with both 4 and 5 cylinder engines.^ Audi 90 / 80 / Coupe quattro / Cabriolet Discussion .
  • AUDI A4 | B5 | 8D 1996 - 2001 FAQ Frequently Asked Questions and Common Problems Thread Collection - AudiWorld Forums 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC forums.audiworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Audi 5000 / 200 / V8 Discussion .
  • AUDI A4 | B5 | 8D 1996 - 2001 FAQ Frequently Asked Questions and Common Problems Thread Collection - AudiWorld Forums 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC forums.audiworld.com [Source type: General]

^ (L) Used Audi 80 1.9 TDi Green Audi 80, 1993(L) reg, 157000 miles on the clock, 1900cc manual engine.

.Although the five cylinder engine was a successful and very robust powerplant, it was still a little too different for the target market.^ He answers five to eight online questions a day - on issues ranging from the very technical to what to do when the ‘check engine’ light comes on.
  • Audi Repair Advice, Service & Troubleshooting From Online Audi Mechanics on Q7, R8, TT, A3, A4, A5, A6, A8, S4, 100, 200, 4000, 5000, 80, 90, Cabriolet, GT, Quattro, R8, RS, S6, S8, V6, V8 - Just Answer! 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.justanswer.com [Source type: News]

.With the introduction of an all-new Audi 100 in 1992, Audi introduced a 2.8L V6 engine.^ Meanwhile the interior is all new, oriented toward the driver the centerpiece is a large built in central display with Audi’s integrated Multi Media Interface.
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

^ Car review and test of the all new Audi S5, finally Audi has a coupe that can compete with the BMW M3 coupe.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Promotional video featuring the all new 2008 Audi A4, the headlight on this new A4 are amazing.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

.This engine was also fitted to a face-lifted Audi 80 (all 80 and 90 models were now badged 80 except for the USA), giving this model a choice of 4, 5 and 6 cylinder engines, in saloon/sedan, coupé and Cabriolet body styles.^ Audi 90 / 80 / Coupe quattro / Cabriolet Discussion .
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^ Applicable: Audi models with V-6 engine (2 valves per cylinder).

^ Used Audi 80 2.0 E Blue Audi 80, 1995 reg, 0 miles on the clock, 2000cc manual engine.

The 5 cylinder was soon dropped as a major engine choice; however, a turbocharged 230 hp (169 kW) version remained. The engine, initially fitted to the 200 quattro 20V of 1991, was a derivative of the engine fitted to the Sport Quattro. It was fitted to the Audi Coupé, and named the S2 and also to the Audi 100 body, and named the S4. .These two models were the beginning of the mass-produced S series of performance cars.^ Good race between these two AWD turbo cars.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

^ A rolling race featuring a BMW M3 E92 vs Audi RS4, off the line these two cars are pretty close.
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^ Rolling race featuring Audi R8 R-Tronic vs BMW M3 manual, these cars are very close in performance.
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Space frame

.The Audi A8 replaced the V8 in 1994, with a aluminium space frame, known as the "Audi Space Frame" (ASF), to save weight.^ The prototype Audi A5 is based on the steel bodied production car, replacing the bulkier design with the bespoke aluminum Audi Space Frame that reduces the weight of the prototype from 3,130 lbs to 2,888 lbs.
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

^ The new Audi A8 will be built on a new aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF) body, that weights 40% less than a comparable steel structure and will be offered with new driver assistance systems, full LED headlights and an elegant interior with a craftsman’s level of workmanship.
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

The weight reduction was offset by the quattro four-wheel drive system. It meant the car had similar performance to its rivals, but superior roadholding. .The Audi A2 and Audi R8 also use Audi Space Frame designs.^ View full used Audi A2 advert • All A2s under 4,175 • All A2 people carriers • All Blue A2s • All A2s younger than 2002 • All petrol A2s • All manual A2s .

^ View full Audi R8 advert More Audi R8 bargains View other amazing used car bargains .

^ View full used Audi A2 advert • All A2s under 6,799 • All A2 hatchbacks • All Silver A2s • All A2s younger than 2005 • All petrol A2s • All manual A2s .

Audi A2

.The Audi A2 was a futuristic super mini born from the Al2 concept.^ Car  review featuring the first green super car Audi R8 TDI concept review, this car gets an average of 28mpg.
  • Audi videos 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dpccars.com [Source type: Academic]

.It featured many features that gave Audi the cutting edge technology that had lacked for years, like the aluminium space frame which was a first in production car design.^ Even if it is based on the R8 super car , the E-tron concept features an unique and distinctive design, like a trapezoidal single-frame grille, two large air intakes, special headlamps that adjust the light depending on weather conditions and a large 19 inch wheel and tire combination.
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

^ GERMAN FOR EXCELLENCE The Audi Cabriolet was one of those rare cars that found its second wind after a few years on sale, just like the Mazda MX5 did more recently.

^ Designed around the new Audi Space Frame structural technology and built from a combination of lightweight materials like aluminum and carbon fiber composites to not only make the skeleton but also the skin of the Detroit E-Tron that is dominated by their signature super car grill as well as a pair of large vertical air intakes and a matrix LEDs to make up the headlights just like the R8.
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.In the A2 Audi further expanded their TDI technology through the use of frugal three cylinder engines.^ Used Audi A2 1.6 FSI SE Blue Audi A2, 2003(03) reg, 56000 miles on the clock, 1600cc manual engine.

^ Applicable: 1988-92 VW & Audi with 5 cylinder engines, including Audi 80, 90, 4000, 5000 and VW Quantum .

^ Used Audi A2 1.4 TDI SE Black Audi A2, 2002(02) reg, 69000 miles on the clock, 1400cc manual engine.

The A2 was extremely aerodynamic and was designed around a wind tunnel. The Audi A2 was criticised for its high price and was never really a sales success but it planted Audi as a cutting edge manufacturer. .The model, a Mercedes-Benz A-Class competitor, sold relatively well in Europe.^ Applicable: All front wheel drive VW (liquid-cooled) and Audi models from the early 1970's to present with S.R.W.B. and I.F.S. including A.W.D. Also applicable for BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo .

.However, the A2 was discontinued in 2005 and Audi decided not to develop an immediate replacement.^ View full used Audi A2 advert • All A2s under 6,799 • All A2 hatchbacks • All Silver A2s • All A2s younger than 2005 • All petrol A2s • All manual A2s .

^ AUDI A2 1.4 Special Edition, 5 Doors, Manual, Hatchback, Petrol, 2005 05 Reg , 54,251 miles, Metallic Silver.

^ Used Audi A2 1.4 Special Edition 5dr Silver Audi A2, 2005(05) reg, 54251 miles on the clock, 1400cc manual engine.

Audi A4

.The next major model change was in 1995 when the Audi A4 replaced the Audi 80.^ AudiWorld Forums » Audi Models » Audi A4 » A4 (B5 Platform) Discussion .
  • AUDI A4 | B5 | 8D 1996 - 2001 FAQ Frequently Asked Questions and Common Problems Thread Collection - AudiWorld Forums 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC forums.audiworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Audi A4 Accessories & Parts Auto Accessories Replacement Parts Home Car Accessories SUV Accessories Truck Accessories Audi A4 Accessories & Parts .

.The new nomenclature scheme was applied to the Audi 100 to become the Audi A6 (with a minor facelift).^ New car deals: Ford Mondeo Audi A6 Vauxhall Astra BMW X6 Renault Megane Peugeot 407 More deals .

^ Audi 100 / A6 (C4 Platform) Discussion .
  • AUDI A4 | B5 | 8D 1996 - 2001 FAQ Frequently Asked Questions and Common Problems Thread Collection - AudiWorld Forums 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC forums.audiworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Fifth Gear review and road trip of the new Audi TT RS, th TT is becoming a very serious sports car.
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This also meant the S4 became the S6 and a new S4 was introduced in the A4 body. The S2 was discontinued. .The Audi Cabriolet continued on (based on the Audi 80 platform) until 1999, gaining the engine upgrades along the way.^ Used Audi 80 2.0 E Blue Audi 80, 1995 reg, 0 miles on the clock, 2000cc manual engine.

^ Applicable: 1988-92 VW & Audi with 5 cylinder engines, including Audi 80, 90, 4000, 5000 and VW Quantum .

^ (L) Used Audi 80 1.9 TDi Green Audi 80, 1993(L) reg, 157000 miles on the clock, 1900cc manual engine.

.A new A3 hatchback model (sharing the Volkswagen Golf Mk4's platform) was introduced to the range in 1996, and the radical Audi TT coupé and roadster were debuted in 1998 based on the same underpinnings.^ Audi TT 3.2 Roadster quattro .
  • 2009 Audi New Car Showroom - MSRP & Free Pics of 2009 Audis, Dealer Pricing, Free Pics including: 2009 Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi, A5, Audi S4, Audi A6, Audi S6, Audi A8, Audi S8, Audi, R8, Audi Q7 and Audi TT 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.cardata.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Audi TT 2.0T Roadster with S tronic .
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^ Audi TT 3.2 Roadster quattro with S tronic .
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.The engines available throughout the range were now a 1.4L, 1.6L and 1.8L 4 cylinder, 1.8L 4-cylinder turbo, 2.6L and 2.8L V6, 2.2L turbo-charged 5 cylinder and the 4.2L V8 engine.^ Applicable: VW and Audi 4, 6(2.7L & 2.8L)and 8 cylinder engines containing 5 valves per cylinder.

^ Applicable: VW/Audi models with V-6 engine (5 valves per cylinder and 2.7 bi-turbo).

The V6s were replaced by new 2.4L and 2.8L 30V V6s in 1998, with marked improvement in power, torque and smoothness. Further engines were added along the way, including a 3.7L V8 and 6.0L W12 engine for the A8.

Direct-Shift Gearbox

.At the turn of the century, Volkswagen introduced the Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG), a type of dual clutch transmission.^ Audi has combined for the first time in a model the start-stop system and the S-tronic dual-clutch transmission.
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

It is an automated semi-automatic transmission, drivable like a conventional automatic transmission. .Based on the gearbox found in the Group B S1, the system includes dual electrohydraulically controlled clutches instead of a torque converter.^ Audi has combined for the first time in a model the start-stop system and the S-tronic dual-clutch transmission.
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

.This is implemented in some VW Golfs, Audi A3 and TT models where DSG is called S-tronic.^ Audi TT 2.0T Roadster with S tronic .
  • 2009 Audi New Car Showroom - MSRP & Free Pics of 2009 Audis, Dealer Pricing, Free Pics including: 2009 Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi, A5, Audi S4, Audi A6, Audi S6, Audi A8, Audi S8, Audi, R8, Audi Q7 and Audi TT 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.cardata.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Audi TT 2.0T quattro with S tronic .
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^ Audi TT 2.0T with S tronic .
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Fuel Stratified Injection

.New models of the A3, A4, A6 and A8 have been introduced, with the aging 1.8 litre engine now having been replaced by new Fuel Stratified Injection (FSI) engines.^ Optimistically, Wittig said, “During this year we will be debuting around 60 new models, product enhancements and successors with highly-efficient, low-consumption engines.

^ Thanks to this new technology the Audi A3 TDI will have a fuel economy if 56.00 US mpg and the TFSI version of 44.38 US mpg.
  • Audi cars - Top Speed 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.topspeed.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2009, the individual brands will again introduce numerous new and low-fuel consumption models that will further extend the Group’s product portfolio and cover new market segments.

Nearly every gasoline burning model in the range now incorporates this fuel-saving technology, including the following:
FSI engine.
Gasoline engines:
  • 1.4 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder 125 bhp (93 kW; 127 PS)
  • 1.6 litre 4 cylinder 115 bhp (86 kW; 117 PS) (Slowly being phased out in order to make way for TSI engines – see section below)
  • 1.8 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder 120 bhp (89 kW; 122 PS) – 170 bhp (127 kW; 172 PS)
  • 2.0 litre 4 cylinder 150 bhp (112 kW; 152 PS) (Slowly being phased out in order to make way for TSI engines – see section below)
  • 2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder 170 bhp (127 kW; 172 PS) – 272 bhp (203 kW; 276 PS)
  • 2.5 litre turbocharged 5 cylinder 335 bhp (250 kW; 340 PS)
  • 3.0 litre supercharged v6 300 bhp (224 kW; 304 PS) - 333 bhp (248 kW; 338 PS)
  • 3.2 litre V6 265 bhp (198 kW; 269 PS)
  • 4.2 litre V8 350 bhp (261 kW; 355 PS)
  • 4.2 litre V8 414 bhp (309 kW; 420 PS)
  • 5.2 litre V10 435 bhp (324 kW; 441 PS) - 450 bhp (336 kW; 456 PS)
  • 5.2 litre V10 525 bhp
  • 5.2 litre biturbo V10 573 bhp (427 kW; 581 PS)
  • 6.0 litre W12 331 kW (450 PS)
Other engines on sale and featuring in products of the Audi brand include:
  • 1.4 4 cylinder 75 bhp (56 kW; 76 PS)
  • 1.4 litre TDI 3 cylinder 75 bhp (56 kW; 76 PS) – 90 bhp (67 kW; 91 PS)
  • 1.6 litre 4 cylinder 100 bhp (75 kW; 101 PS) – 102 bhp (76 kW; 103 PS)
  • 1.6 litre TDI 4 cylinder 90 bhp (67 kW; 91 PS) – 105 bhp (78 kW; 106 PS)
  • 1.9 litre TDI 4 cylinder 90 bhp (67 kW; 91 PS) – 130 bhp (97 kW; 132 PS)
  • 2.0 litre 4 cylinder 130 bhp (97 kW; 132 PS)
  • 2.0 litre TDI 4 cylinder 120 bhp (89 kW; 122 PS) – 170 bhp (127 kW; 172 PS)
  • 2.5 litre TDI V6 150 bhp (112 kW; 152 PS) – 180 bhp (134 kW; 182 PS)
  • 2.7 litre TDI V6 180 bhp (134 kW; 182 PS)
  • 3.0 litre TDI V6 233 bhp (174 kW; 236 PS)
  • 4.2 litre TDI V8 326 bhp (243 kW; 331 PS)
  • 6.0 litre TDI V12 500 bhp (373 kW; 507 PS) 1,000 N·m (740 ft·lbf)/1750 rpm
(All TDI models are turbodiesels.)

Electric technology

.Audi is planning an alliance with the Japanese electronic giant Sanyo to develop a pilot hybrid electric project for the Volkswagen Group.^ For a luxury car company that fills it's cars with high tech and wiz-bang electronics to still be 10 years from an electric car is just poor planning (I'm including Audi, BWM, MB).
  • Audi aims to produce electric car within ten years -- Engadget 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The alliance could result in Sanyo batteries and other electronic components being used in future models of the Volkswagen group.^ Volkswagen Group Q3 Results Down 86% .

^ With its nine brands and what he calls a young model range, Winterkorn thinks the Volkswagen Group is well positioned.

^ Volkswagen Group AG , Volkswagen Group Q3 Results Posted in Automobiles .

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Hybrid electric vehicles includes:
Fully-electric vehicles:
  • Audi e-tron Concept Supercar[29]

LED daytime running lights

The DRL in a Audi A4 B8
Beginning in 2006, Audi has implemented white LED technology as daytime running lights in their products. The distinctive shape of the DRLs has become a trademark of sorts. LEDs were first introduced on the Audi S6, and has since spread throughout the entire model range.

Multi Media Interface

.Audi has recently started offering a computerised control system for its cars, called Multi Media Interface (MMI).^ Edo Competition Audi R8 with aftermarket modified exhaust system, this car sounds awesome.
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^ Audi S5 with  GMG exhaust system on the streets, this car sounds awesome with the GMG exhaust.
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^ Fifth Gear tests the new Audi A3 self parking system which previously was only found on much more expensive cars.
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This came amid criticism of BMW's iDrive control. .It is essentially a rotating control knob and 'segment' buttons - designed to control all in-car entertainment devices (radio, CD changer, iPod, TV tuner), satellite navigation, heating and ventilation, and other car controls with a screen.^ Radio Control Model Car (RC Car) .
  • Fourtitude Forums: Audi News Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC forums.fourtitude.com [Source type: Academic]

MMI was widely reported to be a considerable improvement on BMW's iDrive, although BMW has since made their iDrive more user-friendly.
MMI has been generally well-received, as it requires less menu-surfing with its segment buttons around a central knob, along with 'main function' direct access buttons - with shortcuts to the radio or phone functions. .The screen, either colour or monochrome, is mounted on the upright dashboard, and on the A4 (new), A5, A6, A8, and Q7, the controls are mounted horizontally.^ Audi New Car Showroom - MSRP & Free Pics of 2009 Audis, Dealer Pricing, Free Pics including: 2009 Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi, A5, Audi S4, Audi A6, Audi S6, Audi A8, Audi S8, Audi, R8, Audi Q7 and Audi TT .
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^ Audi Announces HD Radio as Standard A6, A8, Q7 and Optional in A4, A5 and Q5 for 2011 .
  • Fourtitude Forums: Audi News Blog 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC forums.fourtitude.com [Source type: Academic]

.An "MMI-like" system is also available on the A3, TT, A4 (B7), and R8 models - when equipped with the Audi Navigation System Plus (RNS-E) satellite navigation system.^ Audi R8 performance exhaust System .
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^ Edo Competition Audi R8 with aftermarket modified exhaust system, this car sounds awesome.
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^ Promotional video featuring the Audi R8 Spyder V10, the convertible will only be available with the V10 engine.
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Model lineup

Audi A1 Audi A3 Audi A4 Audi A5 Audi A6 Audi A8 Audi TT Audi R8 Audi Q5 Audi Q7
2010–present 1996–present 1994–present 2007–present 1994–present 1994–present 1998–present 2006–present 2008–present 2006—present
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Audi A6 Avant

S Models

Audi TTS Audi S3 Audi S4 Audi S5 Audi S6 Audi S8
2008–present 1999–2004,2006–present 1997–2001,2003–present 2007–present 1994–1997,1999–2003,2006–present 1996–2002,2006–present

RS Models

Audi TT RS Audi RS2 Audi RS4 Audi RS5 Audi RS6
2009–present 1994–1995 1999–2001, 2006–2008 2010/2011 2003–2004, 2008–present

Motorsports

Audi has competed in numerous forms of motorsports. .Audi's rich tradition in motorsport began with their former company Auto Union in the 1930s.^ Vintage Pre-War Audi and Auto Union Cars .
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^ Vintage Pre-War Audi and Auto Union Parts .
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.In the 1990s, Audi dominated the Touring and Super Touring categories of motor racing after success in circuit racing in North America.^ Super car test and review featuring the more powerful Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro reviewed by Motor Trend.
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^ Promotional video celebrating 25 Years of Audi Quattro dominance in racing from 1980 to 2005.
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^ A rolling race featuring a BMW M5 Touring vs Audi RS4 Avant, the BMW M5 is much faster due to 90 more horsepower.
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Rallying

Walter Röhrl with his Quattro A2 during the 1984 Rally Portugal.
.In 1980, Audi released the Quattro, a four-wheel drive (4WD) turbocharged car that went on to win rallies and races worldwide.^ Audi S1 rally car .
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^ Audi quattro rally car .
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^ Historic race cars at a festival with their original winning race car drivers, featuring the Audi quattro rally car.
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.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.^ All wheel drive .
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^ Audi R10 race car promotional video, the Audi R10 is way ahead of its time compared to its competitors.
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^ Historic race cars at a festival with their original winning race car drivers, featuring the Audi quattro rally car.
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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. Leading its first rally it went 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. It won the 1983 (Hannu Mikkola) and the 1984 (Stig Blomqvist) drivers' titles,[30] and brought Audi the manufacturers' title in 1982 and 1984.[31]
.In 1984, Audi launched the short-wheelbase Sport Quattro which dominated rally races in Monte Carlo and Sweden, with Audi taking all podium places, but succumbed to problems further into WRC contention.^ Audi quattro rally car .
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^ BMW M5 vs BMW M535 & Audi RS4 vs Audi Quattro all from a great German magazine.
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^ Promotional video celebrating 25 Years of Audi Quattro dominance in racing from 1980 to 2005.
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.In 1985, after another season mired in mediocre finishes, Walter Röhrl finished the season in his Sport Quattro S1, and helped place Audi second in the manufacturers' points.^ This Audi Quattro S1 at an Autocross course sounds and performs like a champ.
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^ Audi Quattro History showing how Audi was the innovator of the AWD system for some of the most popular AWD sports cars today.
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^ Dahlback VW Golf vs Audi Sport Quattro at a race track, last time we checked the Dahlback VW had 900 horsepower.
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Audi also received rally honours in the Hong Kong to Beijing rally in that same year. .Michèle Mouton, the only female driver to win a round of the World Rally Championship and a driver for Audi, took the Sport Quattro S1, now simply called the "S1", and raced in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.^ Historic race cars at a festival with their original winning race car drivers, featuring the Audi quattro rally car.
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^ Audi S1 rally car .
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^ Audi quattro rally car .
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.The climb race pits a driver and car to drive up a 4,302 metre high mountain in Colorado and in 1985, Michèle Mouton set a new record of 11:25.39, and being the first woman to set a Pikes Peak record.^ Jeremy Clarkson Audi R8 Supercar Showdown and review, this new Audi has set a new standard in sports cars.
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^ Promotion video of the Audi R10 TDi, this new diesel race car is dominating the races.
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^ Historic race cars at a festival with their original winning race car drivers, featuring the Audi quattro rally car.
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.In 1986, Audi formally left international rally racing following an accident in Portugal involving driver Joaquim Santos in his Ford RS200.^ Great footage of some rally racing featuring Audi S1 and Lancia 037 race cars.
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^ Historic race cars at a festival with their original winning race car drivers, featuring the Audi quattro rally car.
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Santos swerved to avoid hitting spectators in the road, and left the track into the crowd of spectators on the side, killing three and injuring 30. Bobby Unser used an Audi in that same year to claim a new record for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb at 11:09.22.
.In 1987, Walter Röhrl claimed the title for Audi setting a new Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record of 10:47.85 in his Audi S1, which he had retired from the WRC two years earlier.^ Audi Pikes Peak 1987 .
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^ Fifth Gear tests and review of two German cars featuring New Audi TT vs BMW Z4 Coupe.
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^ Incredible video featuring the Audi Pikes Peak 1987 run driven by Walter Rohrl.
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.The Audi S1 employed Audi's time-tested inline five cylinder turbocharged engine, with the final version generating 441 kW (600 PS; 591 bhp).^ Car review and test of the all new Audi S5, finally Audi has a coupe that can compete with the BMW M3 coupe.
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^ Video of Audi's super sports car Audi R8 testing in the desert for final production.
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^ Car review and test featuring the awesome Audi S8, we can't wait to see what the RS8 will have as far as engine.
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[32] The engine was mated to a six-speed gearbox and ran on Audi's famous four-wheel drive system. .All of Audi's top drivers drove this car; Hannu Mikkola, Stig Blomqvist, Walter Röhrl and Michèle Mouton.^ Car review and test of the all new Audi S5, finally Audi has a coupe that can compete with the BMW M3 coupe.
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^ Top Gear review of the ultra powerful Audi RS6 Avant, this car is faster then some of the top sports cars.
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^ The awesome MTM Bimoto Audi TT wins the Top speed contest by going 393 km/h beating the worlds top super cars.
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.This Audi S1 started the range of Audi 'S' cars, which now represents an increased level of sports-performance equipment within the mainstream Audi model range.^ Audi R8 - Audi sports car experience .
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^ Audi S1 rally car .
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^ Audi R8 sports car.
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In the USA

As Audi moved away from rallying and into circuit racing, they chose to move first into America with the Trans-Am in 1988.
In 1989, Audi moved to International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) GTO with the Audi 90, however as they avoided the two major endurance events (Daytona and Sebring) despite winning on a regular basis, they would lose out on the title.

Touring cars

.In 1990, having completed their objective to market cars in North America, Audi returned to Europe, turning first to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) series with the Audi V8, and then in 1993, being unwilling to build cars for the new formula, they turned their attention to the fast growing Super Touring series, which are a series of national championships.^ Eastern Asia(98339) Oceania(15708) Western Europe(14338) North America(4171) Southern Asia(1133) Africa(488) Middle East(291) Caribbean(1) LMS - Local market Stock This vehicle is owned by a Japanese local car dealer in the domestic network.
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Audi first entered in the French Supertourisme and Italian Superturismo. .In the following year, Audi would switch to the German Super Tourenwagen Cup (known as STW), and then to British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) the year after that.^ Car review from a German video magazine featuring Audi RS2, Audi RS4, and Audi RS6.
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^ Audi RS6 vs 500HP older version Lamborghini Gallardo, for a huge wagon the Audi would sure be a fun everyday car.
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^ Car review of three German sports cars featuring BMW M3 vs Audi RS4 vs Porsche 996.
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.The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), having difficulty regulating the quattro four wheel drive system, and the impact it had on the competitors, would eventually ban all four wheel drive cars from competing in 1998[citation needed], but by then, Audi switched all their works efforts to sports car racing.^ Audi R8 sports car.
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^ Audi R8 - Audi sports car experience .
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^ All wheel drive .
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.By 2000, Audi would still compete in the US with their RS4 for the SCCA Speed World GT Challenge, through dealer/team Champion Racing competing against Corvettes, Vipers, and smaller BMWs (where it is one of the few series to permit 4WD cars).^ The Audi TT sports car has been basically the same since its 2000 unveiling, but it is still stylish.
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^ Car review and test of the all new Audi S5, finally Audi has a coupe that can compete with the BMW M3 coupe.
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^ Audi RS6 vs 500HP older version Lamborghini Gallardo, for a huge wagon the Audi would sure be a fun everyday car.
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.In 2003, Champion Racing entered an RS6.^ Street race featuring 600whp 2003 Audi RS6 vs 600whp GT37R Lancer Evo.
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Once again, the quattro four wheel drive was superior, and Champion Audi won the championship. They returned in 2004 to defend their title, but a newcomer, Cadillac with the new Omega Chassis CTS-V, gave them a run for their money. .After four victories in a row, the Audis were sanctioned with several negative changes that deeply affected the car's performance.^ The Audi RS4 is the complete package and one awesome performance car.
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^ On two occassions when I had to call out the Audi emergency service it took between 3 and four hours to get there although I must admit that I had parked the car in London and then called them.

^ Rolling race featuring Audi R8 R-Tronic vs BMW M3 manual, these cars are very close in performance.
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.Namely, added ballast weights, and Champion Audi deciding to go with different tyres, and reducing the boost pressure of the turbocharger.^ Audi A4 Boost Pressure Sensor .

^ Audi A4 Boost Pressure Control Valve .

.In 2004, after years of competing with the TT-R in the revitalised DTM series, with privateer team Abt Racing/Christian Abt taking the 2002 title with Laurent Aïello, Audi returned as a full factory effort to touring car racing by entering two factory supported Joest Racing A4 DTM cars.^ A rolling race featuring a BMW M5 Touring vs Audi RS4 Avant, the BMW M5 is much faster due to 90 more horsepower.
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^ Nissan GTR vs Audi R8 desirability test, this comparo shows what people think about these two cars on the street.
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^ Great footage of some rally racing featuring Audi S1 and Lancia 037 race cars.
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Sports car racing

.Starting in 1999, Audi built the Audi R8R (open-cockpit 'roadster' prototype) and the Audi R8C (closed-cockpit 'coupé' GT-prototype) to compete in sports car racing, including the Le Mans Prototype LMP900 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.^ Audi R8 sports car.
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^ Audi R8 - Audi sports car experience .
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^ Car review and test of the all new Audi S5, finally Audi has a coupe that can compete with the BMW M3 coupe.
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.For the 2000 season, Audi focussed mainly on the new Audi R8, due to favourable rules for open-cockpit prototypes.^ Spy video of the new drop top Audi R8 Spider.
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^ Comparison test featuring the new more powerful Audi R8 V10 vs Nissan GT-R. .
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^ Open casting call for any driver wanting to test the new Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI due to Matt Farah's busted knee.
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.The factory-supported Joest Racing team won at Le Mans three times in a row with the Audi R8 (2000 — 2002), as well as winning every race in the American Le Mans Series in its first year.^ Exotic supercar drag race featuring Mercedes SLR, Lamborghini LP560, Ferrari F430, Audi R8, Maserati GranTurismo.
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^ Ferrari F430 Novitec Rosso vs Audi R8 on a windy race track, the power of the tuned Ferrari is too much for the R8.
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^ Street race featuring the Audi R8 vs Corvette Z06, both rolling and from a stand still.
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.Audi also sold the car to customer teams such as Champion Racing.^ A street race featuring BMW E30 M3 Turbo vs Porsche GT2 vs Tuned Audi S4 and other cars.
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^ A rolling race featuring a BMW M3 E92 vs Audi RS4, off the line these two cars are pretty close.
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^ Overview of the future car Audi e-tron concept electric car, these type of cars will be sold in 2012.
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.In 2003, two Bentley Speed 8s, with engines designed by Audi, and driven by Joest drivers loaned to the fellow Volkswagen Group company, competed in the GTP class, and finished the race in the top two positions, while the Champion Racing R8 finished third overall, and first in the LMP900 class.^ Two bears race a Ferrari California and Audi R8 .
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^ Promotional video featuring the Audi R8 Spyder V10, the convertible will only be available with the V10 engine.
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^ Exotic supercar drag race featuring Mercedes SLR, Lamborghini LP560, Ferrari F430, Audi R8, Maserati GranTurismo.
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Audi returned to the winner's podium at the 2004 race, with the top three finishers all driving R8s: Audi Sport Japan Team Goh finished first, Audi Sport UK Veloqx second, and Champion Racing third.
.At the 2005 24 Hours of Le Mans, Champion Racing entered two R8s, along with an R8 from the Audi PlayStation Team Oreca.^ Two bears race a Ferrari California and Audi R8 .
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^ Exotic supercar drag race featuring Mercedes SLR, Lamborghini LP560, Ferrari F430, Audi R8, Maserati GranTurismo.
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^ Ferrari F430 Novitec Rosso vs Audi R8 on a windy race track, the power of the tuned Ferrari is too much for the R8.
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The R8s (which were built to old LMP900 regulations) received a narrower air inlet restrictor, reducing power, and an additional 50 kg (110 lb) of weight compared to the newer LMP1 chassis. On average, the R8s were about 2–3 seconds off pace compared to the Pescarolo-Judd. But with a team of excellent drivers and experience, both Champion R8s were able to take first and third, while the ORECA team took fourth. The Champion team was also the first American team to win Le Mans since the Gulf Ford GT's in 1967. This also ends the long era of the R8; however, its replacement for 2006, called the Audi R10 TDI, was unveiled on 13 December 2005.
.The R10 TDI employs many new features, its most obvious was the twin-turbocharged direct injection diesel engine.^ Comparison test featuring the new 2010 Audi S4 with V6 supercharger vs 2009 BMW 335i twin turbo.
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^ Promotion video of the Audi R10 TDi, this new diesel race car is dominating the races.
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^ Car test and review featuring the all new Supercharged engine Audi A6 3.0T. .
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Its first race was the 2006 12 Hours of Sebring as a race-test for the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans, which it later went on to win. .Audi has been on the forefront of sports car racing, claiming a historic win in the first ever diesel sports car at 12 Hours of Sebring.^ Audi R8 sports car.
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^ Audi R8 - Audi sports car experience .
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^ Car review of three German sports cars featuring BMW M3 vs Audi RS4 vs Porsche 996.
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As well as winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2006 making history, the R10 TDI has also shown its capabilities by beating the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP in 2007, and beating Peugeot again in 2008.

Marketing

The logo used by Audi until 2009

Logos

The Audi emblem is four overlapping rings that represent the four marques of Auto Union. .The Audi emblem symbolises the amalgamation of Audi with DKW, Horch and Wanderer: the first ring represents Audi, the second represents DKW, third is Horch, and the fourth and last ring Wanderer.^ The last Horch automobile, An exciting trove of automobile history documented by Audi tv.
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[33][34] Its similarity to the Olympic rings caused the International Olympic Committee to sue Audi in Rochester, MN small claims Court in 1995.[35]
.As part of Audi's centennial celebration in 2009, the company updated the logo, changing the font to left-aligned Audi Type, and altering the shading for the overlapping rings.^ Ride along for a hot lap at Laguna Seca in Audi's magnificent R8, as part of Motor Trend's 2009 Best Driver's Car competition.
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Slogans

Audi's corporate tagline is Vorsprung durch Technik, meaning "Progress through Technology".[37] .The German-language tagline is used in many European countries, including the United Kingdom, and in other markets, such as Latin America, Oceania and parts of Asia including Japan.^ Audi - Japan car import and Japanese used cars exports [ tradecarview ] Bookmark Language : English .
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A few years ago, the North American tagline was "Innovation through technology", but in Canada the German tagline Vorsprung durch Technik was used in advertising. More recently, however, Audi has updated the tagline to "Truth in Engineering" in the U.S.

Sponsorships

Audi is a strong partner of different kinds of sports. In soccer, long partnerships exist between Audi and various clubs like the FC Bayern Munich, Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax Amsterdam. .Audi also sponsors winter sports: The Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is named after the company.^ Test, review, and comparison of some of the best sport sedans in the world featuring BMW Alpina B10 vs Audi RS6 vs BMW M5.
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Additionally, Audi supports the German Ski Association (DSV) as well as the alpine skiing national teams of Switserland, Sweden, Finland, France, Liechtenstein, Italy, Austria and the US. For almost two decades Audi fosters golf sport: for example with the Audi quattro Cup and the HypoVereinsbank Ladies German Open presented by Audi. In sailing, Audi is engaged in the Medcup regatta and supports the team Luna Rossa during the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series and also is the primary sponsor of the Melges 20 sailboat. Further, Audi sponsors the regional teams ERC Ingolstadt (hockey) and FC Ingolstadt 04 (soccer).[38] In 2009, the year of Audis 100th anniversary, the company organises the Audi Cup for the first time. In a two-day-tournament, the teams of FC Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Manchester United F.C. and CA Boca Juniors will compete against each other.[39]

multitronic campaign

.In 2001, Audi promoted the new multitronic continuously variable transmission with television commercials throughout Europe, featuring an impersonator of musician and actor Elvis Presley.^ Promotional video featuring the Audi R8 Spyder V10, the convertible will only be available with the V10 engine.
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^ Each year Worthersee plays host to the now legendary GTI meet, at which auto enthusiasts and of course Audi fans from throughout Europe come together.
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^ Promotional video featuring the all new 2008 Audi A4, the headlight on this new A4 are amazing.
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[40][41] .A prototypical dashboard figure - later named "Wackel-Elvis" ("Wobble Elvis" or "Wobbly Elvis") - appeared in the commercials to demonstrate the smooth ride in an Audi equipped with the multitronic transmission.^ The Audi Q7 is well constructed and offers a smooth ride.

.The dashboard figure was originally intended for use in the commercials only, but after they aired the demand for Wackel-Elvis fans grew among fans and the figure was mass produced in China and marketed by Audi in their factory outlet store.^ Audi RS5 Spy video from Europe, sounds like they will still use the V8 engine just like the RS4.
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Typography

Audi Sans (based on Univers Extended) was originally created in 1997 by Ole Schäfer for MetaDesign.
.MetaDesign was later commissioned for a new corporate typeface called Audi Type, designed by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen of Bold Monday.^ Open casting call for any driver wanting to test the new Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI due to Matt Farah's busted knee.
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.The font began to appear in Audi's 2009 products and marketing materials.^ SUV review of the fuel efficient 2009 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI, what we would like to see ids the Audi R8 TDI concept to be pout to production.
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In video games

In PlayStation Home, the PlayStation 3's online community-based service, Audi has supported Home by releasing a dedicated Home space in the European version of Home. Audi is the first carmaker to develop a space for Home. On 17 December 2009, Audi released the Audi Space as two spaces; the Audi Home Terminal and the Audi Vertical Run.[44]. .The Audi Home Terminal features an Audi TV channel delivering video content, an Internet Browser feature, and a view of a city.^ Incredible video featuring the Audi Pikes Peak 1987 run driven by Walter Rohrl.
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^ From a German car TV show here is a car review, test and comparison featuring Audi S5 vs BMW 335i vs Mercedes CLK500.
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^ Car review from a German video magazine featuring Audi RS2, Audi RS4, and Audi RS6.
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.The Audi Vertical Run is where users can access the mini-game Vertical Run, a futuristic mini-game featuring Audi's e-tron concept.^ Audi e-tron concept electric car .
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^ Audi announced the all-electric e-tron Concept supercar at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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^ Overview of the future car Audi e-tron concept electric car, these type of cars will be sold in 2012.
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.Players collect energy and race for the highest possible speeds and the fastest players earn a place in the Audi apartments located in a large tower in the centre of the Audi Space.^ Rolling race featuring the MTM Audi S4 3.0T vs BMW M3 6-speed.
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^ A race from a roll featuring BMW M3 CSL vs Audi RS4, the light weight of the CSL and no AWD makes the BMW fast at higher speeds.
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In both the Home Terminal and Vertical Run spaces, there are teleports where users can teleport back and forth between the two spaces. Audi has stated that additional content will be added in 2010.[45]
."Most young people gain their first driving experience from video games," explains Kai Mensing, who is responsible for video games and virtual worlds in Online Marketing at Audi.^ Just on the market, MTM inspires the new high-tech 3.0 TFSI of Audi with more power and driving dynamics.
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^ "There are always people who want to be first to own new technology," Achim Badstubn .
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."With the Audi Space, we can bring this target group into contact with our brand in a highly emotion-packed and interactive environment, and demonstrate our 'Vorsprung durch Technik' with the virtual e-tron race."^ Vorsprung durch Technik.

^ Audi dealer contact and support was also highly commendable.

^ Im really blown away by this car, it has all the gadgets and gizmos youd expect from a Vorsprung durch Technik car and some great safety features.

Kai Mensing's most recent statement on the Audi Space was that "As a brand, Audi sees great value and potential in the experiences and level of interaction the world of gaming affords. .PlayStation Home gives Audi the perfect environment to connect with gamers in an unexpected way and we made sure to push the platform to its limits with the new Audi Space."^ Audi RS6 Fifth Gear review, Tiff Needell takes this V12 twin turbo monster to the track and pushes it to the limit.
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^ Audi RS6 in the wild, this Avant/Wagon looks very fast with the all new V10 twin-turbo engine pushing 580 horsepower.
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Audi TDI

.As part of Audi's attempt to promote its Diesel technology in 2009, the company began Audi Mileage Marathon.^ SUV test and review featuring the diesel powered 2009 Audi Q7 TDI. .
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^ Promotional video featuring the all new 2009 Audi A4, looks awesome.
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^ Promotion video of the Audi R10 TDi, this new diesel race car is dominating the races.
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.The driving tour featured a fleet of 23 Audi TDI vehicles from 4 models (Audi Q7 3.0 TDI, Audi Q5 3.0 TDI, Audi A4 3.0 TDI, Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI with S tronic transmission) travelling across the American continent from New York to Los Angeles, passing major cities like Chicago, Dallas and Las Vegas during the 13 daily stages, as well as natural wonders including the Rocky Mountains, Death Valley and the Grand Canyon.^ Audi A3 Sportback 1.9TDI 2008 .

^ Audi A3 Sportback 2008 .

^ Audi is presenting a new vehicle concept - the Audi A5 Sportback.
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