Audi was founded in 1909 in Zwickau by August Horch, initially under the name of August Horch Automobil Werke, after having had to leave his company Horch & Co. His name is the Latin translation of the name of August Horch.
August Horch immediately began production 10/28 HP model, a car average good bill, which saw the first copies circulate at the beginning of 1910. The Horch is also on its design, this first Audi did not differ much. In 1912, the company Audi offered a range of four models: 10/28 HP, HP 13/35, 18/45 and 22/50 HP HP, all similar in their general architecture, if not in their dimensions.
1928 , while it was struggling in unfavorable conditions, the company was absorbed by Audi DKW. In 1932, all four car manufacturers Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer came together under the acronym of the four rings under the name Auto Union. The headquarters of the union was in Chemnitz. The latest Audi of the Classical period was a 6-cylinder 2241 cm3, called Model 225.
Following the war, Audi no longer exists! No model fate as the Audi by Auto Union.
Mercedes-Benz became the main shareholder in 1956, but in 1964, Volkswagen became the majority. The Audi brand was relaunched in 1965 with the release of a four-cylinder 1.7 litre front-wheel.
Spurred on by VW, the new range includes models numbered 72, 80, Super 90 and 100.
Audi Quattro, drafted in 1980 from that of the GT coupe 5S, is a single car that is a revolution in the history of the automobile tourism. | The wheel will then be used on all packages of the mark. Meanwhile, Audi Quattro Sport launches shorter, more specifically oriented towards the competition in Group B.
In 1994, 80 out of 16 valves while the S2 of 1990 remains the most powerful in the series. With the A6, Audi continues the renewal of its range to replace the 100. A line has been designed in collaboration with Alcoa, a division of American aluminum. The A8. In two versions, V6 2.8 litre 174 hp V8 and 4.2-litre 300 hp, is the standard bearer of the mark to the ring. Starting from the S2, most models are a lineage S (S3, S4, S6, ...) to decline a sport models.
In 2000, 2 models sporting brand history ' Audi TT and the R8, the first supercar of the mark.